The Guitar Settings Page


Adjust the sound of the guitar itself via the Guitar Settings Page. From stereo and brightness controls to mic positions and additional recording noises.

Click on the Guitar Settings tab (at the bottom of the instrument) to display the Guitar Settings page. This page provides controls that you can use to adjust the sound of the guitar itself, whereas the Effects page provides virtual effects, such as EQ or reverb. This page is divided into several sections, each of which is described below.


The Guitar Settings Page

  • MICROPHONES: The entire sample content has been recorded through three different stereo microphone setups:

    • The “Stage (MS)” mic setup uses a single mono vintage condenser microphone to emulate a spot mic in a classical concert. The side signal is derived from two additional microphones placed further back in the room.

    • The “Main (AB)” mic setup uses two spaced vintage condenser microphones, creating a crisp and modern-sounding stereo image.

    • The “Close (MS)” mic setup employs a vintage large membrane tube condenser microphone to create a very intimate and warm sound. The side signal was captured with a Ribbon microphone.

  • Doubling: When this button is activated, you will hear two separate guitars playing in unison, one on the left, and one on the right. This creates a very wide stereo image.

  • STEREO WIDTH: With this knob, you can adjust the stereo width from mono (0%) to original stereo (100%) up to “extra-wide” (150%). Please note that this effect is post doubling and is better suited for stereo signals so that you might want to set it to 100% whenever you have the doubling mode activated.

  • BRIGHTNESS: You can adjust the overall brightness of the sound via the brightness control. This emulates plucking strings at different angles and positions on the strings.

  • RESONANCE: With this control, you can add sympathetic resonance. Melodies and notes played with vibrato will especially benefit from this feature.

  • NOISE (Frets): Use this knob to adjust the volume of fret noises, which are automatically added upon changing chords. When playing melodies or chord changes, the instrument emulates fingering noises and the ringing of the section of the strings between the saddle and the left hand of the guitarist.

  • NOISE (Musician): Use this knob to Add breathing noises from the guitarist for added realism.

  • TUNING: Use this knob to detune the guitar.


Moderate levels of musician noise, fret noises, and detune can help add realism and create a more “tangible” guitar sound.