Writing the orchestra for a symphonic metal can be tricky. Sometimes, I think that there is nothing needed to add since there are drums, bass and several guitar layers. Well, and vocals and choirs, of course... But to get that monstrous wall of sound, you need even more! And you have to be careful to not overwhelm some specific frequency ranges too much. Of course, you should think about in which octave you should write another track to not clash with other tracks too much so
How to get that full and warm lead tone out of a passive single-coil pickups? Try the Fuzz! It had taken me a while since I have discovered the beauty and wide usability of fuzz pedals. Now I love them. And I know that fuzz pedals are a way more than just extreme noise-makers. Some fuzz pedals have really great clean-up capabilities. When you turn the guitar volume pot down you can get really full, fat and warm mid-gain lead tone, even you play a passive single-coil pickup. N
N-1 is very musical sounding fuzz, it's boutique quality pedal, handmade in Czech Republic. It's inspired by Electro Harmonix Green Big Muff Civil War. And it works great with any amplifier I have been testing it with, even the Dual rectifier or Fryette VHT Sig:X. Check the N1-Fuzz pedal out here and don't forget to make your own design with the design configurator! https://smr-toys.com/products/n-1_fuzz May the muse be with You! ---------- GEAR IN THIS VIDEO ---------- PEDA
If you missed it, check out the full play-test video on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/vwGULPF2SHc May the muse be with you! Big thanx goes to Libor Haloda for lending me the Cortex for testing. Video post-production by Kryštof Kozák. We have used some stock footage in this video.
Mastering with eyes or ears? Looking for the perfection or vibe? Or searching for the balance? Even you are modern ITB mixing or mastering engineer and you use all those fancy ultra-modern plug-ins with all the vizualization so you can master with your ears "closed", you also need some vibe-makers. Something that adds a litlle grit and dirt into your sound. Differencies can be very subtle, but still there. A little bit more fullness, warmth and roundness. Try Audified U73b Co
Rap vocals: Coaching during recording is the only reason why not to record DIY. I am completely fine with DIY recordings. Recording gear is super cheap, has really great quality and there is a ton of tutorials on how to record music. Or you can hire someone who can teach you. I even recommend bands and artists to record their music by themself and save some money for better editing, mixing and mastering done by professional audio engineer. BUT! Before you will record DIY, tak
When songwriting, I am trying to get the the best of both worlds. Analog & digital. → Analog fuzz pedal → tube amp → loadbox → IR → cool FX plugins Yes, I could go all-digital with plugins. But there is still something special about using analog pedals and tube amps. I have the freedom of experimenting with wild analog pedal combinations like 2 fuzzes and 3 modulation effects at once, really wild combinations that I would never even think about in the digital world. Maybe I t
I help bands to build their own audio systems so they: - have pretty consistent inEar monitoring across venues - have great and consistent overal sound for the PA/FOH - maximize their playing time on gigs by minimizing their soundcheck time - have great guitar tones using digital processors - dont need to constantly ask FOH guy: "gimme more X and less Y" - dont rely on FOH guy skills too much - act, look and sound more professional
MXR Dyna Comp. All knobs at max. Fender Telecaster guitar. Aggressive compression. Into Audified AmpLion 2 Rock Essentials. This tone kicks! Funk! Well, you dont need to have actual Dyna comp pedal. We have added great model of Dyna Comp into AmpLion 2 Rock Essentials 😊 Try AmpLion 2 Rock Essentials for free at: https://shop.audified.com/bXg2KPsj8HWBCtt May the muse be with you! Video post-production by Kryštof Kozák. We have used some stock footage in this video.