Best VST Guitar 2022

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mabutler45
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14 posts since 12 Mar, 2019

Post Tue May 10, 2022 10:16 am

Hello, I am looking for some help in choosing the right Guitar VST for recording and possible live performance, Love the 70s, 80s Rock. I have been looking at Musiclabs REALLPC and Amplesounds Metal Eclipse, Guitar SC, and Guitar VC. I would really appreciate some help in choosing and any other possibilities to consider. Thank you in advance for all your help and input... :) :) :)

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Googly Smythe
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3343 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Everywhere and nowhere, baby

Post Tue May 10, 2022 12:08 pm

I used to use Shreddage II, but I despise Kontakt.
Moved to AmpleSound's Les Paul, which can actually be made to sound similar to the real thing. But you can't switch pickups. :(
Moved to MusicLab's RealLPC. Can switch pickups! Bought the Strat and the Rick.
At the risk of being accused of narcissism, here is a snippet of 2 solos, (starting at 1:00) the first is the Rick, the second is the LP. Through Plugin Alliance Friedman amps. (Whack up the volume!)
MusicLab gets my vote.
https://soundcloud.com/googly-smythe/19 ... ning-solos
Or this - Rick for the solo, Rick and RealLPC on the rhythm (on the fade out).
https://soundcloud.com/googly-smythe/19 ... lzh5aQbrCm
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mabutler45
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Post Tue May 10, 2022 4:52 pm

Thanks...I have been leaning towards Musiclab, its just that I see in amplesound recent updates to the software. Is MLabs easy to use and learn?
Love the tracks.... Loud is AWESOME

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Googly Smythe
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3343 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Everywhere and nowhere, baby

Post Tue May 10, 2022 10:50 pm

mabutler45 wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 4:52 pm ... Is MLabs easy to use and learn?..
I found it so. It has a lot of options, which can be saved as presets, and the keyswitches are customisable and can be saved as presets as well. (You can't change the actual key numbers but you can assign any articulation to any key.)
Remember, the key to programming sampled instruments is to play the samples like the instrument they represent - so if the guitar library sounds like a piano, it's probably being played like a piano. Think like a guitarist would play and you'll get better results. Same goes for any sampled instrument.
Good luck! :tu:
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mabutler45
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Post Wed May 11, 2022 4:43 am

Thanks :phones: :band:

BBFG#
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6700 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Wed May 11, 2022 10:00 am

+1 for Music Labs.
Especially the Rick. Nothing else comes as close for me. Including the better sample libraries such as Vir2.
And I found it, not only easy, but intuitive in playing it. Subjective, but Music Labs has been my favorite. I can even excuse the NFR licensing. (Which I have seen others get permission to sell at times anyway.)

mabutler45
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Post Wed May 11, 2022 1:30 pm

Thanks for the input…. Love the RealRick as well . So many to choose from 😀

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Boy Wonder
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108 posts since 30 Jan, 2021

Post Thu May 12, 2022 4:56 pm

I'm a fan of Ample Sound's stuff. Their very realistic strat, tele and lapsteel are to die for.

mixyguy2
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322 posts since 2 Mar, 2018

Post Thu May 12, 2022 5:57 pm

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Orange Tree. Great guitars.

BBFG#
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6700 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Thu May 12, 2022 7:35 pm

mixyguy2 wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 5:57 pm I'm surprised no one has mentioned Orange Tree. Great guitars.
Probably because it's not a VST.

benjamind
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1204 posts since 4 Aug, 2004 from Ain't tellin' ya...

Post Thu May 12, 2022 7:44 pm

I'm allergic to sample libraries since the release of MODO BASS...drum roll...nearly 6 years ago LOL.

When (or perhaps IF) they finally bring out the guitars we won't need sample libraries taking up all this disk space whilst generally not being nearly as flexible either.

I won't hold my breath. Nearly 6 years now and no sign. It might just pop up but they've taken waaaaaaaay too long and now all this shit is going down in the world. Again I won't hold my breath and I have a few reasons why. They should of released it instead of the drums. It's not like we already have a shit tonne of drum libraries that actually sound realistic unlike the bloody guitars.
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xphen0m
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840 posts since 28 Jan, 2008

Post Fri May 13, 2022 8:38 am

Ample Sound and Shreddage guitars are at the top of the list for it.

Threebodytech's Heavier 7 Strings would get a mention from me if it didn't have flubby sounding low notes. It would actually trump everything else out there if it wasn't for that.

mixyguy2
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322 posts since 2 Mar, 2018

Post Fri May 13, 2022 4:24 pm

BBFG# wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 7:35 pm
mixyguy2 wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 5:57 pm I'm surprised no one has mentioned Orange Tree. Great guitars.
Probably because it's not a VST.
Orange Tree is a company that makes excellent guitar VSTs. Caught up now?

BBFG#
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6700 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Fri May 13, 2022 4:48 pm

mixyguy2 wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 4:24 pm
BBFG# wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 7:35 pm
mixyguy2 wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 5:57 pm I'm surprised no one has mentioned Orange Tree. Great guitars.
Probably because it's not a VST.
Orange Tree is a company that makes excellent guitar VSTs. Caught up now?
I did double check and while I didn't go through every library, the libraries I did check which seem the most popular all seem to require Kontakt player.
Not a VST in and of itself then?

I owned a few of them. They're good, but I didn't feel they were good enough to keep. And none were VST.
All were sample libraries for a specific VST host.

So I'm still not caught up unless you have the information on how they run as a VST without Kontakt.

Been much happier with Music Lab.

trusampler
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1508 posts since 2 Jul, 2007

Post Fri May 13, 2022 5:28 pm

Good luck finding a Vst that has scripts as good as Kontakt or Falcon. These sampler/Vsts have had years of technology added to their scripting capabilities,and finding guitar libraries for example that need authentic scripting isn't something most Vst devs excel at like Kontakt and Falcon development. So the point is, the best guitar Vst/libraries currently require a sampler with a high level of scripting and they are in Kontakt and Falcon.
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