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cool_string  
11 Apr 2007 16:15 | Quote
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Does anyone know the name of any software thet will effectively turn my pc into a guitar amp using the line in port on my soundcard. I got a guitar for my birthday and it came with a very basic amp with jus volume bass and treble dials.

I would like software that will allow me to change the sound by adding distortion and reverb to the sound.

I have already connected my guitar to the line in port on my soundcard and i could play it through my pc speakers but i would also like to be able to change the sound aswell.
blackholesun  
15 Apr 2007 17:50 | Quote
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You can buy software called "Guitar Rig 2", www.native-instruments.com, but I think its better to buy footpedals instead. You can take them to a gig, or to practice elsewhere really easily, which you can't do without taking your laptop or PC with you. It's different if you were recording, but if you're just starting out then its best to use footpedals. There are loads of multi FX pedals about that do loads of things. I use the Digitech RP200a for my distortion, EQ, compression, reverb, amp and pickup modelling, noise gate, etc. and a crybaby wah pedal rather than the wah on the RP200a. It's not that that one isnt good (it is, and there's 3 types to choose from), it's just that you can't turn it off without changing the patch or fiddling by hand. I'm also planning on getting a Boss DD-6, and maybe a phaser or flanger for the same reason as having a seperate wah pedal. Let me know what you think about it. :D
cool_string  
16 Apr 2007 15:34 | Quote
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Cheers for the help, i dont think i will be buying that software (a bit expensive) lol, didn't think it would be that much. I like the idea of that footpedal will be looking in to that.

Thanks again.
blackholesun  
17 Apr 2007 07:57 | Quote
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The RP200a has been discontinued, but when I bought it a couple of years ago it was 109. On ebay it is around 65 new, which is awesome value I think. I haven't read a single bad review of it - the sound quality is excellent, and the metal casing would probably do more damage to the floor than to the pedal if you dropped it! The only mildly annoying thing is that I have a really decent patch on it that is awesome for playing metal, hard rock, punk etc and I can lean back on the gain by using the expression pedal to get a clean tone that is great for funk and ska. But I want to use wah as well, but only in part of a song, then I've gotta bend down, fiddle with a few knobs, choose the type of wah (cry, boutique, and full range), then tell the expression pedal that you want it to control wah instead of gain. Now you can use the wah, but the gain is stuck on however it was before you changed the settings, until you go back and restore the settings to how it was. (if it sounds confusing - it isnt!)

There is a massive user memory for up to 40 patches, and you can use the left and right pedals to switch between patches, so if you had a patch controlling gain with the expression pedal you could switch to another patch featuring wah, which is fine for a beginner on your own but if you're playing live or just jamming with others, its easier to just stomp on a seperate wah pedal. same goes for using phasing or delay or other FX. The pedal does have an effect exclusive to Digitech though! "The Whammy". Want to be able to bend notes up two octaves? You can know! :D
blackholesun  
17 Apr 2007 07:58 | Quote
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now* not know. anyway, hope this helps.


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