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Old 01-19-2013, 07:54 AM   #1
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International Mid scooping techniques- amp vs fx loop vs dist pedal

okay..
Which among the three does the job more descent or leaves the distortion more METAL, or just a verstile and transperent in short the professional distortion?

I personally dont like the begineer way of sccopping on the pedals or amps...like it in the FX loop of amp usong a boss EQ. I find doing this similar to what pros do like to boost mids on amps and sitortions coz.mids are where the SOUND sits, and scoop the mids digitally on the mixers.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:55 AM   #2
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:59 AM   #3
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Sorry let me understand this
If this is a dump one..then correct me if possible
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:07 AM   #4
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It will all become clear in the fullness of time.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:32 AM   #5
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+1

Scooping mids is a very beginner way to sound "metal"

Most metal tones have a lot of mids. It helps you cut through the mix better and gives you a fuller and bigger sound.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:37 AM   #6
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Scooping mids is a very beginner way to sound "metal"

Most metal tones have a lot of mids. It helps you cut through the mix better and gives you a fuller and bigger sound.

So thinking your self as a pro..what techineques would you feed?

Thanks brother..and avoid disappointing, i am not an irritating tyoe of begineer and well experienced struggling out with tube isn my village and havong an idea of the upcome to..:-)
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:51 AM   #7
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Scooping mids is a very beginner way to sound "metal"

Most metal tones have a lot of mids. It helps you cut through the mix better and gives you a fuller and bigger sound.



Lots of modern metal or lots of oldschool metal?

To my ears oldschool metal was all about mildly scooped mids. Keyword mild, not all the way down. Atleast I cant get that sharp circular-saw Thrash sound without some mid-scoop and boosting them makes the guitars sound fat. You may call it "big" but I just dislike that modern tone personally.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:18 AM   #8
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I wanna see how this turns out.

To answer TS, I scooped my mids for a long time, it sounds ok when you are alone. My eq used ot be Bass 10, Mid 3-4, Hi 9-10 and presence 1-2. In a band situation that didn't get me the results I wanted. I actually EQ with these settings Bass 6-7, Mid 5-7, Hi 9-10 and Presence 4.
Sounds much better to me and works great in a band situation
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I wanna see how this turns out.

To answer TS, I scooped my mids for a long time, it sounds ok when you are alone. My eq used ot be Bass 10, Mid 3-4, Hi 9-10 and presence 1-2. In a band situation that didn't get me the results I wanted. I actually EQ with these settings Bass 6-7, Mid 5-7, Hi 9-10 and Presence 4.
Sounds much better to me and works great in a band situation



Almost exactly the kind of settings I use. Very mild mid scoop, or more accurately mids trailing just a little bit behind bass and treble dominating. Alternatively bass dominating and mids trailing a little bit behind treble, depending on what kind of music I practice.
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Another thing you need to consider is your cabinet. If you want to get a huge modern metal sound out of a 1x12, scooping the mids slightly is necessary because it'll help move the midrange spike from the upper midrange to the lower midrange, making the cab sound bigger than it really is.
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