Ultra Real-sounding / Dark-Powered Virtual Electric Guitar
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Ultra Real-sounding / Dark-Powered Virtual Electric Guitar - The true METAL sound of ESP® Alexi Blacky with EMG®humbucker pickup includes over 19GB*, approx. 26,000 samples V-METAL enables you to compose and create very realistic Metal guitar tracks that imitate real guitar playing!
Version 1.1 has the following bug fixes:
- Wrong samples were mapped on the D2 key for Natural Harmonics.
- String Select Key switches don't work correctly if 'drop B (-1)' or lower is selected in the Global Controller.
- Cricket samples are not triggered in some situations
REAL TIME PLAYABLITY
V-METAL SPM enables you to access various playing techniques instantly without stopping your performance and create convincing guitar tracks very easily and quickly. Single note, Sampled real 2-strings chords (minor 3rd, major 3rd, 4th, flat 5th, 5th, #5th, 6th, octave) Sampled real chords (add9, sus4, power chord), Other special sampled chords ('Rush chords') Unison bend, Double bend, Realtime Hammer-on & Pull-off, Realtime Legato Slide, Vibrato, Trill, Picking Tremolo, Mute & picking noise, Cricket, Gliss down, Pinch Harmonics, Natural Harmonics, Fret noise, Pick stop noise, Bridge mute noise, Finger Release noise, Position change noise, Whammy bar, Special FX, noises, Feedback, etc. You can play ultra realistic electric guitar performance in real-time!
SPM automatically selects a proper string / fret position depending on the situation. You can also change the string manually by key switches. The Fretboard Monitor visualizes the current fret position / playing technique you are playing.
'Cricket' is a guitar playing technique that Metal / Rock guitarists frequently use on solos. By hitting the whammy bar, the tremolo unit vibrates very fast and it produces a very cool 'crying' sound like a cricket (insect).
In actual guitar performance, you get feedback sound when a heavily distorted tone is played in front of (or a certain position from) the amplifier. V-METAL reproduces the feedback sound. The pitch and fade time of feedback can be changed.
The extensive number of the 'real' chord samples makes your guitar tracks very convincing. minor 3rd, major 3rd, 4th, flat 5th, 5th, #5th, 6th, octave add9, sus4, major 3rd vibrato with / without pinch harmonics, power chords (besides 5th-dyad chord), other special chords (= so-called 'Rush chords'), etc. Guitar chord sound that is emulated using single note samples does not sound real. V-METAL includes the huge number of 'real' recorded (in other words, 'pre-recorded' or 'pre-played') chord samples. Each chord instrument can be used as a SPM instrument and you can instantly access the various types of guitar chords. Prominy's guitar libraries are the only ones that include such a huge number of the 'real' chord samples.
'Double-Tracking' is a technique that is frequently used in recording guitar tracks. It gives the guitar track a nice, wide-spread stereo images and thickness. With V-METAL, you can reproduce it very easily just by loading the double-tracking instruments. No identical samples are played simultaneously in both channels. You don't need a stereo delay or tweaking your midi data to emulate the double-tracking.
AUTO STROKE DETECTION
With SPM's Auto Stroke Detection feature, SPM automatically detects the current beat position and identify proper stroke direction (down or up). There are several stroke detection modes and you can also control stroke direction manually.
ASSIGNABLE KEY SWITCH
All the SPM instruments have Assignable Key Switch feature which enables you to assign any key switches to each SPM instrument. You can combine any SPM instruments to SPM multi as needed and assign key switches, and create your own SPM setting.
LOW NOTE SAMPLES
The guitar is tuned to 'drop C', that is the most popular tuning among Metal / Rock guitarists. V-METAL covers the lower notes (low C - low D#) and is suitable for a wide range of musical genres; Modern Metal, Death Metal, Nu Metal, Metalcore, Rock, Pop, and so on.
REAL TIME LEGATO SLIDE
With V-METAL’s Realtime Legato Slide feature using 'real' legato samples, you are able to get perfectly real expressions of the human finger's legato slide that cannot be reproduced with a slide emulation by changing pitch. Realtime Legato Slide is available with the instruments; single note, minor 3rd, major 3rd, 4th, flat 5th, 5th, #5th, 6th, octave, add9, sus4, power chord.
The samples were recorded directly from the guitar and completely dry. You can make your own guitar sound so it suits the music genre you're working with by adding your favorite amp simulator. (* Amp simulator is not included in the product.)
Picking noises and various noises (fret noise, pick stop noise, bridge mute noise, finger release noise, position change noise, etc.) made while playing a guitar are very important characteristics that identify a live guitar recording. That is why we took great care in capturing many variations of noises. Adding these noises will make your guitar tracks sound natural.
Currently the best
I produce prog rock and prog metal. I currently own 38 electric guitar libraries. Most of the popular ones including E6 that many reviews have picked as #1 (you know the one, maybe 3 out of 5 at best). Although I still haven't found a guitar library that nails the clean sound (I've heard demo's that sounded very good, so maybe it's me) but V metal sounds better (using my amp sims etc.) than any thing else I have used. I love the key switches, the only guitar with better switching in my opinion is Prominy's Hummingbird acoustic, which is a little more versatile on chording. No guitar library covers everything, but V metal comes the closest. Waiting for a new better library to knock V metal back to a 4 out of 5. But right now it's the best so 5 it is.