Shay-Dan: I've heard about your
virtual guitar rack. Why do
you use all that if you can play
real guitar ?
Dante: Good question.
Yes I can play real guitar to a
certain extent, but its time
consuming when I have to edit, cut
and paste bars all the time. Also, I can never
get a decent lead guitar without an
amp in my bedroom size studio.
The SoftPhonics Amp is useful on
some guitar sounds to provide a
Shay-Dan: So you use
preset guitar rhythm licks ?
for rhythm. For lead however I
play Shreddage 2 on the keyboard.
That's shown in the Virtual Rack
picture right hand middle. Its
not just a time saving mechanism,
but having a choice of preset
rhythms adds variety to what I would
normally play, with a choice of
picking and strumming styles I
wouldn't have thought of when
playing a real guitar.
JoPo: Virtual guitars seem to be
very difficult to do! I think I
tried every new virtual guitar
either based on samples or
modelisation that have been released
since 15 years. And I never found a
satisfying one for what I want to do
: funk/soul rhythm guitar. It never
sounds like I wish and nevertheless,
I spend hours to try to make it
sounding like I wanted !
IMHO virtual guitarist product
results are much better with heavy
rock distortion chord sounds.
I tried the Scarbee "funky" - the
AAS electric guitar - Native
guitarist electric session - Sugar
Bytes guitarist library and I
certainly missed some other.
YaYaJohn: I've been using this
for a while. Like it a lot. You can
create your own MIDI file rhythms if
you don't find any you like.
You can also export the MIDI to
other instruments like Six String. I
bought the Latin pack. The guitar
mode with the strumming keys is
cumbersome, haven't really gotten on
with that yet. Personally I like the
sound quality of some of the other
programs better but this one seems
to be very light on resources.
Dawman: Here’s a pretty
impressive finger picking instrument
by Mike from Realitone https://realitone.com/products/fingerpick-2-0
I just got Shreddage 3 just because
the Scorpions excerpt sounded great.
Now I got some big ass power chords
that go really low.
I still use a Modular Patch with
Pulsifiers and Diode Modules that
sounds great for leads. Sampled
leads are too thin and Scope's
Powerchords kind of suc, so these 2
will be my dirty stuff for a while.
Funny that the original 8 bit sample
of a Gibson SG on the Ensoniq Mirage
still kicks ass. The feedback on the
mod wheel was so cool for 1985.
Dante: Yep that Realitone
is pretty good too. Damn it that
means I'm going to have to write
some bluegrass now with some