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Amazing reggae guitar VST
Reggae guitar VST’s are some of the hardest virtual studio technology on the planet to find. But there’s hope, read on.
The best reggae VST I have found to date is Uederschall Reggae Fundamentals. It’s not a fully blown VST or
software instrument but their elastic player plugin allows it to act that way.
I’ve used it, my friends have used it and we’ve all found it very fun to use. One of its cool features, is
It allows you to use it with any tempo. Remember though it’s more of a sample base instrument, but can act as a
reggae guitar VST. Keep in mind too, it does take some time to get your head around.
For some great reggae drum sounds try the reggae drum kit from
ToontrackEZX, its very good I use it on many compositions. The ability to compose the beat in the player
itself is amazing. The bongo drums that is part of the kit are sweet and has made my life little
easier in that regard. Try it.
If Ueberschall or Toontracks does not suit your needs, then try out East West Quantum Leap, it’s expensive, but
worth it. They make loads of software instruments which, seriously sounds realistic. Don’t take my word
for it. Go to YouTube and listen to the Gypsy acoustic instrument, if you are not convinced, then something is
wrong with your ears.
Again it’s pricey, but they have different packages that may work for you. Goliath and Ministry of Rock are
very good and they work well as reggae VST’s.
If price matters to you greatly, then the Native Instrument Komplete series for what you get are a bargain.
They do all of the major instruments you’ll need for reggae. To start off, check out the Kontakt,
Massive and battery players, you’ll love them.
Although it’s not as good as East West Quantum Leap, Komplete is nonetheless a solid software instrument and its
Scarbee Funk Guitarist instrument works well as a reggae
If you own a Mac, you can use GarageBand or even better, Logic Studio. Logic especially has loads of reggae
instruments, and its guitar VST is perfect for reggae guitar. Check out the muted guitar.
In addition to guitar instruments, Logic has reggae
drums, organ and bass ready to use out of the box. There are also some tasty reggae loops in the
Loop library (Jam Packs). Who knows, you may even abandon your search for a reggae guitar VST after you hear
the loops on offer.
Propeller Head Reason is another reasonably good piece of kit for reggae. Many reggae and especially
dancehall hit songs were produced in Reason. Listen to their sample library and you will instantly see what I
However, it’s not the library that will impress you most; it’s the NNXT and the NN19 VST samplers. The Dr. Octo Rex
Loop Play has some fat reggae drums, bongo and conga percussion samples as well. The price for Reason is
not bad when one considers what’s in the package and the fact that it now supports some third party
These are just some of the reggae guitar VST that I use.
I am sure there are many others.
But if you have the cash, get yourself a copy of one and go have some fun.
If you think I have missed any do let me know, by posting below.