Review Renegade Electric Guitar from Indiginus

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I loaded up Renegade, heard the wonderful sounding set of articulations, experienced the easy to use chords engine and I was hooked! Renegade Electric Guitar is an SLR Top Pick and a steal at only $59 USD.

 

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Review Renegade Electric Guitar from Indiginus

Renegade Electric Guitar sells for $59.00 (USD) from Indiginus

Thoughts

When I first heard about Renegade I have to be honest I thought “cool another guitar library. I have several guitar libraries I use regularly in my work and it was gonna take something pretty special to learn another one and incorporate it into my work-flow.
But that is exactly what happened! Once I opened up the instrument and heard the tone, the wonderful sounding set of articulations and the easy to use chords engine all won me over!

The sample set for the instrument comes from a Fender telecaster. This might be one of the reasons I fell in love with the tone of the instrument. I have been a telecaster fan for years. I love the punchy yet warm timbre that lets the instrument genre-hop easily.

Renegade Electric Guitar Indiginus

Renegade Electric Guitar Main control panel of the interface

The front panel of the instrument show little “icons” representing the different selectable articulations include hammer-ons, slides, and bends. the center bar show velocity on the fly and selecting one of each articulation form the left and right side corresponds to the higher & lower velocity articualtions triggered.

In addition, all velocities can be selected from dedicated key switches.The front interface also allows for controls for release volume, noise volume, a harmony generator on/off button with presets and a vibrato depth control.

Renegade Electric Guitar Chords Inferace

Renegade Electric Guitar Chords Interface

 

The chords panel is accessible as a mode on the front panel of the instrument. The way Indiginus scripted the chords engine allows you to play strummed chords with one key, splitting 2 octaves into up and down strokes with corresponding chords played back. You can easily pick a “Master Key” and Renedage will set up all the chords in that key for you or easily select the chords of your choice with a pull-down menu.

At this point in digging into the instrument I was sold! I love being able to strum up and down with a couple keys and the intelligent master key function makes playing most pop style songs a no brainer. The tone of the strumming simulation is fantastic. The arpeggiator is fun and inspiring, although it does take a little midi editing to get realism out of using this function since picking through the notes of the chords can be a little jumpy when releasing to move to another chord.

The chords page also allows you to adjust strum speed, has an “anvil” icon for you to go into power chords mode or choose one of 5 different arpeggios by turning on the arpeggiate button.

The effects panel has a fun scripted pedal board as well as amp and cabinet simulator. It also comes with several presets effects chains and the ability to save user presets. The sounds and tone generated are good, but like most Kontakt instruments I prefer to use premium plug-ins for effects especially when it comes to replicating amplifier and cabinets to add realism to my virtual guitars.
Renegade Electric Guitar Effects and Amp Interface

Renegade Electric Guitar Effects and Amp Interface

Renegade Electric Guitar downloads as a little under 2GB and does require the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.5 or higher.

Renegade Electric Guitar sells for $59.00 (USD) from Indiginus

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