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MusicLabs virtual Rickenbacker Guitar

The RealRick 5 virtual instrument captures the unmistakable sound of a legendary Rickenbacker® 360 electric guitar, which became permanently intertwined with the sound of The Beatles. RealRick 5 is a sample-based virtual instrument with an innovative approach to guitar sound modeling and guitar techniques emulated 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.

RealRick Instrument

RealRick Guitar Patches:

  • 6-string - Mono
  • 12-string A - Mono, 3rd string pair tuned in OCTAVE
  • 12-string B - Mono, 3rd string pair tuned in UNISON
  • 6-string (Stereo/Double-track):
    full Stereo (emulates 'Rick-O-Sound' stereo output) when used in RealRick single output version
    double tracked patch when used in RealRick two output versions
  • 12-string A and B (Stereo/Mono):
    main (sustain) sound is Stereo (6/6 strings split), additional sounds/noises are Mono
  • 12-string A and B (Stereo/Double-track):
    full Stereo (emulates 'Rick-O-Sound' stereo output) when used in RealRick single output version
    double tracked patch when used in RealRick two output versions

Ways of using

There are three ways of using RealRick virtual instrument.

  • Intuitive keyboard layout allows Live/MIDI Keyboard performance with numerous articulations, noises, guitar-specific tricks, strumming and finger picking techniques.

  • Any guitar performance produced on a MIDI keyboard can be recorded or directly programmed in a MIDI track of any DAW.

  • Built-in Song sequencer designed to arrange up to the entire song by simply inserting chord symbols and selecting pre-recorded guitar rhythm patterns.

RealRick 5 GUI

  • Sounds and noises - We've carefully and meticulously recorded high quality dry samples of each fret of all strings directly from Rickebacker® pick-ups which let you easily create any desired guitar sound using your favorite amplifier simulator. RealRick sample library includes not only sustain sounds, but also other guitar-specific sounds with dynamics and nuances an experienced performer can get from his/her instrument.

  • Techniques and control - An authentic sounding guitar part cannot be recorded by using samples on their own, but requires a bunch of guitar-specific techniques, which are simulated in RealRick. Whether you are playing live or programing a DAW, these techniques are controllable by using special gestures, key switches, key velocity, modulation wheel, sustain pedal, key aftertouch, MIDI CC, DAW parameter automation, and any combinations of these.

  • Chord voicing - Guitar chord voicing is very unique depending on guitar construction and is absolutely necessary to reproduce in order to achieve authentically sounding chordal parts. Our patented technology provides accurate reproduction of guitar chord voicing automatically for 30 chord types in all existing inversions, extensions and alterations.

  • Rhythm Patterns - In order to record an authentic accompaniment track, most session guitarists carefully study characteristic rhythm parts for the required style. We created a huge rhythm library consisting of 1250 patterns. It can be easily used for quickly creating guitar accompaniment parts in the DAW or in our internal Song sequencer.

  • Realism - Sophisticated humanization algorithms vary samples, technique and control parameters, timing, chord strum aspects to reach best possible realism in guitar tracks. That helps you bring a digitally simulated guitar performance maximally close to an analog recording of a best-in-class session guitarist.

RealRick and all MusicLab Virtual Guitars are simply the best in the industry. They are convenient, featured packed and give the user endless musical options. Whether a Beginner, Professional or a Producer you will find our products the answer for all of your virtual guitar needs.

RealRick 5 Main Features

  • Includes 8 Guitar Pacthes
  • Performance Modes: Solo, Harmony, Bass&Chord, Bass&Pick, Chords
  • Assignable FX: Up to 30 Key/Pedal/Velocity/Mod.Wheel Switch FX
  • Chord Detect/Construct: 1-4 note piano chords to 6-voice guitar chords real-time translation
  • Chord Editor: Edit/change factory chord fingerings with a mouse click
  • Humanization: Sound, Timing, Velocity, Pitch randomization
  • Song Mode: Easy-to-use built-in Song Track for constructing guitar parts
  • Sounds: Full length (recorded with full attack and sustain), Muted (fret hand mute), Bridge Mute (right hand mute), Harmonics, Pinch Harmonics, Pick Noise, Fret Noise,Release Noise, Fret Position select, Pick Position select, Drop D, Drop C tuning (Solo mode)
  • Sound Effects: Violining, Sustainer, FeedBacker, Wah-Wah
  • Articulations/Techniques: Up/Down strokes, Hammer-On/Pull-Off, Legato, Slide Up/Down (automatic and manual,Tremolo, Trill, Bend auto, Reverse Bend auto, MonoBend (Unison Bend), Muted Strums Up/Down, Slow Strums Up/Down, Strum Speed adjustable, Strum layers (string groups) control, Number of strings used in strums adjustable, and more.
  • Pattern Library: 1250 guitar rhythm patterns covering a wide range of music styles

RealRick Bonus Software

RealRick ships with IK Multimedia Amplitube Custom Shop software! AmpliTube Custom Shop is a full-featured version of AmpliTube, with 24 gear models included for recording and mixing in your favorite Mac/Win DAW or for playing on stage or practicing at home. Plus, the included Custom Shop allows you to try and buy over 200 new gear models available. You can now build your own collection of amp and effects models with a level of customization never seen before and at prices never so affordable

System Requirements

  • Windows 7 SP1/8.1/10 32bit or 64bit
  • VST2/VST3/AAX 32bit or 64bit host
  • 2GB+ RAM, 5GB+ free hard drive space


  • OS X 10.9 - 10.15
  • VST2 32bit/VST3 64bit/AU 32bit or 64bit/AAX 32bit or 64bit host
  • 2GB+ RAM, 5GB+ free hard drive space


  • Operates as a virtual instrument software plug-in in all major hosts like Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, Sonar, Pro Tools, Studio One, Live ...
  • Works as a Standalone module
  • AAX support: Pro Tools 11/12/2019 AAX64

AAX native, AU, Mac, Standalone, VST, Win
Download Size: 811 MB

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