Electric Guitar Effects Pedals – Using Guitar Effects Pedals With Keyboards – Improve Guitar Voices By Alan Williamson

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Introduction

 

 

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home recording studio

 

 

I recently read an editorial stating that although Keyboards are primarily used with computer DAW's, (Digital Audio Workstations) most musician users are in fact guitarists. However, for me it's the other way round as my problem as a keyboard player has been my inability to record guitar tracks, due to my lack of skill as a guitarist. As Keyboard technologies are developing continually, the Guitar voices on modern instruments are sounding more and more authentic. However, these voices still do fall short of the real thing especially when it comes to Guitar Rock solos.

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home recording studio

Fortunately, with the advent of superb guitar software plug-ins and effects I can, with careful programming and canny use of the pitch and modulation wheels, use my keyboard to produce some pretty convincing guitar tracks when I am writing music or creating backing tracks.


 Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX 8 Channel Mixer with Effects / USB Audio Interface


Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX 8 Channel Mixer with Effects / USB Audio Interface


$159.95


Eight-channel mixer with mic, line, and guitar-level inputs 16-bit, 44.1/48 kHz stereo USB output for easy recording and playback from your computer XLR inputs with gain trim, switchable high-pass filters, and 48V phantom power Works with iPad via Apple USB Adaptor (sold separately). 1/4-inch line-level inputs for instruments and high-impedance guitar input for direct-connecting guitars Powerful EQ: three-band with sweepable parametric mids on channels 1 and 2, three-band on 3 and 4, two-band on 5 8 Built-in DSP effects with footswitch bypass control and Aux buss for external processing Multicolor LED metering for visual level feedback Main and headphone outputs with independent level controls Class compliant, plug-and-play USB for Mac and PC interface without installing drivers Includes Cubase LE software This product is class compliant; it does not require drivers INCLUDES: MultiMix 8 USB FX mixer USB cable Power supply Software CD Quick start guide

 AmpliTube 3


AmpliTube 3


$174.94


AmpliTube 3 is a massive upgrade of the leading guitar and bass tone gear modeling software raising the industry standard of sound variety, realism and creative power. If your recording or playing rig is lacking in that rich, lush expressive analog warmth, then you need to check it out. AmpliTube 3 is the ultimate tone gear collection for the player/producer/engineer suffering from tone angst. AT3 contains over 160 pieces of gear, more than double the amount of other packages, including models from the most sought-after vintage collections and modern day workhorses. You'll get 51 individual stompboxes and effects, 31 amplifier preamp & power sections, 46 speaker cabinet models, 15 high end stage and studio mics, and 17 post amp rack effects. With IK's proprietary VRM(TM) (Volumetric Response Modeling) technology, you can add ultra-accurate rotating speaker effects, free dual mic placement plus room ambience and response to custom craft your tone. AmpliTube 3 gear models give you THE most realistic playing feel - not just the tones - but the actual dynamic response of their hardware counterparts. AmpliTube 3 is the new king of zone.

 AmpliTube Fender?


AmpliTube Fender?


$255.99


AmpliTube Fender is the first and only official guitar/bass Amp and FX software suite made by IK Multimedia in cooperation with legendary music icon Fender . With a collection of 45 pieces of gear collected from the most sought after classic and modern Fender amps (including the '65 Twin Reverb , '57 Deluxe(TM), '59 Bassman LTD, '64 Vibroverb Custom, Super-Sonic(TM), Metalhead(TM) and many more), cabinets, stomp boxes and rack effects, AmpliTube Fender sets a new standard for software amplifiers. From guitar to bass, from country to blues and rock, punk to metal, whatever style you play, AmpliTube Fender is the only amp suite that gives you the world's most influential guitar and bass tones right on your desktop.

 AmpliTube iRig(TM)


AmpliTube iRig(TM)


$36.95


AmpliTube iRig is a combination of an easy-to-use instrument interface adapter for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad mobile devices, and the new AmpliTube for iPhone software for guitar & bass. Simply plug the iRig interface into your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, plug your instrument into the appropriate input jack, plug in your headphones, amp or powered speakers, download AmpliTube FREE for iPhone, and start rocking! You'll have at your fingertips the sound and control of three simultaneous stompbox effects + amplifier + cabinet + microphone - just like a traditional guitar or bass stage rig! Add amps and effects as you need them - you can expand your rig with up to 10 stomps, 5 amps, 5 cabinets and 2 microphones in the AmpliTube iRig app custom shop! Click here to read a New York Times article on the iRig Click here to view a segment on CNN: Money

 Apogee JAM


Apogee JAM


$99


Plug and play guitar interface with Apogee conversion. JAM brings the legendary sound quality of Apogee to iPad, iPhone and Mac. Now guitarists can have a pocket-sized, plug in and play interface at an unprecedented price and experience ultimate tone with the guitar amps and effects in Apple's GarageBand software or other compatible applications.Apogee JAM Key Features: PureDIGITAL instrument connection for pristine sound quality Designed specifically for electric guitar and bass No configuration, just plug in and play Easily adjust input levels for any instrument Multicolor LED for status indication and input level monitoring Made for GarageBand, Logic, and MainStageApogee JAM is a premium digital converter featuring PureDIGITAL technology which delivers your guitar's true tone to your iPad or Mac without compromise. JAM is the first high quality interface that makes a digital connection to both iOS devices and Mac. You will notice the sonic difference between JAM and other similar products immediately.Who is JAM for?JAM is great for beginners and advanced players who want a high quality guitar sound for practicing, recording, or just jamming on both iPad and Mac.Ready to rock-status and level indicationIt's easy to tell if JAM is connected properly by the status LED on the top panel. If it's green, you are ready to rock and the light becomes your input level indicator. If it turns red, you are rocking too hard and you need to turn your gain down with the control knob.Crank it up and dial it in with easy level controlJAM features an input gain control knob. This rotary style wheel is conveniently located on the side of JAM for easy thumb access and allows you to dial in the level of your guitar without accessing software.Did you know?JAM is a true digital device featuring special circuitry designed specifically for guitar and bass. The Apogee engineers responsible for JAM's sound quality have created professional audio hardware foun
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