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« on: October 23, 2015, 09:03:43 AM »

https://soundcloud.com/jweingarden/quick-test-recording-setup



Tossed an AmpClamp with a stereo-microphone adapter on my speaker cabinet. On the left is an Audix i5 and on the right is an SM57. There are three guitar tracks. The first was a dirty rhythm using both microphones for a wider sound. The second is the i5 panned hard left. The third is the SM57 panned hard right. The bass was recorded DI. The master volume on my Mesa was at .5 - apartment volume!

Lets make this fun:
I recently swapped out the speaker for a couple reasons - can you guess what it is?
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2015, 10:49:55 AM »

sounds good! what sort of plug-ins did u use to shape the sound of the guitar?  That's not just dry guitar recorded from the amp is it?
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2015, 11:14:31 AM »

sounds good! what sort of plug-ins did u use to shape the sound of the guitar?  That's not just dry guitar recorded from the amp is it?

Thanks! I hadn't even re-eq'ed my amp after swapping the speaker, or messed around with the microphone placement before that recording. I messed with the mics today to get a fuller, wider sound, and adjusted the EQ a little as well, but I hadn't gotten a chance to do that before recording this quick little sample.

I used a free compressor/limiter plugin called Limiter No.6. I just added a touch of compression, and the built in reverb via the smart control.

I also used a preset master track from garageband that has minor EQ adjustments for a rock-oriented sound, and I added a couple layers of compression and limiting on the master as well.
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2015, 11:34:24 AM »

So what is the speaker? Don't make us guess... these forums are slow enough as it is.
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2015, 12:05:20 PM »

So what is the speaker? Don't make us guess... these forums are slow enough as it is.

Haha, yeah it is...

EVM12L.

I decided to pop the EV back into the cab because I had been finding a need to turn up a bit more with my band lately, and the Celestion seemed to be distorting a bit. I like a very clean clean tone, so I swapped to the EV, then my band decided to take a hiatus, lol. I was fine with that - wanted to work on some of my own stuff and been busy, so now my gear is at home.
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2015, 12:26:28 PM »

Nice, sounds pretty smooth may I add.


How are you liking the Pitch fork? Were you using something else before for octave/harmonies?
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2015, 12:46:26 PM »

Nice, sounds pretty smooth may I add.


How are you liking the Pitch fork? Were you using something else before for octave/harmonies?

Thanks man!

I like the pitchfork - I got it to do the sub-octave thing Trey has been doing in a bit in solos, but I find myself using the setting that adds both the sub-octave and fifth above. It sounds huge and wild for leads / melody. A few years ago (at least) I had a Micro Pog that sounded great - of course it couldn't do 5ths, but it tracked better and warbled less. The Micro sounded great for cleans and dirty, while the Pitchfork sounds better with some overdrive especially if using the 5th above (sub-octave is fine as a faux-bass when clean). I tried a Boss PS5 at one point and did not dig it. Maybe I'll record a single note riff of some sort with the Pitchfork setting I've been using.
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