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

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Introduction

 

 

home recording studio

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.

home recording studio

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.


 ALVA Nanoface USB Audio and MIDI Interface


ALVA Nanoface USB Audio and MIDI Interface


$249


Most interfaces provide a big software package with useful features, but have a steep learning curve and consume the most important thing a musician doesn t have. Time. Time to mess with all the technical stuff.But creativity needs boundaries. In an unlimited space there is no need to be creative, as all destinations can be reached with just some knowledge and craftsmanship.The ALVA designers decided to try another way: Sensible downsizing.The Nanoface is designed as partner of modern digital audio workstations. There are no software option dialogs or an integrated mixer. Just a high-speed driver. All modern audio programs provide a low latency engine, an integrated mixer with plug-in support and monitoring features. They emulate a complete studio workflow. Some audio interfaces try to do the same and thus doubling not only the features, but also the time to mess with them.The Nanoface is different. All features can be controlled with ONE multi controller. Directly on the unit. In combination with an audio sequencer this is what most all musicians need. No more. No less. If you want to use a mixer, with sends, busses and effects it s already in your DAW software.Analog I/OsThe Nanoface provides 6 audio I/Os enough for a small home studio, a DJ- or surround setup. A MIDI input and two MIDI outputs form a perfect combination to connect a keyboard and external synthesizers or samplers. Four analog inputs two of them equipped with high-quality mic preamps - allow the simultaneously recording of different sources at the same time, like a microphone, an electric guitar and a synthesizer. Four analog outputs provide a flexible setup for monitoring two stereo signals at the same time, e. g. with main speakers and headphones. The signal from output 1/2 can be routed to output 3/4 and individually adjusted. Digital I/OThe digital I/O works in standard SPDIF format. This makes the Nanoface the perfect partner for a digital signal from a CD player, or an effect unit as

 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


$299.99


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)


$39.99


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 view a segment on CNN: Money
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