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What do you use for virtual instruments?

Discussion in 'Bass & Other Instruments' started by woodbutcher65, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. woodbutcher65

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    Feb 25, 2018
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    I have some ideas I want to record but it's going to take more than just one guitar.

    I have no band buddies to provide drums, bass, keyboards, sax, whatever....and I don't play those other instruments. (OK, all guitar players can get by on bass, I think.)

    I'm sure I'm not the only solo "artist" (I use that term VERY loosely if describing myself) in here.

    So what software package(s) do you use to create the other instruments in your recordings?

    I'm looking for recommendations for something that's decent and not very expensive. And that works well with the entry level version of ProTools.
  2. bradlake

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    Jul 11, 2012
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    Chicago/Miami Beach
    Sampletank, EZ Drummer, Kontakt, et.al........using midi guitar 2 to input midi to virtual instruments .
  3. Rane

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    Oct 1, 2010
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    EZ Drummer is amazing for sequencing beats if you're not super familiar with drums. I also recently got BFD3, which I am really enjoying. I use EZ Drummer for quick ideas, and BFD3 for the final sound/mixing. Superior Drummer would probably play nicer with EZ Drummer, but I really wanted BDF3. :)

    I use Massive and TyrellN6 (free, and still one of the best analog sims available) for synth stuff. I'm not a big synth user, but do incorporate these sounds occasionally.

    For pianos and strings, I use Logic's native stuff as well as Ableton Live Suite. I would love to get Komplete some day.

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