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ChristopherSchlegel
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12/11/2019 1:24 pm

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Originally Posted by: dlwalke

I was just visiting the Brian May Guitar website and see that they have added a new product called AmpliTube that is suppose to model BM's guitar tone.

[p]DAW stands for Digital Audio Workstation. It's essentially a computer program that you can use to record & produce music.

Amplitube is a standalone computer program that you can use to plug your guitar into your computer (through a specialized sound card or a USB interface). This essentially turns your computer into a powerful effects unit! The software in Amplitube "models", or is written to simulate the guitar sounds of various artists & pieces of gear (amps, effects, speakers, mics, etc.).

You can also use Amplitiube in conjunction with a DAW in order to use it in creating musical audio. In this application it's called a plug-in because you are "plugging" it into the DAW, instead of just using it as a standalone program.

All this software is usually pretty easy to learn to use. But there is a learning curve. And what is not often mentioned is that you need a decent computer to run this gear. Also that in order to get a decent level of sound quality you will need a good sound card & speakers.

These videos capture some of the process.

Basics of DAW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqMrgQ0bHYo

Intro to Amplitube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_cza47ha5Q

Hope that helps!


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