November 30, 2004
CutterMusic released version 2.0 of Revitar, their VST PC format guitar synthesizer. Revitar can produce a wide variety of guitar sounds and playing styles. To achieve added realism and playing flexibility, Revitar employs guitar pick, string and body simulations. No samples are used in the entire process, so no two notes ever sound the same.
Many aspects of the guitar can be manipulated within Revitar. The shape, width and position of the guitar pick can be adjusted. The harmonics of the strings can be controlled through several types of damping. The electric pickup can be positioned for brighter or hollower sounds. Other controls include: string type, fret height, sympathetic resonance and vibrato. Revitar also includes a selection of six acoustic body types, which are modeled using the modes of real guitars, to add warmth and character to the final sound.
Revitar supports several playing styles. Users can select between playing single notes or entire chords. Along with a selection of 48 predefined chords, users can also design their own chords. Slide effects, or hammer-on and pull-off techniques can be applied to note transitions.
Revitar is for PCs only. A 1.5 GHz processor or greater is recommended. Revitarhas assignable MIDI control of all knobs and sliders.
Revitar 2.0 costs $69.00
For more information, visit their web site at www.cuttermusic.com