Jordan Rudess NAMM-authentic electric guitar sound-HOW??

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damoog
KVRian
982 posts since 31 May, 2007

Post Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:58 am

just watched this clip below which is jordan jules at NAMM 2009,can somebody please tell me what he could be using to nail this electric guitar sound on a keyboard,it is sooo unbelievable(his playing and the sound),he is using a big workstation but looks like he is using a laptop(kind of) above his keyboard,check out at 2.13

Jordan Rudess NAMM 2009 Performance(check 2.13),the sound is amazing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIr9eLRp ... edded#t=48

brambos
KVRian
1338 posts since 26 Aug, 2005 from Netherlands

Post Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:16 am

It's all in the goatee.

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cosmosis
KVRian
763 posts since 12 Jun, 2009

Post Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:16 am

According to another video over there, he's using Omnishpere, but there's no telling. This guy had the guitar technic nailed for a long time. Check out the Necromancer (by Rush) cover with Dream Theater.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI04qsXJgh0 (7:00)
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damoog
KVRian
982 posts since 31 May, 2007

Post Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:16 am

brambos wrote:It's all in the goatee.
well i have a goatee like that and i still cant get that tone! :lol:

susiwong
KVRAF
3865 posts since 29 Feb, 2004

Post Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:30 am

The real guitar close to the beginning ?
Watch his hands, he doesn't play that.
The rest are vaguely guitaristic synth sounds he actually plays.
Great player though.
Cheers,
susiwong

Shabdahbriah
KVRAF
4920 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:35 am

susiwong wrote:The real guitar close to the beginning ?
Watch his hands, he doesn't play that.
The rest are vaguely guitaristic synth sounds he actually plays.
Great player though.
Cheers,
susiwong
+1 ... that's what I saw/heard also.

~S~

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OzoneJunkie
KVRian
1000 posts since 16 Jan, 2004

Post Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:55 am

Think he's referring to the section after the real guitar part.

It's a great tone, for sure. Lacks a true pick attack, as well as other things, but yeah... great tone... and of course, sick sick playing...

Shabdahbriah
KVRAF
4920 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:45 am

OzoneJunkie wrote:Think he's referring to the section after the real guitar part.

It's a great tone, for sure. Lacks a true pick attack, as well as other things, but yeah... great tone... and of course, sick sick playing...
It IS a "great tone" yes, but @2:13 it's a synth "sound". I suspect (assuming here) that the "monitor" (in question) is an add-on to the Fantom-8 as well.

The guy rocks, and def has a thing for guitar riffs. Did likewise with his Korg Oasys demo, I noticed.

symplectiq
KVRist
480 posts since 26 Mar, 2006

Post Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:17 am

Man that beard steals show from him.

MaxSynths
KVRAF
4592 posts since 2 Nov, 2006

Post Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:55 pm

For a great guitar sound, better than that fuzz, go for a 2nd hand trinity.
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Dr.Wu
KVRAF
1888 posts since 23 Dec, 2003

Post Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:24 pm

its a Roland demo so we can probably assume that he is using the Fantom for that leadsound. The monitor is a touchscreen device that he uses to display the score.
The problem with multiendorsers like Jordan is that he is dancing on so many weddings at once that its hard to decide which of the many products that he endorses is actually the best...........
Especially when they fall in similiar categories.

Ja.x
KVRAF
2323 posts since 4 Mar, 2004 from Portugal (Lagos)

Post Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:32 am

Interesting, but on the higher and more sustained notes it can't fool anyone: it's a "synth" playing. It also glides in a different way from a real guitar.
Eventually something intelligent will appear written here. Watch this space.

Megakazbek
KVRist
284 posts since 2 Mar, 2005

Post Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:37 am

Ja.x wrote:Interesting, but on the higher and more sustained notes it can't fool anyone: it's a "synth" playing. It also glides in a different way from a real guitar.
Well, it IS a synth lead sound and it was never intended to sound like a real guitar (even if incidentally it sometimes does)

sockofgold
KVRAF
2238 posts since 6 Aug, 2007

Post Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:54 am

I never really understood the desire of him and other keyboardists to try to sound like a guitar.

Use a synth for synth sounds. Leave guitar sounds to the guitarist.

robogone
KVRAF
21375 posts since 26 Jul, 2005 from Gone

Post Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:45 am

chaoticz wrote:Man that beard steals show from him.
I heard it's going to go solo and start releasing its own albums soon.

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