WELCOME TO THE ILYA EFIMOV TC STRUM !
Strum is a sample-based fully functional totally new formation module designed by Ilya Efimov Productions to imitate guitar musical accompaniment.
Using our library could save you a lot of time and money as you will not need to hire a professional guitar player to record parts that would have previously been impossible to do on a virtual instrument. Strum will not impose any limitations on your creative work, it is easy and convenient to use. To add guitar accompaniment you will just need to choose the style and press keys on your MIDI-keyboard. You can play anything from simple to extremely complicated chords in any arrangement, Strum will do everything by itself.
The library isn’t just restricted to root chords, it’s familiar with a great variety of inversions and chord extensions. Each of the 33 chord variations that can be recognized by our instrument have 4 playing positions. Out-of-the-box our library comes with 1584 TABs. You can edit any of the TABs or create your own. Any chord, no matter how complicated,can be created and saved for use inside the library or on your HDD.
Our unique system – “Round Robin for Chords” is used in this library. It is a complex system that helps to prevent playing an exact replica of a strummed chord. The attack style, Pick noise variation, velocity of each string and Strum time (the time between attacks of each string during playing the chord) are also changed in a random way to avoid the machine-gun effect. Strum has many styles. Altogether you have 320 cells available for storing patterns, 240 of which we have made ready for your fast and easy access. You can easily edit any style or create your own.
The whole editing process is graphical and easy to understand even from the first time you use the library. Styles, patterns and chords can be saved inside the instrument or separately on your HDD. For fast and easy switching between styles during use, you can chose patterns for your arrangement and compile them into songs. As well as the features listed above, our library also provides a variety of interesting options such as Reverb effects, Delay, EQ, Compressor and 20 presets to save your personal settings for those effects. There are also Stereo Double track options that will give you the opportunity to imitate 2 guitars playing simultaneously, and other settings to adjust the sound and style according to your taste.
The Strum consists of 320 slots to store patterns: 16 patterns in each of 20 styles. You can load each for 240 patterns that we created for you (16 patters of 15 styles)
There is an opportunity of fast consecutive scrolling of the patterns using Key-Switches and automate the switching in your song. You can also collect the favorite styles to set and use quickly switch between them.
The Strum allows you to use available patterns, edit them and create your own patterns. You can arrange patterns, export and import them. To create patterns you can use the graphic table resembling to the key editor in your sequencer. This table occupies the major part of the interface.
The Strum has a chord recognition system that always plays a correct chord based on the MIDI input from a sequencer or MIDI keyboard in real time. If you play a complete chord The Strum will automatically recognize it.
The Strum recognizes 33 chord types:
The chords will translate to correct guitar position and you can select one of four position for each chord. 1584 guitar tabulatures are available to play.
You can change any chord to whatever you like. There is no restriction. This is intentional because it will allow you to build a “project” patch where you can assign complex chords to a single key.
Easy & Flexible !
You can imitate guitar accompaniment in two ways: in the manual and automatic modes.
In the automatic mode choose only the pattern to hear the required accompaniment while pressing chords. In this case only the chords are recorded into the sequencer, like into Pad.
In the manual mode you can play and record the guitar accompaniment manually into your sequencer, changing chords and using chord articulations. Round-Robin Chord System is used in our library, which guarantees that the sound of each chord will be different from the previous one that will help to avoid mechanical repetition.