In RealGuitar MusiLab realized the Floating Fret Position principle, which imitates change of fret position of a guitarist's hand on the neck. This gives a unique possibility of playing on up to 104 guitar frets using just 43 keys of a standard keyboard! This, along with the fact that we have sampled 19 frets of the first string and 16 frets of the others (2-6 strings) for all of our guitar patches, allows you to emulate a guitar performance with maximum sonic accuracy.
In the center of the RealGuitar window is the virtual Fretboard, one of the important elements of the plug-in, which allows you to visualize and control the Floating Fret Position while playing the guitar part.
The Fretboard has a number of functions:
- Preview - allows audio previewing the loaded guitar patch by simply clicking on strings.
- Display notes - shows the performed notes (with names) in accordance with visual representation on the fretboard and real sound (you see the notes displayed on string and fret of exactly the same sound samples currently playing).
- Fret Position Auto control (the Auto button is pressed) - realizes automatic fret position change in Solo and Harmony modes, which moves the ┬‘Capo strip along the Fretboard depending on the sequence of performed notes.
- Fret Position Manual control (the Auto button is released) - allows manually changing fret position by right clicking on any fret. A ‘Capo strip will appear on the fretboard, which will prevent playing samples from any fret lower on the neck than the ┬‘Capo position (except for the 6th string).