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Kristofer Dahl
post Mar 16 2011, 09:57 AM
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Emulating different techniques and styles can be very tricky. First check out Ivan's new lesson, "Country Solo Beginner Level", and then post a reply to today's topic.

Have you successfully manage to emulate a new style recently? Are there any tips or tricks you can share about emulating different effects or techniques?


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Brandon Earman
post Mar 16 2011, 04:26 PM
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As far as effects go, it can get really expensive, really quick smile.gif I try not to get too caught up in buying all the right gear. Like they always say, your sound comes mostly from your fingers. This doesn't mean you can ignore your equipment setup completely though.


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Todd Simpson
post Mar 17 2011, 10:14 PM
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A very good point wink.gif Probably 80 percent of your "sound" is from your playing but that other 20 is important too. So once you get the technique down, you still need to have your riggage sound like the tone you are going for. This is a good spot for guitar emulation to come in to play IMHO. It's easy to have hundreds upon hundreds of virtual rigs that sound amazing that are all software. Guitar Rig 4 and Amplitude Metal remain my favs.

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As far as effects go, it can get really expensive, really quick smile.gif I try not to get too caught up in buying all the right gear. Like they always say, your sound comes mostly from your fingers. This doesn't mean you can ignore your equipment setup completely though.



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Ivan Milenkovic
post Mar 18 2011, 02:20 PM
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For emulating different styles it's good to listen various famous style artists just to get an idea what the style is about. Studying the style in theory might help as well. But we can learn the best about the style if we play it on stage and in studio with experienced artists. This way you can learn much more than in any other way. Use of effects and tones is important element, but not something you should spend money on. If in studio, you can borrow guitar/amp that has sound/overdrive suitable for that particular style. Everything else is done with studio FX.
When recording demos at home, any software will do. They are pretty good today, nobody (from the general public) will understand the difference.


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Ben Higgins
post Mar 24 2011, 08:11 PM
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I don't think I've tried to emulate somebody in particular.. at least not for a while.. the last time would have been Michael Schenker, which was incredibly good fun. smile.gif

I think emulating a particular style of phrasing is the quickest and way to sound like somebody.. the sound can be secondary in my opinion, but also an important part. I could play some Schenker style licks, but the wah tone really completes the feel smile.gif


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