My Sax(ish) Guitar Sound

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GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
I've been trying to sound  sax(ish)

Here's a lick.

What do you think?
Too much reverb?
Please suggest Improvements?



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  • monquixotemonquixote Frets: 18048
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    That's very impressive!

    What are you doing to get the sound?

    For those of us that don't have the skills I've found geo shred to be really good for sax sounds with proper articulation etc.
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  • DominicDominic Frets: 16317
    Wow.....sounds spot on
    I think you are miming and there is a little Jazz bloke off camera with a tenor sax in hand 
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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    Dominic said:
    Wow.....sounds spot on
    I think you are miming and there is a little Jazz bloke off camera with a tenor sax in hand 

    No, I'm playing a midi sax VST. No magic, sorry to disappoint everyone. :)
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  • RolandRoland Frets: 8890
    edited March 7
    Sound good! 

    Is there a noticeable response time whilst the note triggers? With a GR-33 the keyboard notes are OK, but sax notes are noticeably slow in responding.

    With the VST can you use a foot pedal to vary the attack and/or breathyness?
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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    edited March 7
    Roland said:
    Sound good! 

    Is there a noticeable response time whilst the note triggers? With a GR-33 the keyboard notes are OK, but sax notes are noticeably slow in responding.

    With the VST can you use a foot pedal to vary the attack and/or breathyness?

    It's MG2

    There is little latency set at 48Hz with a 48buffer, with a powerful laptop or computer and good quality interface.

    Using a multiple midi cc controller, you can control volume, modulation, velocity and others etc simultaneously, but I've not controlled breathyness.

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  • RolandRoland Frets: 8890
    The GR-33 can run two sax voices simultaneously, one breathy, one not, with a foot pedal to blend between them. I gave up because of the latency. 
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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    Roland said:
    The GR-33 can run two sax voices simultaneously, one breathy, one not, with a foot pedal to blend between them. I gave up because of the latency. 

    You can control the breath with MG2 midi software.

    The great thing about MG2 midi software is that you don't need a special pickup, the software does everything, with no noticeable latency, unless you play 16th notes above 350bpm.

    A free download of MG2 is here:

    Here is a very good player using a breath controller with MG2 with a trumpet vst.






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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    edited March 8
    Here's more breath controller playing from a very good player using MG2 midi software:


    With MG2 software, there's no special midi pickup needed, you use your usual guitar.
    A free download of MG2 is here:




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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    I've been using the MG2 midi software with my normal guitar for a while, no special pickup needed, just plug into your computer interface, I think it's so good, I thought that other guitarists might think so too.

    A free download of MG2 is here:

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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    A bit of Dexter Gordon.


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  • RolandRoland Frets: 8890
    What level of latency are you experiencing with the native piano sound? I tried Midi Guitar 2 tonight on a reasonably fast laptop and the generated sound was like slap back delay.
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  • GuyBodenGuyBoden Frets: 792
    edited May 18
    Roland said:
    What level of latency are you experiencing with the native piano sound? I tried Midi Guitar 2 tonight on a reasonably fast laptop and the generated sound was like slap back delay.

    My latency using MG2 is not perceivable, so it must be your setup.

    Make sure your audio interface is set to low latency.

    In the MG2 interface tab, I set the latency at 48 or 64 samples at 48hz or 44hz.





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