Electri6ity

The ultimate virtual electric guitar instrument


  • Kontakt Player 4
  • Kontakt 4
  • Plug-in
$ 399.95

  • Kontakt Player 4
  • Kontakt 4
  • Plug-in
$ 399.95

Vir2 Instruments     Computer Music Editor's Choice Award       Acou6tics Electri6ity Bundle

For more information about Electri6ity, visit Vir2 Instruments.

Music Tech Magazine"9/10! A fantastic virtual electric guitar with eight superbly recorded instruments."  - Music Tech Magazine
EQ Magazine"This is an instrument with a serious 'wow' factor. Wow." 
- EQ Magazine
FutureMusic"A comprehensive and intelligent library that impressively meets all electric guitar needs."  - FutureMusic
SOS Magazine"Bags of potential for insanely detailed, finely nuanced performances."  - SOS Magazine
Computer Music"...the most comprehensive virtual electric guitar package we've seen..."  - Computer Music
Playmusic PICKUP"Electri6ity can create stunningly realistic guitar sounds and performances - anything from Eddie Van Halen to Elvis is possible!"  - Playmusic PICKUP
SoundsAndGear"5/5! The depth to which you can customize everything, down to the volume of each string, is just plain sick!" 
- Sounds And Gear
Recording Magazine"Vir2's Electri6ity delivers you a robust, easy to use option for any studio."  - Recording Magazine

Description


After more than three years of development, Vir2 Instruments presents Electri6ity, an epic electric guitar virtual instrument containing the most advanced, detailed, and versatile collection of electric guitars ever made in a virtual instrument.



Electri6ity contains eight of the most famous and distinguished guitar tones in the history of the instrument. More than 24,000 24-bit samples were taken of each guitar. Three pickup options (front, rear, and mixed) are available on every guitar. An impressive amount of samples allow you to play every articulation on every fret of every string for an absolutely authentic guitar sound. Downstrokes, upstrokes, seamless velocity layers, ghost notes, mutes, harmonics, hammer-ons, pulloffs, slides, releases, and FX...the sky is the limit with Electri6ity.

Electri6ity also utilizes the most advanced scripting to date, including the revolutionary Articulation Morphing Technology (A.M.T.) and Velocity Morphing Technology (V.M.T.), allowing for the seamless morphing from dead mute to sustain or from soft to loud. Advanced string and fretboard positioning is performed by artificial intelligence which adapts to your playing. Play fluid lines in real time using the legato engine, play chords using the chord detection engine which understands almost two thousand different chords, easily double-track, do unison bends, strum, pick, trill, tremolo pick, slide...all of this is built into the Electri6ity engine and full editing control is given over each of these parameters.

Electri6ity

All samples in Electri6ity are recorded clean - a direct input from the guitar. Use Electri6ity's built-in multieffects (phaser, flanger, chorus, reverb, and delay), Screamer module, and amp simulation (British, Classic, Clean, Jazz, Metal, Modern, and Rock) to make the sound come alive, or use your own guitar amps or simulators to multiply the possibilities.

Electri6ity is powered by the industry-leading Kontakt 4 engine. It is compatible with VST, AudioUnit, and RTAS (Pro Tools 7 & 8) plug-in formats allowing it to work seamlessly within any major sequencer, in addition to standalone use on both an Intel Mac and PC.

This product refers to a number of registered trademarks, and are made for the purposes of illustration only, and do not imply a license or endorsement from the trademark owners. These trademarks remain the property of their registered owners. These include (but are not limited to): "Les Paul", "Les Paul P90", "P90", "335", "ES-335", "L4", "Gibson L4" are registered trademarks of Gibson Guitar Corporation; "Strat", "Stratocaster", "Tele", "Telecaster" are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation; "Lipstick" is a registered trademark of Danelectro; "Rickenbacker" is a registered trademark of Rickenbacker International Corporation.

Details



Electri6ity includes eight guitars:

  • Strat
  • Tele
  • P90
  • Les Paul
  • Rickenbacker
  • Danelectro Lipstick
  • ES335
  • L4

Three pickup positions:

  • Front
  • Rear
  • Front + Rear Blend

Recorded variations per sample:

  • Downstroke/upstroke
  • Picked/strummed
  • Seamless velocity layers

Playing modes:

  • Polyphonic
  • Monophonic
  • Legato (Sustain/Muted)
  • All modes can be combined with a Slide Mode for real-time slides from each fret to each other fret.

Articulation list:

  • Sustain Neck <> Bridge
  • Sustain <> 5th / Octave Pinch Harmonics
  • Dead Notes <> Muted <> Half-Muted
  • Ghost Notes Clean
  • Ghost Notes Dirty
  • Chucka-Chuckas
  • Harmonics
  • Hammer On (played after sustain note) / Hammer On (tapped)
  • Pull Off (played after sustain note) / Pull Off (tapped)
  • One and two frets Slides Up / Down
  • Slides (from and to every available fret)
  • FX Samples (Screams, Scratches, Whammy-FX, etc.)

Release types:

  • Finger Noise
  • Finger Noise Short
  • Mixed I
  • Mixed II
  • Hand Mute (fret can be selected)
  • Palm Mute
  • Slide Down Short
  • Slide Down Medium
  • Slide Down Long
  • Slide Down (1 fret, short)
  • Slide Up (1 fret, short)
  • Slide Noise Down
  • Slide Noise Up
  • Pick Noise

Integrated engines:

  • A.M.T (Articulation Morphing Technology) & V.M.T (Velocity Morphing Technology) allows you to seamlessly morph from soft to loud notes, from dead muted to sustain, and even from sustain to fifth or octave pinch harmonics! The morphing is phase-aligned without any phasing artifacts

  • 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 legato engine - fluid legato lines in real time

-  Advanced vibrato engine

-  Advanced humanization - nothing is random, everything is artificial intelligence

-  Advanced guitar chord detection - almost 2000 chords are detected and transferred into guitar chords in real time. Most guitar chords are available in up to three different voicings

-  Inversions and chords with additional root keys are detected

-  Easy Double-Tracking - without increasing the memory footprint

-  Auto Unison-Bends

-  Dynamic sympathetic resonance simulation

-  Performance keys for strumming and picking - powerful yet easy to use

-  Performance keys for trills, tremolo picking, one and two fret slides (it's possible to slide whole chords as well)

-  Full control over the engine, tweak and control the playback with more than 100 parameters!


Download Sizes


Version Compressed Download Size
 
Kontakt Player 4/Kontakt 4/Plug-in Download includes
  Installation Instructions:  998 MB
  Part 1:  3.15 GB
  Part 2:  3.15 GB
  Part 3:  3.15 GB
  Part 4:  3.15 GB
  Part 5:  3.15 GB
  Part 6:  3.15 GB
  Part 7:  3.15 GB
  Part 8:  3.15 GB
  Part 9:  2.76 GB

*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 Electri6ity. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Electri6ity 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 9/10
EQ Magazine Craig Anderton
FutureMusic Jono Buchanan
KEYBOARDMAG.COM Craig Anderton
MusicTech Magazine 9/10 Keith Gemmell
Playmusic PICKUP Martin Jerram
Recording Magazine Allen Goodman
Sound On Sound Nick Magnus
SoundsAndGear.com 5/5 JK Swopes

Compatibility


 
  This product is compatible with...
 
  AU
  Cubase
  Digital Performer
  DXi2
  GarageBand
  Intel Mac
  Kontakt
  Logic
  Nuendo
  PC
  Pro Tools 7
  RTAS
  VSTi

Video


Electri6ity Played Live By Richard Friedman



Electri6ity Tutorial 1: Tour of the Guitars



Electri6ity Tutorial 2: Performance and Fretboard View



Electri6ity Tutorial 3: Settings Page and MIDI Automation



Electri6ity Tutorial 4: Playing and Keyswitching



Electri6ity Tutorial 5: Strumming and Triggers



Electri6ity Tutorial 6: Amps and Effects



David Das of Vir2 Instruments shows Electri6ity at NAMM 2010



Video demo showing Electri6ity's fretboard artificial intelligence and the source MIDI that triggers it.



Electri6ity playing famous riffs.



Electri6ity's Tele patch playing a funk solo.



A Jazz demo of Electri6ity's 335 and L4 patches.



Electri6ity's Strat rear pickup playing Paganini.



Electri6ity playing power metal.



Electri6ity's Les Paul playing a Chopin variation.



A modern mix demo of Vir2 Instruments' Electri6ity.



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