Vir2 Electri6ityItem ID: Electri6ity
Virtual Instrument Guitar with 8 Guitar Models and Adaptive Kontakt Scripting for Automatic Articulation - RTAS, AU, VST
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Virtual Guitar Like Never Before!You're working on a piece of music that needs a guitar line, and everything is coming together except for one minor problem: it's the middle of the night and there's no guitar player you can turn to. You could try to play it yourself, but your guitar chops aren't really up to it, or you use a virtual instrument. But let's face it, fake guitars sounds playing keyboard-style chords don't fool anyone. That's why you need Vir2's Electri6ity, a virtual instrument guitar that gives you the results you need without forcing you the leave the comfort of your keyboard. Utilizing the incredible power of Native Instruments's Kontakt engine, Electri6ity lets you play your keyboard as you normally would, and intelligently adapts to your playing style. As you play, Electri6ity provides appropriate chord voicings, articulations, and subtle nuances, all with unprecedented realism. You've never played a virtual instrument guitar like this - prepare to be totally blown away!
How does it work? We could tell you that each of Electri6ity's eight awesome guitar models use over 24,000 individual 24-bit samples, how these samples contain separate articulations for each fret of each string, covering downstrokes, upstrokes, ghost notes, mute, harmonics, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slide, seamless velocity layers, and on and on - but that would just get confusing. After all, what good are all of these sample if you have to spend more time programming the instrument than playing it? No, the really cool things about Electri6ity are it's super-intelligent Articulation Morphing Technology and Velocity Morphing Technology. These scripting engines, combined with Electri6ity's instant recognition of 2,000 chord fingerings, adapt to your playing style (with only minimal parameter tweaking) to produce absolutely authentic sounding guitar.
Vir2 recorded each of Electri6ity's samples directly to give you full control over your tone. That means you get complete access to eight different guitars, including a Strat, a Tele, a P90-based model, a Les Paul, and more, as well as an impressive collection of stompbox effects and killer guitar amps. Plus, you get three pickup positions for each guitar. That means that Electri6ity give you all the control you need to get the guitar sound and performance you want, without having to obsess over nuances. And since Electri6ity is powered by the powerful Native Instruments Kontakt engine, it's compatible with VST, AudioUnit, and RTAS (Pro Tools 7 & 8) plug-in formats, as well as a standalone mode that's great for playing live.
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Perform and produce guitar parts like never before with Vir2 Electri6ity virtual instrument guitar!
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Reviewsbased on 6 reviews
So believable, it's unbelievable !
by Dweller-X from Georgetown,KY,USAI've been playing "fake guitar" since before the Dead Sea even got sick, and this is what I've been waiting for. I'm a keyboardist (duh), but my music has always been built around guitar sounds and I... read more [+] suck at guitar so I always wrote with keyboard sounds and added pseudo guitar to fill things out. With this software, I find myself writing with these ultra-realistic guitar sounds and filling things out with keyboards, which is what my songs were meant to be all along. Even if you haven't been playing fake guitar for 20+ years, this software will change the way you make music. close [-]
November 14, 2012
Music Background: Artist, Songwriter, Producer
by Bryan from Los Angeles, CaIm a Keyboardist and have been waiting for something like this for a LONG time. A lot of great detail, went on to these samples and it shows!
March 4, 2011
Music Background: Professional Keyboardist, Engineer.
Excellent Virtual Guitar!
by Jefferson Weber from Indianapolis, IndianaThis program really is incredible. Pretty easy to use and sounds great! I play a little guitar, but really rely on this program to lay down guitar tracks.
May 20, 2012
Music Background: Composer, Hobbyist
A real guitarist is always better, but... read more [+] not always around.You will not be disappointed. Try it! close [-]
by Jerry Boutot from Vermont, USAOK, I waited forever for this. I'm a guitarist but also a programmer and use Superior Drummer 2.0 and Trilian for all drums and bass. For me, a viable sampled guitar VST instrument is like the holy gr... read more [+]ail for music programmers. Sure, there a Terrabytes worth of samples out there for guitar. Try using them in a VST Sampler like Halion 3 and you quickly learn that guitar is probably one of the most complex and nuanced instruments. Period. Guitarists don't even think about the articulations that are involved in great playing, and samplers have never been able to come close....
January 19, 2011
Music Background: Composer, Producer, Programmer, Pro Hobbyist
But then this Electri6ity came out and changed everything for me. Slides, harmonics, hammer-on, hammer-off, legato with intelligent string and articulation automation (artificial intelligence, actually), mutes, half-mutes, 14 different programmable release samples, 8 different guitars, the ability to actually program the down/up strokes of each individual string, granular control over string selection, fret postion, all controllable from the keyboard with MIDI notes or with CC, every function learnable... it's pretty mind-boggling.
So I set out for the first project to create a song with 2 guitar parts and a lead solo, and ended up using 4 different guitar instruments on 4 different tracks and channels. I found even with all of those guitars loaded in a 64-bit DAW (Cubase 5.5) with 8Gigs of RAM, the system hardly noticed. It took quite a while to get my head around the concepts of articulation switching, Velocity or Controller control of intelligent articulation (like playing muted at low velocities and wide open at high velocities with what seems like endless gradations in between), Trills, muted "Chuka-chucka" strums, Palm Mutes - it's just endless.
Of course, there are some minor issues with the instrument that they need to correct, like the slide-down release note articulation is great but if you hold a note for a long sustain and then slide-down release you can hear the new sample kick in - not so if the slide is closer to the note attack (1 or 2 beats or so is not noticable). Little things like that that can be worked around (who said the note has to be held for 4 measures? - change it!).
The best part about this instrument is that you can program a guitar part with a Les Paul in DI mode so there are no FX or amplification. You can do a send to a VST processor like POD Farm 2 or IK Multimedia and be able to change the amp, cabinet, and FX on the fly. And if you are nagged by that one note that would have been better if it had been a different note, you don't have to re-record the whole guitar part or do any punch-in/punch-out tricks to replace the note - just go move it in the MIDI editor. BAM!
All in all, at first I was intimidated and frustrated by the complexity of this amazing instrument. Now, I can't wait to fire up the studio and get to work. I can now write immensely complex guitar parts and hear the results in real time, tweak and change the notes and/or chords being played, add a harmonic bite to a single note AFTER the fact, and just about do whatever I want. Of course there are guitarists out there thinking "I don't want to use a sampler in the final product" and that's OK. You can use it as a tool to write and experiment with all kinds of notes, patterns, riffs etc. and then when you like it you can learn it on your guitar and make it even better.
In the end, there are things a guitarist can do that this just won't do and you may find yourself needing to throw down a couple of real tracks for those special occaisions, but I would consider this to be, IMHO, a breakthrough keyboard based sampled guitar instrument that has totally changed the way that I can conceive and write guitar parts. Heck, it can do what I CAN'T do!!!
Look for my new release titled "Skiing In Vienna" - it should be available by the middle of February on all major music services and my web site - it will be 100% programmed Electri6ity guitars.
Psychodelectric Media close [-]
Being a guitar player, I am picky about the sound of a guitar in a keyboard or synth. Finally, in Vir2 Instruments Electri6ity, I've found a good-sounding guitar sampler for a keyboardist to play. I am very impressed!
Cheryll, Lott, TX
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