Dreampop Guitar Sound

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  1. Alexandre

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    Hi everyone I was wondering if anyone could give me pointers on how to get this ambiant guitar sound...what do you think is the type of setup: is it a delay (which sort) into a reverb you think? And what sort of amp? Any pointers would be most welcome!
    Thanks!

     
  2. ionian

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    Clean guitar, possibly even ran direct and not though an amp, but if run through an amp use something very clean like a JC120.

    There's delay and a lot of reverb on the guitar. The reverb has chorusing on the tail so it's most likely a Lexicon or Eventide reverb since they excel at that.

    Also, the guitar player is playing volume swells - that's where the guitar sound is fading in. So some of the sound is in the fingers.

    If you're looking for a lower budget way to get this sound (aside from $3000 Eventide boxes) you can most likely get it by running a guitar direct into a DI or a mic pre amp to get a very clean sound. Then use some plug ins. A stock, boring delay should work fine. If you have any fancier delays (like waves H-delay) that let you add modulation to the delays, then try that to get more movement or color in the delays. Then you can add a plug in reverb. There's plenty that get that kind of lexicon sound for cheap. One of the good ones that don't cost a ton is Valhalla Room (Or even Valhalla Vintage Verb for even more color) and if you play around with all that, that should get you in the neighborhood.
     
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  3. mouse

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    Actually a small bit of crunch helps a guitar sound really clean and give it the twang
     
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    Thanks a lot for your answers! Really helpful!
     
  5. benmrx

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    Some subtle tremolo and a bit of ‘shimmer verb’ (where the reverb tail is pitched up an octave) won’t hurt either.
     
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  8. willbedford

    willbedford Composer/Programmer

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    Try Valhalla Shimmer, Valhalla Room, or NI Replika in diffusion mode (you may already have it if you own Komplete).
     
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    Good tips...and love what you do by the way! (both music and an early customer)
     
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  10. TigerTheFrog

    TigerTheFrog I'm supposed to be working now.

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    This isn't exactly the same, but you might want to listen to the demos for Sonic Zest's Ambient Cinematic Guitar series, their best selling instruments.

    Volumes 1-3 are available for $16 HERE

    The newest one, #4 (normally $16) is on sale now as part of VSTBuzz's Indie Kontakt Developer Week for $7 HERE.
     
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  11. Alex Fraser

    Alex Fraser Senior Member

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    At this point, I use Replika diffusion on basically everything. Nothing is safe.
     
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    wow great sound and price! thanks!
     

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