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thefireball
post Dec 24 2011, 06:39 PM
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I just got my new Alesis M1 Active Mk2 monitors and so I bring you a song I am working on. I leave for the holiday, so this is my work.
This is the best setup I can do right now. Can't really safely make these monitors higher. And don't have room for them to be spread more apart. I read some of the instruction manual. biggrin.gif
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Jackson SLSMG soloist guitar (baritone wanna-be)
Tuned to Drop A with a 68 on the bottom string.

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Main rhythms use a Tube Screamer, and Big Bottom amp with lots of mids and treb. I use the '4x12 Green 25' for my cab. I did use some compression before the amp.

I will add two more guitars with more of a crunch than a gain afterwards.

EZdrummer with Drums from Hell expansion pack
I used samples and also programmed my own kicks and etc.

I used Trilogy Bass Module for the bass.

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post Dec 24 2011, 07:46 PM
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Hey I left comments @ Soundcloud. wink.gif


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post Dec 24 2011, 08:10 PM
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those are pretty good, I used to have them! nice! Merry christmas!


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post Dec 24 2011, 11:49 PM
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Great choice, congrats smile.gif


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post Dec 25 2011, 05:15 AM
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QUOTE (WeePee @ Dec 24 2011, 12:46 PM) *
Hey I left comments @ Soundcloud. wink.gif


Thanks! I replied. smile.gif


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post Dec 25 2011, 05:41 AM
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I ended up stuffing black socks into the 4 port holes because of the small room I am in. Too bassy - so it helps with the poor acoustics of the room. I know you can't see the socks in the picture, but that's because of the high contrast I put on the picture for effect.


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post Dec 25 2011, 12:41 PM
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Thumbs up man, keep rocking, this is a great addition to your current gear setup! smile.gif


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post Dec 25 2011, 06:57 PM
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Sounds really good!!! Happy holidays to you!!!!


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post Dec 26 2011, 02:58 AM
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Nice addtion to your studio. I have the M1 Actives and can't say enough good things about them. Your song sounds great too. Keep up the great work and keep rocking!
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post Dec 26 2011, 05:00 AM
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Thanks everyone! smile.gif


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post Dec 26 2011, 11:17 AM
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Merry Christmas Brandon! I expected awesomeness pouring down from those monitors! biggrin.gif and I received it! biggrin.gif

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post Dec 26 2011, 04:59 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Dec 26 2011, 04:17 AM) *
Merry Christmas Brandon! I expected awesomeness pouring down from those monitors! biggrin.gif and I received it! biggrin.gif


Well I'm glad you received it then. biggrin.gif Aria's song "The Seed" gave me inspiration for that chorus. smile.gif

Merry Christmas to you too!! This was the big present for me. I am working on a Christmas arrangement or two.


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post Dec 26 2011, 08:00 PM
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Great sound man! Those guitar sound very powerful. Congrats for the new monitors! wink.gif


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post Dec 26 2011, 09:27 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Dec 26 2011, 01:00 PM) *
Great sound man! Those guitar sound very powerful. Congrats for the new monitors! wink.gif


Thank you. It's so cool to hear my POD Farm screaming through these monitors as opposed to my iHome. smile.gif


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post Dec 27 2011, 11:17 AM
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QUOTE (thefireball @ Dec 25 2011, 04:41 AM) *
I ended up stuffing black socks into the 4 port holes...


That is something that anyone who has small 2 way open/ported monitors should do. If you don't the bass will be over exagerrated and poorly controlled and will also be prone to distortion and have poor and inconsistent timing.


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QUOTE (thefireball @ Dec 26 2011, 05:27 PM) *
Thank you. It's so cool to hear my POD Farm screaming through these monitors as opposed to my iHome. smile.gif


Yeah! this will change your life man! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 28 2011, 05:46 AM
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My Christmas Rock 2011 video is up now!



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post Dec 31 2011, 03:27 PM
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Hey man, that was awesome! smile.gif So heart-warming and cheerful, and I like the snowy effects, sets up the mood perfectly smile.gif The thing I like the most in your playing is that you have a good arsenal of tricks but you don't overuse them, just put them in specific places, giving the song a cool flavour! Finally, the production is just great, making these arrangements is the best way to get the full picture, There's so much more to making music than just guitar skills and you're on a great way! I love these arrangements you make, keep 'em coming mate biggrin.gif

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post Dec 31 2011, 04:15 PM
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QUOTE (Dinaga @ Dec 31 2011, 08:45 AM) *
Hey man, that was awesome! smile.gif So heart-warming and cheerful, and I like the snowy effects, sets up the mood perfectly smile.gif The thing I like the most in your playing is that you have a good arsenal of tricks but you don't overuse them, just put them in specific places, giving the song a cool flavour! Finally, the production is just great, making these arrangements is the best way to get the full picture, There's so much more to making music than just guitar skills and you're on a great way! I love these arrangements you make, keep 'em coming mate biggrin.gif

smile.gif Thank you. I have my dad to thank for the advice in arranging the song.


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