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Old 11-05-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
downtuned123
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Getting the metal tone ive always wanted

hey everyone,

I am a metal musician trying to perfect my guitar tone during the recording process.

I currently have an rp-355 which i use for my audio interface only because I absolutely despise the distortion on it, regardless of how much i tweak it.

I also have a boss ds-1 distortion pedal and a boss hm-2 distortion pedal.
I am currently running these 2 pedals simultaneously to get my distortion sound, but its still coming out very weak.

One of my friends says i need to get a pod and that will fix everything (aside from getting it mastered and what not)

can any metal musicians chime in on this one? I want to use my hm-2 as more of a booster for the base distortion that is going on. What do I need to buy? what do you all use?

I currently record the guitar digitally.

I would like a sound similar to either wintersun, at the gates, or arch enemy. I know these tones are much different, but if I can get close to that, then I would be happy.

Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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Ditch the pedals, and the RP-355.

Buy a cheap audio interface (see interface sticky), and use free amp sims (see the amp sim sticky) with Reaper (cheapest decent DAW).

Problem solved.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:03 PM   #3
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Well I think most of those bands have/do use 5150's/6505's so I think you should record clean (set all effects to off, amp sim and cab sim to direct) then check out the amp sims sticky and get a good 5150/6505 sim, a good cabinet sim (catharsis is good if you can find it), and a Tube Screamer vst.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:16 PM   #4
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Ditch the pedals, and the RP-355.

Buy a cheap audio interface (see interface sticky), and use free amp sims (see the amp sim sticky) with Reaper (cheapest decent DAW).

Problem solved.


I use my RP355 as an audio interface, and I use cubase which seems do well for me at this time. so your saying i just need to load up this sim in to cubase and good to go?
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #5
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Yep; personally I recommend the LePou LE456, with a decent cab impulse response (see the amp sim sticky for more info) and you are indeed good to go.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:57 AM   #6
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Using two distortions is overkill, you the meat of your tone in, well noise.
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