Spicy Guitar
by Keolab
3.6 / 5     (93 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX
   
VST AU
Spicy Guitar is a free physically modelled acoustic guitar synthesizer.

Relying on an innovative technology, its sounds are rich, natural and lively.
  • 9 guitars, 2 types of strings
  • physical based sound design
  • astonishing expressivity
  • easy-to-use strumming engine
  • many types of chords, 2 positions
  • 5 guitarist playing techniques

Spicy Guitar is built on a simple but powerful playing mode. Piano chords are automatically detected and converted into guitar chords on the fretboard.

  • 2 different positions for each chord
  • Chords inversions
  • One-hand up and down strumming
  • Adjustable strumming speed
  • Per-string mode (one MIDI channel per string) for fine control and use with MIDI guitar controller
  • Assignable switch keys to trigger controls
  • Full MIDI learn
Downloads
Amazing Plugin. Midi out - struming feature - to c Jul 24 2020
(5 / 5)
Jul 24 2020
Please add a midi out feature so this can play other instruments too! That would be amazing. Thank you for this wonderful plugin.
Daneyal Jun 20 2020
(0 / 5)
Jun 20 2020
FL studio keeps crashing when I load this plugin
rob May 11 2020
May 11 2020
For freeware, this is astonishingly good. The chord detection system is outstanding, and sounds are better than decent. As a keyboard player, it fulfills a dream for me of doing left-handed guitar strums while playing something else in the right hand. My only quibble -- and I would pay to have it tweaked -- is that I would love for the chord detection keys to go as low as C (below the current E). As a keyboard player (started on organ with C to C bass pedals), I've always thought that C is the root of everything. I realize guitarists see things starting at E. But if this little tweak could be added, it would make this nearly perfect. A huge shoutout to the developer (if he/she is reading, I'm at robertjwright999@outlook.com). Rob
haze Apr 27 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 27 2020
You simply won't find a better free acoustic guitar VST. With some good pedal distortion, EQ and reverb, it can even sound quite similar to an electric guitar. Thanks for offering this for free. Highly recommended.
Mohye Saqr Jr. Apr 21 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 21 2020
Creative indeed. Good to spice things up I'd say.
john d Nov 23 2019
(2 / 5)
Nov 23 2019
Way too quiet really have to hit the gain hard with this one. I was dissapointed with the overall guitar sounds very flat and boring :(
Zega Sept 30 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 30 2019
Sorry May I ask some questions? is it totally free? I mean if there is an original version I'll buy it. Thanks!
jackson Sept 24 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 24 2019
Good guitar
Hykke Sept 03 2019
(4 / 5)
Sept 03 2019
Sound **** - a little thin, but that's the usual problem of physical modelling experiments. On the other hand, it reminds me of something like a Roland Juno 50: you can't really make it sound bad. Features **** - many ways to change the sound, but I wish it had a few more controls to recreate the sound of more guitar articulations and ethnic instruments. I like the inclusion of the strumming engine and reverb-knob, even though I use my own reverb. GUI ***** - delightfully dead-simple, especially for a physical modeling synth (something like NI Prism springs to mind: too many controls and confusement about what does what - nothing like that here). Stability ***** - Stable, doesn't crash DAW. Low-to-moderate CPU-consumption. Overall, I'm giving it 4 - if the developers continue to add features and sound manipulation-options, it could one day be a full 5.
mav9 Jul 28 2019
Jul 28 2019
This is one of the best sounding vsts
Frank Hummer Jun 26 2019
(5 / 5)
Jun 26 2019
I'm using it in Mixcraft 8. Works fine. I'm pleasantly surprised in that it does sound (more) like genuine strumming once I get the midi track notes selected and recorded so that Spicy Guitar goes into chord detection mode, and I trigger the down-strum/up-strum patterns I want. All of this was very easy to set up. If I want to tweak the sound much, and I don't find the built in options in Spicy Guitar, I can always slap on channel effect from Mixcraft.
James Oct 13 2018
(5 / 5)
Oct 13 2018
Hadn't seen or heard anything about this plugin until now, very surprising as it's one of the best acoustic guitar vsts I've found. Sounds amazing and easy to play. Chord detection is nice and responsive and there's enough sound controls to get the tone you're looking for pretty quickly.
$aint Yen Sept 23 2018
(5 / 5)
Sept 23 2018
Looks nice and sounds nice.
shamim Jul 15 2018
(5 / 5)
Jul 15 2018
Very nice plugin, thanks
Sad Mac USER Jun 30 2018
(3 / 5)
Jun 30 2018
Works really well and sounds fairly good. Only flaw is that the VST crashes everytime in iOS, but no on Windows!
mat Apr 24 2018
(2 / 5)
Apr 24 2018
This plug in keeps freezing ableton for me whenever i try to close the plugin and look at the rest of my session. and it the black dots dont show up on the guitar arm to show the chords with chord detection as shown in the video. seems to have good sound tho
The Duck Feb 26 2018
Feb 26 2018
Wicked Thank you so much.
Pete Matos Jan 08 2018
(5 / 5)
Jan 08 2018
Just downloaded this and using it in Reaper...sounds AMAZING. Really like a real acoustic guitar once you play with the settings some. Personally I like Lucy's Folk guitar setting, added some Xhip/reverb and it sounds so very much like my Takameni its uncanny ;) Thank you so much for this.
GabrielWest Sept 16 2017
(5 / 5)
Sept 16 2017
My favorite Free Nylon Guitar VST! And I haven't found any better one so far after two years very intense web research!
OO Aug 28 2017
Aug 28 2017
Anyone used spicy guitar in reaper? I'm new to reaper and I can't seem to make it work in reaper. I've can see it in my VST folder, I can add it to the track and I can see it but it does nothing, will not detect music, will not do anything. am I doing something wrong? is there something I should do before adding it? any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
nico Aug 25 2017
Aug 25 2017
This is really cool
analognoise Apr 23 2017
Apr 23 2017
VST32 version working fine in Mulab.
Stevie James Mar 24 2017
(4 / 5)
Mar 24 2017
I really liked the VST. The sounds weren't right for my project but I can see how this could sound really good on the right track. Kudos for keeping it free!
msk Jul 19 2016
(2 / 5)
Jul 19 2016
Unfornately it keeps crashing in FL 12. Wish there would be a fix, because the vst itself is really good.
John Nicholson Jul 11 2016
(3 / 5)
Jul 11 2016
Brilliant vst. Run it in Reaper 64. No problems. Gteat sounds.
avicci Oct 31 2015
(4 / 5)
Oct 31 2015
Thank you so much, I really like this vst :)
Guitar Fan Sept 11 2015
(3 / 5)
Sept 11 2015
The 64-bit version worked perfectly in Reaper. With a little practise, you can get some realistic up and down strumming. However, the 32-bit version did not work too well on Adobe Audition 3 (which I am sure is the fault of Audition, not the fault of Spicy Guitar). It crashed a lot in Audition and the chord detection would fail and select wrong chords. Did not have any of those issues in Reaper. Great plugin, lots of cool stuff like strumming, harmonics, palm mutes.
Tiihaumanu Jul 11 2015
(5 / 5)
Jul 11 2015
Trop top comme Vst, je vous le conseil.
Otrov Mar 30 2015
Mar 30 2015
Sounds really awesome! Better than most plugins I've tried. Great tweaking functions on this plugin. If you know guitar chords well, it sounds even better!
anonymous Mar 05 2015
(5 / 5)
Mar 05 2015
Wow! Such a great Vst plugin. I like it, really good! :)
Henrik Mar 01 2015
(0 / 5)
Mar 01 2015
Worst vst ever, my Daw never chrashed before but with this plugin it chrashed 3 times in 5 min.
max Jan 24 2015
Jan 24 2015
Real real realistic for real, go for it for real.
Anonymous Jan 14 2015
(4 / 5)
Jan 14 2015
There really aren't any good sounding Guitar VSTs anywhere. I stumbled upon this and boy am I happy I did. It solved my issue of the only missing natural instrument for my tunes. Thanks; it sounds the best of all 'simple' guitars I've tried. Its most natural and the chord detection really works for strumming too.
Rob Dec 17 2014
(4 / 5)
Dec 17 2014
It seems to work fine in Reaper on Mac. Guitars well modelled and the sounds are excellent. I'm using it as a learning aid at present. Learning guitar. The GUI could be bigger and easier to read and also it would be good if it could stay on top when using other windows in Reaper. I don't know if the dev has any control over that or not.
Aniket Chauhan Oct 06 2014
(4 / 5)
Oct 06 2014
Nice plugin, works well with FL Studio 11 Producer Edition.
Vinicius Sept 16 2014
Sept 16 2014
Spicy guitar not working in reaper?
Steven Aug 02 2014
(5 / 5)
Aug 02 2014
Awesome work man! really love it!
Man Mar 19 2014
(3 / 5)
Mar 19 2014
Really good but eat my CPU.
Bobby Mar 05 2014
(0 / 5)
Mar 05 2014
They don't come much better than this as far as free VST acoustic guitars go.
Christopher Burke Feb 02 2014
Feb 02 2014
It's an excellently designed guitar VST. Just chuck some reverb on it and you'll be able to use it for anything acoustic, from Flamenco upwards. And it's Free!! A really good acoustic guitar VST.
donbok Jan 21 2014
Jan 21 2014
I never though that I will get a real guitar plugin, thank to the maker, this is great.. Work well in fl studio.
Maduka mn Nov 24 2013
(5 / 5)
Nov 24 2013
This is the one I was searching for. Real natural sounds!! :) thank you very much!!
Cristian Nov 03 2013
Nov 03 2013
Spicy Guitar Is The Best, Thank u
thusitha Jul 19 2013
(5 / 5)
Jul 19 2013
It's working in fl studio without any problem.. :) Really thanks.
DJ Rishabh Jul 14 2013
Jul 14 2013
That's all I need ! Awsome vst as it's free, working great with fl studio.
nsabah Jul 08 2013
Jul 08 2013
Good work. Finally I get to have a real guitar plugin software. Thumbs up team.
Javed May 24 2013
May 24 2013
Sound like real guitar, good work
Louis May 06 2013
(4 / 5)
May 06 2013
Just what I was looking for, very nice and authentic sounding guitar!
Anonymous Apr 27 2013
(5 / 5)
Apr 27 2013
I'm really satisfied.!! It's really good.
jvsoundsgood Apr 24 2013
Apr 24 2013
As a producer or a musician I would deffinetly give it a 11 out of 10. Sounds like a real guitar. Thanks Technology for making it happen
tonifa Feb 20 2013
(5 / 5)
Feb 20 2013
Muy Buenas guitarras!! Very Good Guitars!!
Mo Jan 12 2013
(3 / 5)
Jan 12 2013
I like this however you can't tune the guitar to drop D.
Anonymous Dec 29 2012
(5 / 5)
Dec 29 2012
works well in Mixcraft
Anonymous Oct 26 2012
(5 / 5)
Oct 26 2012
It sounding like real guitar
Anonymous Sept 10 2012
(5 / 5)
Sept 10 2012
Quite excellent for a free VST
Anonymous Jul 21 2012
(5 / 5)
Jul 21 2012
Very cool accustic guitarsounds. :-)
Anonymous Jun 12 2012
(4 / 5)
Jun 12 2012
One of the best and it's free!
Anonymous Mar 11 2012
(5 / 5)
Mar 11 2012
Works well in Anvil Studio. It's a phantastic program with super sound.
AQ Mar 11 2012
(4 / 5)
Mar 11 2012
a bit weak but stiil very good
spb Feb 18 2012
(5 / 5)
Feb 18 2012
por ser livre é muito bom
Snorko Jan 11 2012
(5 / 5)
Jan 11 2012
One of the best I have on my PC. Works great in REAPER and has beautiful tones. Thanks a lot to all at Keolab SARL.
Tastenmalli Jan 03 2012
(4 / 5)
Jan 03 2012
Mit etwas �bung lassen sich gute Gitarren-Rhytmiksimulationen realisieren. Topp ! Unbedingt antesten !
Anonymous Dec 31 2011
(5 / 5)
Dec 31 2011
Nice. If FL Studio is what you're usin. Once in the Piano Roll the sound can be heard.
Anonymous Dec 16 2011
Dec 16 2011
Works well in FL Studio
Anonymous Dec 12 2011
(5 / 5)
Dec 12 2011
For it being free I am satisfied. Good sound.
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