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Electri6ity also allows you to go deep into the parameters for each sample, options such as vibrato, tuning, strum direction, pick placement, resonance, and a host of others. Tone and playing technique Each instrument comes in DI and Amped versions, along with “full”, “sustain only” and “muted” options. The latter two versions offer up dramatically decreased load time which proves useful if you don’t want or need all articulations. The Amped versions also include built-in effects options, the first of which is a multieffects unit, with phaser, flanger, chorus, reverb, and delay algorithms. The second is a “screamer” style distortion unit with tone, overdrive, and mix levels. The last in the threesome allows amp modeling; 7 different types of amps such as British, Classic, Modern and Jazz are provided, along with 3 mic positions, and 3 room simulations. While these effects sound okay, I found them a little lacking in body for my tastes, so I ran Electri6ity through Native Instruments’ Guitar Rig and the results made me very happy indeed. Playing Electri6ity live takes some getting used to, and I wouldn’t recommend trying it with anything less than a 76-key controller; 88 would be best in order to have free access to all the articulation keyswitches. You could still use a shorter keyboard, but you would need to go back and either overdub your articulation changes, or manually code them into your sequencer. This isn’t a failing of the program by any means; it’s very cool to have all this articulation control at your fingertips, even if there’s a learning curve involved in remembering where everything is. Conclusion At a fraction of the financing it would take to purchase and personalize all eight of these guitars and/or hire a session player or two, Vir2’s Electri6ity delivers you a robust, easy to use option for any studio. Be prepared to learn how all the articulations work and sound, and you’ll soon be creating great guitar tracks with impeccable sound quality. Allen Goodman (goodman@recordingmag .com) is a guitarist, keyboardist, and recording engineer working in Phoenix, AZ.
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Contents
Talkback
Fast Forward
Put Your Foot Down!
A Guitar Gear Grab Bag
Fat Guitar Tones Without The Mud
Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017
iOS Music Tools For Guitarists
Reviewed and Revisited: BOSS RC-30 Loop Station
Reviewed and Revisited: IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3.5
Tech21 Blonde
It’s Your Music—Know Your Rights. Chapter 16: Licensing Music For Video Games
Eventide Space
Recording’s Showcase of Sounds
TC Electronic Flashback, Shaker, and Hall Of Fame
Readers’ Tapes
Advertiser Index
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Recording - July 2011 - Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017
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Recording - July 2011 - iOS Music Tools For Guitarists
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Recording - July 2011 - Reviewed and Revisited: BOSS RC-30 Loop Station
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Recording - July 2011 - Reviewed and Revisited: IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3.5
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Recording - July 2011 - Tech21 Blonde
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Recording - July 2011 - It’s Your Music—Know Your Rights. Chapter 16: Licensing Music For Video Games
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Recording - July 2011 - Recording’s Showcase of Sounds
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Recording - July 2011 - TC Electronic Flashback, Shaker, and Hall Of Fame
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Recording - July 2011 - Readers’ Tapes
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