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Acou6tics from Big Fish Audio is a virtual acoustic instrument comprising six different acoustic instruments - a steel-string guitar, twelve-string, nylon string, ukulele, mandolin, and guitalele. It features both plectrum and finger picking, and Blumlein stereo recordings alongside a piezo pickup perspective.
Thousands of samples across more than a dozen articulations were recorded for each instrument, including sustains, mutes, releases, legatos, hammer-ons and pull-offs, slides, harmonics, and effects. Virtual room control is also featured with adjustable microphone distance and sympathetic resonance.
The instrument's interface is very easy to navigate with four dedicated pages - playback, key switches, chords, and microphones and FX.
Steel-string (plectrum and finger picked)
Nylon String (finger picked and finger nail picked)
Ukulele (finger picked and finger nail picked)
Guitalele (finger picked and finger nail picked)
Recorded in Blumlein stereo configuration with no phasing issues when mixed down to mono
Special recording process to minimize room tone while keeping the natural tone of the instrument, leading to a completely dry, yet natural sounding guitar
All guitars are recorded with stereo micing plus an additional piezo DI channel
Between 4,000 and 8,000 samples per instrument (4 to 8 GB WAV files, uncompressed)
All articulations are available on all strings, all frets
Sustain (plectrum down, plectrum up, finger, thumb, finger nail down, finger nail up)
Muted (palm muted, hand muted)
Legato (hammer on, pull off)
Slides (slide down 1 and 2 frets, slide up 1 and 2 frets, slide in)
Advanced strum engine (fully customizable strum keys, including special keys for transition strums and open string strums) and picking engine
Advanced guitar chord detection - almost 25,000 chords are detected and transferred into guitar chords in real time with most guitar chords available in up to fifty different voicings
Advanced string and fretboard positioning - the AI chooses the best fitting strings and fretboard position taking speed, timing, notes and polyphony into account (manual overwrite is possible whenever needed by choosing a string or a position on the fretboard)
Advanced guitar noise engine adds pick, finger and slide noises according to playing styles
Advanced vibrato engine
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Mac Intel Core Duo (2 GHz processor or faster recommended) OSX 10.7.3 or later 2 GB RAM 13 GB free hard drive space For plug-in use host software that supports Audio Units, AAX Native, RTAS and VST formats
PC Intel Core Duo (2 GHz processor or faster recommended) Windows 7 or 8 with latest SP, 32- and 64-bit 2 GB RAM 13 GB free hard drive space For plug-in use host software that supports AAX Native, RTAS and VST formats
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