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Bring Heavy Metal back to your Music

$199 introductory price thru August 31
$249 thereafter

Three-Body Technology proudly presents Heavier7Strings, a real-time playable sample-based virtual instrument thats brings back Heavy Metal to your productions. Equiped 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!

Effects Overview:

  • 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.

Patterns Overview:

  • 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.

Performance

  • Infinite sustain
  • Hammer-on & pull-off
  • Legato slide in/out
  • Pinch harmonics
  • Tremolo
  • Gliss
  • Palm-mute
  • Picking-noise
  • Polyphonic legato
  • 24 “inspiration keys” to directly trigger specially played sounds/complex performances
  • String and fret board position
  • Up/down picking
  • Strumming: deduce complete chord from part of composing notes
  • Trigger power chords from root note

Minimum system requirements:

 Mac:

  • Mac OS X 10.8+ (64bit)
  • Intel Core Duo
  • SSE 4 or higher
  • 4GB RAM
  • 10GB free hard drive space
  • VST 64bit, AudioUnit 64bit, AAX 64bit on Mac OSX
 PC:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 ,32 or 64 bit
  • Intel Core Duo / AMD Athlon 64
  • SSE 4 or higher
  • 4GB RAM
  • 10GB free hard drive space
  • VST 32bit, VST 64bit, AAX 32bit, AAX 64bit on Windows