Sugar Bytes GUITARIST released!

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KVRer
4 posts since 18 Jan, 2013 from Youngstown, Ohio

Post Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:27 pm

audiojunkie wrote:Not likely to happen unfortunately.....
:( I hope you're wrong on that one. Maybe, someone from Sugar Bytes will chime in? :help:

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KVRAF
2709 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Post Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:57 pm

The promised next version has been vaporware for over a year. They have said that they realized they were going to need to re-write everything in order to get a promised feature put in. They are developing and releasing other apps (iOS apps recently). This has happened several times before... I could be wrong, wouldn't be the first time time. :-) It just seems to be more and more unlikely, and if it actually does come out, it won't be what was originally promised for an update. Maybe some additional instruments.....that seems possible....but I don't get my hopes up at all.....
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KVRAF
4791 posts since 24 May, 2004 from square1

Re: Sugar Bytes GUITARIST released!

Post Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:39 pm

This appears to be on sale until the 21st.
Does anyone know if they ever implemented midi out for it?
What do you do if you want to create more than 24 patterns or chords? Can you save them to disk and load them?

I can see it may be useful for controlling other guitar vsts/instruments.

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7376 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: Sugar Bytes GUITARIST released!

Post Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:16 pm

Not a lot of love for this lately. It's $49 at the moment. I really love the demo, I could happily start a side-project just to do stuff with it, but I'm wondering how quickly the novelty is likely to wear off and how long it is going to take a non guitar player to learn what the hell it is doing. Anyone got any thoughts?
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KVRAF
4791 posts since 24 May, 2004 from square1

Re: Sugar Bytes GUITARIST released!

Post Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:18 pm

Can feel stiff, but that might be overcome by tweaking.
Can drive other vsts and record midi out in host that supports it.
Great content provided and deep editing of patterns, songs, etc.
Update in the works according to support (no idea on progress).
Probably could resell for at least that price if you lose interest in it.
That being said, I hardly use it (probably due to too many competing tools for time).
I just rediscovered Thesys and am intrigued by the functionality.

audiojunkie
KVRAF
2709 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Re: Sugar Bytes GUITARIST released!

Post Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:22 pm

Outside of Native Instruments scripted sample-sets, there isn't a whole lot available for "Rhythmn guitar". And this one allows you to set up and create your own rhythms and chords. I doesn't use intrusive protection methods, and is very flexible. I like it.
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mevla
KVRAF
1829 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Re: Sugar Bytes GUITARIST released!

Post Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:55 pm

There's also the one from Rob Papen.

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KVRAF
4791 posts since 24 May, 2004 from square1

Re: Sugar Bytes GUITARIST released!

Post Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:04 pm

RG from Rob is more limited; chords for it are mainly just major/minor; good for establishing a feel but not for expanded progressions.

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KVRAF
1829 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Re: Sugar Bytes GUITARIST released!

Post Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:59 pm

I haven't explored Guitarist yet. I always browse a user manual although just as a quick question: Is it possible to write your own chords and is it possible to tune the guitar differently ?

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KVRAF
2737 posts since 14 Feb, 2001 from What do you care? :)

Re: Sugar Bytes GUITARIST released!

Post Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:07 pm

If you have Kontakt you should check out Riffendium by Audifier.

Otherwise, I think Guitarist is pretty cool and is something worth checking out. Glad to hear that an update is in the works! You should grab the demo and try it out for yourself. :tu:

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7376 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: Sugar Bytes GUITARIST released!

Post Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:53 pm

mevla wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:59 pm
I haven't explored Guitarist yet. I always browse a user manual although just as a quick question: Is it possible to write your own chords and is it possible to tune the guitar differently ?
As far as I know both are possible, although I saw it mentioned that Drop D tuning is not available, whatever that means.
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KVRAF
4791 posts since 24 May, 2004 from square1

Re: Sugar Bytes GUITARIST released!

Post Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:49 pm

Drop D is standard guitar tuning, except low E is tuned down 2 semitones to D.

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