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Make Acoustic Piano Sound Like Other Instruments? Virtual Instrument Plugins
Old 1 week ago
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Make Acoustic Piano Sound Like Other Instruments?

I've been producing some tunes of my own and I've got a cool sound going. Sorta equal parts Tom Waits and Southern Rock.

On this particular track I've got 6 main sounds: Piano, Electric Guitar, Choir, Electric Bass, and Drums, which are all MIDI, and my rumbly voice. It's decent, but the instrumentation is a hair too synthy for what is otherwise a fairly raw style.

I'd like to have instrumentation that has a bit more character. When it gets down to it, the only "real" instruments I have access to are my acoustic piano, which I can play fairly well, and an acoustic guitar, which I cannot play very well. I was wondering if there was a way to record performances of a piano, and through DAW magic (I use Logic) make it sound like a different instrument, and how to go about this.

As an example, I'm not so much interested in making the piano sound like a convincing guitar, but I'd like to fill a guitar's space in the sonic landscape using my piano. Hopefully that make sense. Be great if the methods were versatile, and I could do the same for a bass, an organ, etc.

Any suggestions on effects or the like that could accomplish this?
Old 1 week ago
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What you are looking for is a MIDI keyboard.

It's not really possible to make a straight piano sound like a guitar, but with a MIDI keyboard you can use your keyboard skills to play just about any instrument.
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