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The RealStrat Fender Stratocaster Virtual Instrument by MusicLab features sample-based guitar modeling, reproducing the Stratocaster sound with a standard MIDI keyboard. Its advanced key/pedal/velocity switch system provides excellent playability, allowing a keyboardist to perform guitar parts with realistic expression.
RealStrat features high-quality, dry samples recorded directly from Stratocaster pick-ups. It covers practically every sound a guitarist makes, including muting, palm muting, harmonics, pinch harmonics, unison bend, strumming, picking, chord chopping, scrapes, and more.
RealStrat is also equipped with a Pattern Manager containing a complete rhythmic library for easily creating guitar accompaniment tracks. Find the appropriate rhythm pattern in the software, copy it to the needed number of measures, start your sequencer, and use a MIDI keyboard to play chord changes.
A better sounding virtual guitar
Multi-channel layering technology, incorporating a library of samples recorded from every fret of all 6 strings on a real guitar.
Floating Fret Position imitates the change of a guitarist's hand position on the neck. Play up to 140 specifically-sampled frets using just the 46 keys of a standard keyboard.
Guitar Touch technology lets you easily recreate basic guitar techniques using standard MIDI keyboard and controllers.
Sound Humanize processing reduces "machine gun" effect on note repetitions, such as tremolo picking and strumming.
Five performance modes
MusicLab performance modes add to the realism of the virtual guitar's tone and expression. The five modes are Solo, Harmony, Chords, Bass&Chord, and Bass&Pick.
Style and sound variables
Every fret on the guitar is sampled with ten different styles of guitar technique variables, for example, the pick's position between the neck and the bridge.
RealStrat offers twenty different articulation styles/techniques for every note that's played, so you can perfect your feel and phrasing.
For psychedelic passages, four different special effects can be applied: volume swell, sustain, feedback, and wah wah.
Chord detect/construct system
1-4 note piano chords can be translated in real-time to 6-voice guitar chords. RealStrat has 2,000 instantly available guitar chord shapes.
For creating accompaniment tracks quickly, RealStrat has a library of 1,250 rhythm patterns, covering a wide range of music styles. Copy the appropriate rhythmic pattern to the needed number of measures, start your sequencer, and fill in the chord changes with your MIDI keyboard.