Acou6tics - Re-imagine the acoustic guitar with the follow up to Vir2's Electri6ity NEW! HOT!

Acou6tics

Re-imagine the acoustic guitar with the follow up to Vir2's Electri6ity


  • Kontakt Player 5
  • Plug-in
$ 399.95

  • Kontakt Player 5
  • Plug-in
$ 399.95

Vir2 InstrumentsAcou6tics Electri6ity Bundle
For more information about Acou6tics, visit Vir2 Instruments.
Sound On Sound“You would have to try very hard in your average project studio to match the fidelity produced by Acou6tics... it’s capable of some breathtaking results.”
- Sound On Sound Magazine
MusicTech Magazine Awards"9/10! A brilliant way to bring the sound of acoustic guitars to your tracks. Hugely tweakable, and sounds like the real thing."  - MusicTech Magazine
Keyboard Magazine Award"Acou6tics is the most realistic sampled acoustic guitar family I've heard to date...this is clearly a professional instrument." 
- Keyboard Magazine
Computer Music Magazine Award"9/10! As Electri6ity users would expect, the sound is pretty much flawless...a thing of beauty." 
- Computer Music Magazine

Description




Following in the footsteps of Vir2 Instruments' award-winning Electri6ity electric guitar virtual instrument, Acou6tics applies the same advanced technologies to re-imagine the virtual acoustic guitar. Vir2 has meticulously recorded six different acoustic instruments: a steel-string guitar, twelve-string, nylon string, ukulele, mandolin, and guitalele, and presents them in astonishing detail. It features both plectrum and finger picking, and Blumlein stereo recordings alongside the 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. Acou6tics also features virtual room control with adjustable mic distance and sympathetic resonance.


Acou6tics Instruments

Acou6tics is powered by the industry-leading Kontakt engine. It is compatible with VST, RTAS (Pro Tools 9 & 10), and AAX (Pro Tools 10 & 11) plug-in formats allowing it to work seamlessly within any major sequencer, in addition to standalone use.





The Acou6tics interface is very easy to navigate. There are four main pages: Playback, Keyswitches, Chords, and Mics & FX.

Playback Page

Acou6tics Playback
This is the default screen when a patch is first loaded. The knobs here adjust essential playback controls for picking, strumming, string selection, volume and vibrato.

Playback Advanced
The advanced menu gives you access to all of the deepest parameters of Acou6tics.


Keyswitches Page

Keyswitch
The Keyswitch Edit page allows all keyswitchs and trigger keys to edited and saved.

Keyswitch List
The keyswitch list shows all assigned keyswitches and trigger keys for the selected bank.


Chords Page

Chords
The Chords page displays the current chord voicing and also allows you to create custom chord voicings.


Mics & FX Page

Mics & FX
The Mic 1 + Mic 2 page allows you to disable and enble Mic 1 and 2, control their volume and panning, and apply effects.

Piezo
The Piezo page allows you to enable and disable the Piezo pickup and apply effects.


For a behind the scenes look at the making of Acou6tics, click here.

Details



The Acou6tics V1.1 update can be downloaded here: V1.1 Update

Guitars:
    • Steel-string (Plectrum & Finger Picked)
    • 12-String (Plectrum)
    • Nylon String (Finger Picked & Finger Nail Picked)
    • Ukulele (Finger Picked & Finger Nail Picked)
    • Mandolin (Plectrum)
    • Guitalele (Finger Picked & Finger Nail Picked)

Recording:
    • Recorded in Blumlein-Stereo with no phasing issues when mixed down to mono
    • Special recording process to minimize the recorded room while keeping the natural tone of the
      instrument, leading to an completely dry, yet natural sounding guitar tone
    • All guitars are recorded with stereo micing plus additional piezo DI channel
    • Between 4000 and 8000 samples per instrument (4GB to 8GB wave files, uncompressed)

Articulations:
    • All articulations are available on all strings, all frets
    • Sustain (Plectrum Dn, Plectrum Up, Finger, Thumb, Finger Nail Dn, Finger Nail Up)
    • Muted (Palm Muted, Hand Muted)
    • Legato (Hammer On, Pull Off)
    • Slides (Slide Dn 1 & 2 Frets, Slide Up 1 & 2 Frets, Slide In)
    • Release (Normal, Buzz, Slide Dn, Pick Mute, Finger Mute, Open String)
    • Chucka-Chuckas
    • Harmonics
    • FX (Pick Noises, Body Knocks, Slaps, etc.)

Features:
    • Virtual room with adjustable mic distance
    • Physical correct sympathetic resonance
    • Advanced strum engine (fully customizable strum keys, including special keys for transition
      strums & open string strums) & picking engine
    • Advanced guitar chord detection - almost 25,000 chords are detected and transferred into guitar
      chords in real time. Most guitar chords are available in up to fifty different voicings.
    • 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 vibrato engine


Acou6tics is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms and includes the standalone Kontakt Player 5 application as well as AudioUnit, VST, RTAS (Pro Tools 9 & 10), and AAX (Pro Tools 10 & 11) plug-ins. All of these versions ship in the same box.

Mac OS IconThe Macintosh version requires an Intel Core Duo, 2GB of RAM, and OSX 10.7.3 or later. For optimum performance, Vir2 Instruments recommends a 2.0GHz processor or faster. The library requires 13GB of free hard drive space.

Windows IconThe Windows version requires Windows 7 or 8 (latest Service Pac, 32/64 Bit) Intel Core Duo, and 2GB of RAM. For optimum performance, Vir2 Instruments recommends a 2.0GHz processor or faster. The library requires 13GB of free hard drive space.


Acou6tics will run in standalone mode and is also compatible with every major sequencing package in the world, including but not limited to: Apple Logic and GarageBand, MOTU Digital Performer, Digidesign Pro Tools (9 and higher), Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo, Ableton Live, and more.


Download Sizes


Version Compressed Download Size
 
Kontakt Player 5/Plug-in Download includes
  Installation Instructions:  1.16 GB
  Acou6tics Pt.1:  2 GB
  Acou6tics Pt.2:  2 GB
  Acou6tics Pt.3:  2 GB
  Acou6tics Pt.4:  2 GB
  Acou6tics Pt.5:  2 GB
  Acou6tics Pt.6:  1.31 GB
  Installation Video:  

*When ordering the download product from Big Fish Audio you will be given one or more links for each of your download product purchases. The links will be active for 24 hours. During this time you should download the file and expand it. Please keep the archive or zip file as a backup.



License Agreement


The Following End User License Agreement is included with Acou6tics. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Acou6tics from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"The samples contained herein are licensed, not sold to you, the individual end user, by Vir2 Instruments. This non-exclusive, non-transferable license is granted only to the individual end user who has purchased an unopened, new, and lawfully made copy of this product from a dealer or distributor authorized by Vir2 Instruments. All samples remain the property of Vir2 Instruments and are licensed only for use in the creation of a live or recorded performance that includes the licensed samples as part of a derivative musical work created by the licensed end user. This license expressly forbids resale, rental, loan, gift, or transfer of these samples in any format or via any medium, except as part of a derivative musical work. The samples may not be included, whether unmodified or as part of a derivative work, in any sample library product. Any unlicensed usage will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law."



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Reviews


 
Article Rating Author
 
Computer Music Magazine 9/10
Keyboard Magazine Marty Cutler
MusicTech Magazine 9/10 Hollin Jones
Sound On Sound John Walden

Videos


All these videos can be found in a special Acou6tics playlist on YouTube.

Tutorial Videos

    • Chords (Main Page)
    • Keyswitches (Main Page)
    • Mics & FX (Main Page)
    • Playback (Main Page)
    • Legato
    • Intro to Chords & Strumming
    • Tremolo
    • Chord Detection
    • Chord Positioning On The Fretboard
    • Pick Positioning
    • String Selection
    • Strum Speed
    • Capo
    • Chucks & Mute Strums
    • Drop Tuning


Demo Videos


















For a behind the scenes look at the making of Acou6tics, click here.