This week we’re obsessed with guitar, which might be one of the most popular, most versatile, and most important instruments in contemporary music. Over the decades, guitars have shaped a multitude of hits, transcended genres, and become distinctive sounds within popular music.
We’ve been deep in the studio exploring effects, playing with presets, and trying different mixing techniques on all types of guitars. Check out the links below to find some inspiration on how to transform electric guitar, pedal steel, or lap steel tracks into something sonically succulent and explore limitless possibilities of creative guitar sounds using Soundtoys.
- Creating a Track with Electric Guitar and Effect Rack
- Two Flavors of Steel Guitar with Effect Rack
- Pro Tip: Making a Preset from Presets in Effect Rack
- Demo: Guitar Effects for Modern Hip Hop Production with Matt Honkonen
- Demo: Creative Mixing Techniques for Electric Guitar with Ryan Earnhardt
- Demo: Turning Guitars into Synths with Matthew Wong
We’re not the only ones obsessed creative guitar effects with Soundtoys – guitar legend Steve Stevens is too. And that’s pretty darn awesome.
“As an Apple Logic user, my session template always starts with about four Soundtoys plugins on aux channels. I have two instances of EchoBoy- one L/R ping-pong delay and one a slap delay. The third is Crystallizer at the ready for any cool out there guitar effects; then finally is Tremolator, which is super useful for tempo-based vibrato or stutter-type effects.
I actually can’t remember a time when Soundtoys plugins were not on my sessions. Amazing, creative, and fun stuff.”
– Steve Stevens (Billy Idol)