Okay, I know this is the holy grail of computer musicmaking, but I’m asking anyway. Does anyone know of a good free soundfont or VST for an overdriven electric guitar? I’m thinking Slayer2, but Slayer2 doesn’t work right. It won’t respond to Note Off command. Also, for something that won’t even work right it sure costs a lot.
Only thing I can think of to get the sound I want is take samples of Slayer2, then load the samples as instrument. I have a feeling that’s vaguely illegal, and it’s more tedious than words can express.
You can even feed a piano through this and it’ll sound more like a guitar than most other things you’ll be trying. Can’t even imagine what it will do to strings or acoustic guitars… seriously, check it out!
The only instrument easier than the guitar is tha kazoo… im not saying you shoulod quickly learn it… but if you cant find someone who can play to help out then you really should stop making music for a while and go out…
For my nylon I’m using a plain microphone. For sure the initial recording can’t be simply put into an arrangement but I use to process it with a lot of DSPs (NR, Highpass, Comp) until I get something that I’m satisfied with. To me it’s fun to create the sound on my own but it doesn’t work for everything. Sometimes RealGuitar just does better
It was cheap as hell out here (Japan). If you want one cheap and you live in a country with a decent exchange rate, maybe we could arrange one to be sent over to you. Even with postage, it would be cheap (if you are in the UK, you are laughing!)
Slayer and Slayer 2 have the potential to sound fairly real depending on how you utilize the playing style. I find myself loading a bunch of effects that slayer/slayer2 doesn’t have to get the best results. Here is a song I did with the original slayer, it sounds fairly realistic until it arpegiates