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Digitally Process Guitars

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Here’s a good tip when using guitar amp simulators: Cut the high end. Use a Low pass filter, 12db or 24db or any slope really, and cut the brightness all the way down to maybe 10k or even more if you’re really feeling it. Most times you wont want that noise, it’s what sounds artificial.

Here’s a good tip when blending electric guitars with midi/sampled based music: make them dirty, double-compress them (watch video), and leave room for those low kicks by cutting with high-pass filters. By dirty I mean use noise generators, vinyl effects, saturation plugins, etc. The video attached to this blog post should demonstrate better what I’m talking about.

Finally, pay attention to the order to your plugin chain. It does make a difference and you can use that to your advantage.

Check out the video and see a cool example of how to process the S%$^T out guitars.

 

Photo credit: cold_penguin1952 / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

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