REQ: help with guitar FX and similar pc based guitar effects software

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by milesfastguy, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. milesfastguy

    milesfastguy New Member

    hi to all!! i hav downloaded guitar FX version 3.04(latest)...but i really dont know how to use it. my electric guitar is connected to mic in port but i really cant understand how to produce distortion, reverb, flanger etc sounds.
    there is a start button on the interface which plays some preset sound on n on. there are buttons for delay increase n decrease, input , output, cpu %, n lot of select boxes on the left like noise gate, distortion plus, EQ, record wav file, playback wav file, delay etc etc. i really dont know wat to do with these. even after plugging my guitar in the mic in i just produce the normal sound. wat do i need to do to produce the effects??? detailed answer wud be appreciated.
    also tell me is it that i first hav to record some guitar sound as a wav file n then i can add effects to it?? or can i simultaneously add n hear the effects while i play my guitar which is plugged in to the mic port??
    which do u think is the best free effects software that wil satisfy my needs??
  2. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    Ther demo plays over for the demo version.

    You should .try guitar rig ...
  3. milesfastguy

    milesfastguy New Member

    thanks ambush. plz answer my 2nd question too. so considering guitar rig or guitar it dat i first hav to record some guitar sound as a wav file n then i can add effects to it? or can i simultaneously add n hear the effects while i play my guitar which is plugged in to the mic port?
  4. falcon74

    falcon74 New Member

    I've had very little success with Guitar FX, but liked the little that worked needed some googling around and reading some Wiki or something, in short, found it to be not as intuitive as "Guitar PRO".

    However, all said and done, I hope you have a real trailblazer sound-card with ASIO etc., because otherwise, the delay between the INPUT signal and OUTPUT signal is quite noticable, and a rather jarring experience... Guitar PRO is extremely powerful and intuitive, but then its' a monsterous beast compared to Guitar-FX in terms of size and CPU/Memory requirements.
  5. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    yes, you can add realtime effects to guitar rigs. One other thing you have to do is install asio4all sound driver and have guitarrig setup to use it. It reduces the latency.
    There is record tool in guitar rig.
  6. sukrut

    sukrut God Guitarist

    alright here's a detalied way to make fx 3.0 work.......

    select a preset from the bottome left corner.......
    then if you have your guitar all plugged in and enabled you should be able to hear the effect......if you dont then you have to click on the button next to the effect...if it glows then it means that it is enabled.......
    press F5 for starters........
  7. killingmachine

    killingmachine New Member

    i bought my greg bennett av3 last weekend n did not buy a processor so i downloaded some (guitar FX BOX 2.7, guitarfx3,revalver mk II,guitar rig) but i get annoying hum no matter what software i use. also the clean sound is so loud that i can barely distinguish between processed and clean sound if i increase the gain then only hum increases n saturates every thing.
    plz its my first guitar and dont want to ruin the fun help asap.
  8. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    mute the line-in in windows volume control. Also download the ASIo4all driver and select it in the softwares.
  9. killingmachine

    killingmachine New Member

    no it doesnt work if i mute the line in no sound comes i m using reValver mk II which selects asio driver i/p and o/p devices then i tried some sample models given but no sound.
  10. mad_spartan

    mad_spartan New Member

    @ TS

    1. install Guitar Rig 3, install ASIO4ALL drivers.
    2. open volume control panel, mute line in. unmute mic in. go to advanced settings for mic and uncheck mic boost.
    3. now connect your guitar to the mic in port of the PC (red one)
    4. start Guitar Rig 3 and there will be a noise gate at the top of the rack. just click on the "learn" button and your noise will disappear.
    5. if you still get noise, check your cable and/or the 1/4 to 1/8 converter that you are using

    and yeah GR3 is a good software. i used it before i got my procy :)

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