Virtual Electric Guitar Gadget. suggestions anyone? any experience?

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asked Aug 31, 2011 by xedric14 (941 points)
So, see I only have an acoustic guitar with a pick-up and a cord.

now, i don't wanna buy an amplifier and a gadget without trying virtual solutions first.
besides we love DIYs and softwares right?


so Do you guys know any software that can mimic a 707 electric guitar gadget?
something with the Gain, Distortion, and other effects?


what's on my mind is a software that would use any sound card's mic as the pickup
and then any speaker like my 2.0 edifier as the amplifier


as possible something free? or at least tested working?
something with a crack? hahah **JOKE** lol
*(it's illegal there in the US. but not here haha still i discourage you though..)*
commented Aug 31, 2011 by xedric14 (941 points)
links please? thanks
commented Aug 31, 2011 by xedric14 (941 points)
@steve gave me an answer where i could edit / tweak what i've played. and I think it's really great.

but is there something i can use Live? thanks :)

1 Answer

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answered Aug 31, 2011 by Steven Hibbs (4,641 points)
Hmmm...I use a program called Magix Music Maker. I think I'm on version 14. Can't remember. Anyway, it has all the bells and whistles for every instrument. You can play around with electric guitar settings if you want. I have an acoustic and an electric guitar. So I also plug my electric into my computer and use it as a virtual amp. But you don't need a guitar to do so. Just a fun and detailed program. Not a sponsorship or ad.

Now they are on version 17. It's $60 or $100 depending on the version. [Here it is.][1]


  [1]: http://www.magix.com/us/music-maker/
commented Aug 31, 2011 by xedric14 (941 points)
*"You don't need a guitar"*

appreciate that. thanks man. but do you use this software to mimic a guitar gadget?

see i was trying to play some tunes and can't do it w/o some effects. sooo... there i asked.

Thanks brad..
commented Aug 31, 2011 by Steven Hibbs (4,641 points)
Well it's complicated. The program gives you guitar rifts and sounds for you to use. You can then alter anything about them. For example: it gave me a 2 second clip of the D string. I can chop it down, change pitch, add effects, and whatever I want to it. The reason it's complicated is because without a guitar, you are stuck only using the sounds they give you. Now you can import your own sounds and tweak them if you want.
commented Aug 31, 2011 by xedric14 (941 points)
and are you on a 64-bit windows 7? some people said it doesn't work with 64 bits? @.@
commented Aug 31, 2011 by Steven Hibbs (4,641 points)
I am. Win7 64bit Home edition. My brother uses it on a 32 bit version and neither of us have a problem. I know that's a lot of money to spend so make sure it's what you want before buying it. There are probably cheaper alternatives. Your call. Just trying to help.
commented Aug 31, 2011 by xedric14 (941 points)
yah.., but thanks bro.. :))
commented Aug 31, 2011 by Steven Hibbs (4,641 points)
No problem. Do me a favor and let me know what you end up using. Maybe I'll try it out too.
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