I didn’t mean to rock on that hard, but the chat dialog didn’t let me submit anything under 20 characters. And even the space after the first hand was deliberate, because otherwise it would encourage me to “write a coherent sentence”
How do you get this guitar-like expressiveness just through MIDI? Is that built into the existing patterns of these plugins? Or do you have a midi controller that allows for more expressiveness than a keyboard?
Clearly, to audition you’ll use the Loop option, BUT to record you must drop a MIDI track and move the Scaler chords there, then you bring one (or more than one) selected pattern (from the red circled area) and drop it on the guitar track, and ultimately switch to the Guitar option so that the plugin receives both the chords (e.g. left hand on a guitar) from the MIDI track, and the strumming (e.g. right hand on the guitar) from the plugin track
If you mean the “svisata” (Italian term for solo; BTW @davide what is the English term for svisata? ) expressiveness, maybe it is due to the “AIR xPand!2 +24 DynaWah Dirty Strat guitar,” OR to the "Scuffham Hard Rock Tasty Lead - Elevated Jam Tracks preset”, OR to their combination, because I didn’t use any controller
what I mean by that is, when I watch a rock or metal band torturing their guitars, I see them bending strings, creating vibrato style effects, some have a lever that I think affects the pickups, and of course not to forget the stomp boxes, wah wah pedals, and getting closer to the amp/boxes to create feedback. That’s what I hear in your piece, and I wonder how you control the effects.
I have a Roland JD800 (1996), which along with most (??) performance synths has ‘aftertouch’ on the keys, so you can change sound when playing using the pitch, modulation and aftertouch (pressure sensitive) keys. One famous patch was its ‘wailing guitar’ patch, used on quite a few tracks of the era.
Gotcha. What I also learned, some guitar patches, combined with GuitarRig seem to lead into the overdrive effect, as soon as multiple keys are pressed. I think it’s an audio effect that has multiple tones interact with each other to create that overdrive/dissonance effect possible in e-guitars.
Speaking of electric guitar simulators, does anyone use RealStrat? They have demo videos that show an impressive range of realistic articulations, but I’d like to hear from someone who has really worked with it.
Musiclabs guitars are the best ones to me!
I tested the Les Paul and loved it
They work well with Scaler
The only problem is that my weak PC cannot cope with sample-based plugins, and this is why I use AAS Strum GS 2 that is modelled
Joking aside, I believe you that it’s wonderful, but it’s sampled: no good for PC low in RAM and cores
Moreover, I looked many videos and read articles, and my final opinion is that mastering a virtual guitar (or other non-keybard instruments) with a keyboard can be easy if you master already the keyboard
Otherwise, the stepping curve is in par or longer that learning to play a real guitar
The only reason why I don’t buy an electric guitar and a bass (even if tempted) and learn to play them, is that the needed exercises (scales, etc.) are extremely boring to me, and the stress on fingertips unbearable for an owl: I cannot trim my claws
Well, Claudio, I have never tried to learn scales, I play guitar by ear. I have never tried playing piano either, until a few years ago, at the age well passed 55 and now I am not Arthur Rubinstein nor Oscar Peterson, but I am able to play piano at some extent and my family certainly doesn’t quit the apartment when I play. Yes, it is much easier than guitar because of its linear character, but just try to play along (improvise) over the songs of some guitarists you like (in my case, E. Clapton and D. Gilmour). You’ll see, it’s not the most difficult thing in the world. I was always on the “creative” side of music, meaning I didn’t like to play covers. I practiced with my idols, but after that, I tried to play what I imagined in my head. The influences are obvious, but it stays my music. So, buy a guitar, a solid practice amp (with headphone output to not “disturb” you neighbor and start.