Home Recording With Virtual Instruments
Types of Virtual instruments for Your Home Recording StudioThe types of virtual instruments available for your home recording studio are basically endless. With the digital audio workstation software used today, you can successfully re-create everything from an electric guitar to digital synthesizers to acoustic sounding drums. The sheer power virtual instruments add to any digital audio workstation make you and your home recording studio not only incredibly powerful, but versatile and dynamic as well.
With that being said, it's important to understand the two distinct types of virtual instruments available today.
Sample Based Virtual Instruments – When a Virtual Instrument is said to be sample based, it means that the sounds that are produced are based on real life audio samples created by recording the actual instrument. Sample based virtual instruments use a large library of recorded sounds to emulate how the instrument would sound if it were actually in your home recording studio. For acoustic instruments like a violin, guitar, and many drums, sample based virtual instruments are often said to be better at mimicking the intended sound more accurately.
The M-Audio Drum and Bass Rig Virtual Instrument package is a great example of what sample based virtual instruments have to offer. With a stunning collection of drum and bass tones sampled and stored in the sound library, you'll be able to assemble an entire rhythm section right on your computer. Plus, the M-Audio Drum and Bass Rig can work as a stand alone unit, or in conjunction with most recording software, allowing you to create authentic sounding beats for all your home recording projects.
Sound Generating Virtual Instruments – Unlike sample based virtual instruments, sound generating virtual instruments rely on the software to generate the sound itself. Since instruments like synthesizers, keyboards and electronic drums are digital instruments that have always relied on a computer to generate their sound, emulating their tone is often best done by sound generating virtual instruments that can closely mimic the original software.
The Arturia Analog Experience The Player takes virtual instruments to the next level with a thousand synthesizer sounds based on some of the most prolific synthesizers in history. Everything from the Jupiter-8V to the Classic Moog are all faithfully reproduced and ready to go with the Arturia Analog Experience package. And, to sweeten the deal, the Arturia Analog Experience even includes a midi-keyboard so you'll be able to use all the amazing synth sounds right out of the box.
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