There are somewhat fewer preset styles included here but, given that a strummed acoustic perhaps performs a more generic role in pop, rock, funk, country, reggae and related styles, it is still pretty easy to find something to suit the most musical moods. And, given that particular target audience, I think they are also very reasonably priced. Sparkle is another plugin which is considered specialist for chords, octaves as well as single note riffs. It offers 100 styles and over 1,000 variations that can be played in real-time — using keyboards and other controllers — and flexibly adjusted to any song. Our emulations of hand-picked vintage amps and speaker cabinets ensure classy tone and vibrant character.
As with Iron, you also get dials to select a pickup choice and amp style from clean to rough and a Drive knob that allows you to push the chosen amp model a little harder. Virtual Guitarist will be mapped to Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine straight out of the box. Unlike a real guitar player, neither Sparkle nor Amber are going to play any duff notes, but you do need to do a little work and just a little if you want the parts to breath and get close to the dynamics of the real thing. I was impressed with Iron. Step 7 - Download your required operating system format and install. This also affects the price - to our customers' benefit, of course.
You also get to dial in the Tone control from warm to crisp and to select between a microphone, pickup or mix in terms of the sound source from the guitar. Other common features include options for Latch, Swing and Feel so you can add a little extra groove , the addictive Doubling option for an emulated double-tracking effect and rather nice delay, chorus and reverb effects. Plugin Boutique or its Suppliers do not accept any liability in relation to the content of the product or the accuracy of the description. Like many of the other acoustic guitar-based virtual instruments see the '' box , Amber does make it ridiculously easy to get a classy-sounding acoustic guitar coming out of your monitors. About the Virtual Guitarist Series The original Virtual Guitarist series was a best-selling virtual instrument developed by Wizoo and distributed by Steinberg.
Of course, those cleaner, chime-like, tones might be exactly why Sparkle appeals to you in the first place and, if so, then the instrument will not disappoint; Sparkle can do a nice warm, ever-so-slightly crunchy, tone right through to a very clear, bright bite. Tweak your sound by adding Drive and effects such as Delay and Reverb. If you enjoyed reading this review and want your product reviewed by the Audio Animals team please contact us via the contact page. This would be compatible with both 32 bit and 64 bit windows. In this , Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper takes a look at Sparkle By Virtual Guitarist.
It has been composed of 4 different plugins which includes Amber, Iron, Sparkle and Silk. We will find the positive and hopefully won't find the negatives. Virtual Guitarist will be mapped to Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine straight out of the box. Style Phrases Style Phrases Signature Algorithm: Grit Named for exactly what it does, this custom-built algorithm creates a beefier sound that cuts through the mix. The virtual guitarist series is suitable for everyone from seasoned professional composers wanting to save time and get great sounding results fast to complete beginners taking their first steps in music making. I'm not sure how long the coupon code will be active for so be quick.
Since then, people have been asking for a Virtual Guitarist 3. Tweak your sound by adding Drive and effects such as Delay and Reverb. Add Some Sugar to Your Tea! Step 1 - Copy and paste the coupon code below. As a company, we have a single objective: making you, our customer, happy. For example, the Avid Online Store will not work without cookies. Using an Expression pedal to add volume dynamics to the parts and the mod wheel to get creative with the palm muting is pretty much essential.
Always with customised added value for musicians. Plugin Boutique do not have nor do they claim any association with or endorsement by these brands. To download the free demo and to purchase Sparkle please visit. The bulk of the styles are based on chordal playing, but there are also a number of styles that provide octaves essentially root-note pairs for whatever chord is playing and even a couple of useful single-note styles for when something less harmonically complex is required. Virtual Guitarist will be mapped to Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine straight out of the box.
Signature Algorithm: Grit Named for exactly what it does, this custom-built algorithm creates a beefier sound that cuts through the mix. Add Some Sugar to Your Tea! Before Installing Software You Must Watch This Installation Guide Video. Then at the bottom of the page click continue to download. Sparkle is not an electric guitar solo engine, instead, Sparkle focuses on rhythm electric guitar parts only including a huge selection of patterns and phrases that are easily selectable. Without these humanising elements, the performances can become just a little too polished and consistent to be believable.
For each style, there are intro, build-up and stop-type performances included, as well as phrases that span a range of intensities from sustained chords to busier strumming. Users who want to try before they buy will appreciate the fully functional 30-day trial version. This would be compatible with both 32 bit and 64 bit windows. Signature Algorithm: Grit Named for exactly what it does, this custom-built algorithm creates a beefier sound that cuts through the mix. In terms of basic operation, both Sparkle and Amber offer the same key tools I outlined in the Iron review and, as can be seen from the screenshots, the interfaces are very similar.