MusicLab has released version 1.5 of their virtual guitar for Mac and PC. RealGuitar is a sample-based virtual instrument designed to make performing guitar parts on a keyboard easier.
RealGuitar features a multi-channel layer technology and a custom library of specially recorded samples taken from every fret of all 6 strings of a guitar. The floating fret position technology, which imitates the change of fret position of a guitarist's hand on the neck, gives one the possibility of playing up to 104 guitar frets simply using 43 keys of a standard keyboard.
The Guitar Touch technology allows users to easily imitate basic guitar techniques (strumming, plucking, sliding, bending, muting) using standard MIDI keyboard and MIDI controllers, such as Pitch Bender, Modulation Wheel, Sustain Pedal and Aftertouch.
RealGuitar includes a 555 MB sample set featuring 8 acoustic guitar patches (Steel Picked, Steel Fingered, Nylon Picked, Nylon Fingered, Steel 2 Picked, Steel 2 (Doubling), 12-String, Steel Stereo), along with 1000 instant guitar chords; 26 chord types recognition; automatic fret position change; custom 32-bit sound engine; and more.
RealGuitar operates as a virtual instrument software plug-in in all major Windows hosts such as Pro Tools, Cubase, and VST2 and AudioUnit hosts on OS X.
For more information, visit their web site at www.musiclab.com