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  1. Guitar: Pickups Discussion
    I recently started recording guitars for my band's next release (about fucking time) and after trying my JEM and deciding it sounded too thin (for Death Metal rhythm), we tried my Jackson KE2 (EMG 81/60) and decided we had to use it. Sounded way beefier and meaner in general, but there was one...
  2. Music: Recording Studio
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  3. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    My acoustic project has finally booked a few gigs, so of course it's time to spend money on gear! I'm looking for something to make leads stand out a bit - signal boost, a bit of compression, maybe a very light, very warm overdrive. Has to sound nice with an acoustic guitar - anyone have any...
  4. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Maybe I'm in the wrong forum if so sorry. We just got a rack compressor and was wondering what the best starting point settings work good for compressing vocals. And what setting work for compressing kick drum. Thanks. I'm just looking for a good starting point.
  5. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone. : Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3) Can anyone give me a good starting point for setting compression on lead singers vocals live. Is it worth it.
  6. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    I was hoping I could get some adivce on settings for how to achieve a certain sound with my axe-fx. I have been utilizing a lot of quick stop-start rests in some of the music that I have been playing; however, I am not sure how to properly use compression to counteract the effects of heavy...
  7. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Alright, so I've learned a lesson or six about how critical some well-applied (and even heavy-handed) compression can be for bass guitars in a rock/metal recording. Does the same principle apply to live use? Do you get the same effect as post-microphone compression if you compress the signal to...
  8. Music: Recording Studio
    Big List: Here. From samplecraze.com, whose article has expired. ------ Compression is one of the most important elements in modern audio work, but it is perhaps one of the least understood and abused. Compression is used at every stage of the audio process and can be used for many different...
  9. Music: Recording Studio
    Parallel compression for fatter drum tones - Hometracked
  10. Music: Recording Studio
    This is not my own guide. But one I found very useful and I think you guys will too! It explains parallel compression with step by step instructions on how to perform it! Sounds amazing on drums. FaderWear Guides - Need a Fat Drum Sound? Parallel Compression Guide There are other guides on...
  11. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    So i am thinking of adding a compression pedal between my two noise gates, here is my current rig Guitar ---> ISP Decimator pedal (noise gate) ---> MXR GT - OD ---> (want to add compression pedal here) ---> NS2 (noise gate) ---> FX Loop 1 + 2 / Amp Input _____ The pedals i have been looking...
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