RealLPC
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 5.0 
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2GB+ RAM, 5GB+ free hard drive space
Windows 7 SP1/Windows 8.1/Windows 10 32-bit or 64-bit
VST2/VST3/AAX 32-bit or 64-bit host
 5.0 
System Requirements
2GB+ RAM, 5GB+ free hard drive space
OS X 10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12/10.13/10.14/10.15
VST2/VST3/AU/AAX 32-bit or 64-bit host
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RealLPC

Gibson's Les Paul Custom, a higher end variation of the Gibson Les Paul guitar has been used by the majority of world famous musicians, spanning generations and genres, such as Wes Montgomery, Al Di Meola, Pat Metheny, Chuck Berry, Jeff Beck, Peter Frampton, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, B.B.King, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Gary Moore, Eddie Van Halen and many others.

RealLPC - sample-based virtual instrument with an innovative approach to guitar sound modeling and guitar techniques emulating on a standard MIDI keyboard.

RealLPC provides incredible playability based on the unique performance modes and easy-to-use keyboard layout as well as the advanced key/pedal/velocity switch system allowing a keyboardist to perform guitar parts with a whole new level of realistic expression. RealLPC covers practically all sounds, articulations, and techniques a professional guitarist can produce on his Les Paul, including mute, bridge mute, harmonics, pinch harmonics, unison bend, strumming, picking, chord chopping, scrapes, and much more...

Ways of using

There are three ways of using RealLPC virtual instrument:

  • Intuitive keyboard layout allows Live/MIDI Keyboard performance with numerous articulations, noises, guitar-specific tricks, strumming and finger picking techniques.
  • Any guitar performance produced on a MIDI keyboard can be recorded or directly programmed in a MIDI track of any DAW.
  • Built-in Song sequencer designed to arrange up to the entire song by simply inserting chord symbols and selecting pre-recorded guitar rhythm patterns.

Sounds and noises

We've carefully and meticulously recorded high quality dry samples of each fret of all strings directly from Les Paul Custom pick-ups which let you easily create any desired guitar sound using your favorite amplifier simulator. RealLPC sample library includes not only sustain sounds, but also other guitar-specific sounds with dynamics and nuances an experienced performer can get from his/her instrument.

Techniques and control

An authentic sounding guitar part cannot be recorded by using samples on their own, but requires a bunch of guitar-specific techniques, which are simulated in RealLPC. Whether you are playing live or programing a DAW, these techniques are controllable by using special gestures, key switches, key velocity, modulation wheel, sustain pedal, key aftertouch, MIDI CC, DAW parameter automation, and any combinations of these.

Chord voicing

Guitar chord voicing is very unique depending on guitar construction and is absolutely necessary to reproduce in order to achieve authentically sounding chordal parts. Our patented technology provides accurate reproduction of guitar chord voicing automatically for 30 chord types in all existing inversions, extensions and alterations.

Rhythm Patterns

In order to record an authentic accompaniment track, most session guitarists carefully study characteristic rhythm parts for the required style. We created a huge rhythm library consisting of 1250 patterns. It can be easily used for quickly creating guitar accompaniment parts in the DAW or in our internal Song sequencer.

Realism

Sophisticated humanization algorithms vary samples, technique and control parameters, timing, chord strum aspects to reach best possible realism in guitar tracks. That helps you bring a digitally simulated guitar performance maximally close to an analog recording of a best-in-class session guitarist.

Summary

RealLPC and all MusicLab Virtual Guitars are simply the best in the industry. They are convenient, featured packed and give the user endless musical options. Whether a Beginner, Professional or a Producer you will find our products the answer for all of your virtual guitar needs.

RealLPC Features

Guitars

  • RealLPC.
  • RealLPC Double-Track.
  • Standard and Baritone tunings.
  • 24-bit samples.
  • Three pickup selections - Neck, Bridge, Neck + Bridge (with volume balance).

Samples

  • High quality guitar samples.
  • Multi-channel sample layering technology.
  • Every fret of all 6 strings sampled, up to 30 different samples for repeated notes.
  • Authentic, deep velocity response.

Sounds

  • Full length (recorded with full attack and sustain).
  • Muted (fret hand mute).
  • Bridge Mute (right hand mute).
  • Harmonics.
  • Pinch Harmonics.
  • Pick Noise.
  • Fret Noise.
  • Release Noise.
  • Fret Position select.
  • Pick Position select.
  • Drop D, Drop C tuning (Solo mode).

Sound Effects

  • Violining (volume swell).
  • Sustainer (sound swell).
  • FeedBacker (harmonic feedback).
  • Wah-Wah (MIDI CC control, Auto, Modulation).

Articulations/Techniques

  • Up/Down strokes.
  • Hammer-On/Pull-Off.
  • Legato.
  • Slide Up/Down (automatic and manual).
  • Tremolo, Trill.
  • Bend auto.
  • Reverse Bend auto.
  • MonoBend (Unison Bend).
  • Muted Strums Up/Down.
  • Slow Strums Up/Down.
  • Strum Speed adjustable.
  • Strum layers (string groups) control.
  • Number of strings used in strums adjustable.
  • And more.

Performance modes

  • Solo, Harmony, Bass&Chord, Bass&Pick, Chords.
  • Multi mode (universal).
  • MIDI Guitar (normal guitar via MIDI interface input).

Assignable FX

  • Up to 30 Key/Pedal/Velocity/Mod.Wheel Switch FX.
  • 33 keys for Key Switches.
  • Custom Key Switch presets (save/load).
  • Toggle/Temporary switch modes.

Chord detect/construct

  • 1-4 note piano chords to 6-voice guitar chords real-time translation.
  • 30 chord types recognition, including sus2, sus4, 6/9, 7th, 9th and altered chords.
  • 4 chord positions along the fretboard.
  • Slash Bass Chords option - allows to perform major/minor triads with any note in the bass.
  • About 2000 instant guitar chord shapes.

Chord Editor

  • Edit/change factory chord fingerings with a mouse click.
  • Create custom chord banks.

Humanization

  • Sound, Timing, Velocity, Pitch randomization.

Song mode, a powerful songwriting tool

  • Easy-to-use built-in Song Track for constructing guitar parts.
  • Powerful Style Filter letting you find suitable patterns by musical criteria.
  • Chord Selector, allowing to quickly select and insert chords.
  • Import the whole chord sets directly from WEB page or Text document.
  • Export Song Track as a Standard MIDI file to use with any third party instruments.
  • Advanced Humanize engine, allowing you to easily add more realism to the performance with a mouse click.

Pattern Library

  • 1250 guitar rhythm patterns covering a wide range of music styles.
  • Pattern Tree view allowing to easily find/select rhythm patterns.
  • Pattern view, graphically presenting guitar 'Strokes' contained in the current rhythm pattern.
  • Auditioning selected pattern by simply pressing chord on the external keyboard without starting your host sequencer.
  • Total synchronization with host's tempo, start/stop, beats, loop, time signature...
  • Drag'n'Drop selected pattern from Pattern window right to your host's MIDI track.

Bonus Software: RealLPC (downloadable and retail) ships with IK Multimedia Amplitube Custom Shop software, a special limited version of AmpliTube 4, IK's complete guitar amp modeling solution.

User Reviews Average user rating of 4.00 from 1 reviewAdd A Review

Reviewed By Epidural
January 25, 2010

RealLPC is simply the best virtual guitar available in my opinion. It is pretty much identical to RealStrat (in case you own or have tried that one), except of course, the samples are recorded from a Les Paul Custom. There are a great many articulations (ie. Hammerons, Pulloffs, Pinch-Harmonics, Bridge-Mutes etc...), performance triggers (ie. Slides, Trills, Tremolo etc...), and the ability to create a custom keyswitch arrangement in order to trigger them.

I find it sounds much better than Realstrat (but that's a matter of personal taste). In particular, the bridge-mutes sound much more realistic, especially for rock-style playing.

The size of the application is surprisingly small considering all the options that are included, but that is because it combines samples with a lot of midi trickery. For example, there are no sampled chords; While chords can be triggered in "Chord Mode", the chords are combinations of individually-sampled notes. This obviously makes the library much smaller than it would be if all possible chords were sampled. One would think that sampled chords would sound much more realistic than chords comprised of individual notes combined, but RealLPC's chords sound very real. This is because the program doesn't just play individual notes at the same time to create a chord, it staggers the timing of the individual notes in order to simulate the effect of a pick strumming across the strings. In fact, the speed of the strum can be customized so that the chord can be strummed at any speed you like. There are adjustable pick noises as well. So while the sample-set is considerably smaller than some of the competing sample-libraries, there is considerable midi-magic used in order to compensate for this. I have a sample library for Kontakt that is absolutely gigantic by comparison, but I much prefer Musiclab's e-guitar offerings because they are very cleverly programmed, making them far, far easier to play.

I won't bother listing the vast amount of features, but suffice it to say that when I factor in the price, the amount of articulation/performance features and ease of play, I find RealLPC to be the biggest bang for the buck available at the moment. There is a learning curve, and you do need an amp sim (making it far more versatile than pre-amped/pre-distorted samples), but you can program some very convincing guitar parts with RealLPC as well as RealStrat and Realguitar (Realguitar being a collection of acoustic guitars).

My only gripe with it is that the pinch-harmonics aren't currently mapped to the right notes/frets. This was done on purpose, presumably because many users want pinch harmonics that match the regular notes, which isn't how a real guitar works -the pinch harmonics of notes played on certain frets are often different notes than their non-pinch-harmonic counterpart, and I guess some users prefer them to always match (real guitarists will know what I'm talking about). They're mapped realistically in RealStrat, but I guess they gave the average users what they wanted with RealLPC. Not a big deal though, and since I find that RealLPC sounds much better than RealStrat for my tastes, I can certainly live with it.

I gave the "Presets" rating a 1 simply because there was no "Not Applicable" option to choose. There are no presets. It comes with a default configuration, and you can create as many of you're own custom presets as you see fit, creating your own sets of keyswitches, altering the default pick-position, strum speed etc...

I wouldn't trade it for anything else out there at the moment.Read more

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