MusicLab Releases RealGuitar 2.0

Music Lab has released Version 2.0 of the RealGuitar VST instrument. A number of new unique features added to version 2 let you emulate guitar performance in even more realistic way while creating solo and accompaniment parts for your songs.


Pattern Manager (available only in 2L version):

RealGuitar is now equipped with powerful multi-functional built-in Pattern Manager letting you use RG MIDI Pattern Library for creating guitar accompaniment parts in the whole new and convenient way.

  • Complete RG MIDI Pattern Library (1250 rhythm patterns)
  • Pattern Tree view, allowing to find/select rhythm patterns right from RealGuitar
  • Pattern view, graphically presenting guitar ‘Strokes’ contained in the current rhythm pattern (differently colored ‘Piano Roll’ type bars allow to easily visualize Up/Down, Up/Down Muted, Slow Strums, individual string Strokes, etc…)
  • Auditioning selected pattern by simply pressing chord on the external keyboard without starting your host sequencer, even with RealGuitar standalone run
  • 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 (pattern is automatically multiplied by the assigned number of measures)
  • 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)

Features added to Solo mode:

  • Hammer-on, Pull-off
  • Hammer-on with automatic Pull-off on key release
  • Legato Slide (up and down) – automatic slide between any two pressed notes
  • Note-Off Repetition – automatically repeating the released note(s) to easily perform tremolo technique
  • 4 Key Switch FX keys (C1, C#1, D1, D#1) let you assign and use up to 4 various guitar effects in the same performance
  • ‘Silent’ Key Switch mode – allows to switch to new sound (Key Switch FX) without muting the previous one (e.g. performing Harmonics over sustained bass note)
  • Pedal Switch FX – switching to various guitar effects/articulations by pressing Sustain Pedal

Feature added to Chords mode:

  • Number of Strings – now it is possible to also disable upper strings in a chord (similar to current version lower strings disabling), so you can play chords without 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. strings, i.e. reduce # of strings used for the chord up to any middle one

Features added to Chords, Bass&Chord, Bass&Pick modes:

  • Slash Bass Chords – all chordal modes now have ‘/Bass’ option that allows to perform major/minor triads with any note in the bass (including its own III, V (and Root of course)). That adds 800 (!) more new chord voicings to 1000 available in version 1.5
  • Legato Chords – allows to sustain note(s) on chord change if the same note(s)/string/fret is being triggered in the previous chord.

RealGuitar versions available:

  • RealGuitar 2L version includes built-in Pattern Manager and complete RG Pattern Library (1250 rhythm patterns)
  • RealGuitar 2 version doesn’t include Pattern Manager and RG Pattern Library

RealGuitar upgrade options available:

  • RealGuitar 1.5 without Pattern Library -> RealGuitar 2 ($49 USD)
  • RealGuitar 1.5 without Pattern Library -> RealGuitar 2L ($99 USD)
  • RealGuitar 1.5 with one part of Pattern Library -> RealGuitar 2L ($75 USD)
  • RealGuitar 1.5 with complete Pattern Library -> RealGuitar 2L ($49 USD)

More information and video demos are available at the MusicLab site.

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