Re: guitar software recommendations
- From: Les Cargill <lcargill99@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 18:40:13 -0500
On 12 Nov 2009 22:49:56 GMT, Nil wrote:
On 12 Nov 2009, guitarGrrl <karmictaragem@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in
Recommendations for guitar software, please. Though I've playedI like Native Instruments Guitar Rig pretty well. It is not free.
for years I'm a noob when it comes to what software to use
(preferably free) if I want to plug my guitar into my computer and
model effects. I have a high-end computer, but don't have a
discreet sound card. Will I need one? What type of adapter will I
need to physically connect a guitar to my system? Thanks (and rock
There are a few free VST guitar amp simulators out there. I used to
have one that was OK, but I can't find it now. Here's another one I
found in a quick Google search. Can't vouch for it.
I don't think this is a stand-alone program, so you will need a VST host (such as a digital recording program like Cubase or Sonar or Reaper)
for this kind of thing.
You will probably need a sound card with low latency drivers to
minimize the lag between your physical playing and the output after
processing by the software. Most integrated sound cards won't cut
it. You may also need a direct box or preamp to bring your guitar
signal to a compatible line-level voltage and impedance.
Theres a free one that a lot of SONAR users seem to like called FreeAmp. I
spent an evening goofing with it, its pretty good! If I didnt have a
soundproofed room with three ass kicking amps, pedals, and several guitars,
I might use FreeAmp all the time.
As Nil said, you'll need a soundcard, a good one, and you'll also need some
kind of line-level preamp to put between your guitar and the soundcard... I
use a Mackie Mixer, plug my guitar right into the Direct input of a channel
and then use the mixer channel to preamp the signal to the soundcard via
the Mackies channel output.
It can get complicated, sorry.
FreeAmp can be found here:
That's a nice plugin. Thanks.
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