Tutorial: Using Silk by Virtual Guitarist – A Beginner’s Guide

This is your beginner’s guide to the silky smooth nylon guitar sounds of Silk by Virtual Guitarist!

Get Silk — PIB/SilkVG

I’ve been a fan of Virtual Guitarist for a while. I got to check out Amber a while back so when I got the chance to check out Silk, the Nylon Guitar VSTi, I jumped at the opportunity.

While the main GUI remains relatively the same throughout the series, there is the new Bass section where you can control the bass note of each chord.

If you are looking for classic nylon guitar finger picking for your projects this is the best option on the market at the moment… with 60 styles and 670 style phrases there is almost certainly something in there perfect for you.

Watch the Video Tutorial

*release notes below

Release Notes

Virtual Guitarist – The Only Legit Alternative to a World-Class Studio Guitarist

Smooth and Elegant Accompaniments

Virtual Guitarist SILK is a concert guitar accompaniment virtuoso. From delicate, strings-only singer-/songwriter arrangements to vivid dance and pop ornaments, SILK enables a wide range of styles in your production’s sonic color palette.

 Finger Picking Good

Elevate and decorate your songs with more than 60 Styles, and 670 Phrases, multiple microphone positions, and custom effects. We recorded Virtual Guitarist SILK with a precious, mint condition German concert guitar built by a renowned instrument maker master in 1967. Our custom in-phase recording and editing techniques and a customized channel strip provide you access to sophisticated microphone set-ups and full control over play position and sound character.

Features

  • Classy nylon guitar finger picking
  • More than 60 Styles and 670 Phrases
  • Arpeggios, patterns and chord riffs
  • From clean and smooth to vivid fortissimo

A Virtual Virtuoso

SILK plays virtuoso accompaniments and comes with 670 characteristic Phrases grouped in 60 Styles.

Sounds Galore

Choose from sophisticated microphone setups and distinguished channel strip combinations with the Character control.

Enhance your mix with SILK’s Doubling function and custom effects such as Delay and Reverb.

Signature Algorithm: Animate

Named for exactly what it does, this algorithm, custom-built for nylon guitar sounds adds subtle depth and movement to the direct signal.

Human After All

From natural and loose to obsessively exact: Adjust the level of precision in timing and playing dynamics to meet your song’s style.

Native Kontrol Standard

Virtual Guitarist supports Native Instruments NKS. Virtual Guitarist will be mapped to Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine straight out of the box. Enabling you to use Virtual Guitarist with the Light Guide, Smart Play features, and the full creative potential of KOMPLETE KONTROL without any configuration hassle.

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7 or later, Mac OS X 10.9 or later
  • You may run it on earlier versions but we don’t support them

Plugin Formats:

  • VST
  • AU (Audio Units)
  • AAX
  • NKS

Delivery Format:

  • Downloadable Installer File

Minimum Requirements:

  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 6 GB of Disk Space
  • 1280×768 px Display
  • Internet Connection is required to download and authorise this product

Supported Standards:

  • MIDI
  • Native Instruments NKS
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Author: Joshua Casper

Joshua Casper is an Artist, Musician, and Blogger.

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