I'm trying to achieve some really specific sounds (mostly using Logic and its built-in Guitar effects & amps): I'm aiming for some cool post-rock-sounding guitar sounds, a la Explosions in the Sky, Eluvium, that sort of thing. I'm using great guitar samples, but the hard part -- because I'm not a guitarist -- is knowing what to do with all of these filters in order to create some of those super-cool sounds: the shimmery, wet, super-delayed guitar sound, the washed-out distorted sound with a 10-sec reverb tail, or that U2-type sound that's a little high and piercing, but so distinctive that you know it as soon as you hear it. I've tried the TH1 demo from Overloud, and it's got some cool stuff in it but even it doesn't have the kind of sounds I'm looking for. Basically, I don't understand exactly what all of these guitar filters do -- at least, not like guitarists do!
Can anyone recommend either a) some standard settings or presets to achieve the kind of sound I'm looking for or b) a place where I can find this info in plain English? I've googled around and not found much: the stuff I have found probably makes sense to a guitarist, but not to little ol' keyboard-playin' me.
Any input at all would be fab.