#1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT8rx8CSlSQ

What can I do to get that sound from my guitar? Would I need to get new pickups or could I do it with effects?
I am going to be moving to an apartment soon so I bought Guitar Rig amp sim because I can't use a real amp once I move.
Can I achieve that sound through the effects on Guitar Rig?
#2
Sounds like two guitar tracks harmonized to me...
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#3
Either two tracks or an octaver effect box. Also probably more than that, high gain amp with an overdrive pedal, most likely some delay and reverb...Hard to tell on my crappy laptop speakers, but I think I hear some delay and reverb in there, and after a couple of listens I think I hear enough differences to think it's two tracks.
Hmmm...I wonder what this button does...
#5
Quote by ls2014
That's what I thought as well but this guy also has the same effect and he's playing live:
http://youtu.be/AAPCbsFoMx8?list=UUeDfS8P2YAOV1EwIEuUogYQ

It seems like the settings used for that sound is used by a lot of Japanese guitarists.


It's multiple guitar tracks. I don't know if you noticed but that guy clearly isn't playing the whole song live; there's a backing track that has the harmony parts recorded. The first thing you posted might not have multiple guitar tracks but it definitely has a synth part harmonising the lead guitar line.
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#6
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It's multiple guitar tracks. I don't know if you noticed but that guy clearly isn't playing the whole song live; there's a backing track that has the harmony parts recorded. The first thing you posted might not have multiple guitar tracks but it definitely has a synth part harmonising the lead guitar line.

I suspected that the guy might have just pre recorded the whole song and recorded the video without actually plugging his guitar in.
Is there actually no way to get that effect for a live performance? I tried octavers but they sound too robotic.
#7
Definitely multiple guitar tracks and a backing track.
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#8
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I suspected that the guy might have just pre recorded the whole song and recorded the video without actually plugging his guitar in.
Is there actually no way to get that effect for a live performance? I tried octavers but they sound too robotic.


Backing tracks, multiple guitarists, there are some amazing harmonizers out there (expensive though)... I think that's about it though.
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#9
Might I add, harmoniser pedals sound robotic because it's perfectly in time when harmonising a guitar. The reason it sounds so natural in the videos is that- unless this person hooked up the guitar to a MIDI controller and spent a lot of time syncing it perfectly in Melodyne (which isn't the case)- it's a human being(s) playing multiple tracks.

If you want it to sound very natural, you'll need other guitarists with you live. Or you could pre-record a track for yourself, which a lot of guitarists would deem blasphemous, for what it's worth.
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