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The ultimate virtual electric guitar instrument
Electri6ity - The ultimate virtual electric guitar instrument
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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

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.


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.
System Requirements:
Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher
• 8 GB RAM or more
• 28 GB hard drive space once installed

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/Kontakt/Plug-in Download includes
  Installation Instructions:  
  Part 1:  5 GB
  Part 2:  5 GB
  Part 3:  5 GB
  Part 4:  5 GB
  Part 5:  5 GB
  Part 6:  2.73 GB

*When ordering the download product from Big Fish Audio you will be given one or more links for each of your product purchases. The links will be active for 24 hours. During this time you should download the file and expand it. You can return to your Big Fish Audio account at any time and download your products. You will find your products in the "My Products" area of your account page.

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."

Computer Music | 9/10

The workstation guitar patches of yesteryear typically used a handful of feeble-sounding samples, or, even worse, cheesy FM synthesis. The results were thoroughly unconvincing, but the tables have since turned, Vir2's new Electri6ity sample library being a case in...

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EQ Magazine

Electri6ity is an ambitious, complex virtual instrument/sound library that takes playing guitar on keyboards to new levels. Like other Vir2 products it's based on the Kontakt Player, but this one pushes Kontakt 4 further than I've seen before-especially in terms of...

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Vir2 is developing a reputation for the quality of their virtual instruments and the latest of these is the ambitious virtual guitar library Electri6ity, which has been three years in development. Containing over 24,000 24-bit samples taken from eight of the best known...

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I once gave a seminar in Nashville on synth programming. One attendee asked, "I can't get a good guitar sound from my synth. What do you recommend?" The answer was obvious: "You're in Nashville. Hire a guitarist."
Today, my answer would include "or get Electri6ity." ...

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MusicTech Magazine | 9/10

If you love the sound of guitars but can't actually play one, Vir2 might have the perfect solution.

Electri6ity is a new virtual electric guitar instrument from Vir2, a team of international sound designers, musicians and programmers who specialise in producing...

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Playmusic PICKUP

VIR2 Electri6ity represents the latest sample-based software that approaches the challenging job of capturing the complex dynamics of the electric guitar.

Playmusic has recently looked at quite a few sample based libraries designed to emulate the sounds of real acoustic...

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Recording Magazine

In this issue about getting great guitar sounds, allow me to mention a way to do it even if you don't have a guitar in your studio! Electri6ity, produced by Southern California company Vir2 Instruments, is an electric guitar library intended to provide all the nuance...

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Sound On Sound

Pros - Eight classic guitars offer plenty of tonal and stylistic variety. High level of performance detail, even using the default settings. Bags of potential for insanely detailed, finely nuanced performances.

Cons - Heavy RAM requirement presents limits for 32-bit...

Read Full Review | 5/5

What is Electri6ity?

According to Vir2 it's "the ultimate virtual electric guitar instrument" In my own words, it's a highly detailed and advanced electric guitar library that tries to capture the realism of guitar playing.
It does auto chords, so when you play chords...

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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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