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    Default My fist Post here.

    Two songs up. One is Hard Rock, the other I would definitely say is Metal. They really sound like two different bands IMO. No vox as of yet.
    Hope you check em out and let me know what you think.

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    MetalTeK

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    I chikity checked em yo. Not bad, guitar sound is a bit tinny and weak in the mix. I like a nice thick tone. So yeah, there's my halfacent of an opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalTeK View Post
    My fist Post here.

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    Yea, I'm with ya on the guitar sound. Thats been a problem from the beginning. On 1 song I ran direct, the other I mic my amp. But I'm not happy with either sound.

    Anyway......thanks for checking it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by In Winter View Post
    Yeah..I thought he meant something else. Yes, I'm very disturbed and should consider therapy...wait, nevermind, I've already done therapy for that.

    Welcome to the forum MetalTek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by In Winter View Post
    yeah...i took the high road on this one. obviously i shouldnt of.... have fun fist kid!
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    Welcome...Enjoy!

    I love fist posts!
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    Roflmao.........u effin guyz! I just realized what I posted for the Title.......lol. I was like "what the hell are these guys doing"?

    Anyway, thanks for the welcome......man I can't stop laughing.
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    What gear / software / etc are you using?...we can help you get closer to the sound you're looking for.

    Also mention how you mic'd it.....as many details as you can.

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    Welcome to the group MetalTeK!

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    Thanks Connie!

    Well, I'm using Cakewalk MC5: the poor mans DAW. Sonnox Oxford, Ozone 4, Toontrack Superior DKFH, Guitar Rig 4. A few softsynths.

    I mic about 1/2 off the cloth, dead center of the cone. But my amp and mic are laughable, therefore I won't go into details about that.

    I did recently aquire Peavey Revalver, which looks like guitar dweebs wet dream as far as the tweeking goes. So I'm kind of leaning back towards running direct. Even though I get heavier sound out of my amp, it seems to totally mud up everything when im mixing compared to running direct.

    Yea, Im just looking for that old Metallica, Panteraish, In Flames, really anything with some bottom end that's still going to cut through and not mud up the drums and bass.
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    Ok...well, I had a feeling you were mic'ing in the middle.

    Bad idea.

    When mic'ing a speaker, put the mic halfway between the edge of the dustcone, and the outer edge of the speaker....that's where the sound is....there is not very good sound (if any) coming from the cone.

    Try using the line out of the amp, some players like that.

    A quality mic will make a big difference too....I use a Behringer C3 which are surprisingly cheap (mine was $89 new) or get yourself a Shure SM58 or SM57....all are also great for voices.

    Amps record great if you can put them in a hallway.

    Layering on tons of effects can crappen your sound, use what you need, and nothing more.

    For studio, use Subtractive EQing techniques. (lots of info on web)

    I think a big issue is your mic actually....so consider the 3 mentioned above.


    Left mic is wrong....right mic is correct


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    K.......thanks for the insight. I am quite familiar with -EQ but have to remind myself sometimes as it hasn't become second nature for me yet.

    Ill try your mic tips first......but I still have the feeling Im going to go back to direct just because of the frequency clashes i seem to get from mic-ing the amp.

    Anyway.......thanks for your time sir!

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    Ya...direct can be nice, but can lack balls sometimes....but then of course you need a good amp and decent mic.

    The Revalver should be a good recording amp....so all's that's left is a mic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzoid View Post
    Ya...direct can be nice, but can lack balls sometimes....but then of course you need a good amp and decent mic.

    The Revalver should be a good recording amp....so all's that's left is a mic.
    Yea, the direct lacking balls is where my dilemma lies.

    Well not trying to be a smart ass, but Revalver is a VST plug-in and surpasses GR4 and Amplitube in my opinion. Don't know if you knew that or not. But thats what i meant by the tweeks. You can create your own tubes, heads, cabinets and all kinds of $h!t, it can be very VERY technical if you want it to be. I Haven't messed with it much yet.

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