Hey guys, i have this weird question.
You know when you need a 2-note electric guitar 'chord' (given it has 2 notes its not technically a chord but lets call it that), something like a power chord just not perfect 5th or 4th.
For example it could be:
C + D#
C + E
C + F#
I'm talking about heavily distorted guitar, chords like these (or with more than just 2 notes) are extensively used for example in progressive metal (Dream Theater anyone?).
Now, im sure you can imagine that while heavily distorted, the sound created would be quite dissonant but still bearable, 2-note chords like that sound pretty good even though of course not as 'clean' as perfect 5ths/4ths.
Problem is that with sample libraries (im using Prominy LPC Clean), 2-note 'chords ' like these are not sampled (there are only power and 'standard' chords) so i have to create them using single notes. And as you would guess they dont sound that great, they lack the 'chord quality' and especially, they sound very dissonant (if thats the right term)
What i'd like to ask first - is there any library that could possibly have these chords sampled? Lyrical Distortion maybe? But i think not.
So the other question would be - isnt there any trick how to minimize dissonance and/or in general, some trick so chords created with single notes would sound better without much dissonance?
I dont know, maybe somehow routing the AMP simulator (amplitube or Guitar Rig 2 in my case) in a different way?
I tried using a different amp for each note but that way the chord quality is lost and it just sounds like 2 notes played on 2 different guitars (obviously).
What do you think?
Thanks in advance