Virtual Guitarist IRON requires MIDI note input for playing and recording musical performances, and optionally Pitchbend, Modulation and Sustain Pedal data for added realtime variation.
If you have a MIDI controller (keyboard), this will be the easiest and most straightforward MIDI input method and it’s most fun as this way you control your guitarist in realtime.
Of course you can also control Virtual Guitarist IRON by using MIDI step sequencers or by entering MIDI notes manually into MIDI tracks.
This works best with the Latch function enabled.
Native Instruments KONTROL integration
Virtual Guitarist IRON is fully NKS-compatible for superior integration with Native Instruments KONTROL technology.
For getting to know Virtual Guitarist IRON and for testing purposes, you can also use the Interactive Keyboard in the top half of the Virtual Guitarist IRON window.
This means that when using MASCHINE or any of the KONTROL-S keyboards, Virtual Guitarist IRON will offer added functionality:
- Native Map: You can edit Virtual Guitarist IRONs parameters using the controller knobs
- Light Guide: On KONTROL-S keyboards, LEDs with color codes matching the Virtual Guitarist IRON user interface guide you to the Common and Style ranges as well as the Chord range.
- You can browse Virtual Guitarist IRON presets in the Native Browser, including categories.
Virtual Guitarist IRON in the KONTROL Browser