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IRON Tutorial

Virtual Guitarist IRON Explained®

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7 Videos | Length: 42min 11sec
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    Power Chords for the Rest of Us

    After a quick lesson on power chords, take a first look around and see how Iron’s GUI is set up.

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    Chord Analysis

    Learn how Iron translates notes and chords played on the keyboard, into two note power chord voicings. Some of the Common Phrases are briefly demonstrated in the context of a simple rock groove.

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    Working with Styles

    Explore the layout of the Common Phrases and Style Phrases, and experience them in action as they are recorded in real time while triggering an original chord progression.

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    Performance Controls

    The Swing, Feel, and Speed controls can alter the rhythms and grooves generated by the Style Phrases.

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    Guitar, Amp, & Effects Sections

    Learn how the Thrust and Drive controls interact with pickup and amp settings. Hear how the tuning, doubling, and effects are used to shape the sound.

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    Mixing Strategies

    Explore three different arranging/mixing workflows that combine multiple instances of Iron playing together simultaneously.

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    File Management

    Discover where the factory data is stored and how to move it; and see how to save and delete user presets.

Product Overview


In this in-depth tutorial series, computer music guru Eli Krantzberg shows you how to get rocking with this innovative and expressive new guitar instrument from UJAM, Virtual Guitarist IRON!

Eli starts off with a brief primer on power chords, then dives right into the GUI. Then he shows you how IRON translates notes and chords into two-note power chord voices. That leads into a demonstration of the Common Phrases that you can use to get creative with your guitar parts.

Eli continues by exploring the layout of the Common Phrases and Style Phrases sections and using them to record an original chord progression in real-time. Then he shows you the Performance Controls, which you can use to alter the rhythms and grooves generated by the Style Phrases.

The final three videos are all about tweaking the tone and workflow strategies. Eli teaches you how the Thrust and Drive controls interact with various pickup and amp settings, and then explores 3 different arranging and mixing workflows. Finally, Eli explains how Virtual Guitarist IRON stores Factory Data and Presets.

Whether you're new to Virtual Guitarist Iron, or you're already an existing user eager to get creative, watch "Virtual Guitarist IRON Explained" today!


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Virtual Guitarist IRON Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from All you need to know to sound great! I am not such a fan of heavy metal guitar rhythms, but I found that this could be useful in a lot of different ways. Going to be spending money again.
Date published: 2020-09-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Straight to the point - Fantastic teacher Nice walkthrough with great examples and a nice structure in the breakdown of this vst.
Date published: 2020-02-11
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from very fine well done
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! Concise, yet covered all the features of the product. Eli Krantzberg has a such a personable and effective teaching style I bet he can even make Calculus fun to learn! A+ for the quality of instruction :)
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Virtual guitarist Iron Easy, intuitive and lots of phrases. Lots of nice sounds
Date published: 2016-12-01
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