M@ over at Guitar WTF posted this very cool bee bop inspired piece using free Windows compatible VST’s (Sorry Apple folks) that as he put it “as an instrument sitting in a track in might just do the trick.” I think so, Read on and listen :)

Guitar WTF

I am always on the lookout for cool free plugins.  This week I came across two, that I think when put together, turns a guitar into a pretty decent fake organ.  I wouldn’t use it in situations where the organ is the primary instrument, but as an instrument sitting back in a mix, it might just do the trick.

The first one is the Stomp King SK-6 Ro-Tube.

As the name suggest, it’s a rotary speaker emulator.  This is one of the better ones I have come across.  It has a warm, retro, slightly over-driven, pulsing sound that reminds me of an old jazz organ trio album.  I also like its straight forward layout and simple controls.  I see myself using this one a lot in the future.

The second one is the 4 Band Shifter.

The cool thing about this one is that you can shift the…

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  1. I’ve seen a guy using a couple of hardware (Read: not on PC) converters/thingies to make his guitar sound like a friggin piano. That was… really amazing. Of course the trick is to also PLAY it like a piano – bends are really not an option there.

    He had this gizmo where he had a lot of presets – even crowd and sound effects. I was astounded. Then again, I’m astounded when somebody can improvise a solo over a simple pentatonic and make it sound a little bit rocky, so there’s that.