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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby Jack » Thu May 31, 2012 2:58 am

haraldsson wrote:This is now one of the most read topics in this forum (2. most read, as far as I can see) and it sends a clear signal to Steinberg that we really love Virtual Guitarist and that we want an upgrade!

Be happy Steinberg... make us happy!

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I second that !!!!!!!
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby haraldsson » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:47 am

I just discovered something interesting. I have Virtual Guitarist (1) installed on my Windows 7 running Cubase 6.5 64 bit and everything works fine and I save the song. If I open that song in my Cubase 6.5 64 bit on Mac OS X 10.6.8 the Virtual Guitarist (1) is missing (Cubase 6.5 can't open Virtual Guitarist (1) and puts it on the "Vst2xBlacklist Cubase".) This goes for both 32 and 64 bit.

Then I tried opening the file (still created on Cubase 6.5 64 bit on Windows 7) in Cubase 5.5 32 bit on Mac OS X 10.6.8 and it opens fine! It works! Not of a much use as I make all my new projects in Cubase 6.5 but if needed I can convert the Virtual Guitarist (1) tracks into wav audio in Cubase 5.5 and import the audio into Cubase 6.5.

Still waiting for the Virtual Guitarist working on the latest versions of Cubase... :-)
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby themarqueeyears » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:32 pm

Can you explain exactly how you have managed to install VG1 on your Windows 7 machine. (I also have VG 1 Electric Edition)

I cannot get beyond the start screen of the install disk, it says something about unable to update the registry.

I would love to know how you managed to install it.

Actually reading a bit more of the thread someone posted that they simply waited 15 minutes and the install came back to life - sounds a bit crazy, but at this stage I'll try anything to get VG1 and VG EE working again in Cubase 6 Windows 7 - I really miss these VI's (not to mention the £300 they cost me!)

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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby haraldsson » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:40 pm

As far as I remember I installed Virtual Guitarist (1) from the original installer disk. I am not sure if I had to do something special to install it. It is almost 2 years since I installed the VG1. But I have it running fine on my Cubase 6.5 64-bit on Windows 7 now.

The Virtual Guitarist EE has a newer installer found here: ftp://ftp.steinberg.net/Archives/

The name of the file is: VG_EE_Installler_Update.exe

I also have Virtual Guitarist EE running on Windows 7
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby haraldsson » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:58 pm

Hi themarqueeyears.

Read this:

rvanraamsdonk wrote:I just completed a full system re-install (Cubase 6.5 64 bit on Windows 7 64 bit), including a re-install of Virtual Guitarist v1.0.0.0. Initially, I did run into the apparent installation hang at the "update registry" stage, as reported earlier in this thread. However, after much experimentation, I found that just being patient for 10-15 minutes would be rewarded with the installation suddenly coming back to life and progressing to the next screen (without any intervention by me!). The installation then completed without problems and both Acoustic and Electric VST are now running just fine on my system. Very happy about that, I would have hated not being able to use them anymore, they were a key instrument in many of my earlier projects. Just thought I'd share.
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby themarqueeyears » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:26 pm

Hi Haraldsson

Thanks for your time, I appreciate your replies.

best
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Re: Virtual Guitarist!

Postby 321musica » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:02 pm

I am in a Mac quad core intel xeon- version 10.6.8
I cannot open VG2 in Cubase 6.5.1 64 bits, why!!! Help someone?...
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby haraldsson » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:30 pm

I am running VG2 on Mac OSX 10.6.8 Cubase 6.5.0 64-bit.
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby TS-12 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:56 pm

When I'm trying to run the Virtual Guitarist installer on OSX, after clicking Install or continue than "Accept" a small blank screen comes up and nothing
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby TS-12 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:43 pm

http://www.avid.com/US/press-room/Avid- ... Operations

Maybe Steinberg will team up with Air/Wizoo again, and update these best virtual instruments. Let's hope
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby haraldsson » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:55 am

Virtual Guitarist 2 still running - now in Cubase 6.5.3 64-bit on Mac... all good so far.
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby TS-12 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:39 pm

haraldsson wrote:Virtual Guitarist 2 still running - now in Cubase 6.5.3 64-bit on Mac... all good so far.

VG2 might run, i dunno I don't have Vg2, but VG1 doesn't
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby mroekalea » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:46 pm

On windows 7 64 bit with cubase 7.01 VG2 still runs, even in vstbridge, while other apps crash VG keeps running happily. This is a good designed plugin, after all this time it is still installable and runnable, great!

But then again I did submit and urged SB to get it back!
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby Starfool » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:19 am

Hey Everybody!

Well, patience really is the key with the "Updating the registry"-issue on Win 7 64-bit with VG. After reading this thread I thought I might also try to install it and just leave it in the background. And after surfing / doing other things a bit the logo suddenly blinked and the install-process continued.

Now I can run everything like on XP. Just amazing! Okay, I had to install my Cubase 5 as 32-bit Version, because "The Grand 2" made trouble in the 64-bit version. But ReWiring with Reason also just works in 32-bit Mode with Cubase 5, so that this should be the best solution for using every feature from the existing software on a new system.

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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby Jack » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:25 pm

Well, I have these fine instruments working really great. Have found that I can never "UPGRADE" Cubase 6. If I do I lose them all. Sad
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby haraldsson » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:42 pm

Hi Jack.

I am using Cubase 7.0.5 and everything running fine, Virtual Guitarist 2, and Virtual Bassist.
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby Jack » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:55 pm

Thanks "haraldsson" for letting me know that but I am so happy the way things are I will leave it alone. I don't need the hassle at this stage of the game in my life. I really don't know enough to move forward. I'm groping all the time
on the computer when I move ahead and afraid I'll lose more than I gain.
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby twilightsong » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:31 pm

I purchased the original VG back in the day, but somewhere along the line I've lost it. I have a couple songs where I used the Wah Wah patches (since my own attempts at Disco Era wah failed miserably). I wish Steinberg would post access to the PC version in the Legacy downloads section --
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby curteye » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:43 am

Aloha T,
After reading haraldsson's post:
I am running VG2 on Mac OSX 10.6.8 Cubase 6.5.0 64-bit.


I got encouraged but then I remembered (like what you posted):

twilightsong wrote:I purchased the original VG back in the day, but somewhere along the line I've lost it.

Same situation here. :(
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby haraldsson » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:14 pm

Virtual Guitarist 2 and Virtual Bassist still working... now in Cubase 7.5 64 bit on Mac OSX Maverick. :-)

But would still be nice to have these two updated to today's standards!
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby B.Well » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:39 pm

haraldsson wrote:Virtual Guitarist 2 and Virtual Bassist still working... now in Cubase 7.5 64 bit on Mac OSX Maverick. :-)

But would still be nice to have these two updated to today's standards!


I would like to know if they will work also (on win 64bit)
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby ferencz » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:06 am

Virtual Guitarist works fine on windows 7 64 bit. I have it jbridged on Cubase 7.06
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby mroekalea » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:12 pm

Running vg2 on window 8 64bit and c7.5 with the steinberg bridge no problem very steady!
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby Leonid_O » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:28 pm

Please tell me where you can buy a license for a Virtuals Bassist and Groove Agent?
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Re: Virtual Guitarist! Virtual Bassist!

Postby mroekalea » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:00 pm

You can buy groove agent 3 in the steinberg on line shop, virtual bassist isn't available anymore, suggest places as eBay, however be carefull becuase if you buy it make sure you get the license tied to the usb dongle included otherwise you can't install it! I think steinberg has also special rules about exchanges / selling used licenses!
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