Virtual Guitarist requires MIDI note input for playing and recording musical performances, and optionally Pitchbend, Modulation and Sustain Pedal data for added real-time 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 real-time. Of course you can also control Virtual Guitarist Plug-ins by using MIDI step sequencers or by entering MIDI notes manually into MIDI tracks. For getting to know the Virtual Guitarist Series and for testing purposes, you can also use the Interactive Keyboard in the top half of the Virtual Guitarist window. This works best with the Latch function enabled.
Native Instruments KONTROL Integration
Virtual Guitarist Plug-ins are fully NKS-compatible for superior integration with Native Instruments KONTROL technology.
This means that when using MASCHINE or any of the KONTROL-S keyboards, Virtual Guitarist Plug-ins will offer additional functionality:
- Native Map: You can edit the Virtual Guitarist's parameters using the controller knobs.
- Light Guide: On KONTROL-S keyboards, LEDs with color codes guide you to the Common Phrases and Style Phrases ranges as well as the Chords range.
- You can browse the Virtual Guitarist Plug-in presets in the Native Browser, including categories.
Virtual Guitarist SILK in the MASCHINE Browser and Virtual Guitarist IRON in the KOMPLETE Browser
These features are available in the KONTROL software as well as in all popular DAWs that feature KONTROL integration, such as Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo and Apple Logic Pro.