Amplitube Tutorial

Beginner's Guide to Amp Plug-Ins

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    Tutorial 1

    Guitar Amps Pt. 1


    Listen to and learn about many classic amps and hear their software simulations.

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    Tutorial 2

    Guitar Amps Pt. 2


    Listen to and learn about many additional classic amps and hear their software simulations.

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    Tutorial 3

    Effects Pt. 1


    Learn about various types of distortion and delay effects.

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    Tutorial 4

    Effects Pt. 2


    Learn about reverb, compression, wah, vibrato, octave, and whammy effects.

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    Tutorial 5

    Cabinet, Mic & Control Room Simulators


    Learn about how different guitar cabinets, microphones, and a virtual control room help you get a production ready guitar sound.

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    Tutorial 6

    Splitting into Multiple Amps & Effects


    Learn how to use two different splitting tools to route a guitar signal to multiple amps and effects for way cool effects.

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    Tutorial 7

    Automating to Add Motion


    Learn how to use your DAW?s automation to make the guitar sound come alive in your recordings.

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    Tutorial 8

    Making Sounds Bigger & Wider


    Learn how to use various techniques to widen your guitar sound and make it sound really full.

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    Tutorial 9

    Bass Amp Simulators


    Learn about the ways that a bass amp simulator and guitar amp simulator can take your bass sound to the max.

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    Tutorial 10

    Mixing Different Guitar Parts


    Learn how to take several different guitar parts and make them work together in your production.

In this video tutorial series, studio guru William Sprawls shows newcomers the wonderful world of virtual amp plug-ins. Learn what you need to know to get started, and how to effectively use some of the different types of amp simulations available today!

Will starts out by introducing you to some of the most popular amp simulator plug-ins, Native Instruments Guitar Rig, and IK Multimedias Ampltitube, as well as previewing some of the most widely used amp types.

Will then goes into effects, cabinets, mics, splitting amps and effects, automating for more interesting sounds, layering and more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If youre just starting out with virtual amp plug-ins and want a solid foundation, check out Beginners Guide to Amp Plug-Ins today!

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I have been playing music for 35 years since I was 6 years old. I play Piano, Synth, Guitar, and program Drums.

2. What training have you had?

I have attended training workshops for the last 15 years at the music stores I worked for, as well as several offsite training centers in LA for major recording companies such as JBL, Focusrite, Apogee, and Roland.

3. When did you get into recording?

I got my first 4 track recorder at the age of 14 and have been very interested since then! (25 years ago)

4. People you have worked with/for?

I have worked with several artists including The Hawthorne Effect, The Morning Stares, Giovanni James, and worked on musical projects for Microjams, WGN and the Chicago Blackhawks, Nike, Harpo Productions and Warner Chappell Productions.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Since I was a young kid, I always liked to take things apart and figure out what made them tick so to speak. I like to do the same with software and really learn how to get the most out of it. I also really enjoy being able to use my musical abilities to help inspire those who are just starting their musical journey, as I have really enjoyed mine so far.

Products by William

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    Acou6tics Explained

    Vir2 Instruments has a winner with their highly reviewed and popular Acou6tics virtual acoustic guitar instrument. Synth and sampler guru Will Sprawls shows you how to get the most out of this amazing software!

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    Creating Realistic MIDI Horns

    William Sprawls shows you how to create realistic sounding horn performances and parts from today’s software instruments. See how by adding small tweaks to the different MIDI continuous controller options, you can produce convincing sounding horn solos and section arrangements that will impress!

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    Creating Realistic MIDI Strings

    In this video tutorial series, studio master William Sprawls focuses on ways to craft real sounding string parts and arrangements using the various virtual string instruments available today!

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    Iris 2 Explained

    iZotope's Iris 2 sample-based synthesizer offers a dizzying level of flexibility and potential, and virtual instrument expert William Sprawls shows you how to tame this beast!

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    Rapture Pro Explained

    Cakewalk’s hybrid oscillator and sample based software instrument Rapture Pro is taking the computer music world by storm, and Will Sprawls shows you how to sail through it with ten video tutorials cover every aspect of this exceptionally flexible virtual instrument.

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