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Re:Spanish Guitar question - any experts?
Tuesday, July 17 2012 @ 03:08 PM CDT
It is identifiable as a nylon string guitar but as Eduard points out the playing style is not very idiomatic for the instrument. The sound is buried pretty deeply in the mix so having perfection isn't totally necessary.
I think if you really can't find a guitarist for this, you should find a really good sampled nylon guitar that has some velocity switching so you can work in some slides and dynamics and enhance the character of the instrument more. A lot of this can be done using the automation in your DAW. Even the Nylon Guit sound that comes with Garageband has some different articulations. The main thing is listen to some music with nylon guitar to hear how it's played and try to think like a guitarist a little.
Some examples - the slide guitar that come in at 1:50 and again around 2:45 is a sampled instrument but played idiomatically and using different articulations and velocities:
The classical guitar that comes in at 3:56 in this piece is real:
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