Logic Pro 9 Electric Guitar instrument

#1
Hi,

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:)

thanks,
Judith Gruber-Stitzer
 

Orren Merton

Logic Samurai / Administrator
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#2
Are there any other good heavy metal / punk electric guitars floating around that I don't know about?
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:
http://www.bigfishaudio.com/4DCGI/detail.html?4;16;1:115::511988;1614:::::A115;G1614::511820

You might give that a try.

Orren
 
#3
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!

cheers,
Judith
 
#7
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:

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I hope you'll like them!

Best,
Benjamin
Vir2 Product Development Team - http://www.vir2.com
 
#8
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.
 
#9
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.

Best,
Benjamin
Vir2 Product Development Team - http://www.vir2.com
 
#10
Hi everyone,

some new demos for you:

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

Electri6ityLPLegatoTappingNoKeyswitchDemo1.mp3:
http://www.benjaminstelzer.de/demo_new/Electri6ityLPLegatoTappingNoKeyswitchDemo1.mp3

Electri6ityLPLegatoTappingNoKeyswitchDemo2.mp3:
http://www.benjaminstelzer.de/demo_new/Electri6ityLPLegatoTappingNoKeyswitchDemo2.mp3

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

Electri6ityLPBluesRockLick1NoKeyswitchDemo.mp3:
http://www.benjaminstelzer.de/demo_new/Electri6ityLPBluesRockLick1NoKeyswitchDemo.mp3

Electri6ityLPBluesRockLick2NoKeyswitchDemo.mp3:
http://www.benjaminstelzer.de/demo_new/Electri6ityLPBluesRockLick2NoKeyswitchDemo.mp3

Electri6ityLPBluesRockLick3NoKeyswitchDemo.mp3:
http://www.benjaminstelzer.de/demo_new/Electri6ityLPBluesRockLick3NoKeyswitchDemo.mp3

Electri6ityLPRockRiffAndSoloJammingNoKeyswitchDemo.mp3:
http://www.benjaminstelzer.de/demo_new/Electri6ityLPRockRiffAndSoloJammingNoKeyswitchDemo.mp3

Electri6ityTeleFamousRiffJammingNoKeyswitchDemo.mp3:
http://www.benjaminstelzer.de/demo_new/Electri6ityTeleFamousRiffJammingNoKeyswitchDemo.mp3

Electri6ityP90BluesNoKeyswitchDemo.mp3:
http://www.benjaminstelzer.de/demo_new/Electri6ityP90BluesNoKeyswitchDemo.mp3

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

Electri6ityLPDeepModernRhythmGuitar.mp3:
http://www.benjaminstelzer.de/demo_new/Electri6ityLPDeepModernRhythmGuitar.mp3

Here is the MIDI, for everyone who is interested in it:
http://www.benjaminstelzer.de/demo_new/Electri6ityLPDeepModernRhythmGuitar.mid

Best,
Benjamin
Vir2 Product Development Team - http://www.vir2.com
 
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