I don’t how I could have missed this! Session musician Bill Ruppert shows in the “Effectology” section of the Electro-Harmonix website how to create the craziest sounds out of a regular guitar and EHX pedals: synthesizers, orchestral instruments, special fx, you name it!
27 “volumes” have been published so far, here is a little selection:
Volume 25: How to Recreate the Theme from Bladerunner (originally composed and recorded using a variety of keyboards and synthesizers by Vangelis), one word: wow.
In Vol 15, Bill shows us how to recreate the sounds of Timpani and Horns, still using a regular guitar and Electro-Harmonix pedals:
In the last volume (27), the synthesizer part of Pink Floyd’s ‘On the Run’ is on the menu: