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Musiclab are proud to present the RealEight virtual guitar instrument – the ideal guitar for creating lead, rhythm riff, and even bass tracks in your future rock and metal masterpieces! New RealEight got full-featured chording/strumming engine letting you successfully use it in a wide range of rock and pop music styles as well!

REALEIGHT is 8-string sample-based electric guitar virtual instrument.

RealEight provides incredible playability based on 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.

RealEight covers practically all sounds, articulations, and techniques a professional guitarist can produce on his 8-string electric guitar, including  mute, bridge mute, harmonics, pinch harmonics, sliding, scraping, etc…

24-bit high quality dry samples recorded directly from pick-ups let you easily create any desired guitar sound using your favorite amplifier simulator.


There are three ways of using RealEight 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.


We’ve carefully and meticulously recorded high quality dry samples of each fret of all strings directly from custom handmade 8 string electric guitar’s pick-ups which let you easily create any desired guitar sound using your favorite amplifier simulator. RealEight 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.


Version 6 supports external guitar FX processors which are important to create a realistic guitar part. Our experts have thoroughly examined guitar tones used in most popular songs played by greatest guitarists and came up with more than two hundred authentic presets which sound similar to what they heard, ready to be used in your next song. We recommend to use open-source Guitarix.vst virtual guitar amp as a robust and versatile solution to use these presets. Combining a virtual guitar and an FX processor allows you to store a guitar sound and an FX processor preset at the same time, which a real time saver.


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 RealEight. 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.


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.


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.


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.


RealEight 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.

MusicLab. Making Virtual Instruments a Reality since 2004.

What’s New in version 6.





Many years of research in musical theory, musical analysis and artificial intelligence led the MusicLab team to develop several unique technologies.If you are serious about creating truly realistic sounding solo and accompaniment guitar stuff for your songs, our product called RealGuitar is just what you need. RealGuitar is a sample-based virtual instrument with an innovative approach to guitar sound modeling and guitar part performing on keyboard.


8-strings, 24 frets (huge 5-octave note range)
Standard and Baritone tunings
Bass mode lowering the pitch of all strings to Bass guitar tuning
Ready-to-use Double Track and Quad Track guitar patches with a single MIDI input
8-string standard guitar tuning: F#-B-E-A-D-G-b-e with 8th string lowered to E (Drop E, expandable to Drop B)
7-string baritone guitar tuning: F#-B-E-A-D-f#-b with 7th string lowered to E (Drop E, expandable to Drop B)
8-string bass guitar tuning: F#-B-E-A-D-G-C-F. Notes played by MIDI will now trigger lower by octave sounds, thus keeping the whole keyboard layout unchange
High quality 24-bit samples
Multi-channel sample layering technology
Every fret of all 8 strings sampled, up to 30 different samples for repeated notes
Authentic, deep velocity response
Full length (recorded with full attack and sustain)
Muted (fret hand mute)
Bridge Mute (right hand mute)
Pinch Harmonics
Pick Noise
Fret Noise
Release Noise
Fret Position select
Pick Position select
Drop D, Drop C tuning (Solo mode)
Violining (volume swell)
Sustainer (sound swell)
FeedBacker (harmonic feedback)
Wah-Wah (MIDI CC control, Auto, Modulation)
V6 supports external VST3 guitar FX processors
V6 offers over 200 carefully crafted presets for open-source Guitarix.vst virtual guitar amp bundled with each guitar
V6 saves and recalls guitar and FX processor settings as a whole
Up/Down strokes
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
Solo, Harmony, Bass&Chord, Bass&Pick, Chords
Multi mode (universal)
MIDI Guitar (normal guitar via MIDI interface input)
Up to 30 Key/Pedal/Velocity/Mod.Wheel Switch FX
33 keys for Key Switches
Custom Key Switch presets (save/load)
Toggle/Temporary switch modes
1-4 note piano chords to 6-voice guitar chords real-time translation
30 chord types recognition, including sus2, sus4, 6/9, 7th, 9th and altered chords
4 chord positions along the fretboard
Slash Bass Chords option – allows to perform major/minor triads with any note in the bass
About 2000 instant guitar chord shapes
Edit/change factory chord fingerings with a mouse click
Create custom chord banks
Sound, Timing, Velocity, Pitch randomization
Easy-to-use built-in Song Track for constructing guitar parts
Powerful Style Filter letting you find suitable patterns by musical criteria
Chord Selector, allowing to quickly select and insert chords
Import the whole chord sets directly from WEB page or Text document
Export Song Track as a Standard MIDI file to use with any third party instruments
Advanced Humanize engine, allowing you to easily add more realism to the performance with a mouse click
1250 guitar rhythm patterns covering a wide range of music styles
Pattern Tree view allowing to easily find/select rhythm patterns
Pattern view, graphically presenting guitar ‘Strokes’ contained in the current rhythm pattern
Auditioning selected pattern by simply pressing chord on the external keyboard without starting your host sequencer
Total synchronization with host’s tempo, start/stop, beats, loop, time signature…
Drag’n’Drop selected pattern from Pattern window right to your host’s MIDI track






System Requirments


  • Operates as a virtual instrument software plug-in in all major hosts like Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, Sonar, Pro Tools, Studio One
  • Works as a Standalone module


  • RealStrat is available both as retail and downloadable (1.2GB each installer Mac/PC) versions. Retail version includes RealStrat (Mac/PC) and printed manuals in English, German and Japanese languages.


2GB+ RAM, 5GB+ free hard drive space

Windows 10/11 64bit
VST/VST3/AAX 64bit host

macOS 10.12-10.15, 11, 12
VST/VST3/AU/AAX 64bit host
Apple Silicon support: Native

AAX support: Pro Tools 12/2021/2022 64bit.


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