MONSTER Guitar, a FREE VST Guitar for Making a MIDI-Mockup for Your Song

MONSTER Guitar, a FREE VST Guitar for Making a MIDI-Mockup for Your Song

WHAT IT IS?

#MonsterGuitarVST is a Free Guitar VST with various Preset, including Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, and soon some Ukulele Preset too.

It covers multi music genres, from Reggae to Pop to Rock and everything in between.

I made this Monster Guitar as a tool to make a MIDI mockup when I composed a song.

It is not meant to replace a real guitarist, but rather to help everybody so abstract ideas become more fixed.

Because of this, if you compare Monster Guitar VST with any other VST like AmpleSound or Shreddage or anything else, my VST doesn’t have detailed and realistic sound, let alone if you compare it to a real guitarist!

In this 1st release, Monster Guitar will have 5 Presets, a reggae skank preset, an electric guitar picking preset, a strumming pop preset, a 12-stell string preset, and homage to the music of my country Indonesia, the Dangdut preset.

Thanks to Vian Electone, Mr. Gatut from Fanada Pro, Topan Abimanyu, Odod, and all for donating their own playing to this VST, you’re the best!

VST FEATURES AND PRESETS WALKTHROUGH

Here is the video that showcases the preset, it’s from YT Acapella Kita :

My friend C.j Reed from YT channel SumnSumnSumnHTK is kind enough to do a Video Review and Preset Walkthrough (Thanks C.j). Watch it here :

The great thing about this VST is that this is never complete. This VST gets a new expansion (preset) sound continuously every now and then so stay tuned for more!

I made this Monster Guitar as a tool to make a MIDI mockup when I composed a song.

Agus Hardiman from www.MonsterDAW.com

Here are the complete features of Monster Guitar:

  • Simple GUI / easy to use.
  • Every preset is unique because it’s tailored to a spesific guitar sound and/or spesific music genre.
  • Every sound preset are recorded and sampled and crafted beautifully (I hope so) and mixed with users in mind so everybody can use them right away.
  • There are 2 Modes, i.e; CHORD MODE where user use it as a chord generator and NOTES MODE which user can play a full range notes on MIDI Controller.
  • Some presets have normal, short and long strumming sound.
  • Info and HELP of every preset is at the center LCD of the GUI (See the picture below).
  • Very little RAM usage.
  • A new expansion sounds preset will be release/update regularly every month.
  • Every preset has a master volume, a master reverb, and attack, decay, sustain, release settings.
  • Major plugin format: Windows 32bit DAW and 64bit DAW, Mac VST, and Mac Audio Unit (AU) so it can be used in the majority of DAWs (If you’re a Pro Tools user, please use BlueCat Patchwork to use this VST in your PT).
Keyswitch and what MIDI Notes to play and TIPS of every preset are in the center of the GUI of the VST

HOW TO INSTALL

Right now, there is no installer/setup file so users have to do it manually :

  1. Download the main player which includes 5 Presets based on your DAW (64 bit or 32 bit) and your OS (Windows/Mac):
    • VST on Windows or Mac: Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, FL Studio, Studio One, Reaper, Cakewalk, Mixcraft, Reason, Tracktion, etc (Don’t forget to check if your DAW is 32 bit or 64 bit too).
    • Audio Unit (AU) on Mac: Logic Pro, GarageBand, Studio One, Ableton Live, Reaper, Digital Performer, etc.
    • If you use Pro Tools, you can use BlueCat Patchwork for loading this VST in your DAW.
  2. Download the expansion sound file (extension .mse) which you like / need (See below for the download link).
  3. Unzip the download file from step 1 and put it on your virtual instrument folder:
    • Win VST 32 bit folder:
      • ‘C:Program FilesCommon FilesVST2‘ or
      • ‘C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesVST2‘ or
      • ‘C:Program FilesVSTPlugins‘ or
      • ‘C:Program FilesSteinbergVSTPlugins‘
      • Or any VST folder according to your DAW (Check your DAW setting).
    • Win VST 64 bit folder:
      • ‘C:Program FilesCommon FilesVST3‘ or
      • Or any VST folder according to your DAW (Check your DAW setting).
    • Mac VST 64 bit folder:
      • ‘Your Mac HD/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST‘ or
      • ‘Your Mac HD/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST3′
    • Mac Audio Unit (AU) bit folder:
      • ‘Your Mac HD/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/Components‘.
  4. Copy the preset file (extension .mse) to this folder:
    • Win VST 32 bit / 64 bit: Paste to ‘MONSTER Guitar.instruments‘ folder.
    • Mac Audio Unit / VST: Right-click the .component or .vst file from step 3 and choose ‘Show Package Contents’ and click ‘Contents‘ folder, then ‘Resources‘ folder and paste it here

SPECIAL NOTES FOR MAC USER

Apple / Mac now have tightened their security on their OS. So my VST sometimes get a red flag or identified as a virus or malware or Mac marked my plugin as damaged.

If you need to believe me, please check my personal web here: www.AgusHardiman.com and www.ArtSonica.com, I’m a music producer and Steinberg Certified Trainer and making FREE VSTs are my passion.

So I’m legit and I HAVE NO INTENTION TO SPREAD VIRUSES OR MALWARES!

For a software or plugin to be notarized (=not flag as danger software or viruses or malware), I have to pay Apple some amount of money yearly. And right now, I’m not doing this (paying them).

So the solution is to use the terminal trick explained here:

Or watch this :

And my friend Agung Putranto has been kind enough to share what he did to make Monster Guitar shows up in his Logic Pro 10.7.1 on Monterey OS (This trick maybe work on earlier Logic Pro version and on BigSur OS too) :

Or read these articles :

HOW CAN I THANK ?

If you use this VST and love it and use it in your music works, the way to say thank you are (choose one or more):

  • Add your comment about this VST below with your own words
  • Share this page with your friends using the social media button above this page
  • Post a mini-review on your social media or website and include a link to this page
  • Write hashtag #MonsterGuitarVST when you share your music using this VST
  • Tag Monster Guitar social media (links are on this site menu above)

MONSTER Guitar’s PRESETS and SOUND EXPANSION (DOWNLOAD LINK)


Preset #1 Reggae Skank

Preset Mode : CHORD

Preset Info : A WAH-WAH Electric Guitar sound with minor and Major chord set for Reggae music

Demo Sound : https://monsterdaw.com/user-music-gallery-using-monster-guitar-vst/

Link Download: This Preset is already included in the main player (see HOW TO INSTALL section above)


Preset #2 Still Got The Juice

Preset Mode : NOTES

Preset Info : A sweet electric guitar picking sound use in song like ‘Still Got The Blues’ Gary Moore

Demo Sound : https://monsterdaw.com/user-music-gallery-using-monster-guitar-vst/

Link Download: This Preset is already included in the main player (see HOW TO INSTALL section above)


Preset #3 Popcorn Time

Preset Mode : CHORD

Preset Info : An acoustic guitar with complete set of chords for Pop music

Demo Sound : https://monsterdaw.com/user-music-gallery-using-monster-guitar-vst/

Link Download: This Preset is already included in the main player (see HOW TO INSTALL section above)


Preset #4 12-String Shine

Preset Mode : CHORD

Preset Info : A 12-string stell acoustic guitar sound for Pop and Ballad

Demo Sound : https://monsterdaw.com/user-music-gallery-using-monster-guitar-vst/

Link Download: This Preset is already included in the main player (see HOW TO INSTALL section above)


Preset #5 Dangdut Jamming

Preset Mode : CHORD

Preset Info : Homage to the music of my country, Indonesia. It’s a MIDI-ish electric guitar sound for Dangdut music genre, popular in Indonesia

Demo Sound : https://monsterdaw.com/user-music-gallery-using-monster-guitar-vst/

Link Download: This Preset is already included in the main player (see HOW TO INSTALL section above)


Preset #6 Heavenly Vox

Preset Mode : NOTES

Preset Info : A beautiful shimmering Humbucker guitar sound

Demo Sound : https://monsterdaw.com/user-music-gallery-using-monster-guitar-vst/

Link Download: Preset 06 Heavenly Vox - File Size 70MB (120 downloads)


New Sound Expansion will be released in the future. Follow our social media to be notified if there is a new preset of Monster Guitar!

ENJOY !

Regards,

Agus Hardiman ArtSonica of MonsterDAW

11 comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

en English
X