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MusicLab ” Real” instrument series plug-ins updated to v3

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MusicLab has announced the release of versions 3.0 of its “Real instruments” range, including RealGuitar 3, RealStrat 3 and RealLPC 3.

MusicLab RealGuitar
MusicLab RealGuitar virtual guitar instrument for Windows and Mac.

Changes in Real Instruments v3.0

  • New GUIs.
  • Playable keys on virtual keyboard (mouse click).
  • Note names display on virtual fretboard.
  • Strokes, FX, Articulations display in the Info bar.
  • New MODES:
    • Joystick mode: The unique Struminator technology, including Smart Strum, Smart Strings, Color Tab modes let you create guitar accompaniment parts with realism and expression using alternative MIDI controllers (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 FX.
      • 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:
    • Tapping.
    • Legato.
    • String Select.
    • 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.
  • Added to RealGuitar:
    • Virtual keyboard.
    • Expanded Repeat Key zones (left and right).
    • Expanded Key Switch range (similar Strat/LPC).
    • Key Switch Panel (similar Strat/LPC).
    • Pedal Switch between performance modes (Solo->Chords/Bass&Chord/Bass&Pick).
    • Lower and Higher Velocity FX individual boxes.
    • PitchBender Up and Down – individual settings and FXs.
    • Added Key/Pedal/Velocity switch FXs (up to 24).

The new Real Instruments are available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at $249 USD each. Upgrades for existing users are available as well.

MusicLab has also launched a new website with a new account system which allows to easily download latest installers/license keys/receive special offers, etc. in more convenient way than before.

More information: MusicLab

Best Service announces MusicLab FireSale

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Best Service has announced a FireSale for MusicLab virtual guitar instruments.

Only 999 units of MusicLab’s RealGuitar2L, RealStrat and Real LPC are available at the Fire Sale price of 99 € (instead of 198 €). US price $ 119.- UK price £ 89.-

Best Service MusicLab FireSale

Real Guitar2L, RealStrat and Real LPC can sound scarily similar to the real thing, representing the pinnacle of today’s emulative technology.

For a virtual acoustic and electric guitar, this is the best option yet.

More information: Best Service

Best Service Guitar FireSale on MusicLabs instruments

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Best Service Guitar FireSale

Best Service has announced a Guitar FireSale, a special promotion for MusicLabs virtual guitar instruments.

Only 999 units of MusicLabs RealGuitar2L, RealStrat and Real LPC are available at the phenomenal price of 99 € (instead of 198 €). Every package comes with its own number – from 001 to 999.

Real Guitar2L, RealStrat and Real LPC can sound scarily similar to the real thing, representing the pinnacle of today’s emulative technology. For a virtual acoustic and electric guitar, this is the best option yet.

More information: Best Service

MusicLab Garage Drummer, turn Guitar Hero/Rock Band controller into MIDI controller

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MusicLab Garage Drummer

MusicLab has released Garage Drummer, a free plug-in for using a Guitar Hero or Rock Band controller as a MIDI controller.

We are proud to present Garage Drummer – free tool letting you use Guitar Hero or Rock Band video games drum controller as a MIDI controller within your favourite DAW.

Garage Drummer consists of 2 components:

  • Virtual Midi driver providing Game Controller 1, Game Controller 2, .. MIDI inputs.
  • Garage Drummer VSTi to select connected game controller as MIDI input, create/load note maps for drum pads, as well as save current settings within your songs.

Garage Drummer is available to download as a freeware plug-in for PC and Mac (VST/AU).

More information: MusicLab / Garage Drummer

MusicLab releases RealLPC

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MusicLab RealLPC

MusicLab has released RealLPC, a virtual guitar instrument bringing the incomparable Les Paul Custom Guitar sound to your studio.

RealLPC 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. RealLPC covers practically all sounds, articulations, and techniques a professional guitarist can produce on his Les Paul, including mute, bridge mute, harmonics, pinch harmonics, unison bend, strumming, picking, chord chopping, scrapes, and much more…

RealLPC features

  • Performance modes
    • Solo, Harmony, Chords, Bass&Chord, Bass&Pick, Direct
  • Sounds
    • Full length (recorded with full attack and sustain)
    • Muted (fret hand mute)
    • Bridge Mute (palm mute)
    • Harmonics (Artificial)
    • Pinch Harmonics
    • Scrapes
    • Pick position select (15 points)
    • Pick Noise (adjustable level)
    • Fret Noise (auto)
    • Release Noise (auto)
  • Articulations/Techniques
    • Up/Down strokes
    • Hammer-On (up to octave range)
    • Pull-Off (up to octave range)
    • Hammer-On with Pull-Off on key release (up to octave range)
    • Legato
    • Slide Legato Up/Down (up to octave range)
    • Slide Auto Up/Down (up to 2-octave range, speed 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)
    • Intervals (4th, 5th, Octave, 2 Octaves, Power Chords, etc.)
    • Strums Up/Down
    • Muted Strums Up/Down
    • Slow Strums Up/Down
    • Chucka-Chucka (barre chords muted) Up/Down, various string combinations
    • Strum Speed adjustable
    • Strum layers (string groups) control
    • Number of strings used in strums adjustable
  • Effects
    • Violining (volume swell)
    • Sustainer (sound swell)
    • FeedBacker(harmonic feedback)
    • Wah-Wah (MIDI CC control, Auto, Modulation)
  • Key Switches (Solo mode)
    • 30 FXs assignable on 33 Keys
    • Toggle/temporary switch modes
    • Custom Key Switch presets (save/load)
  • Chord detect/construct system
    • 1-4 note piano chords to 6-voice guitar chords real-time translation
    • 26 chord types recognition, including 7th, 9th and altered chords, played in any inversion and voicing
    • 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
  • Pattern Manager
    • 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 find/select rhythm patterns right from RealLPC
    • 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 (dramatic changing pattern performance on the fly):
      • Add/reduce dynamics (velo+)
      • Randomize dynamics
      • Apply velocity of trigger chord to pattern dynamics
      • Continuous dynamics changes (+/- velocity assigned to Pitch Bender controller)

RealLPC ships with IK Multimedia Amplitube 2 DUO software and is available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) for $249 USD. It is available in various bundles as well.

More information: MusicLab / RealLPC

MusicLab announces RealLPC

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MusicLab has announced RealLPC, a virtual guitar instrument bringing the incomparable Les Paul Custom Guitar sound to your studio.

RealLPC 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.

RealLPC covers practically all sounds, articulations, and techniques a professional guitarist can produce on his Les Paul, including mute, bridge mute, harmonics, pinch harmonics, unison bend, strumming, picking, chord chopping, scrapes, and much more…

MusicLab RealLPC
MusicLab RealLPC

RealLPC features

  • Performance modes
    • Solo, Harmony, Chords, Bass&Chord, Bass&Pick, Direct
  • Sounds
    • Full length (recorded with full attack and sustain)
    • Muted (fret hand mute)
    • Bridge Mute (palm mute)
    • Harmonics (Artificial)
    • Pinch Harmonics
    • Scrapes
    • Pick position select (15 points)
    • Pick Noise (adjustable level)
    • Fret Noise (auto)
    • Release Noise (auto)
  • Articulations/Techniques
    • Up/Down strokes
    • Hammer-On (up to octave range)
    • Pull-Off (up to octave range)
    • Hammer-On with Pull-Off on key release (up to octave range)
    • Legato
    • Slide Legato Up/Down (up to octave range)
    • Slide Auto Up/Down (up to 2-octave range, speed 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)
    • Intervals (4th, 5th, Octave, 2 Octaves, Power Chords, etc.)
    • Strums Up/Down
    • Muted Strums Up/Down
    • Slow Strums Up/Down
    • Chucka-Chucka (barre chords muted) Up/Down, various string combinations
    • Strum Speed adjustable
    • Strum layers (string groups) control
    • Number of strings used in strums adjustable
  • Effects
    • Violining (volume swell)
    • Sustainer (sound swell)
    • FeedBacker(harmonic feedback)
    • Wah-Wah (MIDI CC control, Auto, Modulation)
  • Key Switches (Solo mode)
    • 30 FXs assignable on 33 Keys
    • Toggle/temporary switch modes
    • Custom Key Switch presets (save/load)
  • Chord detect/construct system
    • 1-4 note piano chords to 6-voice guitar chords real-time translation
    • 26 chord types recognition, including 7th, 9th and altered chords, played in any inversion and voicing
    • 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
  • Pattern Manager
    • 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 find/select rhythm patterns right from RealLPC
    • 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 (dramatic changing pattern performance on the fly):
      • Add/reduce dynamics (velo+)
      • Randomize dynamics
      • Apply velocity of trigger chord to pattern dynamics
      • Continuous dynamics changes (+/- velocity assigned to Pitch Bender controller)

RealLPC will be available soon for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) for an MSRP of $249 USD. RealLPC (downloadable and retail) ships with IK Multimedia Amplitube 2 DUO software.

From November 16th 2009 till the release of RealLPC, customers who:

  • Purchase single RealGuitar 2L ($239.00 USD) or RealStrat ($249.00 USD) will be eligible to order our new RealLPC for $199.00 USD after the release.
  • Purchase bundle of RealGuitar 2L + RealStrat ($399.00 USD) will be eligible to order our new RealLPC for $169.00 USD after the release.

More information: MusicLab / RealLPC

Time+Space announces Buy One Get One Free deal

Time+Space Buy One Get One Free

Time+Space has announced a special Buy One Get One Free deal.

Buy any product Best Service, MusicLab or Yellow Tools product from the listing below and receive another completely free!

Products included in this deal

  • Yellow Tools: Culture, Majestic, Candy, Independence Pro (Full or Crossgrade), Independence Basic
  • MusicLab: RealStrat, RealGuitar 2L
  • Best Service: Chris Hein Bass, Chris Hein Guitars, Galaxy II, Ethno World 4 Professional, String Essentials 2nd, Complete Classical Collection 2nd, Artist Complete, Latin World, Orient World, Drums Overkill, Cult Sampler, Convolution Space
  • Ueberschall: Analog Attack, Liquid Adlibs, Liquid Percussion

Simply purchase an item as normal either through Time+Space or a participating dealer and then send proof of purchase with this rebate form to Time+Space and they’ll send the free software product to you directly with no extra charge.

Check Time+Space for more information.

MusicLab releases RealStrat

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MusicLab RealStrat

MusicLab has released RealStrat, a 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…

RealStrat innovations

  • 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!
  • 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, Aftertouch
  • Sound Humanize technology allowing to wholly reduce ‘machine gun’ effect on note repetition (tremolo, strumming, plucking, etc…)

RealStrat is equipped with powerful Pattern Manager containing complete 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.

RealStrat features

  • Performance modes: Solo, Harmony, Chords, Bass&Chord, Bass&Pick, Direct
  • Sounds: Full length (recorded with full attack and sustain), Muted (fret hand mute), Bridge Mute (palm mute), Slap + Slap Noises, Harmonics (Artificial), Pinch Harmonics, Scrapes, Pick position select (15 points), Pick Noise (adjustable level), Fret Noise (auto), Release Noise (auto)
  • Articulations/Techniques: Up/Down strokes, Hammer-On (up to octave range), Pull-Off (up to octave range), Hammer-On with Pull-Off on key release (up to octave range), Legato, Slide Legato Up/Down (up to octave range), Slide Auto Up/Down (up to 2-octave range, speed 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), Intervals (4th, 5th, Octave, 2 Octaves, Power Chords, etc.), Strums Up/Down, Muted Strums Up/Down, Slow Strums Up/Down, Chucka-Chucka (barre chords muted) Up/Down, various string combinations, Strum Speed adjustable, Strum layers (string groups) control, Number of strings used in strums adjustable
  • Effects: Violining (volume swell), Sustainer (sound swell), FeedBacker(harmonic feedback), Wah-Wah (MIDI CC control, Auto, Modulation)
  • Key Switches (Solo mode): 30 FXs assignable on 33 Keys, Toggle/temporary switch modes, Custom Key Switch presets (save/load)
  • Chord detect/construct system: 1-4 note piano chords to 6-voice guitar chords real-time translation, 26 chord types recognition, including 7th, 9th and altered chords, played in any inversion and voicing, 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
  • Pattern Manager: 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 find/select rhythm patterns right from RealStrat, 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 (dramatic changing pattern performance on the fly)

RealStrat (downloadable and retail) ships with IK Multimedia Amplitube 2 DUO software, a special limited version of AmpliTube 2, which is a complete guitar amp modeling solution and effects powerhouse with ultra accurate models of the most sought after gear.

RealStrat retails for $249 USD, and is available for Windows (VST/DXi) and Mac OSX (VST/AU). RTAS support is available in ProTools via FXpansion’s VST to RTAS adapter.

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