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The Press Desk 31st October 2019 03:39 PM

UJAM announces an all new member of its Virtual Guitarist product line: CARBON
 
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UJAM announces an all new member of its Virtual Guitarist product line: CARBON is immediately available in VST, AU, AAX plug-in formats for both Mac OS X and Windows.

Virtual Guitarist CARBON – the name inspired by the toughest element on Earth.

CARBON serves a wide range of ultra-modern guitar sounds. Playing a custom-built, 8-string, low-range / drop-tune guitar through a large custom setup of newly invented amp and cabinet models as well as stomp-box effects, CARBON churns out distorted guitar styles from bass riffs to power chords to melodic riffs and even simple melodies.

While CARBON certainly can create traditional metal, the UJAM team felt the urge to build it because “there was nothing like it” – a virtual instrument creating versatile modern “sound-designed” guitar sounds in all kinds of music genres – from the super-quantized accents in electronic music to drone-war-accompanying big riffs in game and action soundtracks to subtly detailed accents in film music.

Features
  • Drag-and-drop of riffs to DAW tracks allows for detailed note editing and song building.
  • More than 55 Styles and 560 Phrases
  • Custom creation of riffs – this is a first in a Virtual Guitarist and much requested by the Virtual Guitarist community
  • Futuristic Amp Models with unprecedented distortion and gain
  • Finisher Presets – automated FX chains for advanced sound design options
  • Layerer – for stacking up to four CARBON guitarists and distributing them vertically and horizontally across a sound stage.

Pricing and availability
Virtual Guitarist CARBON is now available on www.ujam.com for 129 EUR / USD, the Bundle of all five Virtual Guitarists for 399 EUR / USD. UJAM offers loyalty discounts until November 17th 2019:
62% off (= 50 EUR / USD) for existing owners of the Virtual Guitarist Bundle
23 % off (= 99 EUR / USD) for owners of any UJAM instrument

Details about discounts and how to receive them can be found on www.ujam.com/carbon-loyalty

All plug-ins are available as a direct download in VST, AU, and AAX formats for any compatible DAW, including Logic, Garageband, Cubase, Ableton Live and Pro Tools. Free, fully functional 30-day trial available.

jollyr 2nd November 2019 02:33 PM

The idea is great but it unfortunately sounds a bit robotic. This might appeal to some, but here a few ideas that would make this plugin more versatile:

- control for looser timing
- control for increasing the dynamics of riffs
- Setting to adjust the sample decay, chugs end very abruptly now
- Increased round robins for chugs, I’d even settle for faked repetitions
- Amp/effects bypass for use with 3rd party amp sims

This would make the product, and the rest of the range, so much more useful.

I used Steinberg VG series a lot in the past, and was thrilled to he hear Ujam decided to revive the concept. I have a few of them already but unfortunately find myself not using them very often and NI session guitarist has become my new go-to. I do like the VG concept and would love to use more it if it sounded a bit more realistic and had an amp bypass.