Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Does this lead guitar part sound at all realistic?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Posts
    176
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    421374

    Does this lead guitar part sound at all realistic?

    Sign in to disable this ad
    Lead Guitar Part Song

    I used Komplete's Rock guitar via midi, and it sounds fine to me, but I'm wondering if some finer ears could tell that it's midi and if I'd be better recording the part with a real guitar?


    I'm not a guitarist and can tell straight away when something's not a real piano or piano sample so...
    Last edited by PaddyGordon; 12-19-2010 at 16:25. Reason: Editing the link

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    close to the edge
    Posts
    11,290
    Thanks
    194
    Thanked 143 Times in 126 Posts
    Rep Power
    21474858
    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyGordon View Post
    Lead Guitar Part Song

    I used Komplete's Rock guitar via midi, and it sounds fine to me, but I'm wondering if some finer ears could tell that it's midi and if I'd be better recording the part with a real guitar?


    I'm not a guitarist and can tell straight away when something's not a real piano or piano sample so...
    yeah it sounded pretty obvious, its a little high in the mix but id spot it easily and im no guitarist

    you could try sticking it through another softamp to se if you get anything you can work with..these guys have some decent free stuff

    AcmeBarGig - Affordable and Freeware VSTs

    also some delay and automate reverb on the note tails may give the effect of sustain

    personally Id have a go with a guitar, its not that complicated a part..or alternatively replace it with a synth lead


    was going good up to then
    Quote Originally Posted by jimistone View Post
    you scare me.
    Album My Soundcloud page

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Santa Cruz
    Posts
    159
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    701279
    It's actually not that bad sounding, it could pass, but it's definitely too loud in the mix. Turning it down will definitely help.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Posts
    176
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    421374
    Comparing it to the real song, it is a tad too loud :P
    YouTube - The Killers - All These Things That I've Done

    But I was just checking to see how it sounded in terms of realism.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    202
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    374818
    I would turn it down in the mix, but I think it sounds quite good.
    It is obviously not a guitar but so what...I'd add more distortion.

    YouTube - Please Tell Me Why

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,778
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    8893414
    I listened twice, a guitar has frets so it doesnt gloss between notes quite like that, it almost sounds like a fretless guitar or a guitar with auto-tune on it. If you could take out some of the sustain (not the distortion, but the sustain on the keyboard) and make it attack and break between notes like a pick sounds it would be alot closer.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. TS Lead vs. Guitar Lead
    By philbagg in forum Guitars and Basses
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-06-2010, 02:22
  2. Looking for a realistic orchestral sound
    By PsychoticTurtle in forum Newbies
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-19-2008, 19:12
  3. Makinh midi drums sound like a realistic drummer
    By stealingsilver in forum Recording Techniques
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-01-2003, 21:42
  4. Lead guitar left, lead guitar right???
    By Roel in forum Mixing Techniques
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-04-2001, 07:37
  5. lead vocals vs. lead guitar
    By six in forum Mixing Techniques
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-07-2000, 08:22

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •