We are proud to present the RealRick virtual guitar instrument with the unmistakable sound of a legendary Rickenbacker® electric guitar, which became permanently intertwined with the sound of The Beatles.
In the early 1960s Rickenbacker® history became forever wedded to one of the biggest music upheavals of the 20th century: the invasion of the mop-top Beatles from Liverpool, England. The Beatles created unprecedented, international interest in Rickenbackers.
John Lennon would own at least four models, George Harrison's double-bound 360/12 (the second one made by the company) defined a new tone at the other end of the audio spectrum. Its ringing sound embellished "You Can't Do That", "Eight Days a Week", "A Hard Day's Night", "Ticket To Ride" to name just a few.
Jim McGuinn made the bell-like quality of its tone the foundation of the Byrds' early style. The Who's Peter Townshend, Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty, Steppenwolf's John Kay, and many other well-known 1960s guitarists became faithful Rickenbacker® users. Groups like Oasis, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, U2, and other of today's top acts include Rickenbacker® guitars in their musical arsenal. Rickenbacker® is the principal guitar of artists such as R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace, and many others.
RealRick - sample-based virtual instrument with an innovative approach to guitar sound modeling and guitar techniques emulating on a standard MIDI keyboard.
RealRick provides incredible playability based on the unique performance modes and easy-to-use keyboard layout as well as the advanced key/pedal/velocity switch system allowing a keyboardist to perform guitar parts with a whole new level of realistic expression. RealRick covers practically all sounds, articulations, and techniques a professional guitarist can produce on his Rickenbacker®, including mute, bridge mute, harmonics, pinch harmonics, unison bend, strumming, picking, chord chopping, scrapes, and much more...
24-bit 96 kHz high quality dry samples recorded directly from pick-ups let you easily create any desired guitar sound using your favorite amplifier simulator.
These technologies allow to closely emulate live guitar sound and performance, letting you create guitar parts with a whole new level of realistic expression.
Solo, Harmony, Chords, Bass&Chord, Bass&Pick, Direct
Full length (recorded with full attack and sustain)
Muted (fret hand mute)
Bridge Mute (palm mute)
Fret Position select
Pick position select (15 points)
Pick Noise (adjustable level)
Fret Noise (auto)
Release Noise (auto)
Drop C tuning (Solo mode)
Violining (volume swell)
Sustainer (sound swell)
FeedBacker (harmonic feedback)
Wah-Wah (MIDI CC control, Auto, Modulation)
KEY PEDAL/VELOCITY SWITCHES (SOLO MODE)
up to 31 assignable FXs
33 keys for Key Switches
Toggle/temporary switch modes
Custom Key Switch presets (save/load)
MODULATION WHEEL SWITCH (SOLO MODE)
12 assignable FXs (including Mode Toggle)
Hammer-On/Pull-Off (up to octave range)
Hammer-On with Pull-Off on key release
(up to octave range)
Slide Legato Up/Down (up to octave range)
Slide Up/Down (up to 2-octave range, speed adjustable)
Slide Up/Down Trigger to/from sustaining notes (speed/rangeadjustable)
Tremolo (up/down strokes, speed adjustable, tempo sync)
Trill (up to octave range, speed adjustable, tempo sync)
Bend auto (range, speed adjustable)
Reverse Bend auto (range, speed adjustable)
MonoBend (Unison Bend, lower string bend)
Muted Strums Up/Down
Slow Strums Up/Down
Chucka-Chucka (barre chords muted) Up/Down, various stringcombinations
Attack/Release time ajustable
Strum Speed adjustable
Strum layers (string groups) control
Number of strings used in strums adjustable
Unison/Octave selection for Harmonics
Harmonics on black Add-on keys in Bass&Pick mode
CHORD DETECT/CONSTRUCT SYSTEM
1-4 note piano chords to 6-voice guitar chords real-timetranslation
30 chord types recognition, including sus2, sus4, 6/9, 7th,9th and altered chords
4 chord positions along the fretboard
Slash Bass Chords option - allows to perform major/minortriads with any note in the bass
About 2000 instant guitar chord shapes
CHORD EDITOR (EDIT/CHANGE FACTORY CHORD FINGERINGS)
Built-in multi-functional Pattern Manager letting you in notime create professionally sounding guitar accompaniment tracks
MusicLab Guitar Pattern Library (1250 rhythm patternscovering a wide range of music styles)
Pattern Tree view allowing to easily find/select rhythmpatterns
Pattern view, graphically presenting guitar 'Strokes'contained in the current rhythm pattern
Auditioning selected pattern by simply pressing chord on theexternal keyboard without starting your host sequencer
Total synchronization with host's tempo, start/stop, beats,loop, time signature...
Drag'n'Drop selected pattern from Pattern window right toyour host's MIDI track
Real time pattern arranging (changing pattern performance onthe fly):
Add/reduce dynamics (velo+)
Apply velocity of trigger chord to pattern dynamics
Continuous dynamics changes (+/- velocity assigned to PitchBender controller)
Controlling string layers in strums (full/upper/lower) withthe input chord notes
(V4) SONG MODE, TURNING REALRICK 4 INTO A POWERFULSONGWRITING TOOL:
Easy-to-use built-in Song Track for constructing guitarparts
Chord Selector, allowing to quickly select and insert chords
Import the whole chord sets directly from WEB page or Textdocument
Powerful Style Filter letting you find suitable patterns bymusical criteria
Export Song Track as a Standard MIDI file to use with anythird party instruments
(V4) ADVANCED HUMANIZE ENGINE, ALLOWING YOU TO EASILY ADDMORE REALISM TO THE PERFORMANCE WITH A MOUSE CLICK. RANDOMIZATION OPTIONS:
(V4) DOUBLE TRACKING CONFIGURATION AND PATCHES LETTING YOUEASILY SIMULATE DOUBLE-TRACKED GUITAR PARTS WITH THE SINGLE MIDI INPUT
JOYSTICK MODE (GAME CONTROLLER GUITAR INPUT)
MIDI GUITAR MODE (NORMAL GUITAR VIA MIDI INTERFACE INPUT)
REALRICK BONUS SOFTWARE
RealRick ships with IK Multimedia Amplitube Custom Shopsoftware! AmpliTube Custom Shop is a full-featured version of AmpliTube, with24 gear models included for recording and mixing in your favorite Mac/Win DAWor for playing on stage or practicing at home. Plus, the included Custom Shopallows you to try and buy over 200 new gear models available. You can now buildyour own collection of amp and effects models with a level of customizationnever seen before and at prices never so affordable.
Operates as a virtual instrument software plug-in in allmajor hosts like Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, Sonar, Pro Tools, Studio One
Works as a Standalone module
RealRick is available both as retail and downloadable (200MBeach installer Mac/PC) versions. Retail version includes printed manual inEnglish, German and Japanese languages.
2GB+ RAM, 5GB+ free hard drive space
Windows 7 SP1/8.1/10 32bit or 64bit
VST2/VST3/AAX 32bit or 64bit host
OS X 10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12/10.13/10.14/10.15
VST2/VST3/AU/AAX 32bit or 64bit host
AAX support: Pro Tools 11/12/2020 AAX64.