I'm really excited about this one. It's been literally months that we've been working on this. Here are some highlights:
1. The tone and programming. From bluegrass to Mumford and Sons style songs, I've recorded live banjo lots of times here, so I like to think I'm pretty dialed in at getting a good tone. As far as programming goes, we included up/down slides, as well an Auto-Legato feature that handles the slides for you. Slides are a large part of making a banjo pattern sound authentic. Check out the video to see what I mean.
2. The Pattern Player. This is a ton of fun. You just play chords in the upper keyboard and RealiBanjo does the rest. It's addicting! Check out the video to see what I'm talking about, because I don't think this has ever been done before.
3. An animated GUI. I spent waaayyyy too much time doing the animation, but it was so much fun to do, I couldn't resist. Again, check out the video.
Did someone mention a video? Oh look! Here's one right here:
Price, you ask? Well, you know the old saying- "If you have to ask . . . then RealiBanjo is priced especially for you!" RealiBanjo is priced at $59, but we're offering an introductory price of only $29. That's half off! (Crazy, right? Must be too much moonshine.) I'm not sure how long this intro price will run, but it will definitely be over within a month.
So what are you waiting for??? Git yerself on over to Realitone and join the Banjo Revolution!
A few people have asked me about how the timing of the Pattern Player works. Since RealiBanjo plays in sync with your sequencer, then when it gets to a beat, it needs to know what chord you want. This means you need to have played your chord *before* the beat. (Or quantized to the beat is fine as well.)
Otherwise RealiBanjo would have no way of knowing what notes to start playing. RealiBanjo is smart, but it ain't *that* smart!