I\'ve read this forum alot the past couple of years, since I have unity-mac(w/ a ton of ram) instead of giga, I never have much to say. but seem to enjoy this forum the most, you guy\'s make me day dream over giga samples. I\'m thinking I\'m gonna have to get over my \"ball bat beating rage\" that I get everytime I touch a PC (I\'m sorry but it\'s true, family members turn to me everytime they put their PC out of commision. ok.... not everytime, but enough to leave a foul taste. ok... I admit it, i have a PC, the kids use it) and get a gigamachine, at least they\'re alot cheaper then a mac.
....anyway\'s, I too have been working on a electric guitar samples. these are the high gain style(linkin park, creed , deftones,etc). there\'s alot of drums, alot of basses, and nada on heavy guitars. I have a few guitar samples(small files), but they just don\'t cut it (at least for a pro-guitarist(me). the 56 strat sounds awesome, I love the pink floyd lead demo(giga... drool, let me check my list... yep there it is!) and the POD.... well that\'s a Piece Of Dookie, a cool headphone amp though, but still sounds fake. I\'m going for realistic balls to the wall! turn that down! thud! not processed cheez(nachos.... drool)
I\'ve only completed the 1st layer and it has taken me what seems forever (I can see why you guy\'s hate pirating, this is a ton of work!). I used a B.C.Rich Gunslinger/Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier (2 channel, sounds better than the newer 3) I did every note, everystring: long, muted, power chords(& muted) A and drop D, hammer ons & pull offs (& muted) and other stuff with everything up & down picking, (oh how my fingers hurt! and i\'m a long time player) holy $#@! this sounds amazing! I recorded 4 layers, the layers will be set at the upper vel. (high gained guitars don\'t turn down anyways.... at least thats what I always told the sound guys) the reason for this is to elminate the chain saw effect of repeat notes. these are all left with no processing, this can be done down the road leaving it more flexiable.
so far, this has turned into a love affair. I have 4 other guitar/amp setups ready to sample as well as other tunings to add(all the same style). I\'m doing this for my own personal use, but I could see how these could make the world a better place(I know this by the frequent changing of my underwear) but I\'d have to look into other formats (including giga) plus, I don\'t have a clue on marketing them. of course a demo is on the way. even if they never leave my side, I intend to leave you guys drooling, like ya leave me drooling for giga samples
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