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Permalink How to get a good surf sound in GarageBand ?

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Hi!
Is there somebody here that can help me get a good guitar sound setting in GarageBand?

is there plugins that I should get?

please help me !

thank you!

I never used Garage Band, but if you have Tank Reverb and delay modulation tools in there already of some sort that's a good place to start/

Need a clean sounding powerful amp emulation too with 12 inch speakers emulation if it has that too, try different mic modeling as well.

Delay pedals will work, but better to use Tape Delay machine type plugin directly into the Tank reverb then into amp chain wise. All knobs at 12 O'Clock to start then adjust mid's down from there to find the sound - you have to tweak all the knobs depending on the guitar in use.

Volume and tone is a big part on the guitar as well.

I would suggest experimenting with the guitar amps that are included first. There are a lot of amps included in the program

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Last edited: Jan 04, 2020 19:15:03

Rockinrooky wrote:

Hi!
Is there somebody here that can help me get a good guitar sound setting in GarageBand?

is there plugins that I should get?

please help me !

thank you!

I use blackface amp with some reverb and it’s mostly ok for me. But I use it as a practice tool and basic arranger, not a recording studio, so not deep into sounds.

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Welcome to the site! Moved this to the "Recording Corner" sub-forum.

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There's an amp preset called "Surfin' in Stereo" that I use for my demos.

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I can’t find the surfin preset, is it because I’m using GarageBand on iPad?

Brian wrote:

Welcome to the site! Moved this to the "Recording Corner" sub-forum.

How do I do that?
Thanks

Rockinrooky wrote:

I can’t find the surfin preset, is it because I’m using GarageBand on iPad?

Oh - yeah, that's probably it. I've been using GB on my MacBook. :/

The Reverbivores - we're local favorites!

What a great topic! I thought I was the only one trying this. Currently this is what I use: Bass 60's Combo. Drum Kit: SoCal. Guitar: Surfin'

Now I will add that I am not at all satisfied, especially with the drum sounds. For example, I recorded my own rim shot on an acoustic snare.

I am a bass player. If I could play the guitar parts well enough, I would record them through a live amp. Alas, I have to play a measure or two at a time and build the lead that way.

Rockinrooky wrote:

I can’t find the surfin preset, is it because I’m using GarageBand on iPad?

nope, here it is

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Waikiki Makaki surf-rock band from Ukraine

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RoninSC wrote:

What a great topic! I thought I was the only one trying this. Currently this is what I use: Bass 60's Combo. Drum Kit: SoCal. Guitar: Surfin'

Now I will add that I am not at all satisfied, especially with the drum sounds. For example, I recorded my own rim shot on an acoustic snare.

I am a bass player. If I could play the guitar parts well enough, I would record them through a live amp. Alas, I have to play a measure or two at a time and build the lead that way.

where did you find drum kit SoCal?

Waikiki Makaki surf-rock band from Ukraine

https://www.facebook.com/waikikimakaki/
https://soundcloud.com/waikiki-makaki

Have you tried using a microphone in front of your amp and running it to a real instrument track? I've gotten decent results for guitar tracks doing this. As a comment above recommended, I record my bass direct into Bass 60s combo emulation. For drums, I build it up piece by piece (one track per percussion instrument) using the "musical typing" feature, which is a bit tedious but I haven't had any success using GB's automated drumming feature. Here's my latest example:

https://www.reverbnation.com/lordwellfleettheoystermen/song/31368518-bustin-boogie-boards-demo

Good luck.

Now days I use GarageBand 10.(something) exclusively.
My last three SG101 comp entries have been made in garage band.
I use the GarageBand app on my iMac.
Usually I use the surfing in stereo amp. And any pedals in the app that I want to use.
I tweet the knobs until I get the sound I want.
For rhythm I use another amp in the app sometimes I use the surfing in stereo for everything. What ever fits the sound I need.
I like the program.
Recently I have purchased a small Blackstar amp that will plug into the computer. I haven't used it yet, I just wanted to see how it would sound compared to the GarageBand amps already in the program.
I have used GarageBand on my iPad and phone. They don't come close to the quality and versatility of the full app on a iMac computer.

Last edited: Jan 10, 2020 11:19:03

Samurai wrote:

Rockinrooky wrote:

I can’t find the surfin preset, is it because I’m using GarageBand on iPad?

nope, here it is

ho ! thank you ! shit! i feel so dumb ! lol!

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