MusicLab RealLPC 4

Electric Guitar Virtual Instrument Plug-in with AmpliTube Custom Shop Software - Mac/PC VST, AU, AAX
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Play a Real Gibson Les Paul over MIDI!

There's nothing like the chordal chime and driving lead timbre of a Gibson Les Paul Custom. Shredders Zakk Wylde and Buckethead, to perennial icons Peter Frampton and Neil Young, each owe their signature tones to these unforgettable guitars. Now you can control a real Les Paul Custom, in real time, using your MIDI controller with RealLPC 4. Since RealLPC replicates the clean sound of a DI'd Les Paul, rather than recorded amp tones, it's future proof. Just pair it with your favorite amp simulator or use IK Multimedia's included AmpliTube Custom Shop software for endless inspiration. RealLPC version 4 adds the drag-and-drop Song Mode to build backing tracks, Chord Selector to quickly flesh out existing arrangements, and a 9-parameter Humanize engine to adjust pick position and tremolo work.

Master guitar rock without mastering the guitar

If you're like Sweetwater composers, you have hard drives of virtual instruments. But for rock, country, and metal, nothing beats a real Gibson Les Paul Custom through a dirty amp. MusicLab's RealLPC 4 is your ticket to the rock sound you've been dreaming of — without the time and cost of learning a new instrument. This innovative virtual instrument uses guitar samples and special Floating Fret Position technology to achieve realistic guitar tones and chords. As you play notes on your MIDI controller, RealLPC 4 responds to them intelligently, adjusting chord shapes the way a guitarist would move around the neck.

Sounds like a real Les Paul, because it is

MusicLab recorded every sample in RealLPC 4 using a real Gibson Les Paul Custom. They then used special multi-channel layering technology to create a custom library of samples taken from every fret of all six strings.

Perform with expressive guitar techniques

RealLPC 4's Guitar Touch technology lets you use your MIDI controller's pitch-bend wheel, modulation wheel, sustain pedal, and aftertouch features to tap into guitar-specific techniques. Perform strumming, plucking, sliding, bending, and muting styles just as a real guitarist would.

Build guitar-centric rhythms with Pattern Manager

Using RealLPC 4's built-in Pattern Manager feature, you have instant access to a wide range of natural rhythms and strumming patterns: 1,250 in total. Patterns cover a number of musical styles and give you great jumping-off points for creating your parts. When RealLPC 4 is used as a plug-in, the Pattern Manager will sync to the tempo of your DAW.

Packed with more songwriting features

Whether you're looking to swap out MIDI tracks with real electric guitar tones or stretch your songwriting muscles, RealLPC 4 has you covered. Song Mode captures the soul of rock 'n' roll by letting you build tracks just as a guitar player would. Chord Selector provides a wheel of key-specific chords to help you find the right mood for your verses, choruses, and bridges.

Includes AmpliTube amp-modeling software

Half the fun of recording guitar is choosing the right amp and pedals for the job. AmpliTube Custom Shop software lets you handle it all virtually. Insert AmpliTube as an effect plug-in on your instrument track; choose your amp, cabinet, and pedals; then find the sweet spot using virtual mics. Whether you're shoegazing or chicken-pickin', RealLPC 4 and the AmpliTube Custom Shop are a winning combination for your music.

MusicLab RealLPC 4 Electric Guitar Plug-in Features:

  • Electric guitar virtual instrument plug-in suite
  • Samples the clean DI tone of a real Gibson Les Paul Custom
  • Included AmpliTube Custom Shop software lets you pair sought-after amp and cabinet models virtually
  • Use standalone, or as a plug-in with your DAW (Mac/PC, VST/AU)
  • Perform in real time for live performances
  • Create realistic guitar arrangements for your music
  • Perform expressive techniques like tapping, hammer-ons, palm mutes, and volume swells with your MIDI keyboard
  • Packed with features for songwriters
  • Pattern library includes 1,250 rhythm patterns, synced to the tempo of your project

Additional Media

Virtual Instrument Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Software Type Virtual Electric Guitar/Amp
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Format VST2, VST3, AU, AAX Native, Standalone
Bit Depth 32-bit, 64-bit
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Core 2 Duo or higher, 4GB RAM or more recommended, 5GB hard drive space
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD Athlon 64 X2 or higher, 4GB RAM or more recommended, 5GB hard drive space
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.7 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 SP1 or later
Manufacturer Part Number 12-41276

Customer Reviews

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Sounds great. Fun. Expressive.

I love it. Sound is great. I run it through Guitar Rig, Amplitube, Waves GTR, Le Poulin vsts. Sounds awesome. You can choose between a solo mode for leads and chord mode for rythm. You can bend strings with your midi pitch controller. Lots of good articulations in keyswitch mode such as taps and harmonics. You can also control just about every parameter via midi. So you can switch between solo and chord mode, move the pick position, dampen strings, move up and down the fret board. Very expressive. You can control up and down strokes. If you are doing one bar then set up the the three chord notes so they fill the entire bar. Then set up your "strums" in the repeat (shaded) zone of the keyboard. Two white keys side by side indicate up and down strums. So B1 would be down and A1 would be up. I use it as a vst in Ableton. I'm running Windows 7 64 bit. Super stable. Not a CPU hog. Doesn't need gigs and gigs of memory. Very impressive piece of programming. Put through the right amp and cabinet simulators and effects this guitar program sounds great. Is it a perfect guitar emulation? No. And I don't care. I can do way more with this instrument than I can with an electric guitar. I don't care about what sounds "real." I care about what sounds good. Please support the developers. It's fairly priced. They're not some big corporate outfit. Just some some smart, hard working dudes in Russia.
Music background: Musician

Good performer

This is a very usefull addition to my arsenal of plugins. Works as advertised and then some. I always wanted to play guitar but sax and keyboards keep me too busy to master beyond basics,this fills my needs. I know it's a rythm guitar but would like to see a solo feature. Great unit.
Music background: Hobbiest in my retirement years,played sax,accordian,B3 and synths since I was 10 now 76 and goin strong.
See also: Guitar Software, MusicLab, MusicLab Virtual Instruments: Guitar & Bass