What is the best VST for guitar?
Amplitude from IK Multimedia is the standard by which all other guitar modelling software is measured. It’s been around the longest and has a huge history of capturing guitar tone and nailing exactly how guitarists want to sound. IK has modelled over 400 pieces of gear and it’s all available to you in the plugin. You can’t get better.
What are guitar VSTs?
Guitar VSTs are plugins that model and emulate the sound of guitar amps, speakers and stomp boxes. They give you the opportunity to sound like your guitar is running through the greatest equipment in the world. The best amps, the grooviest effects and a massive stack of speakers. They save you from having to lug your hardware around and make recording in the studio much more efficient. They can also be changed with a click of a mouse. So, rather than recording your whole guitar sound as you would with hardware amps, you can record your guitar clean and add the effects and amp sound on afterwards. If you want to change how it sounds, you can!
How can I make my VST guitar sound real?
The excellent VST plugins in this article can only take you so far. You’ve still got to be able to mix and process your guitar in respect of the other instruments and performances. So when trying to fit your guitar into a track consider the space you are in. Try to blend in enough of the same reverb the rest of the instruments are using. Consider panning to properly place the guitar in space and also turn it all down a bit. Massive sounding amps and effects are great when you are playing by yourself but they rarely work well in a mix.