MusicLab - RealGuitar v2.1 (Pc/Mac/Universal)

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If you are serious about creating truly realistic sounding solo and accompaniment guitar stuff for your songs, our new product called RealGuitar is just what you need. RealGuitar is a sample-based virtual instrument with an innovative approach to guitar sound modeling and guitar part performing on keyboard.

The true power of RealGuitar lies in 3 brand new technologies incorporated in this innovative guitar performance tool:

* New multi-channel layering technology, incorporating a custom library of specially recorded samples taken from every fret of all 6 strings of a real guitar.
* The unique Floating Fret Position technology, which imitates change of fret position of a guitarist's hand on the neck. This gives you the possibility of playing on up to 104 guitar frets using just 43 keys of a standard keyboard!
* Our original Guitar Touch technology letting you easily imitate basic guitar techniques (strumming, plucking, sliding, bending, muting, etc..), using standard MIDI keyboard and MIDI controllers, such as Pitch Bender, Modulation Wheel, Sustain Pedal, Aftertouch.

These technologies allow to closely emulate live guitar sound and techniques, letting you perform guitar parts with a whole new level of realistic expression. Furthermore they made it possible to get that special recognizable sound of a real 12-string guitar using samples taken from an ordinary 6 string guitar, as well as to achieve true Doubling (double track) effect.

RealGuitar 2L version is equipped with powerful Pattern Manager allowing to use RealGuitar MIDI Pattern Library for easily creating guitar accompaniment tracks. All you have to do is to find the appropriate rhythm pattern[s] in the Pattern Manager tree view, copy it to the needed number of measures, start your sequencer and use MIDI keyboard to play chord changes, or alternatively add chords to a MIDI track via sequencer's editor.

RealGuitar 2 features:

Pattern Manager (available only in 2L version):
RealGuitar is now equipped with powerful multi-functional built-in Pattern Manager letting you use RG MIDI Pattern Library for creating guitar accompaniment parts in the whole new and convenient way.

* Complete RG MIDI Pattern Library (1250 rhythm patterns)
* Pattern Tree view, allowing to find/select rhythm patterns right from RealGuitar
* Pattern view, graphically presenting guitar 'Strokes' contained in the current rhythm pattern (differently colored 'Piano Roll' type bars allow to easily visualize Up/Down, Up/Down Muted, Slow Strums, individual string Strokes, etc...)
* Auditioning selected pattern by simply pressing chord on the external keyboard without starting your host sequencer, even with RealGuitar standalone run
* Total synchronization with host's tempo, start/stop, beats, loop, time signature...
* Drag'n'Drop selected pattern from Pattern window right to your host's MIDI track (pattern is automatically multiplied by the assigned number of measures)
* Real time pattern arranging (dramatic changing pattern performance on the fly):
o Add/reduce dynamics (velo+)
o Randomize dynamics
o Apply velocity of trigger chord to pattern dynamics
o Continuous dynamics changes (+/- velocity assigned to Pitch Bender controller)

Features added to Solo mode:
* Hammer-on, Pull-off
* Hammer-on with automatic Pull-off on key release
* Legato Slide (up and down) - automatic slide between any two pressed notes
* Note-Off Repetition - automatically repeating the released note(s) to easily perform tremolo technique
* 4 Key Switch FX keys (C1, C#1, D1, D#1) let you assign and use up to 4 various guitar effects in the same performance
* 'Silent' Key Switch mode - allows to switch to new sound (Key Switch FX) without muting the previous one (e.g. performing Harmonics over sustained bass note)
* Pedal Switch FX - switching to various guitar effects/articulations by pressing Sustain Pedal

Feature added to Chords mode:
* Number of Strings - now it is possible to also disable upper strings in a chord (similar to current version lower strings disabling), so you can play chords without 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. strings, i.e. reduce # of strings used for the chord up to any middle one

Features added to Chords, Bass&Chord, Bass&Pick modes:
* Slash Bass Chords - all chordal modes now have '/Bass' option that allows to perform major/minor triads with any note in the bass (including its own III, V (and Root of course)). That adds 800 (!) more new chord voicings to 1000 available in version 1.5
* Legato Chords - allows to sustain note(s) on chord change if the same note(s)/string/fret is being triggered in the previous chord.

RealGuitar versions available:

* RealGuitar 2L version includes built-in Pattern Manager and complete RG Pattern Library (1250 rhythm patterns)
* RealGuitar 2 version doesn't include Pattern Manager and RG Pattern Library

RealGuitar upgrade options available:

* RealGuitar 1.5 without Pattern Library -> RealGuitar 2 ($49 USD)
* RealGuitar 1.5 without Pattern Library -> RealGuitar 2L ($99 USD)
* RealGuitar 1.5 with one part of Pattern Library -> RealGuitar 2L ($75 USD)
* RealGuitar 1.5 with complete Pattern Library -> RealGuitar 2L ($49 USD)

Version 2.1
# All executable components are Universal Binaries - both PPC and Intel Macs supported
# Pattern Manager fixes: drag'n'drop pattern; add/delete pattern; right-click -> Show Style info, Add/Delete/Rename style folder (Mac)
# Fixed audio output select bug in standalone version (Mac)
# Added VST/DXi/AU/CC automation for new RealGuitar2 parameters (Mac/PC)
# Added Pitch Bender->Velocity Dynamics parameter ('Velo Add' in PB combo box) (Mac/PC)
# Added saving Bypass and Tempo parameters of Pattern Manager within the song (Mac/PC)
# Some minor bugs fixed (Mac/PC)

Price: 159 dollar