#1
Hello, sorry if this is dumb.
I play with an electro/industrial/dance rock band and we can't find a keyboard player, but I'm convinced you can get another guitar to sound like a keyboard.
Any ideas what gear can do this?
If you've heard of Faithless, we want keyboard sounds like that.
#5
Aww, they raised the price like $130 in the last few months on the GR20. WTF.
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#6
Well, I posted the one that has the pickup with it....there's another version without the pickup that's roughly $130 cheaper.
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Nah, I just remember looking at it a while back and it was $600 for the one with the pickup. That was probably closer to a year ago when I was in my electronic music phase.
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#8
It depends what kinda sound you are after.
If you want analog monophonic awesomeness then go for the Pigtronix motherchip
If you want more ambient string like keyboard sounds, then a volume pedal with an octaver can do wonders.
If you want generic MIDI keyboard sounds, then go for the Roland

Or buy a damn synth
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Or buy a damn synth


Pretty much this, why try to minic something poorly when you could just get the real thing?
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Pretty much this, why try to minic something poorly when you could just get the real thing?



Seconded. I realized after about 900 dollars worth of pedals that alot of the sounds I was chasing could be done with far less money and far less tap dancing with a synth. I would recommend a cheap 49 key keyboard (m-audio makes a good one) and some music software.

Though if money is no object, then you can get some crazy awesome sounds with the aforementioned gear.
#11
Buy a keyboard?
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#13
i don't approach it so much as "making it sound like a keyboard", i think of it more as "how do you fill the space in the mix that the keyboard could fill". i have a bunch of success using a 3 amp setup with the HOG and it's low pass filter, sounds amazing and fills in that space but sounding "like a keyboard" may be a bit of a stretch. it certainly doesn't sound like guitar anyway.

check out my clip "lets make it slow", around 1:20 on that song i cut the HOG on. at 2:00 it i like how it works with the chords.
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Buy a keyboard?


What a strange idea!
Well, we would need someone to play it, and they're hard to find.
Guitarists are everywhere though.
I think you can see the dilemma.

I think the Roland is the closest I guess...
#15
keyboard players hard to find?
you've got to be kidding right? anybody that plays piano will know how to play keyboard. synth is a little different, but still the same old thing. they'll get used to that in about... 20 minutes?
#16
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What a strange idea!
Well, we would need someone to play it, and they're hard to find.
Guitarists are everywhere though.
I think you can see the dilemma.

I think the Roland is the closest I guess...

Unless the parts you're playing are insanely complicated, you were already thinking of replacing the guitar with a keyboard sound... so why don't you just play the keyboard? It's not that difficult to figure out parts that most bands would want in their songs, it's not like you're playing classical music here
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#17
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keyboard players hard to find?
you've got to be kidding right? anybody that plays piano will know how to play keyboard. synth is a little different, but still the same old thing. they'll get used to that in about... 20 minutes?
I guess most pianists don't want to play in an industrial rock band...
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#18
Mess with some synths and a whammy pedal.
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#19
Even with basic grasp of music theory, you can find your way around a keyboard. Not that playing a synthesizer is tough to start with, you just gotta mess around with it until you know what does what. Then just create MIDI backtracks, no need for a keyboard player.
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#20
EHX Micro POG/POG/HOG/Micro Synth. Would give you a pretty nice organy sound and should fill the space you need.
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#22
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The roland GR20 is your best bet

I recorded this with a GR20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxnzNiWVXsk

Every single sound in there is just the guitar with the GR20


That video is mental, well done.

You could fire a brass section and just get some guitarists to imitate it, haha.
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That video is mental, well done.

You could fire a brass section and just get some guitarists to imitate it, haha.


I wish I had done a better job matching the audio to the video pieces. But yeah, I gotta do another vid like that but without synthesis, just pure rock...

Back on topic, the EHX hog is another pedal you may want to try. The GR20 however will sound 100% like keyboards cause it uses the same presets as actual keyboards.