Is it possible to play this with a Guitar VSTi?

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  1. lukehh

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    Hi folks,
    Im just wondering if its possible to play this guitar style with a Guitar VSTi. What do you think as real guitar players? Is this really just 1 guitar?

    Best to hear 2:50min - End.
     
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  3. Rockseller

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    they even play different things or not?
     
  4. lukehh

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    I have no Idea...I only know that there's 1 bass and 1 guitar in the clip. Of cause it could be they layered different guitars. But you also have to remember that the guitarist is Johnny Marr (one of the best guitarists in the world.

    Voted the fourth-best guitarist of the last 30 years in a poll conducted by the BBC in 2010,[3] Phil Alexander, editor-in-chief of Mojo, has described Marr as "arguably Britain's last great guitar stylist".[4] In 2013, NME honoured Marr with its "Godlike Genius" award, hailing him: "Not content with rewriting the history of music with one of the world's greatest ever bands, the Smiths, he's continued to push boundaries and evolve throughout his career, working with some of the best and most exciting artists on the planet."
     
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    No, I don't think you could play it with a vst instrument. It's two guitars, that Telecaster that he is playing in the video as well as what sounds like a Strat with a tremelo bar that dips at the end there. You could try to relplicate it but it would probably sound wonky, not real, artificial.
     
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    IMHO, it sounds like he alters his playing technique, like he uses a different part of the plec or a different angle for sound. This and his timing would be very difficult if not impossible to transfer into a VSTi.
    The basic sound shouldn't be that much of a problem, even if an exact reproduction would be again close to impossible, but I think that's not that important.
    I'm not a guitarist, it's just what I think I can hear.
     
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    That mp3 is a hit, that's for sure. :rofl: Maybe if you use some sounds not coming from a C64, who knows.

    Seriously, a friend of mine uses a lot of these MIDI files as a starting point and some of them ain't that bad.
     
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  9. lukehh

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    Of cause the MP3 sounds like shit...its just rendered GMIDI file with the usual GM-sounds of a simple soundcard. But the MIDI File is very detailed. As far as I was able to hear, it has absolutely the correct chords, notes etc. Maybe with some Ample Sound Guitar Vsti's it could sound nice.
     
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  10. lukehh

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    Or I will make a Synthpop version of it by replacing the guitars with some synths! :rofl:
     
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