REQ: Three-Body Technology Heavier7Strings (WIN/MAC) VST
Heavier7Strings is a real-time playable sample-based virtual instrument. The sample library consists more than 10,000 samples in 24-bit 48000 Hz, totalling 8 GB.
The sampler used in Heavier7Strings is self-developed, no third-party samplers were used. It has following characteristics:
Direct read from disk;
Shared sample buffer between instances to reduce memory consumption;
Automatic fade out on disk-read overtime to avoid clicks & pops.
Hammer-on & pull-off;
Legato slide in/out;
24 "inspiration keys" to directly trigger specially played sounds/complex performances;
String and fret board position;
Strumming: deduce complete chord from part of composing notes;
Trigger power chords from root note.
Built-in DSP Engine
A built-in DSP engine named THRASH (Tonal/Harmonic Reconstruction and Shaping) is included in Heavier7Strings to provide various tone adjusting functions:
+8RR: in addition to 16x recorded RR at maximum, random timbre and envelope changes are applied on samples to provide more vivid RR playing;
True doubling: two guitars playing simultaneously on left and right channel, each has individual random note delay and RR selection.
Sample-based LFO: modulate sample pitch with pitch curves extracted from real-world vibrato playing. This technique is adjustable in both degree and frequency, and is more realistic than just modulate the pitch by sine/ triangle wave.
Dynamically recoups the formant during pitch-bend.
Digitally emulated tone knob and pickup switch;
Adjustable tension and resonance.
Heavier7Strings includes an effect rack. The effect rack has 19 effect modules, including AMP, Overdrive, Screamer, Flanger, Ping-Pong Delay, etc. The modules can be freely assembled, and all these modules can run in stereo to work with doubling mode.
The AMP and cabinet modules have following features:
AMP module works in 2-8X super sampling to avoid high frequency aliasing;
16 AMP styles from heavy metal to clean sound;
66 cabinet factory IRs (impulse responses) including various speakers and mics;
Users custom cabinet IR via WAV files;
At most four IRs mixed with different delay, volume and phasing.
In addition, the effect rack contains a preset manager to store effect presets, and a number of 200 factory presets are provided.