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The only substitute
No matter your skillset or production knowledge, Iron 2 has been designed to let you get studio-ready results in a matter of minutes. No deep menu diving, complicated non-musical terms or clustered interfaces, just a simple layout that offers easy tweaking to get the sound you want fast.
The perfect solution for contemporary composers, UJAM Virtual Guitarist Iron 2 allows you to inject your production with a fierce, roaring guitar tone that you might not have access to otherwise. In most cases, getting the best distorted electric guitar sound for more extreme genres of music requires your amplifier to be loud, deafeningly loud. Save your ears and your neighbour's sanity by harnessing the power of a roaring guitar stack in your DAW.
As well as non-guitarists, guitarists with their own equipment will still be able to benefit from Iron 2. Production-ready sounds from the get-go and ultra-realistic results combined with ease of use means you can get your ideas down faster than ever before your creative flame burns out. Simply punch in your MIDI performance and let Iron 2 do the rest without worrying about connecting your large system and losing that one special idea.
Pushing the envelope, the UJAM Virtual Guitarist Iron features all of the micro timing parameters available in other releases. Everything from humanization, swing, feel and speed controls all present an opportunity to create customised performances that sound authentic within a dense rock, metal or punk mix.
Inject the power of the rock Gods into your production
There's nothing quite like the sound of an overdriven guitar amplifier, tearing through soundwaves like the teeth of a saw. Reserved for those times when only the most aggressive and powerful sound will suffice, Iron 2 encompasses the dark side of music and matches the distinctive performance styles with a destructive sound. Starting from the guitar, a classic American-style solid body guitar equipped with high-output humbucker pickups provides the perfect platform for sustain, bite and snarl. Similar to other Virtual Guitarist releases, UJAM Iron features a dedicated pickup selector dial, letting you morph between bridge and neck with ease to shape the tone of your guitar. This is ideal when moving between rhythm to lead playing to be on the right pickup for the job.
The playing style can be defined by the character switch, altering the position of the picking hand from the bridge to the neck, changing the tonality of your guitar. This goes hand-in-hand with the pickup position dial, letting you unlock a tremendous level of unique guitar tones and sounds.
Shaping the sound of your guitar are the stompbox effects. 30 of them to be precise. These stompbox effects are pre amplifier, meaning they affect the signal going into your amplifier to alter the response drastically, dynamically responding to your playing style. Everything from traditional overdrives to great-sounding wahs, delays, chorus and reverbs are all presented here for a wide tonal palette to experiment with.
Crafting the overall sound of your Virtual Guitarist, Iron includes five amplifier types with a dedicated focus EQ and drive control to fine-tune your overall tone. Each amplifier uses a combination of modelled boutique amplifier and cabinet selections to carve a crushing tone in your mix. An additional amp mode is presented with the Direct control. This removes any amplifier influence and gives you a completely dry D.I guitar signal, allowing you to use any of your favourite third party amplifier and cabinet simulation plug-ins. Ideal for the contemporary mixing engineer with a plethora of real and simulation amplifiers, here, you can craft a tone from the ground up to match the visceral aggression your session needs.
Last in your signal chain is the Finisher FX. These range from sensible guitar mixing techniques with EQ and compression to outlandish and extreme effects that can transform your sound into a completely new instrument entirely.
The guitar player made obsolete
Alternative guitar styles can be a difficult beast to conquer for the most veteran guitar players. Difficult techniques that push the creative boundary are rife within most songs. With over 350 unique phrases in 30 different styles featuring expertly sampled performances from a top session musician, you can become the master of the mystic arts of extreme guitar playing instantly. Virtual Guitarist Iron 2 also includes a single switch to drop your tuning to Drop D, a common technique used by extreme guitarists to get a lower range for added energy and heaviness to your sound.
The plug-in experts
Trusted by some of the world's biggest brands across a wide range of industries including BMW, Warner Bros, Sony, Universal, Ubisoft and many more, you're in the hands of professionals when choosing a UJAM product. Following a mission statement to make music more accessible, offering industry-leading sounds in a simple to use formats, UJAM plug-ins are on hand to help you create music faster, better and easier. Originally starting with the landmark Virtual Guitarist release back in 2002, UJAM's vision was realised following years of development in all areas of music production products that you know today. Built for musicians by musicians, UJAM has products for all abilities, from bedroom producers to Hollywood composers. Each plug-in delivers authenticity, sound quality and ease of use to ensure that every time you open it, you will be inspired to create.
Native Kontrol standard
Ideal for the studio musician, UJAM supports Native Instruments NKS support, offering seamless mapping from your plug-in to your Komplete Kontrol keyboards and Maschine controllers straight out the box. Save on the configuration hassle and take advantage of all the creative potential of Komplete Kontrol's Smart Play features and Light Guide to get the best from your performance.
- Channel your inner rock God with heavy chords and riffs
- New instruments with freshly recorded samples and phrases
- Over 350 phrases in 30 unique styles to inject your compositions with powerful rock tones
- Customise your tone with 30 stompbox emulations and 60 Finisher FX
- Take things down a notch with one-button Drop D tuning for added fatness
- Intuitive and simple interface lets you get great-sounding tracks instantly
- Morph between bridge and neck pickup to alter the tone of your guitar tracks
- Four character controls comprised of Fat, Soft, Bite and Twang alter the aggression of your tones
- Dedicated stompbox and Finisher control lets you blend in the perfect levels
- Widen your stereo image using the Width switch
- Shape the EQ of your tone to tighten up your sound using Focus EQ
- Select between six amplifier sounds including Direct, Clean, Crisp, Cream, Crunch and Metal
- Turn up the heat and send your signal into searing overdrive using Drive control
- Compatible with NKS for control with your Native Instruments controllers and keyboards
- Operating system:
- Mac: OS X 10.13 or later -64-bit
- Windows: Windows 8 or later - 64-bit
- Mac: VST, AU, and AAX
- Windows: VST and AAX
- RAM: 8GB
- Disk space: 6.66GB