MusicLab RealStrat (No Longer Available)
Virtual Electric Guitar Plug-in, with Floating Fret Position Technology, Guitar Touch Technology, and AmpliTube Duo Modeling Software - Mac/PC - VST, AU
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Convincing Electric Guitar Parts - From Your Keyboard!MusicLab's RealStrat offers up convincing electric-guitar sounds - in a unique virtual instrument plug-in. Using your MIDI controller, you can play in chords just as you would if you were playing a virtual piano instrument. RealStrat's innovative Floating Fret Position technology turns your chords and chord changes into realistic changes and positions on the fretboard - just as a guitarist might transition between them. What's more, you can also easily imitate guitar-specific techniques - strumming, plucking, sliding, bending, and muting - using other basic MIDI controls, with MusicLab's RealStrat software.
MusicLab RealStrat Virtual Electric Guitar Plug-in at a Glance:
Puts a great guitarist inside your computer
Enjoy great-sounding electric guitar tracks, even if you don't play guitar, by using MusicLab's RealStrat. This innovative virtual instrument uses guitar samples and special Floating Fret Position technology, to achieve realistic guitar tones and chords. As you play in changing notes on your MIDI controller, RealStrat responds to them, adjusting chord shapes the way a guitarist would move about the neck. In fact, you can play up to 140 guitar frets, by using just 46 standard MIDI keys.
Perform with expressive guitar techniques, using a MIDI controller
In addition to RealStrat's Floating Fret Position technology, there's also Guitar Touch technology. With it, you can use your MIDI controller's pitch-bend wheel, modulation wheel, sustain pedal, and after touch features to tap into guitar-specific techniques. Perform strumming, plucking, sliding, bending, and muting styles-just as a real guitarist would play.
All samples recorded directly from a real Fender Stratocaster
To achieve the great sound in RealStrat, MusicLab recorded each sample using a real Fender Stratocaster. They then used special multi-channel layering technology to create a custom library of samples taken from every fret of all six strings of the electric guitar.
Includes Built-in Pattern Manager
Using RealStrat's built-in Pattern Manager feature, you have instant access toa range of natural rhythm patterns and strumming patterns. In fact, there are 1,250 patterns included, covering a wide range of music styles, and giving you great points to dive off from, in creating your own parts. When RealStrat is used as a plug-in, the Pattern Manager will sync to the tempo of your DAW.
Includes IK Multimedia AmpliTube Duo modeling software
After you've crafted great guitar parts, use the included IK Multimedia AmpliTube Duo modeling software to put the tracks through the perfect signal chain for the song. Add distortion or a touch of delay, then send it through an accurately modeled vintage amplifier - RealStrat puts amazingly convincing guitar parts into reach, AmpliTube Duo then helps you put them into the right context for your song.
Works standalone or as a VST and AU plug-in
Use RealGuitar 2 inside your favorite VST- or AU-compatible DAW host. Or, you can use it in standalone mode to practice your virtual guitar chops or perform onstage.
MusicLab RealStrat Virtual Electric Guitar Plug-in Features:
Key Switches (Solo mode):
Chord detect/construct system:
Perform convincing electric guitar parts with your MIDI controller, using MusicLab's innovative RealStrat virtual instrument!
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The BEST Guitar sampler ever...
by Mike from Downers Grove, ILThis product is absolutely awesome!!! As a guitar loving non-player, it has been extremely difficult to come up with ideas and actually hear them. MusicLab now makes this possible.
February 19, 2009
Music Background: Engineer, Producer, Performer, Manager
I am... read more [+] strictly a keyboardist, and eventually I have found that I could emulate just about any instrument in the world with convincing results...except for electric/acoustic guitars. - This is not a problem anymore!
Solo mode handles 95% of my work, but when I need a little help with some rhythm work, harmony mode in conjuction with the pattern manager helps shine a whole new light on my projects.
The auto-fret function is great at taking the "stale" out of regular samplers, and if you really know what you are doing musically...manual fret changes are a breeze.
MIDI control is fantastic...everything can be automated in your sequencer for really complex work...but in general, this thing has a mind of it's own and does a darn good job at getting it right without a lot of user input.
I own RealStrat and RealGuitar and I am completely satisfied with the products. The learning curve was a breeze too.
The only thing I am left wanting for is to have MusicLab come out with "Real Les Paul" - and then I may reach musical Nirvana... close [-]
by from Kentucky, USAThis may be an excellent plug-in. However, I could never get it to down load properly, and I'm not sure if it can be used as a virtual instrument inside of Pro Tools. It's quite possible that I may ... read more [+]not have downloaded it properly, so I'm willing to accept some responsiblity for that. My biggest complaint is that music lab offers zero tech support even though they claim to. So if you buy this product, I suggest you only do so if you are very tech savy. Once they have your money, music lab is done with you. Buyer Beware! close [-]
August 28, 2010
Music Background: Hobbyist
Mike, Cheney, WA
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