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  • EZ Drummer equivalent for guitar...???

    I'm a drummer and can't play the first chord on guitar. But I'd like to start doing some song writing and was wondering if there's a program that works similar to EZ Drummer, but for guitar. Something with various guitar samples and sample rhythms/riffs to build a song around.

    Does anyone have suggestions?

    I know about Garageband, but that's just for the Mac right? I'm running WindowsXP.

    Gear: TD-12 module, CY-14C crash, Yamaha PCY-135 crash, CY-12R/C crash, CY-15R/C ride, CY-12C & FD-7 hi-hat setup, MDS-12 rack, PD-125 snare, PD-85 rack toms, PD-105 floor tom, Presonus FP10, MacBook Pro 13", Superior Drummer 2.3, Logic 9 Studio, JH Audio JH-5 Pro IEM, Sennheiser HD-280 Pro cans, Gretsch Renown maple acoustic kit (Zildjian cymbals, Remo heads, Gibraltar/DW hardware)

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    That exists. My buddy has a program where you can lay down tracks and whatnot. It has a ton of effects that are great, from Rush to U2 and the like. I have no idea what it is called. I will ask him. This is for recording guidtar parts with effects.

    Sony's Acid has a ton of loops that you can use to build upon, if that is what you are looking for.

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    • #3
      I'm not a doctor either....I wonder if someone has some software that will do angioplasty. Its funny how times have changed and now you don't even need musical ability to write songs

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      • #4
        Originally posted by oldmandrummer View Post
        I'm not a doctor either....I wonder if someone has some software that will do angioplasty. Its funny how times have changed and now you don't even need musical ability to write songs


        I'll go spend years learning to play every other instrument necessary to compose a scratch demo. 'Cause that makes sense.




        ....

        Gear: TD-12 module, CY-14C crash, Yamaha PCY-135 crash, CY-12R/C crash, CY-15R/C ride, CY-12C & FD-7 hi-hat setup, MDS-12 rack, PD-125 snare, PD-85 rack toms, PD-105 floor tom, Presonus FP10, MacBook Pro 13", Superior Drummer 2.3, Logic 9 Studio, JH Audio JH-5 Pro IEM, Sennheiser HD-280 Pro cans, Gretsch Renown maple acoustic kit (Zildjian cymbals, Remo heads, Gibraltar/DW hardware)

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        • #5
          got friends?

          that wasn't the point

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          • #6
            Evening ...

            Originally posted by oldmandrummer View Post
            I'm not a doctor either....I wonder if someone has some software that will do angioplasty. Its funny how times have changed and now you don't even need musical ability to write songs
            Technology is just a tool for songwriters, helping to lay out the blank canvas in preparation but you still have to paint it, button pressing doesn't lay a bass or guitar track down, we do

            Do u need an angioplasty? don't know about the software but you do get to watch it on TV as u lay there ...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by daveybabes View Post
              Technology is just a tool for songwriters, helping to lay out the blank canvas in preparation but you still have to paint it, button pressing doesn't lay a bass or guitar track down, we do
              hmmm ok well the original poster can't play a lick of guitar and wants a program to do it for him I'm guessing he might be looking for 'button pressing'. I mean whats a painting if you have numbers? Whats a a picture if all you do is connect the dots?

              I say 'tool' AND a crutch - but that's me and I don't write songs. I would probably be shocked at how much 'music' is 'canned' and put together by 'non musicians'

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              • #8
                I think perhaps RealGuitar and RealStrat is what I'm looking for.

                Gear: TD-12 module, CY-14C crash, Yamaha PCY-135 crash, CY-12R/C crash, CY-15R/C ride, CY-12C & FD-7 hi-hat setup, MDS-12 rack, PD-125 snare, PD-85 rack toms, PD-105 floor tom, Presonus FP10, MacBook Pro 13", Superior Drummer 2.3, Logic 9 Studio, JH Audio JH-5 Pro IEM, Sennheiser HD-280 Pro cans, Gretsch Renown maple acoustic kit (Zildjian cymbals, Remo heads, Gibraltar/DW hardware)

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                • #9
                  oldmandrummer,

                  As much as EZdrummer is a way for us drummers to get better sounds and samples, it also comes with a huge library of midi loops for the songwriter who doesn't have a drummer at his disposal. These are canned beats that can be put into a song at any tempo, where a musician can "build" a drum track complete with fills and all. In fact this was what EZDrummer was initially designed for, we are just lucky that it works with E-drums as well as it does!


                  bakerboy,

                  I don't know what DAW you are using, but I use Pro Tools M-Powered, which came with a free Virtual Instrument called Xpand, which has all kinds of sounds.....you just have to be able to play them with a keyboard or some type of controller or "draw" the midi data in. I know that Pro Tools LE comes with a bunch of lite software like Reason adapted, etc. Not sure about other DAWs, though.

                  J
                  Edrums- KD-120, PD-125 (3), PD-105 (3), Yamaha PCY155, PCY-135 (4)
                  Module - Roland TD20X
                  Software - Pro Tools and Toontrack Superior

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                  • #10
                    Time and Space

                    Originally posted by bakerboy View Post
                    I'm a drummer and can't play the first chord on guitar. But I'd like to start doing some song writing and was wondering if there's a program that works similar to EZ Drummer, but for guitar. Something with various guitar samples and sample rhythms/riffs to build a song around.

                    Does anyone have suggestions?

                    I know about Garageband, but that's just for the Mac right? I'm running WindowsXP.
                    Time and Space have a good selection of software, plug in's, guitar sample CD's etc it may give you an idea of what's out there and if you find something you like you may be able to source it more locally. I've used them before ... a lot of stuff is also downloadable.

                    http://www.timespace.com/

                    Cakewalk is good too

                    http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/default.asp
                    Last edited by daveybabes; 05-02-08, 05:14 PM.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by oldmandrummer View Post
                      I'm not a doctor either....I wonder if someone has some software that will do angioplasty. Its funny how times have changed and now you don't even need musical ability to write songs
                      I like this guy....he's a crotchety ole bastard like that Dana Carvey charactor on SNL "grumpy old man". "back in my day we didn't have hairdryers, if you wanted your hair dry you stood outside during a hurricane, and that's the way it was and we liked it....sure your hair dry but you had a sharp piece of wood driven clean through your skull, and that's the way it was and we loved it"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by oldmandrummer View Post
                        Its funny how times have changed and now you don't even need musical ability to write songs
                        YEP.....samplers and HIP HOP ruined EVERYTHING!

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