German-American plug-in maker UJAM announce the release of SPARKLE 2: Following their first major update of the Virtual Guitarist engine in September 2021 (see IRON 2 for more information), comes this plug-in with the same technical and musical foundation under the hood that enables musicians, producers and composers to do things that weren’t possible in the previous series. This update includes features like MIDI Drag & Drop of phrases and Instrument Mode, for composing custom riffs, and pre-/post-amp effects. Also the entire sound content has been newly recorded and amp models overhauled to extend SPARKLE’s genre spectrum towards Nile Rodgers-esque funk licks to driving and distorted indie sounds à la The Killers.

SPARKLE 2 is based on a customized vintage guitar utilizing its single-coil pickups to get that legendary and timeless bell-like sound. Just like its celebrated physical counterparts, SPARKLE 2 is a versatile instrument, with 30 different styles containing over 350 phrases for instant gratification when composing.

SPARKLE 2 is now available at for download in VST3, VST2, AU 2, and AAX formats for any compatible DAW, including Logic, Garageband, Cubase, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, FL Studio and Studio One and as a free, fully functional trial. And it is the first natively Apple Silicon compatible plug-in of the Virtual Guitarist series.

What’s in there?

  • NEW: Instrument mode, completely new guitar model and phrases
  • NEW: Open Chords feature for extra variety
  • More than 30 Styles and 350 Phrases
  • 30 Stomp box emulations, 60 Finisher FX Modes


Pricing and Availability

Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE 2 is now available for an introductory offer of 99 EUR / USD, owners of at least one Virtual Guitarist get a special loyalty offer of 79 EUR / USD until October 30th. Owners of SPARKLE 1 get an upgrade offer for 49 EUR / USD. After the intro period, the plug-in sells for 149 EUR / USD. The upgrade offer will be available perpetually. The Full Bundle and Guitarist Bundle prices will remain the same.

About UJAM

UJAM is a German-American maker of music technology co-founded by Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams that develops Virtual Instrument and Effects Plug-ins. With the Plug-in series Virtual Pianist, Usynth, Groovemate, Symphonic Elements, Virtual Guitarist, Virtual Bassist, Virtual Drummer, Beatmaker and Finisher and a range of software solutions (desktop, mobile, web), UJAM helps people to make music.

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