WELCOME TO THE ILYA EFIMOV ACOUSTIC GUITAR!
We are pleased to offer you fantastic realistic virtual guitar. The sound of this library is rich and sensual, transparent and incredibly expressive. We have made fantastic realism by using 14 dynamic colors for each note. This library is essential for Acoustic Guitar imitation. You can use all frets for each string. The select of the strings and positions can be both automatic and manual. The control over any parameter is available though Graphic User Interface and your sequencer. You can easily use any of 14 articulations, selecting a particular articulation that you need. Legato and glissando are implemented in the library. Using those features you can reach a higher level of realism. The library contains a great number of FXs, such as side noises that will appear during the time one plays the guitar up to percussion effects.
We do hope that our library will not leave you indifferent and its use will give you a great number of interesting musical ideas.
Glissando articulation on a guitar is played quite often not only like an effect but first of all as melody ornaments. We have recorded all possible versions for each string starting from each fret within an octave range up and down the fretboard and in different tempo. You do not have to switch among glissando versions. The algorithm will do it for you when you wish.
Any key on a piano keyboard corresponds to a certain musical note. For each note there exists just one key. But the guitar very often allows to take one and the same note on different strings. At this the timbre of notes played on different strings and at different positions will vary. In the majority of guitar samples libraries the user can not choose a string for playing notes. This impoverishes him considerably and hides the richness of the timbre. In the present Library you can use not just the first four frets but all the rest of frets. In this way you will not lose 80% of the instrument`s music colors.
To make you task easier we have created a complex script. The string selection and Playing Positions proceeds automatically according to guitar fingering. But quite often the user has to choose this and that string manually or to determine the left hand playing position.
You can choose a string by using special "string" keys. If the note you need is not available on the string you selected this note will be played on another string automatically within playing position. Holding the string selection key you can play one-voice melody line on one string.
You can at any time set the playing position to a desired fret with the “Set position to fret n” keys. If a note cannot be found in the playing position range the algorithm will look for this note on another string within the playing position range. If the note can still not be found within this range the algorithm will look for it on adjacent frets and the playing position will be shifted. The playing position is crucial for the automatic string selection.
If you play chords there a several algorithms helping you to minimize the use of the select string or set playing position functions.
The complex string selection algorithm allow you to play with keyboard and hear a real guitar.