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Vir2 Instruments releases Electri6ity

Vir2 Instruments Electri6ity

Vir2 Instruments has released Electri6ity, a virtual electric guitar instrument powered by Kontakt Player 4.

After more than three years of development, Vir2 Instruments presents Electri6ity, an epic electric guitar virtual instrument containing the most advanced, detailed, and versatile collection of electric guitars ever made in a virtual instrument.

Electri6ity features

  • Recordings of eight guitars: Strat, Tele, P90, Les Paul, Rickenbacker, Danelectro Lipstick, ES335, L4.
  • Three pickup positions: Front, Rear, Front + Rear Blend.
  • Recorded variations per sample: Downstroke/upstroke, Picked/strummed, Seamless velocity layers.
  • More than 24,000 recorded samples per guitar, recorded at 24-bit 44.1KHz fidelity.
  • Playing modes: Polyphonic, Monophonic, Legato (Sustain/Muted).
  • All modes can be combined with a Slide Mode for real-time slides from each fret to each other fret..
  • Articulation list: Sustain Neck <> Bridge, Sustain <> 5th / Octave Pinch Harmonics, Dead Notes <> Muted <> Half-Muted, Ghost Notes Clean, Ghost Notes Dirty, Chucka-Chuckas, Harmonics, Hammer On (played after sustain note) / Hammer On (tapped), Pull Off (played after sustain note) / Pull Off (tapped), One and two frets Slides Up / Down, Slides (from and to every available fret), FX Samples (Screams, Scratches, Whammy-FX, etc.).
  • Release types: Finger Noise, Finger Noise Short, Mixed I, Mixed II, Hand Mute (fret can be selected), Palm Mute, Slide Down Short, Slide Down Medium, Slide Down Long, Slide Down (1 fret, short), Slide Up (1 fret, short), Slide Noise Down, Slide Noise Up, Pick Noise.
  • A.M.T (Articulation Morphing Technology) & V.M.T (Velocity Morphing Technology) allows you to seamlessly morph from soft to loud notes, from dead muted to sustain, and even from sustain to fifth or octave pinch harmonics! The morphing is phase-aligned without any phasing artifacts.
  • Advanced string and fretboard positioning – the AI chooses the best fitting strings and fretboard position for you. It takes speed, timing, notes and polyphony into account. Manual overwrite is possible whenever you need it (by manually choosing a string or a position on the fretboard).
  • Advanced guitar noise engine – adds pick, finger and slide noises according to your playing.
  • Advanced legato engine – fluid legato lines in real time.
  • Advanced vibrato engine.
  • Advanced humanization – nothing is random, everything is artificial intelligence.
  • Advanced guitar chord detection – almost two thousand chords are detected and transferred into guitar chords in real time. Most guitar chords are available in up to three different voicings..
  • Inversions and chords with additional root keys are detected.
  • Easy Double-Tracking – without increasing the memory footprint.
  • Auto Unison-Bends.
  • Dynamic sympathetic resonance simulation.
  • Performance keys for strumming and picking – powerful yet easy to use.
  • Performance keys for trills, tremolo picking, one and two fret slides (it’s possible to slide whole chords as well).
  • Full control over the engine, tweak and control the playback with more than 100 parameters.

Electri6ity is available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone), priced at $399.95 USD.

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Vir2 Instruments announces Electri6ity

Vir2 Instruments Electri6ity

Vir2 Instruments has announced Electri6ity, an epic electric guitar virtual instrument containing the most advanced, detailed, and versatile collection of electric guitars ever made in a virtual instrument.

Electri6ity contains eight of the most famous and distinguished guitar tones from the history of the instrument: the Strat, Tele, P90, Les Paul, Rickenbacker, Danelectro Lipstick, ES335, and L4. More than 24,000 24-bit samples were taken of each guitar. Three pickup options (front, rear, and mixed) are available on every guitar. An impressive amount of samples allow you to play every articulation on every fret of every string for an absolutely authentic guitar sound. Downstrokes, upstrokes, seamless velocity layers, ghost notes, mutes, flageoletts, hammer-ons, pulloffs, slides, releases, and FX…the sky is the limit with Electri6ity.

Electri6ity features

  • Electri6ity includes eight guitars: Strat, Tele, P90, Les Paul, Rickenbacker, Danelectro Lipstick, ES335, L4.
  • Three pickup positions: Front, Rear, Front + Rear Blend.
  • Recorded variations per sample: Downstroke/upstroke, Picked/strummed, Seamless velocity layers.
  • Playing modes: Polyphonic, Monophonic, Legato (Sustain/Muted), All modes can be combined with a Slide Mode for real-time slides from each fret to each other fret.
  • Articulation list: Sustain Neck <> Bridge, Sustain <> 5th / Octave Pinch Harmonics, Dead Notes <> Muted <> Half-Muted, Ghost Notes Clean, Ghost Notes Dirty, Chucka-Chuckas, Flageoletts, Hammer On (played after sustain note) / Hammer On (tapped), Pull Off (played after sustain note) / Pull Off (tapped), One and two frets Slides Up / Down, Slides (Slide in and from each fret to each other fret), FX Samples (Screams, Scratches, Whammy-FX, etc.)
  • Release types: Finger Noise, Finger Noise Short, Mixed I, Mixed II, Hand Mute (fret can be selected), Palm Mute, Slide Down Short, Slide Down Medium, Slide Down Long, Slide Down (1 fret, short), Slide Up (1 fret, short), Slide Noise Down, Slide Noise Up, Pick Noise.

Integrated engines:

  • A.M.T (Articulation Morphing Technology) & V.M.T (Velocity Morphing Technology) allows you to seamlessly morph from soft to loud notes, from dead muted to sustain, and even from sustain to fifth or octave pinch harmonics! The morphing is phase-aligned without any phasing artifacts.
  • Advanced string and fretboard positioning – the AI chooses the best fitting strings and fretboard position for you. It takes speed, timing, notes and polyphony into account. Manual overwrite is possible whenever you need it (by manually choosing a string or a position on the fretboard).
  • Advanced guitar noise engine – adds pick, finger and slide noises according to your playing.
  • Advanced legato engine – fluid legato lines in real time.
  • Advanced vibrato engine.
  • Advanced humanization – nothing is random, everything is artificial intelligence.
  • Advanced guitar chord detection – almost 2000 chords are detected and transferred into guitar chords in real time. Most guitar chords are available in up to three different voicings..
  • Inversions and chords with additional root key are detected.
  • Easy Double-Tracking – without increasing the memory footprint.
  • Auto Unison-Bends.
  • Dynamic sympathetic resonance simulation.
  • Performance keys for strumming and picking – powerful yet easy to use.
  • Performance keys for trills, tremolo picking, one and two fret slides (it’s possible to slide whole chords as well).
  • Full control over the engine, tweak and control the playback with more than 100 parameters!

Electri6ity is available to pre-order for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone) for $399.95 USD. It will be shipping in Spring 2010.

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Vir2 Instruments shipping World Impact: Global Percussion

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Vir2 Instruments World Impact: Global Percussion

Vir2 Instruments has announced it is now shipping World Impact: Global Percussion, a world percussion library powered by Kontakt Player 3.

Get ready for a perfect storm of ethnic, world, and cinematic percussion. Featuring a massive collection of varied percussion samples, World Impact spans the globe featuring percussion instruments from large to small, west to east, north to south, and traditional to rare. Sampled in meticulous detail and programmed for maximum and instant musical usability, the collection includes hundreds of varied percussion instruments from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and more.

A massive 4.2-gigabyte collection of Japanese Taiko drums recorded from multiple microphone positions forms a central part of the library. Each instrument has been recorded with numerous alternate takes and velocity layers, assuring realistic and dramatically expressive sonic results. World Impact is an essential tool in the toolbox of every film composer, trailer producer, and aficionado of world percussion instruments.

World Impact: Global Percussion features

  • More than 300 patches of world percussion instruments categorized by Geographical Region and instrument type.
  • 13GB of 24-bit samples.
  • EZRoom control in all patches, allowing the ability to instantly place the percussion in any one of over 50 different sonic spaces.
  • Integrated Humanize engine, offering quick control over pitch, tuning, and volume randomizations.
  • Custom articulation and pattern engine built-in, allowing instant triggers of chokes, flams, 3-stroke rolls, full rolls, and rhythmic patterns, all of which are automatically synced to host tempo.
  • Onscreen EQ controls allowing independent control of three bands (frequency, gain, and bandwidth).
  • Velocity curve settings that allow easy adjustment for normal, louder, and softer playing.
  • Multitimbral operation, supporting up to 64 simultaneous instruments loaded (subject to RAM availability), receiving up to 64 MIDI channels (16 in plug-in mode).
  • Kontakt Player 3 engine, supporting standalone operation as well as plug-in operation in all major hosts that support AudioUnit, VST, RTAS (Pro Tools 7 & 8) plug-ins.
  • Special upgrade pricing to the full version of Kontakt 3, which allows for fuller editing of the instruments.

World Impact: Global Percussion is available for purchase now for $399.95 USD.

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Vir2 Instruments updates MOJO: Horn Section to v1.2

Vir2 MOJO: Horn Section

Vir2 Instruments has released version 1.2 of MOJO: Horn Section, a virtual instrument for pop, funk, jazz, and big band horns.

Now at the tips of your fingers is the most versatile horn section in the world, MOJO: Horn Section, offering the most flexible and innovative approach to pop, funk, jazz, and big band horns ever created in a virtual instrument. Inspired by legendary groups like Tower of Power and the big bands of decades past, MOJO is capable of emulating everything from a sultry sax solo to a screaming full big band playing at the top of their lungs.

Changes in MOJO: Horn Section v1.2

  • New microtuning feature available in the main menu, allowing for instant access to more than a dozen different common alternate tunings.
  • All instruments tweaked sonically to improve their overall sound.
  • Improved sound and performance for Punch feature, now converted to a pulldown menu (adjustable from 1-5).
  • Improved load time across all instruments.
  • Optimized polyphony usage across all instruments, resulting in less voices used and less CPU hit.
  • Trombone doit release issue fixed.
  • Improved tempo-syncing of all crescendos and swells across all instruments.
  • Improved quality of timestretching of all crescendos and swells across all instruments.
  • Miscellaneous tuning improvements across the library.
  • EZRoom loading fixed.
  • CIL Trombone script issue fixed.

Note: A few of the MIDI CC designations in the printed manual are now slightly altered (details available in the MOJO 1.2 Update Notes).

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Vir2 Instruments announces World Impact: Global Percussion

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Vir2 Instruments World Impact: Global Percussion

Vir2 Instruments has announced World Impact: Global Percussion, a world percussion library powered by Kontakt Player 3.

Get ready for a perfect storm of ethnic, world, and cinematic percussion. Featuring a massive collection of varied percussion samples, World Impact spans the globe featuring percussion instruments from large to small, west to east, north to south, and traditional to rare. Sampled in meticulous detail and programmed for maximum and instant musical usability, the collection includes hundreds of varied percussion instruments from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and more.

A massive 4.2-gigabyte collection of Japanese Taiko drums recorded from multiple microphone positions forms a central part of the library. Each instrument has been recorded with numerous alternate takes and velocity layers, assuring realistic and dramatically expressive sonic results. World Impact is an essential tool in the toolbox of every film composer, trailer producer, and aficionado of world percussion instruments.

World Impact: Global Percussion features

  • More than 300 patches of world percussion instruments categorized by Geographical Region and instrument type.
  • 13GB of 24-bit samples.
  • EZRoom control in all patches, allowing the ability to instantly place the percussion in any one of over 50 different sonic spaces.
  • Integrated Humanize engine, offering quick control over pitch, tuning, and volume randomizations.
  • Custom articulation and pattern engine built-in, allowing instant triggers of chokes, flams, 3-stroke rolls, full rolls, and rhythmic patterns, all of which are automatically synced to host tempo.
  • Onscreen EQ controls allowing independent control of three bands (frequency, gain, and bandwidth).
  • Velocity curve settings that allow easy adjustment for normal, louder, and softer playing.
  • Multitimbral operation, supporting up to 64 simultaneous instruments loaded (subject to RAM availability), receiving up to 64 MIDI channels (16 in plug-in mode).
  • Kontakt Player 3 engine, supporting standalone operation as well as plug-in operation in all major hosts that support AudioUnit, VST, RTAS (Pro Tools 7 & 8) plug-ins.
  • Special upgrade pricing to the full version of Kontakt 3, which allows for fuller editing of the instruments.

World Impact: Global Percussion will be shipping on October 15, 2009. A pre-order is available now for $399.95 USD.

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Vir2 Instruments releases MOJO: Horn Section

Vir2 MOJO: Horn Section

Vir2 Instruments has announced the release of MOJO: Horn Section, a virtual horn section instrument powered by the Kontakt engine.

Now at the tips of your fingers is the most versatile horn section in the world, MOJO: Horn Section, offering the most flexible and innovative approach to pop, funk, jazz, and big band horns ever created in a virtual instrument.

Inspired by legendary groups like Tower of Power and the big bands of decades past, MOJO is capable of emulating everything from a sultry sax solo to a screaming full big band playing at the top of their lungs.

MOJO: Horn Section eatures

  • Instruments: Alto Sax, Bari Sax, Bass Trombone, Clarinet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Trombone Mute, Trumpet, Trumpet Mute
  • Articulation List (varies by instrument): Sustain, Octave Run Up and Down, Stab, Staccato, Bend Down, Crescendo (tempo-synced), Swell (tempo-synced), Rise to Hit, Shake, Trills
  • Release Types (varies by instrument): Standard, Doit, Slur Up, Falls (4 different speeds), Shake
  • Riffs: Over 1600 riffs included, Tempo-synced, Transposable, Organized by instrument, key, and tempo
  • Effects: Hundreds of special effects samples
  • Ensembles: Instant adjustment between 1 and 10 players per instrument, Intelligent and adjustable stereo positioning, Adjustable accuracy and sloppiness
  • Integrated Engines: Physically modeled vibrato, Advanced humanization, Character control, EZRoom Convolution Reverb
  • Playing Modes: Polyphonic, Monophonic, Legato
  • Built-in Effects: 3-Band Equalizer, Compressor, Saturation, Distortion, Chorus, Reverb, Delay, Stereo Width, Limiter
  • Other: Remote MIDI CC control over almost every parameter, Lite patches with fewer samples for faster loading, Individual articulation instruments
  • Engine: Powered by Kontakt, Standalone, VST, AU, and RTAS operation, Mac and PC compatible

Vir2 MOJO is available for purchase for $499.95 USD.

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Time+Space announces 20% discount Vir2 Instruments titles

Time+Space has announced 20% discount on all Vir2 Instruments products, including the forthcoming MOJO: Horn Section.

As part of the Big Fish Group, Vir2 have twenty years of customer service and support experience behind them and is dedicated to the craft of producing the highest quality virtual instruments for the 21st century musician. With a growing library of instruments, Vir2 Instruments offers premium products across a wide variety of genres and Time+Space are pleased to announce a 20% discount across all titles until 30th June 2009 (prices shown include discount).

Time+Space Vir2 Instruments promo

available Vir2 Instruments products

  • MOJO: Horn Section (due for release later this month). Offering the most flexible and innovative approach to pop, funk, jazz, and big band horns ever created in a virtual instrument and inspired by legendary groups like Tower of Power and the big bands of decades past, MOJO is capable of emulating everything from a sultry sax solo to a screaming full big band playing at the top of their lungs. Pre-order available. RRP: £279.20 / €311.20 (normally £335.00 / €373.45).
  • Acoustic Legends – A broad collection of acoustic guitars. RRP: £167.20 / €199.20
  • VI. One – Over a thousand instruments, kits, and other sound effects. RRP: £119.20 / €135.20
  • SyntAX – Over 2000 patches covering a large amount of synth territory. RRP: £119.20 / €135.20
  • Elite Orchestral Percussion – 19GB of both traditional and unusual orchestral percussion instruments. RRP: £204.00 / €239.20
  • BASiS – Sampled collection of electric, upright, fretless, and synth basses. RRP: £151.20 / €199.20

Visit Time+Space for more information.

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