I'm a new musician trying to become comfortable with FL Studio 11. Most of my difficulties lie in creating the sounds that I hear in my head. With that in mind, how should I go about making or finding a guitar sound similar to the one at 1:05 in this song without a live recording?

  • So you're trying to create guitar sounds but don't want to play guitar, have I got that right? Why? Sep 1, 2014 at 22:27
  • I don't have a guitar, and even if I did, I doubt I could process it into something similar without knowing what I'm doing. Sep 1, 2014 at 23:17
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    "without knowing what I'm doing". So you mean, you want something but you don't want to invest in it? That's probably not the best way to get it IMHO. Furthermore, this is rather off topic. Sep 2, 2014 at 10:46
  • No, I asked the question because I wanted to know how to go about producing the sound, hence knowing what I'm doing; so yes, I am willing to invest in it. Sep 2, 2014 at 22:43
  • @ArnoudTraa: Where does it say this question is off topic for this StackExchange? Sep 3, 2014 at 3:39

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Fender Stratocaster (or other twangy sounding guitar, anything with a single coil pick up should do), through a compressor, DI into your DAW, then apply light digital delay in post production. You will need to find some one to play the part though.


This track sounds like he was playing an Omnisphere guitar patch and bending the pitch wheel. It doesn't really sound like a real guitar performance to me.



Buy a guitar or find yourself a guitar player to team up with. A sampler might get you into similar territory if you have the right samples but it will still just be an approximation and might not sound convincing as a guitar.

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