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