guitar plugin question

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by mcmilliron, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. mcmilliron

    mcmilliron Guest

    does anyone know of any good plugins for making a DI guitar sound mic'd? is there any plugins that control stereo imaging? I just want to push the guitar back in my mix, it sounds way to up front. reverbs help on clean tone but sound like crap with heavy distortion. I live in an apartment building so mic'ing a cabinet is not an option.

    thanks in advance
  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    NI Guitar Rig is the best thing i've heard, but none are truly convincing.
  3. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    There's a couple enclosed cabinets with built-in mics available which are meant to be ok, but just ok. Whether this translates into comparable with, or better than, NI, I don't know, I have heard neither.

    What about a mic'd cabinet but with a power soak?

    Also the Mesa recording preamp has good press but I can't quite believe it can do it with no speakers....
  4. I have heard good things about the NI, but have not used it myself.
    I personally use Amplitube and SimulAnalog Guitar Suite(free) and have gotten good results with both, but nothing really compares to a real amp with a real mic. The Mesa recording pre sounds good but is VERY limited in the sounds it can achieve. When I lived in an apartment, I found that by deadening my closet and investing in a small amp got the job done very well and from there I used the direct guitar tracks as back up tracks along with the recorded amp sound as the ‘main’ sound. Hope this helps… :)

  5. jsanfilippo5

    jsanfilippo5 Guest

    i have found that guitar rig sounds awesome by itself, by it just doesnt sit in a mix right. Once i try to mic it in it sounds very artificial.

    just my thoughts others may find it different.
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