Getting a stereo sound with a single Mono guitar?
John Ezekiel last edited by
I'm currently a guitarist in a musical project, and I'm trying to achieve a decent stereo tone so that I can play on both L and R channels live! I'm having trouble figuring out what the right method to go about is, and I'm interested to hear other solutions!
I am using Logic Pro X btw
I have tried two ways:
1.) Add a splitter to Bias FX. Make one amp cab pan hard left and the other pan hard right, effects on the same VST
The issue with this setup is that the pan isn't nearly hard enough. You get 35L and 35R and it sounds about the middle when I play
2.) Normal, mono input guitar tone. In Logic, route the input to Bus 1 and Bus 2 (for example's sake). Pan Bus 1 hard left, Bus 2 hard right. Add amp cabinet impulse responses to each.
For the last section, I'm using Logic Pro X's built in impulse responses with Sound Designer because they sound pretty good, and I'm not sure what to think about running multiple Bias VST instances across my chain.
This is so far my favorite one, but it makes it such a huge pain to set up effects. Because the amp responses are not of the Bias FX VST, the effects will come before the amp cabinet. I fixed this by using Logic's Effects (Delay and Reverb, mostly) and putting them on Bus 3, and routing the input yet again. But that means I can't use bias amp cabinets or FX
So, the reason as to why I'm here: Help! For solution 2, I want to replace the chain with all Bias products. So, Raw input routes to Bus 1 and 2 which both have Bias amps, then another route to Bus 3 which includes Bias FX. So a single input would go through 3 Bias VSTs before hitting Stereo.
This seems great, but I feel like I'm going in the wrong direction. Mainly because I am worried that I am going to exceed my computer's limitations. I run Native Instruments as my main software as well and that is quite the memory hog, I have already overloaded system memory, so I'm trying to be conscious of the impact my setup will have, as well.
Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated, I'm definitely just shooting in the dark here.