I'm meeting some folks this weekend to see about a two guitar / no keyboards thing, and one of the songs they're doing is Loverboy's "Turn me loose." For most of the songs they do it's easy enough to find space for another guitar. However, beyond the single guitar part, this one is largely about sustained synth pads.
If you're unfamiliar with the song (typical 80s synth rock) here's a YouTube link:
While I don't expect my guitar to really sound like a DX-7, I was hoping to at least capture the vibe. I fooled around with some of the more elaborate delays but ultimately I still have a kind of pokey guitar strum followed by some "after the fact" effects.
I'm guessing some of the new Big Sky type modulated reverbs in the upcoming new release might get me closer, but I don't want to show up for the first time meeting someone with a beta operating system (yes, I'm chicken, but hey, the Kemper has a chicken head knob so surely that's not completely out of line, right?).
I'm well endowed with a wide variety of profiles, most of whom sport a single star, so my basic tones are very good. Just can't figure out how to emulate a sustaining pad. You guys have any ideas, or is this just one of those, "you're trying to do something stupid / you can't get there from here" things?