Fake guitars for interesting tones

Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by DrakkarTyrannis, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. DrakkarTyrannis

    DrakkarTyrannis WWSD?

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    I've been playing with the synths in my DAW to work on interesting guitar tones. I like the challenge of seeing how "real" or interesting I can make fake guitars. It started as a project to see how heavy I could make a metal song with no guitars at all, and then it turned into using synths to emulate bass and guitars without using guitar and bass synths.

    Yeah I know "Hurr durr...just play guitar!". I could, but it's more fun trying to master getting different sounds and understanding how to use all the knobs and buttons on the synths.

    Below is a hastily slapped together idea capture. It hasn't been mixed or panned or anything but I honestly prefer it to the more traditional metal guitar tones.
    https://soundcloud.com/helveteinc/coffin/s-f2jig


    Has anyone else tried this? I'm interested in hearing your results
     
  2. spudmunkey

    spudmunkey SS.org Regular

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    I haven't, but I'm reminded of all of the old SNES and Genesis/Megadrive games where they tried to emulate the sound of an electric guitar for the background music. Always hilarious.
     
  3. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Dig it! Cool tone. I'd probably layer some real for some character 'slop' but I'm very keen on synthetic as a primary tone
     

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