Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE features three guitar-typical on-board effects. They provide for a greater sonic palette and allow you to create presets that sound perfect “out of the box” – because often you need that little reverb or delay for a particular sound.
The onboard effects are not meant to replace dedicated plug-in or outboard effect processors, and we encourage you to route Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE into external plugins or outboard gear if you need more advanced tweaking options.
The Delay effect in Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE offers five different, guitaroptimized stereo delay presets from 32nd to 4th note resolution, as well as a mix control (left knob). From Slapback echoes (32th setting) to rhythmic duplication using the longer resolutions – subtle delay adds width and ambience to Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE without adding too much wash to the mix.
Adds a guitar-optimized Chorus effect. As you turn the knob, the chorus will go from a subtle slow flanging to a fast, deep, almost twelve-string effect. Try the Chorus particularly for adding a bit of detuning and depth. Be careful not to overdo it – there’s just a fine line between a nicely animated guitar rhythm and a sticky mush of 80s kitsch.
Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE’s reverb is a quick way to add the atmosphere of a large recording room in a professional studio, particularly suited for the percussive character and rich harmonics of an acoustic steel string guitar.
The Volume knob adjusts the master output volume of Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE. Levels inside Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE are usually auto-adjusted, so you will never have to level-compensate for Doubling or adding GRIT, but you may want to use this control to adjust the gain of Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE before sending it into subsequent audio processors or effect devices.