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post Feb 28 2008, 12:20 PM
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So here is my recent recording for Ivan's great collaboration. No questions about what people think. I'm just interested in having a few questions answered that I have. Ivan said I need to work on the sound a bit better as the recording is lacking some dynamics and is buzzing a bit.

Firstly, Why do the pick sounds come through a lot in one place but not through most the rest of the song?

Secondly, what would you do to the sound? Drop off the gain a bit or what?

Any other comments on improving my recording?

To record I used Caparison TAT2 straight into Toneport UX2 and then I used Gearbox with a Randy Rhodes preset although I took a bit of drive off this as I felt it was too much. I then recorded using Cakewalk Sonar Producer (5 or 6) Can't remember which sad.gif

Any help would be awesome smile.gif Also say if you want how I can improve playing as I want to reach the top biggrin.gif

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Checked if the pickup is to close to the strings?


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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Feb 28 2008, 12:09 PM) *
Checked if the pickup is to close to the strings?

It isn't at all really. No more than any other guitar. It only does it throughout a small portion of the solo. It happens on any guitar with me so something is wrong with how I'm recording or what I'm doing.


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Maybe add a little bit of reverb? and try to use the bridge pickup, it could "open" the sound a little bit smile.gif


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post Feb 28 2008, 02:28 PM
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The pick sound is the reflection of your playing mainly. Not always will be heard, it depends on where you are on the fretboard, the angle of pick relative to the string etc. BUT it will depend on the preset also of course.
Watch out when using drive settings on Toneport, it is very difficult to find a good one. When I record with it I prefer not using drive settings at all, it is better to use some sort of pedal then it's presets. I've found Soldano, Marshall and Mesa presets work the best for hi gain, but they don't expect miracles. Any drive settings beyond 6 is unusable for me, and I tend to use the amp simulations with main ovlume to 8, and then play with drive and EQ a little. EQ is generaly terrible, and doesn't reflect real life at all, so watch out. For some good lead sounds some subtle delay and reverb can do you good to make a bigger sound, and throw in a vetta compressor, but I didn't quite found a use combining drive pedals with amps too. SO for me the best combination for leads is something like this>

Vetta Comp, strong
Echo Delay - subtle, feedback to 1, 2 repeats max,
Line6 Reverb - subtle
Amps - soldano, marshall, mesa, volume max7, drive max 5, eq - experiment


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Are any of these using ones that you've bought as extras? How do you get the Marshall or Mesa types?

I guess a lot of it is down to practice and getting a good sound. People always say I know how to write a catchy and nice melody but I can improve my sound and runs in places. At least nobody thinks I'm rubbish and should quit. I'm trying hard to progress and I really am. I'm not gonna stop until I'm the best guitarist I possibly can be. smile.gif


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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Feb 28 2008, 02:32 PM) *
Are any of these using ones that you've bought as extras? How do you get the Marshall or Mesa types?

I guess a lot of it is down to practice and getting a good sound. People always say I know how to write a catchy and nice melody but I can improve my sound and runs in places. At least nobody thinks I'm rubbish and should quit. I'm trying hard to progress and I really am. I'm not gonna stop until I'm the best guitarist I possibly can be. smile.gif

All of the presets are free and come default.

I see you have a JCM800. Have you tried to mic up your amp? You can get much better sound that way, just use studio vocal preset in Gearbox, and a instrumental mic. You can either borrow one, or buy a cheap one for starters.

Also when you think about it, we all need to improve, you're not the only one, every guitar player has goals like improve runs, work on chords, bends etc, it is a constant struggle that pays out in the end. THe quest for tone is a lifetime task, so don't worry, have patience, it will all come to you much sooner that you think.


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Unfortunately my JCM800 isn't with me currently. It is at my father's house in Blackpool and I'm 200 miles from there. I'm going to ask him to bring it down when I go back for Easter smile.gif Micing it up will be kick ass smile.gif


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You have a JCM800 and not playing it? smile.gif What are you waiting for man, go and get it! wink.gif


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haha biggrin.gif I will get my Dad to bring it down here. smile.gif


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