Originally Posted by gumby1220
In all honesty the only way to get a slide guitar sound is using a slide guitar, but by all means if you figure a way to get it with a synth do please share sound clips and how you achieved it.
I've heard a couple of synth parts that came moderately close to a heavily affected pedal steel sound, but, overall, yeah, mostly agreed.
(Later versions of the algorhythmic arrangement program Band-in-a-Box have some pedal steel 'instruments' that come close enough to stand in a rough songwriter demo. I wouldn't shop it to the shiny suits in Nashville, but it might work for you.)
However there are
bunches of slide samples.
Back around the start of the decade, I think, there was a slick TV advert with a 'soulful' acoustic slide that appeared to have been constructed from samples. (Which is kind of sad, since there are so many
quite expert slide players in LA. But no one wants to pay for original music anymore when a guy from the agency's media department can either whip something up out of ACID or other software or they can simply license an old, 'tried and true' song from the past.)
If all you want is the signature sound (or cliche
sound, for you cynics) of a single upward slide, even non-guitarists can often figure out how to do that to their satisfaction.
BTW, you don't need a steel/resonator guitar to do slide. Here's a slide part played on a $15 toy guitar I bought in Mexico (IIRC): http://www.gearslutz.com/board/attac...ar-demo-24.mp3
Boy... I sure wish Jules would straighten out the upload utility here. As it stands, you can only upload a given file (under any name) once. Which is fine except that you can't apparently refer to that already uploaded file and get the cute little player to show up. Hence the fact that I have to post the URL of the file on the GS servers.
I tried renaming the file, cutting and pasting text, cutting and pasting the whole quote -- nothing
. Once you've attached a given file to a post, you can't get it to show up in the cute little player again no matter what, far as I can tell.
Sorry, I guess you'll have to go through the motions of DLing it. So silly.