Heavier7Strings, a real-time playable sample-based virtual instrument thats brings back Heavy Metal to your productions. Equipped with a complete effect rack and a patterns library, this metal-style guitar library has everything you need!The love for music, and a desire to create innovative studio technology was the mainspring that made Heavier7Strings possible. With total of 4 years in the making, using only top quality equipment, more than 10.000 samples were painstakingly recorded in 24-bit and 48 kHz. To top it all off Heavier7Strings comes with a self-developed sampler with no compromise on sound quality.
The Effect Rack
What is the first thing to do when one starts a virtual guitar? Usually it is to bypass all built-in effects, as they are mostly too primitive for any serious work. However, the effect rack provided in Heavier7Strings is complete and of production-level quality, not just a toy!
•19 Heavy Metal Effect Modules: Screamer, EQ12, AMP, Flanger, Pingpong delay, etc.
•16 AMPs with styles from heavy metal to clean sound, processing sample rate up to 8X
•66 cabinet IRs, four can be mixed simultaneously with different delay, volume and phasing
•Preset manager allows you to store your own effect presets, along with 200 factory presets
MIDI Patterns Library
Heavier7Strings contains a number of 200 predefined MIDI patterns, together with effect rack configuration. The style of these patterns ranged from metal, rock, pop, clean, and along with non-rhythmic noise and ambient sounds. All these patterns can be dragged into host DAWs, and users can define their own patterns by MIDI clip.
•200 factory MIDI patterns together with effect rack presets
•Various styles: metal, rock, pop, clean, along with non-rhythmic noise and ambient sounds.
•Draggable into host DAWs
•Users can define their own patterns by dragging MIDI into
•Samples and Sampler
•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.
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:
+∞RR: 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.
•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