Play a Real Fender Strat over MIDI!
For some pieces of music, only the sound of a real Fender Stratocaster will do. The guitar is as iconic as rock music itself thanks to SRV, Hendrix, Clapton, and countless others. Now you can control a real Stratocaster, in real time, using your MIDI controller with RealStrat 4. Since RealStrat replicates the clean sound of a DI'd Strat, 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. RealStrat 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 Fender Strat through a dirty amp. MusicLab's RealStrat 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, RealStrat 4 responds to them intelligently, adjusting chord shapes the way a guitarist would move about the neck.
Sounds like a real Fender Strat, because it is
MusicLab recorded every sample in RealStrat 4 using a real Fender Stratocaster. They then used special multi-channel layering technology to create a custom library of samples taken from every fret on all six strings.
Perform with expressive guitar techniques
RealStrat 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 RealStrat 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 RealStrat 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, RealStrat 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', RealStrat 4 and the AmpliTube Custom Shop are a winning combination for your music.
MusicLab RealStrat 4 Electric Guitar Plug-in Features:
- Electric guitar virtual instrument plug-in suite
- Samples the clean DI tone of a real Fender Stratocaster
- 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