Staying motivated is hard.
I made a relatively acceptable sound of the rhythm guitars in Guitarix before, but I wanted to keep all the work inside of the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). The DAW is where the recording and mixing is going to happen, so I wanted the guitar effects to be there as well. I’m glad that all the Guitarix effects are also available as plugins for DAWs. The one I’m using/trying to learn is Ardour.
I started working on the sound of the rhythm guitars in Wherever I May Roam using Guitarix (a free and open-source virtual amplifier). Here’s what I got for now (put on some headphones and watch out for the volume)
Your browser does not support the audio element. Now let’s see how I got that sound.
The big picture Watch this from 12:13s to 12:56s (already set) Left, right and the “thickener”.
Recording and processing music on a computer in real time require some preparation. This is a Linux specific post, I haven’t done this on Windows.
Probably the easiest way is to just install a Linux distribution that is prepared for audio production, like KXStudio, AV Linux, Ubuntu Studio or others. I have only tried Ubuntu Studio. That said, any Linux distribution can be set up for audio production, I installed Manjaro (Linux distro) on my old(er) potato and will use it for the music things.
I wanna recreate the song Wherever I May Roam by Metallica at home from scratch. Well, maybe not from scratch, I do have a few things:
Guitar I have a used Epiphone SG G-400 that I got for a good price. The previous owner put a Seymour Duncan bridge pickup, so that’s good. The bad is that some strings make a choked buzz kinda sound on some frets. I suspect that the truss rod needs some adjustment.