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Electri6ity

The ultimate virtual electric guitar instrument

After more than three years of development, Vir2 Instruments presents Electri6ity, an epic electric guitar virtual instrument containing the most advanced, detailed, and versatile collection of electric guitars ever made in a virtual instrument.

"...if you want a range of well-sampled guitars, powered by an engine that will let you use them to create 'photo real' performances, Electri6ity will step up and deliver, regardless of the musical style you prefer to play. A truly stunning library." - Future Music Magazine

"...this is the best electric guitar library we've come across to date. Select a DI instrument, play a few notes or chords and you might be convinced that a real guitar has been plugged into your mixing board." Music Tech Magazine



  • Overview
  • Demo Videos
  • Features
  • Screenshots
  • Tutorials
  • Compatibility

Electri6ity CoverElectri6ity contains eight of the most famous and distinguished guitar tones from the history of the instrument. More than 24,000 24-bit samples were taken of each guitar. Three pickup options (front, rear, and mixed) are available on every guitar. An impressive amount of samples allow you to play every articulation on every fret of every string for an absolutely authentic guitar sound. Downstrokes, upstrokes, seamless velocity layers, ghost notes, mutes, harmonics, hammer-ons, pulloffs, slides, releases, and FX...the sky is the limit with Electri6ity.

Electri6ity also utilizes the most advanced scripting to date, including the revolutionary Articulation Morphing Technology (A.M.T.) and Velocity Morphing Technology (V.M.T.), allowing for the seamless morphing from dead mute to sustain or from soft to loud. Advanced string and fretboard positioning is performed by artificial intelligence which adapts to your playing. Play fluid lines in real time using the legato engine, play chords using the chord detection engine which understands almost two thousand different chords, easily double-track, do unison bends, strum, pick, trill, tremolo pick, slide...all of this is built into the Electri6ity engine and full editing control is given over each of these parameters.

Electri6ity ScreenshotAll samples in Electri6ity are recorded clean - a direct input from the guitar. Use Electri6ity's built-in multieffects (phaser, flanger, chorus, reverb, and delay), Screamer module, and amp simulation (British, Classic, Clean, Jazz, Metal, Modern, and Rock) to make the sound come alive, or use your own guitar amps or simulators to multiply the possibilities.

Electri6ity is powered by the industry-leading Kontakt engine. It is compatible with VST, AudioUnit, and RTAS (Pro Tools 7 & 8) plug-in formats allowing it to work seamlessly within any major sequencer, in addition to standalone use.

More videos for Electri6ity can be found on the YouTube Vir2 Instruments channel, and a series of tutorial videos can be found on the Tutorial tab above, or at this article, or on a special YouTube playlist.

We created a special series of tutorials to explain the inner workings of Electri6ity and how you can use its advanced features:

These tutorial videos can also be viewed at YouTube on a special Electri6ity Tutorial Playlist.

Recordings of eight guitars:
  • Strat
  • Tele
  • P90
  • Les Paul
  • Rickenbacker
  • Danelectro Lipstick
  • ES335
  • L4
  • Three pickup positions:
  • Front
  • Rear
  • Front + Rear Blend
  • Recorded variations per sample:
  • Downstroke/upstroke
  • Picked/strummed
  • Seamless velocity layers
  • More than 24,000 recorded samples per guitar, recorded at 24-bit 44.1KHz fidelity
  • Playing modes:
  • Polyphonic
  • Monophonic
  • Legato (Sustain/Muted)
  • All modes can be combined with a Slide Mode for real-time slides from each fret to each other fret.
  • Articulation list:
  • Sustain Neck <> Bridge
  • Sustain <> 5th / Octave Pinch Harmonics
  • Dead Notes <> Muted <> Half-Muted
  • Ghost Notes Clean
  • Ghost Notes Dirty
  • Chucka-Chuckas
  • Harmonics
  • Hammer On (played after sustain note) / Hammer On (tapped)
  • Pull Off (played after sustain note) / Pull Off (tapped)
  • One and two frets Slides Up / Down
  • Slides (from and to every available fret)
  • FX Samples (Screams, Scratches, Whammy-FX, etc.)
  • Release types:
  • Finger Noise
  • Finger Noise Short
  • Mixed I
  • Mixed II
  • Hand Mute (fret can be selected)
  • Palm Mute
  • Slide Down Short
  • Slide Down Medium
  • Slide Down Long
  • Slide Down (1 fret, short)
  • Slide Up (1 fret, short)
  • Slide Noise Down
  • Slide Noise Up
  • Pick Noise
  • Integrated engines:
  • A.M.T (Articulation Morphing Technology) & V.M.T (Velocity Morphing Technology) allows you to seamlessly morph from soft to loud notes, from dead muted to sustain, and even from sustain to fifth or octave pinch harmonics! The morphing is phase-aligned without any phasing artifacts
  • Advanced string and fretboard positioning - the AI chooses the best fitting strings and fretboard position for you. It takes speed, timing, notes and polyphony into account. Manual overwrite is possible whenever you need it (by manually choosing a string or a position on the fretboard)
  • Advanced guitar noise engine - adds pick, finger and slide noises according to your playing
  • Advanced legato engine - fluid legato lines in real time
  • Advanced vibrato engine
  • Advanced humanization - nothing is random, everything is artificial intelligence
  • Advanced guitar chord detection - almost two thousand chords are detected and transferred into guitar chords in real time. Most guitar chords are available in up to three different voicings.
  • Inversions and chords with additional root keys are detected
  • Easy Double-Tracking - without increasing the memory footprint
  • Auto Unison-Bends
  • Dynamic sympathetic resonance simulation
  • Performance keys for strumming and picking - powerful yet easy to use
  • Performance keys for trills, tremolo picking, one and two fret slides (it's possible to slide whole chords as well)
  • Full control over the engine, tweak and control the playback with more than 100 parameters!
  • This product refers to a number of registered trademarks and are made for the purposes of illustration only, and do not imply a license or endorsement from the trademark owners. These trademarks remain the property of their registered owners. These include (but are not limited to): "Les Paul", "Les Paul P90", "P90", "335", "ES-335", "L4", "Gibson L4" are registered trademarks of Gibson Guitar Corporation; "Strat", "Stratocaster", "Tele", "Telecaster" are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation; "Lipstick" is a registered trademark of Danelectro; "Rickenbacker" is a registered trademark of Rickenbacker International Corporation.

    Electri6ity's main screen allows easy access to all major aspects of each guitar's responsiveness and tone. There is also an onscreen display of the currently selected mode and keyswitch:

    Electri6ity Screenshot

    The Settings page, pictured below, offers detailed control over dozens of different parameters, organized into several major sub-pages:

    Electri6ity Screenshot

    When loading the "Amp" version of the guitars, Electri6ity offers a selection of multi effects (phaser, flanger, chorus, reverb), a Screamer module, and an amp module, offering several different major guitar tones such as British, Clean, and more:

    Electri6ity Screenshot

    Electri6ity's Fretboard page shows real-time mapping of what notes are being triggered on the guitar and where on the fretboard they are located:

    Electri6ity Screenshot

    Electri6ity is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms and includes the standalone Kontakt Player 4 application as well as AudioUnit, VST, and RTAS plug-ins. All of these versions ship in the same box.

    Mac OS IconThe Macintosh version requires an Intel Core Duo 1.66GHz or faster, 4GB of RAM, a DVD drive, and OS 10.5.x or higher. For optimum performance, Vir2 Instruments recommends a 2.0GHz processor or faster, and 6GB or more of RAM. The library requires 27GB of free hard drive space.

    Windows IconThe Windows version requires a processor speed of 1.4gHz or higher (Pentium or Athlon XP), 4GB of RAM, a DVD drive, and Windows XP SP2 (32-bit) or Windows Vista or Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit). For optimum performance, Vir2 Instruments recommends a 2.0GHz processor or faster, and 6GB or more of RAM. The library requires 27GB of free hard drive space.

    Electri6ity will run in standalone mode and is also compatible with every major sequencing package in the world, including but not limited to: Apple Logic and GarageBand, MOTU Digital Performer, Digidesign Pro Tools 7 & 8 (TDM, LE, and M-Powered), Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo, Ableton Live, and more.