Hi there. This is my first post. Really cool community here...
So I'm an aspiring songwriter that's been recording several demo songs (mostly country) for competitions etc. I can play guitar pretty well and always dismissed automated software because I just assumed it would sound artificial BUT I just discovered Acoustic Strummer 2 by Native instruments. Wow! When I saw the demo and then when I actually tried it, I had a polished sound with very little engineering imperfections that I have from my recordings (cheap mics, gear). It sounds real and after the relatively short learning curve, I had my song complete and sounding much better.
My question is...are there similar tools that you have found that allow you to get that polished sound so quickly and easily? Particularly with traditional country instruments like (piano, banjo, slide, mandolin).
I'm far worse at piano and I can see Native instruments has some sample pianos but I don't think they are "session" instruments like the acoustic guitars. Are there any out there on the internet by other companies that sound good for these other traditional country songs?
I found his other site called amplesound.net ...has anyone used these?
Thanks so much, I'm so glad I found this community.