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Old 9th November 2009
Gear Nut
๐ŸŽง 10 years
Cover - Alkaline Trio - Private Eye

Did this in about 4 hours (Excluding drum programming :P) this morning.

Guitars were Vox AD50VT, through the Cab line out into Guitar Rig 3, using just a cab emulation.
The reason I did it this way is a current lack of decent mics, preamps and recording space. Hopefully all will be changed soon now I'm earning again.

Bass was a dreadful Squier 3/4 size Bronco Bass which I found in a skip, with kinked strings and rattly everything, which is why I've tried to sit it back a bit in the mix compared to the very scooped and jangly bass in the original. DI into Edirol UA101, through Logic 8 Bass Amp.

Drums are Toontrack Superior Drummer.

Vocals might get added in the future, if I can find a vocalist who'll do it. If anyone on here fancies a go, feel free!

I know it's quite compressed but I think that goes somewhat with the style of song.

I'm not expecting everyone to say it's great, I know it's pretty rough, as I say, I only did it for the sake of doing it and wanted to share.

Old 9th November 2009
Gear Head
tommypeskorz65's Avatar
๐ŸŽง 10 years
The guitars sound super digital. It's very obvious you are using amp modulation. If i were you and need just a cheap mic, grab a sm57 and throw it on the amp. Its gonna sound a hundred times better. You will definitely want to double your guitar takes too. That'll give the song more depth.
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Gear Nut
๐ŸŽง 10 years
What are you monitoring on out of interest?
The guitar takes are doubled and panned L and R. and before you say it, they are recorded twice, not duplicated.

And whats amp modulation? Did you mean emulation?
The amp wasn't emulated, just the cab.

As soon as I can I'll get a 57, all I have at the moment is an AKG C1000s which obviously doesn't do amps.
Old 10th November 2009 | Show parent
Lives for gear
๐ŸŽง 10 years
Everything sounds so distant. No instrument really shines or takes charge in there. Nothing sounds bad just all of it is super laid back with not much dynamic between the quieter parts and the more aggressive parts.

Sounds like you're off to a good start though.
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Gear Maniac
๐ŸŽง 10 years
I really like the guitar sound, to me the guitars sound really nice , full and stereo.
The drums are a bit shabby but thats to be expected if you program them in a few hours. But i think its a great job.
If you've got lyrics ill sing em for ya:P
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