Virtual Rickenbacker

US Best Service releases MusicLabs's RealRick virtual guitar instrument      26/09/14

Virtual Rickenbacker


Distributor, Best Service, has announced the release of new MusicLabs product, RealRick, a virtual instrument which they say captures the unmistakable sound of a legendary Rickenbacker 360 electric guitar. After RealGuitar, RealStrat and RealLPC, RealRick is the 4th MusicLab virtual guitar instrument. Here's the details in their own words...

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

RealRick 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.

RealRick covers practically all sounds, articulations, and techniques a professional guitarist can produce on his instrument, including mute, bridge mute, harmonics, pinch harmonics, unison bend, strumming, picking, chord chopping, scrapes, and much more...

The Rickenbacker 360 is a semi-acoustic electric guitar. It features stereo or mono output. Beside the 6-string, also the 12-string version was sampled.

24-bit 96kHz high quality dry samples recorded directly from pick-ups let you easily create any desired guitar sound using your favorite amplifier simulator.

RealRick innovations:

  • Multi-channel layering technology, incorporating a custom library of specially recorded samples taken from every fret of all 6 strings of a real guitar.
  • The unique Floating Fret Position technology, which imitates change of fret position of a guitarist's hand on the neck. This gives you the possibility of playing on up to 140 guitar frets using just 46 keys of a standard keyboard!
  • Sound Humanize technology allowing to wholly remove 'machine gun' effect on note repetition (tremolo, strumming, etc...).
  • Our original Guitar Touch technology letting you easily imitate basic guitar techniques (strumming, plucking, sliding, bending, muting, etc..), using standard MIDI keyboard and MIDI controllers, such as Pitch Bender, Modulation Wheel, Sustain Pedal, and Aftertouch.
  • Guitar Rhythm Pattern technology providing powerful Pattern Manager completed with huge MusicLab Guitar Pattern Library for easily creating guitar accompaniment tracks. All you have to do is to find the appropriate rhythm pattern(s) in the Pattern Manager tree view, copy it to the needed number of measures, start your sequencer and use MIDI keyboard to play chord changes, or alternatively add chords to a MIDI track via sequencer's editor.
  • The unique Struminator technology letting you use alternative MIDI controller (standard Guitar Hero game controller by Activision Inc.) for creating authentic guitar accompaniment parts with ease and fun.


These technologies allow to closely emulate live guitar sound and performance, letting you create guitar parts with a whole new level of realistic expression.

Pricing and Availability:
MSRP: €169 / £139 / $199

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