Best VST’s for Reggae and Dub

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donkey tugger
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5259 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Post Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:33 pm

michu wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:21 am
peterdh wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:49 am
michu wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:20 am
...honestly i think the cheapest and easiest way would be to get yourself some cheapo guitar and record it yourself...
No real guitar for me, too difficult. And samples, don't they have the negative "transpose" effect if not every note/chord is sampled separately? Rob Papen RG, which only produces minor and major chords, sounds nice to my ears. I read on the internet that a Fender Stratocaster guitar is often used for the Reggae rhythmic guitar. Is that right?
i'll start with a sigh :)
guitar is an "easy to learn hard to master" type of instrument. raggae chords and James Bond theme type melodies are way on the easy part of this spectrum.
Welll....yes, reggae guitar is generally quite sparse and it's not usually involving a lot of complex chord changes...but like any other genre, to play it well takes a bit of application. It's not just..upstroke, upstroke, upstroke, upstroke. Like funk guitar there's a lot of rhythmic subtlety and (for wont of a better word..) groove going on in terms of the muting of the strings. Its also generally done with a lot of barre chords - not easy for a beginner to master.

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peterdh
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346 posts since 28 Dec, 2007 from The Netherlands

Re: Best VST’s for Reggae and Dub

Post Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:59 pm

DMG68 wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:16 pm
...https://youtu.be/ZoGsMP69ai4
Really nice song :phones: Is this you DMG68?
My house tracks: Amazing animal@soundcloud

seangm
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53 posts since 7 Dec, 2017

Re: Best VST’s for Reggae and Dub

Post Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:06 pm

If you have Maschine, Battery or Massive there's a nice reggae NI expansion:

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/p ... black-arc/

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DMG68
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Re: Best VST’s for Reggae and Dub

Post Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:42 pm

peterdh wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:59 pm
DMG68 wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:16 pm
...https://youtu.be/ZoGsMP69ai4
Really nice song :phones: Is this you DMG68?
Give thanks. Yes, it's my track, music & mix, vocals by Fyah Wyah. There is a full vocal version, this is just the dub.

gremlinmoon
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159 posts since 9 Dec, 2006

Re: Best VST’s for Reggae and Dub

Post Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:35 am

Modnetic (part of the Dub Machines fx duo vsts) by Surreal Machines is excellent (imo). It can do older school dub, like LSP and the earlier Burning Spear Living Dub releases as well as experimental ambient stuff very well. I probably wouldn't use it for more pop oriented reggae as I think it attenuates higher frequencies.

Little known, but Omnisphere has a sampled melodica.

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thecontrolcentre
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23510 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Best VST’s for Reggae and Dub

Post Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:48 am

+1 for Surreal Machines. I've used the Live versions for some time. Perfect for dubbing things up. I'm fond of Audio Damage Dubstation and Eos too ...

SoundPorn
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481 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Best VST’s for Reggae and Dub

Post Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:23 pm

MTurboDelay is on a 75% off sale which will cover all the delay throws ya need too

Izak Synthiemental
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456 posts since 4 Aug, 2010

Re: Best VST’s for Reggae and Dub

Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:59 am

By the way, here is a great video of a guy producing the classical Reggae sound in a DAW. He uses Maschine, but it can basically be done in any DAW.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwcC6mFdGXc
http://soundcloud.com/samaritageto

Proper Education Always Corrects Errors

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peterdh
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346 posts since 28 Dec, 2007 from The Netherlands

Re: Best VST’s for Reggae and Dub

Post Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:57 am

I want to thank all the contributors for their input. I learned a lot :)

I am still in the search process of finding more skank guitars. Learned from the http://www.how-to-play-reggae.com/ website that the top 3 guitars are: Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster and the Gibson Les Paul. I am exploring now Sugar Bytes Guitarist, which provides the Fender Stratocaster ánd Telecaster. Both guitars are single coils (no damped harmonics).
My house tracks: Amazing animal@soundcloud

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