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post Jan 7 2019, 04:15 AM
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Hi Adam!

Ah ok, thaks for clarifying! It's not a bad idea to use your tablet by now. It's simple and easy to set up.

Great to know that you are practicing over the blues backing track. I'd like to hear an audio in a few days if it's possible.

Regarding the mic, I honestly never tried it so I can give you any comment about it. I only can say that you can't go wrong if you get a 57. Check out this: https://www.gearslutz.com/board/so-much-gea...45-vs-sm57.html



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 7 2019, 04:15 AM) *
Hi Adam!

Ah ok, thaks for clarifying! It's not a bad idea to use your tablet by now. It's simple and easy to set up.

Great to know that you are practicing over the blues backing track. I'd like to hear an audio in a few days if it's possible.

Regarding the mic, I honestly never tried it so I can give you any comment about it. I only can say that you can't go wrong if you get a 57. Check out this: https://www.gearslutz.com/board/so-much-gea...45-vs-sm57.html

Thank you! This thread is interesting to read and I would like to try both, TBH. But I think the SM57 is the safest bet, as you suggest. Maybe in the distant future I'll get a second mic (I saw materials where people do double mic on 1 cab).

As for our tone lab, I tried setting all eq controls to 5 and go from there (I think this should be done before going to another equipment piece) but I don't really know what exactly to look for. The trebles I have to keep above 6/7 or it gets muddy, mids I keep about 5 and bass between 5 and 6. I found a tone I like, I usually use this setting, but I'm not sure if it's technically okay.

Tomorrow I'm going to pick up my new cab, so I will be able to start working with the other amp smile.gif

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QUOTE (Adam M @ Jan 7 2019, 01:07 PM) *
Thank you! This thread is interesting to read and I would like to try both, TBH. But I think the SM57 is the safest bet, as you suggest. Maybe in the distant future I'll get a second mic (I saw materials where people do double mic on 1 cab).

As for our tone lab, I tried setting all eq controls to 5 and go from there (I think this should be done before going to another equipment piece) but I don't really know what exactly to look for. The trebles I have to keep above 6/7 or it gets muddy, mids I keep about 5 and bass between 5 and 6. I found a tone I like, I usually use this setting, but I'm not sure if it's technically okay.

Tomorrow I'm going to pick up my new cab, so I will be able to start working with the other amp smile.gif




Everything seems good here! I need to hear to give tone feedback, number are numbers, there is not way to comment about sound without hearing. biggrin.gif


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I got my cab and it's more than I could ask for. It's amazing in every way!

I'll post a demo for each amp soon. I'm almost finished with my thesis chapter but I'll need a few more days. I may be able to post 2nd take for Blues Collab today or tomorrow, though.

PS. My mom loved the final mix for Winter Collab and she'll be happy to watch more of them smile.gif
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Congrats mate!! Enjoy it! smile.gif

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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 11 2019, 04:06 PM) *
Congrats mate!! Enjoy it! smile.gif

Send my greetings to your mom!

Thank you! smile.gif



Here's another take for the Blues Collab. It's not perfect but it's definitely better than the previous one.
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Hi Adam, thanks for the new video!

This is getting better but there is a lot of work to do yet. The first thing that you need is to learn some licks to make them of your own. Learning licks and phrases is like learning to talk when you are a baby. It's a must to be able to communicate through language.

This lesson is a monster class with lots of great licks. What about giving it a try? It can take many time, but maybe in small blocks you can learn a big part of it.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/30-Beg...er-Blues-Licks/


Another lesson that I recommend working is this one:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/BB-King-Blues/


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 13 2019, 06:21 PM) *
Hi Adam, thanks for the new video!

This is getting better but there is a lot of work to do yet. The first thing that you need is to learn some licks to make them of your own. Learning licks and phrases is like learning to talk when you are a baby. It's a must to be able to communicate through language.

This lesson is a monster class with lots of great licks. What about giving it a try? It can take many time, but maybe in small blocks you can learn a big part of it.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/30-Beg...er-Blues-Licks/


Another lesson that I recommend working is this one:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/BB-King-Blues/


What do you think?

Thank you!

If that's okay, I'd like to start with the 30 Licks lesson and submit them in series of 5-6? That way you could give me feedback in between and I would improve a bit with each part, then of course I'll re-record them all in one go for a final version.

Are you able to pick up my tone from those vids? Or should I do the demo with tablet closer to the speaker?
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QUOTE (Adam M @ Jan 13 2019, 05:55 PM) *
Thank you!

If that's okay, I'd like to start with the 30 Licks lesson and submit them in series of 5-6? That way you could give me feedback in between and I would improve a bit with each part, then of course I'll re-record them all in one go for a final version.

Are you able to pick up my tone from those vids? Or should I do the demo with tablet closer to the speaker?



Great! Let's go for it mate!


The sound from your video is ok!



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 14 2019, 03:56 PM) *
The sound from your video is ok!

Do you mean it's "ok" as a starting point or "ok" as it's good and doesn't need improving? I will post my Zombie amp sound soon too.

As for the effects, I know more or less how to set up overdrive and distortion but maybe there are some special tricks?

I guess the noise gate should be set up just to mute the noise when not playing and stop muting once I start playing.

About the chorus and delay, I set them up following Boss' presets (Pedals that make the tone) and I have no idea how each knob works and how to use them to fit my needs. Could you give me some tips to learn it?
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QUOTE (Adam M @ Jan 15 2019, 09:00 AM) *
Do you mean it's "ok" as a starting point or "ok" as it's good and doesn't need improving? I will post my Zombie amp sound soon too.

As for the effects, I know more or less how to set up overdrive and distortion but maybe there are some special tricks?

I guess the noise gate should be set up just to mute the noise when not playing and stop muting once I start playing.

About the chorus and delay, I set them up following Boss' presets (Pedals that make the tone) and I have no idea how each knob works and how to use them to fit my needs. Could you give me some tips to learn it?



I think that it's ok for this purpose. Tone is a neverending search and we are always improving our sound because our ear keeps on evolving, and our taste also changes.

There is not one way to use each of the effects and processes that you are listing here and it's a lot better if you experiment by yourself.

Regarding Overdrive pedals, I usually put them before the guitar amp to shape the sound, and sometimes to add a bit of drive and sustain to the amp's drive. However, there are some cases in which I preffer a very clean amp tone and a lot of drive from the pedal. This depends a lot on the pedal, the amp, the guitar and the sound that I'm looking for. One thing that I've learn is that it's always to set drive the lower possible, based on what you need. Let's supose that you need a lot of sustain and distortion for the sound that you want. Once you get the sound, try lowering a bit the drive pot and see if the tone still works. From my experience, it always improves the final result, and you also get a more organic tone, with more dynamics.

There are lots of tutorials, and pedal demos at youtube that I recommend watching to train your ear, learn more secrets and understand how different brands and models work. Check out this one (for example)




About Delay, you need to understand the concept called "Pre" and "post" which means that you can set your effect after or before the preamp of your Guitar Amp. The result is different and I recommend you to find out by yourself the different results that you can get. When talking about delays, the settings are in most of the cases "Time" (speed of the delay, how fast it repeats what you played), "Feedback" (how many times it's repeated), "Mix" (Volume mix between your playing and the effect). Modulators as Chorus and Phases, usually include two settings "Deep" and "Speed". Deep can be understood as the amount of effect, and Speed as the time or tempo of the modulation.





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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 15 2019, 03:21 PM) *
I think that it's ok for this purpose. Tone is a neverending search and we are always improving our sound because our ear keeps on evolving, and our taste also changes.

There is not one way to use each of the effects and processes that you are listing here and it's a lot better if you experiment by yourself.

Regarding Overdrive pedals, I usually put them before the guitar amp to shape the sound, and sometimes to add a bit of drive and sustain to the amp's drive. However, there are some cases in which I preffer a very clean amp tone and a lot of drive from the pedal. This depends a lot on the pedal, the amp, the guitar and the sound that I'm looking for. One thing that I've learn is that it's always to set drive the lower possible, based on what you need. Let's supose that you need a lot of sustain and distortion for the sound that you want. Once you get the sound, try lowering a bit the drive pot and see if the tone still works. From my experience, it always improves the final result, and you also get a more organic tone, with more dynamics.

There are lots of tutorials, and pedal demos at youtube that I recommend watching to train your ear, learn more secrets and understand how different brands and models work. Check out this one (for example)




About Delay, you need to understand the concept called "Pre" and "post" which means that you can set your effect after or before the preamp of your Guitar Amp. The result is different and I recommend you to find out by yourself the different results that you can get. When talking about delays, the settings are in most of the cases "Time" (speed of the delay, how fast it repeats what you played), "Feedback" (how many times it's repeated), "Mix" (Volume mix between your playing and the effect). Modulators as Chorus and Phases, usually include two settings "Deep" and "Speed". Deep can be understood as the amount of effect, and Speed as the time or tempo of the modulation.




Thank you! These vids look great to learn from!

I'll take my time and try to come up with something. Thanks to Zombie's fx loop I'll be able to check the effects both before and after the pre-amp smile.gif

My free GMC subscription has expired and I've decided to renew it after I'm finished with my thesis because otherwise I'll never get it done. I'll try to practice everyday but I may not be able to reply too often.
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QUOTE (Adam M @ Jan 15 2019, 12:03 PM) *
Thank you! These vids look great to learn from!

I'll take my time and try to come up with something. Thanks to Zombie's fx loop I'll be able to check the effects both before and after the pre-amp smile.gif

My free GMC subscription has expired and I've decided to renew it after I'm finished with my thesis because otherwise I'll never get it done. I'll try to practice everyday but I may not be able to reply too often.



Hi Adam, great to know that the videos helped! Take your time to experiment and feel free to share here tone samples so I can give you my feedback.

All the best with your thesis! smile.gif


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