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A real-time playable sample-based virtual instrument
Heavier7Strings - A real-time playable sample-based virtual instrument
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Bring Heavy Metal back to your Music

Three-Body Technology proudly presents Heavier7Strings, a real-time playable sample-based virtual instrument thats brings back Heavy Metal to your productions. Equiped with a complete effect rack and a patterns library, this metal-style guitar library has everything you need!

The love for music, and a desire to create innovative studio technology was the mainspring that made Heavier7Strings possible. With total of 4 years in the making, using only top quality equipment, more than 10.000 samples were painstakingly recorded in 24-bit and 48 kHz. To top it all off Heavier7Strings comes with a self-developed sampler with no compromise on sound quality.

Version 1.2.0 enhancements:

Added two new effect modules: HammerMetal and MainTank, which are both distortion modules.
Reduced latency of AMP and Cabinets modules.
Improved sound quality of AMP and Cabinets by refined resampling algorithm on convolver kernels.
The Effect Rack

What is the first thing to do when one starts a virtual guitar? Usually it is to bypass all built-in effects, as they are mostly too primitive for any serious work. However, the effect rack provided in Heavier7Strings is complete and of production-level quality, not just a toy!


Effects Overview:

- 19 Heavy Metal Effect Modules: Screamer, EQ12, AMP, Flanger, Pingpong delay, etc.
- 16 AMPs with styles from heavy metal to clean sound, processing sample rate up to 8X
- 66 cabinet IRs, four can be mixed simultaneously with different delay, volume and phasing
- Preset manager allows you to store your own effect presets, along with 200 factory presets

MIDI Patterns Library

Heavier7Strings contains a number of 200 predefined MIDI patterns, together with effect rack configuration. The style of these patterns ranged from metal, rock, pop, clean, and along with non-rhythmic noise and ambient sounds. All these patterns can be dragged into host DAWs, and users can define their own patterns by MIDI clip.


Patterns Overview:

- 200 factory MIDI patterns together with effect rack presets
- Various styles: metal, rock, pop, clean, along with non-rhythmic noise and ambient sounds.
- Draggable into host DAWs
- Users can define their own patterns by dragging MIDI into
- Samples and Sampler

The sampler used in Heavier7Strings is self-developed, no third-party samplers were used.

It has following characteristics:

- Direct read from disk
- Shared sample buffer between instances to reduce memory consumption
- Automatic fade out on disk-read overtime to avoid clicks & pops.


Built-in DSP Engine

- A built-in DSP engine named THRASH (Tonal/Harmonic Reconstruction and Shaping) is included in Heavier7Strings to provide various tone adjusting functions:

- +∞RR: in addition to 16x recorded RR at maximum, random timbre and envelope changes are applied on samples to provide more vivid RR playing;

- True doubling: two guitars playing simultaneously on left and right channel, each has individual random note delay and RR selection.

- Sample-based LFO: modulate sample pitch with pitch curves extracted from real-world vibrato playing. This technique is adjustable in both degree and frequency, and is more realistic than just modulate the pitch by sine/ triangle wave.

- Dynamically recoups the formant during pitch-bend.

- Digitally emulated tone knob and pickup switch;

- Adjustable tension and resonance.


- Infinite sustain
- Hammer-on & pull-off
- Legato slide in/out
- Pinch harmonics
- Tremolo
- Gliss
- Palm-mute
- Picking-noise
- Polyphonic legato
- 24 “inspiration keys” to directly trigger specially played sounds/complex performances
- String and fret board position
- Up/down picking
- Strumming: deduce complete chord from part of composing notes
- Trigger power chords from root note


Minimum system requirements:

- Mac OS X 10.8+ (64bit)
- Intel Core Duo
- SSE 4 or higher
- 10GB free hard drive space
- VST 64bit, AudioUnit 64bit, AAX 64bit on Mac OSX


- Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 ,32 or 64 bit
- Intel Core Duo / AMD Athlon 64
- SSE 4 or higher
- 10GB free hard drive space
- VST 32bit, VST 64bit, AAX 32bit, AAX 64bit on Windows

License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with Heavier7Strings. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Heavier7Strings from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"For software products produced by Best Service the German Copyright Act is effective. All other Software products sold and/or distributed by Best Service are subject to the license agreement which is part of the respective software installer.

The samples and programs contained in any software/library produced by Best Service are licensed to the owner/buyer of the product only. Only the purchaser of this CD is authorized to use the sounds for his music-, multimedia-, film-, radio-, games-, webcast- or similar productions and only as long as no isolated samples, loops or phrases become available for a third party.

It is not allowed to use the samples and programs within a network if this opens the possibility to be used simultaneously by multiple users. Unauthorized copying, reproduction (including conversion and reproduction in other data formats), hire, rental, public performance, broadcasting and distribution is expressly prohibited. Best Service constantly monitors other soundware releases to check for copyright infringements, and will prosecute all piracy and copyright violations to the fullest extent of the law.

Products marked as NFR (Not For Resale) may only be used for demonstration, reviewing or testing, but not for commercial production.

EDU (educational) products – products marked as EDU may only be used by the authorized institution, their teachers, pupils and students for education purposes but not for commercial production. EDU versions are not allowed to be resold or distributed in any way."

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