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Looking for pedal that simulates VST effect

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by maxilepra, May 17, 2020.

  1. maxilepra

    maxilepra

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    HELLO!

    First of all, sorry for my English. I am a user from Argentina.

    I tell you a little about the situation, I am the owner of a Roland Jazz Chorus JC40 for its spectacular quality in clean sounds. I am very happy with the team.
    I use Reaper to record, connecting the JC40 per line. In Reaper I use a specific Waves VST that is CLA (Cris Lord Alge) Unplugged with the SHINY ACOUSTIC preset. This VST with the mentioned preset gives a color, a shine to the sound of the JC40 that is SPECTACULAR!
    Now here my great question arises. For live concerts I want to get the same sound that the VST gives me but I can't do it, I have tried with EQ MXR pedal, changing the pickups of my guitar (I own a Cabronita Telecaster with Seymour Duncan P-RAILS in all possible combinations - P90, HUMBUCKER, SINGLE COIL). I also have good quality pedals, Strymon Timeline, Bluesky, Boss Space Echo, RAT, etc. etc.

    I was recommended the BBE SONIC MAXIMIZER or BOSS ENHANCER EH2, but I will not get the expected results.

    I listen to your opinions. From already thank you very much!
     
  2. tonewoody

    tonewoody Gold Member

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    EQ + Comp/Limiter at the end of your signal chain.
     
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  3. CathodeRay

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  4. fernieite

    fernieite Gold Member

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    Sorry, no idea about your gear question, but welcome to the forum. And all the way from Argentina! :cool:
     
  5. TheYanChamp

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    The thing with those plug in's is they have a lot of effects in the signal chain. Compression, limiter, aural exciters, bass boost/mid shift, reverb/delay.

    I would first find out which 'slider' or part of the signal chain makes it sound best, and work from there fx by fx.
     
  6. player99

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  7. isoneedacoffee

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    I think that's the best advice so far. For an all in one solution, it'd be hard to imagine that you wouldn't be able to get close with a Zoom multi effects pedal. They are relatively cheap, and they should be available in Argentina (or can be shipped there) without a problem.

    If you absolutely need the same sound as your plugin, why not try to integrate a smartphone with a plugin host app or daw installed? Apparently garageband for ios accepts VSTs.
     
  8. CathodeRay

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    I'm a big Zoom fan, but they're not that great at acoustic guitar modeling, why I suggested maybe the dedicated Boss pedal.

    That said, I'm assuming 'Shiny Acoustic' is an acoustic guitar sim, and I could be dead wrong on that, so yeah, maybe a Zoom fx chain!


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  9. TheYanChamp

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    Not really. The software he uses is kind of an all in one fx to put on instrument chains. They have one for vocal, drums, bass, etc. They really polish the sound, often having doubling fx, compression/limiter, room fx, sub harmonics etc etc. depending for what instrument they're for. I like the one for bass, but its really easy to over do it.
     

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