Steinberg unveiled the latest version of its Virtual Guitarist software at the NAMM music show this week. In addition to many new features,
Virtual Guitarist 2
also comes with an expanded audio library, according to the company.
Virtual Guitarist 2 offers 6.8GB of editable riffs, parts and licks totaling 1100 different parts in 88 musical styles, including pop, rock, metal, reggae and country. The new version includes the entire content of both Virtual Guitarist and Virtual Guitarist Electric Edition, according to Steinberg.
A new feature called Part Editor allows full editing control over every single Virtual Guitarist 2 phrase. Each chord is broken up into slices, which the user can manipulate. Each slice can also be transposed or moved around rhythmically. Steinberg’s GrooveMatch technology allows parts to be molded to any drum loop or file.
Virtual Guitarist 2 will be available in February 2006 for $249.