Electric Guitars

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Drewmillar, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Drewmillar

    Drewmillar Guest

    Hey All.
    My last guitar purchase was an Ibanez RG prestige, which has left me struggling to afford a really good amp any time soon.
    I have an awesome PC setup though, and I'm basically looking at how to get the best possible tone using plugins.
    I've been recording with Guitar Rig, which is a great program, but I'm only getting OK results, nothing special.

    My main problem is getting a clear, springy distorted heavy metal tone for riffing, similar to that of Textures, Meshuggah and Periphery.
    I know this is possible as I've heard many songs using Guitar Rig which sound amazing, but can't find any advice.
    Can anyone help ?
  2. xMannequiNx

    xMannequiNx Guest

    If you want another program that simulates a guitar amp, you should definitely look into the peavey revalver mkiii. It acurately models pretty much any peavey amp and cab.

    Or are you just wanting to know how to make guitar rig sound better?
  3. Drewmillar

    Drewmillar Guest

    Cheers for that !
    Any help will do really, I will definetely try revalver and see how it is.
    I just find it frustrating that there are people out there making guitar rig sound epic - I know that they can be layering up to 3 different tones at once. I also have a CD a friend of mine made years ago at college using simply the presets (there are hundreds) and getting excellent results.
  4. sammyg

    sammyg Active Member

    Dec 12, 2003
    hey mate,

    try to get into the habbit of recording a dry or "d.i." guitar track as well as your intended guitar/amp sound (split the guitar signal to do so if your setup allows). This way you can use the d.i. track for reamping later or you can use it with software like voxengo. I use voxengo a fair bit, works great especialy if you mix it with another guitar track you've already recorded. Heres an example of a krank head and engle cab (from voxengo) mixed with a H&K triamp and engle box I recorded at home. (the song is called confessions) http://www.myspace.com/eyefear

    cheers mate,

  5. For riffing a lot of times it only sounds like one track, but there are often two or three. If you take the same raw track and just stack different plug in settings it won't sound as large as actually playing it a couple times the same way, but with different guitar/amp settings. Guitar rig has the sounds to make that huge sound....just remember that plug ints can't do anything. A lot of tone comes from the guitar, and even more from the player. I have no idea what kind of quality of a guitar player you are, but the people you are trying to emulate are very proficient at their instrument.

    that said, experiment with recording the same part several times and applying different settings...then adjusting levels and pan to create something thick.
  6. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    idk how you feel about spending 300, but this one is good. Lets you emulate different amps and cabs, and also a decent mic emulator. Also has lots of little stompbox simulators with fully customizable settings.

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    As was mentioned before, stacking guitar tracks is a good way to thicken a riff. Also with riffs, less is more, don't start with that perfect tone from your amp where the gain is cranked up to 11 because it won't sound good recorded.

    Do you have any projects that we can see? It is hard to give pointers without actually having a reference.

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