NI Scarbee Funk Guitarist
The Scarbee Funk Guitarist instrument is designed to give you playability and control, with the flavor of the funk.
The instrument is designed to create driving rhythm guitar lines for funk and soul to hip hop and R’n’B, but also good for adding an organic element to house or pop.
Scarbee Funk Guitarist requires two fingers and a MIDI keyboard. Your right hand controls the groove – each groove preset consists of three basic riffs and multiple variations. Your left hand selects chords and velocity, with each key mapped to a specific chord. In each chord map, hit the white keys, moving upwards from C to play chord progressions, many based on classic funk tracks.
For building your own chord maps, the chord finder is a compendium of funk guitar chords and voicings. You can select the chord you want – regardless of whether you can play it or not.
And if you’re comfortable with the keys, you can use automatic chord detection to build your own chord maps. Whatever chord you play is added to a chord list, including voicing, top notes and alterations.
The various aspects of Scarbee Funk Guitarist is editable. The groove editor is designed to let you manipulate the individual elements of a groove, so you can remodel existing grooves or create your own phrases out of different articulations.
Algorithms are designed to handle the transitions between up and down strokes, mutes, hammer-ons and slides, to ensure that "every groove sounds realistic," according to NI. The same algorithms apply when you build grooves in the Groove Editor.
Pricing & Availability
The DVD version will be available March 14.
Check out Native Instruments for more details.
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