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Logic 9 Electric Guitar instrument

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by Judith Gruber-Stitzer, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Judith Gruber-Stitzer

    Judith Gruber-Stitzer Senior member


    I'm looking for a really good, well programmed electric guitar soft instrument. The L9 electric guitar channel strip Mosh Pit is pretty good for the kind of sound that I need. I have Ministry of Rock but PLAY isn't always stable. I also have reFX Slayer and ToneHammer's Epic Guitar, as well as Iron Guitar.

    Are there any other good heavy metal / punk electric guitars floating around that I don't know about? And yes, I've also hired a real live human guitarist:)

    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  3. Orren Merton

    Orren Merton Logic Samurai / Administrator Staff Member

    Me? ;)

    Actually, if you want my advice:

    Don't get "metal guitars" because in my opinion (a guitarist vary familiar with all the sims and who also owns two tube amps and loves real tubey goodness) the processing is uniformly bad. You're far better off getting clean guitars and then reamping them either through a real, honest-to-God tube amp, or a simulator that you've custom tailored the preset to fit your project.

    At NAMM, there was a lot of buzz (pun intended ;) ) around electri6ity:

    You might give that a try.

  4. JGS

    JGS Member

    Thanks, Orren! I know what you mean about it being better to have the clean sound that we can then amp in a way that suits the arrangement. The BigFish Electri6ity certainly looks interesting. Their Raging Guitars was another contender but I think I'll wait for the new one. They're a great company. I've dealt a lot with them over the years.

    I've been mostly disappointed with instruments like EW Ministry of Rock.
    Of course nothing beats the real deal and I'll have that too but sometimes, because of schedule or the fact that the music will be buried under a wall of explosions in a cartoon, a virtual electric guitar is the right choice. Thanks again!

  5. seebee62

    seebee62 New Member

  6. Judith Gruber-Stitzer

    Judith Gruber-Stitzer Senior member

    Yeah, Orren suggested it to me yesterday in the posting just above yours:) It looks promising. I'll certainly check it out when it's released.
  7. seebee62

    seebee62 New Member

    Cool..yup looks very promising
  8. dynamitec

    dynamitec New Member

    Hi everyone!

    I found this thread via Google. I'm glad you are interested in Electri6ity!

    A lot of new demos are online now and the Electri6ity shipping date has been confirmed (May 17th).

    If you are interested in video demos take a look at the Vir2 YouTube channel:







    I hope you'll like them!

    Vir2 Product Development Team - http://www.vir2.com
  9. JGS

    JGS Member

    Thanks, Benjamin for giving us the links to the demos. The sound is quite impressive. I'm curious about the programming behind those performances i.e. how easy or difficult is it to get a performance like that in terms of key switching and using controllers within Logic.
  10. dynamitec

    dynamitec New Member

    Hi JGS,

    Thanks for your comment!

    It's actually pretty easy to control Electri6ity. The library is driven by an engine - btw. one of the most complex Kontakt scripts ever (with >50.000 lines of code in each instrument) - which has a pretty complex AI build in. The engine "listens" to what you are playing on the keyboard or to your sequencer and transfers everything to the virtual fretboard. If you are in the legato mode for example, you can play fluid legato lines and you won't need any keywitches.

    Keyswitches in Electri6ity are mostly used to overwrite the default behavior of the engine and for tweaking the playback. But if you don't like to, you won't have to use keyswitches and controllers and you'll still get pretty good results.

    If you look at the jazzy demo you'll see that only a very few keyswitches are used for example.

    Vir2 Product Development Team - http://www.vir2.com
  11. dynamitec

    dynamitec New Member

    Hi everyone,

    some new demos for you:

    Legato/Tapping Demos - not a single keyswitch or CC modulation was used!:



    Blues/Rock Licks - not a single keyswitch or CC modulation was used!:







    Electri6ity Rhythm Demo - not a single keyswitch or CC modulation was used!


    Here is the MIDI, for everyone who is interested in it:

    Vir2 Product Development Team - http://www.vir2.com
  12. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    Benjamin, have you ever tried Electri6ity with a MIDI guitar and if yes, which kind of pickup was it and how did it work?
  13. dynamitec

    dynamitec New Member

    Hi Peter,
    I haven't tested it yet! But it's certainly a good suggestion! Will do it!
  14. dynamitec

    dynamitec New Member

    Hi everyone,

    the new http://www.vir2.com website is online now! Check it out for more infos about Electri6ity!


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