Gavin,

Depending on what it is about the real track solo performances that you don't like, as long as you find you like "bits and pieces" of them, then you can make them work with the "stacking and cross-fading method" I describe. Add Melodyne into the mix to get exactly the notes you want..I think if you do this you will find most of the solo performances can really be fantastic sounding!

Mike


Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice
Fortune depends on the tone of your voice

-The Divine Comedy (Neil Hannon)
from the song "Songs of Love"
from the album "Casanova" (1996)