MusicLab RealStrat V3 Virtual Guitar Software
Fender Stratocaster is the most popular electric guitar from 50s till nowadays. It has been used by many leading guitarists, and thus can be heard on many historic recordings.
RealStrat — sample-based virtual instrument with an innovative approach to guitar sound modeling and guitar techniques emulating on a standard MIDI keyboard.
RealStrat provides incredible playability based on the unique performance modes and easy-to-use keyboard layout as well as the advanced key/pedal/velocity switch system allowing a keyboardist to perform guitar parts with a whole new level of realistic expression. RealStrat covers practically all sounds, articulations, and techniques a professional guitarist can produce on his Strat, including mute, bridge mute, harmonics, pinch harmonics, slap, unison bend, strumming, picking, chord chopping, scrapes, etc...
High quality dry samples recorded directly from Stratocaster pick-ups let you easily create any desired guitar sound using your favourite amplifier simulator.
Multi-channel layering technology, incorporating a custom library of specially recorded samples taken from every fret of all 6 strings of a real guitar.
The unique Floating Fret Position technology, which imitates change of fret position of a guitarist's hand on the neck. This gives you the possibility of playing on up to 140 guitar frets using just 46 keys of a standard keyboard!
Our original Guitar Touch technology letting you easily imitate basic guitar techniques (strumming, plucking, sliding, bending, muting, etc..), using standard MIDI keyboard and MIDI controllers, such as Pitch Bender, Modulation Wheel, Sustain Pedal, and Aftertouch.
Sound Humanize technology allowing to wholly remove 'machine gun' effect on note repetition (tremolo, strumming, etc…).
Guitar Rhythm Pattern technology providing powerful Pattern Manager completed with huge MusicLab Guitar Pattern Library for easily creating guitar accompaniment tracks. All you have to do is to find the appropriate rhythm pattern(s) in the Pattern Manager tree view, copy it to the needed number of measures, start your sequencer and use MIDI keyboard to play chord changes, or alternatively add chords to a MIDI track via sequencer's editor.
The unique Struminator technology letting you use alternative MIDI controller (standard Guitar Hero game controller by Activision Inc.) for creating authentic guitar accompaniment parts with ease and fun.
These technologies allow to closely emulate live guitar sound and performance, letting you create guitar parts with a whole new level of realistic expression.
What's new in Version 3
Playable keys on virtual keyboard (mouse click)
Note names display on virtual fretboard
Strokes, FXs, Articulations display in the Info bar
Our unique Struminator technology, including Smart Strum, Smart Strings, Color Tab modes letting you create guitar accompaniment parts with unbelievable realism and expression using alternative MIDI controller (standard Guitar Hero game controller by Activision Inc.)
MIDI Guitar mode
MIDI access to individual strings (6 channels->6 strings) with independent pitch bend control, and FXs
Guitar MIDI interface multi-channel support letting you use normal guitar via MIDI converter with RealGuitar/Strat/LPC
Added chords: Sus2, Maj7/9, 6/9, m7/11
User Chord Banks for chordal modes (edit/change factory chord fingerings)
Added switchable FXs/Articulations:
SlideUp (trigger) - triggers slide up FROM the playing note(s)
SlideDown (trigger) - triggers slide down FROM the playing note(s)
Modulation Wheel FX Switch
Drop C (6th string lowest note)
MIDI CC11 Expression control support
Full automation control for KeySwitch FXs via NRPN
64-bit VST3 support on Mac
A lot of smaller improvements
Solo, Harmony, Chords, Bass&Chord, Bass&Pick, Direct
Full length (recorded with full attack and sustain)
Muted (fret hand mute)
Bridge Mute (palm mute)
Slap w/Slap noises
Fret Position select
Pick position select (15 points)
Pick Noise (adjustable level)
Fret Noise (auto)
Release Noise (auto)
(V3) Drop C tuning (Solo mode)
Violining (volume swell)
Sustainer (sound swell)
FeedBacker (harmonic feedback)
Wah-Wah (MIDI CC control, Auto, Modulation)
Key Pedal/Velocity Switches (Solo mode)
up to 31 assignable FXs
33 keys for Key Switches
Toggle/temporary switch modes
Custom Key Switch presets (save/load)
(V3) Modulation Wheel Switch (Solo mode)
12 assignable FXs (including Mode Toggle)
Hammer-On/Pull-Off (up to octave range)
Hammer-On with Pull-Off on key release
(up to octave range)
Slide Legato Up/Down (up to octave range)
Slide Up/Down (up to 2-octave range, speed adjustable)
(V3) Slide Up/Down Trigger to/from sustaining notes (speed/range adjustable)
Tremolo (up/down strokes, speed adjustable, tempo sync)
Trill (up to octave range, speed adjustable, tempo sync)
Bend auto (range, speed adjustable)
Reverse Bend auto (range, speed adjustable)
MonoBend (Unison Bend, lower string bend)
Muted Strums Up/Down
Slow Strums Up/Down
Chucka-Chucka (barre chords muted) Up/Down, various string combinations
Attack/Release time ajustable
Strum Speed adjustable
Strum layers (string groups) control
Number of strings used in strums adjustable
Chord detect/construct system
1-4 note piano chords to 6-voice guitar chords real-time translation
30 chord types recognition, including sus2, sus4, 6/9, 7th, 9th and altered chords
4 chord positions along the fretboard
Slash Bass Chords option - allows to perform major/minor triads with any note in the bass
About 2000 instant guitar chord shapes
(V3) Chord Editor (edit/change factory chord fingerings)
Built-in multi-functional Pattern Manager letting you in no time create professionally sounding guitar accompaniment tracks
MusicLab Guitar Pattern Library (1250 rhythm patterns covering a wide range of music styles)
Pattern Tree view allowing to easily find/select rhythm patterns
Pattern view, graphically presenting guitar 'Strokes' contained in the current rhythm pattern
Auditioning selected pattern by simply pressing chord on the external keyboard without starting your host sequencer
Total synchronization with host's tempo, start/stop, beats, loop, time signature...
Drag'n'Drop selected pattern from Pattern window right to your host's MIDI track
Real time pattern arranging (changing pattern performance on the fly):
Add/reduce dynamics (velo+)
Apply velocity of trigger chord to pattern dynamics
Continuous dynamics changes (+/- velocity assigned to Pitch Bender controller)
Controlling string layers in strums (full/upper/lower) with the input chord notes
(V3) Joystick mode (game controller guitar input)
(V3) MIDI Guitar mode (normal guitar via MIDI interface input)
RealStrat bonus software
RealStrat ships with IK Multimedia Amplitube 3 FREE software! AmpliTube 3 FREE is a full-featured version of AmpliTube, with 24 gear models included for recording and mixing in your favorite Mac/Win DAW or for playing on stage or practicing at home. Plus, the included Custom Shop allows you to try and buy over 200 new gear models available. You can now build your own collection of amp and effects models with a level of customization never seen before and at prices never so affordable.
Operates as a virtual instrument software plug-in in all major hosts like Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, Sonar
Works as a Standalone module
RealStrat is available both as retail and downloadable (200MB each installer Mac/PC) versions. Retail version includes printed manual in English, German and Japanese languages.
1GB+ RAM, 2GB+ free hard drive space
Windows XP SP3/Windows Vista SP2 32bit or 64bit
Windows 7 SP1 32bit or 64bit
Intel Core, VST 2/DXi host.
OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8, G5 or Intel Core, VST 2/AU host. (V3) Native VST 3 64bit support
RTAS support is available in ProTools 6/7/8/9/10 via FXpansion's VST to RTAS adapter 1/2.