#1
im new to making exact effets to songs but got a gig soon and would like to know how to get a good sound for helicopter by bloc party. I got a digitech hot head, boss me-6, zoom g1 and an equiliser. Any ideas what i could do with those to get this sound?

Thanks lewis

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It's not a particularly hard sound to imitate, to be honest... A Bridge singlecoil, moderate amount of british voiced gain, EQ leaning towards a more mid/treble boosted sound will get you in the ballpark. You haven't got the best gear but it's capable of a decent imitation.

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hmmm i havent heard the music.. but for helicopter try a flanger and tremolo picking

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Maybe a tremolo pedal on a very high setting with high gain on the guitar?


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#5
to get a real helicopter sound you need a digitech whammy set to 1 octave and a boss delay pedal set on slap back
#6
Tremolo pedal with it set to square wave and high speed, high depth.
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#8
thanks for the help i got it now and its sounding good. used a bit of flange and echo and sounds nearly like the song so thanks for the help.

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Quote by timi_hendrix
It's not a particularly hard sound to imitate, to be honest... A Bridge singlecoil, moderate amount of british voiced gain, EQ leaning towards a more mid/treble boosted sound will get you in the ballpark. You haven't got the best gear but it's capable of a decent imitation.

Listen to this man. Also some delay and reverb never hurt anyone, and several Bloc Party songs are fairly delay-heavy.
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Quote by timi_hendrix
It's not a particularly hard sound to imitate, to be honest... A Bridge singlecoil, moderate amount of british voiced gain, EQ leaning towards a more mid/treble boosted sound will get you in the ballpark. You haven't got the best gear but it's capable of a decent imitation.


Yeah agreed. But they don't use British voiced amps - they use Hot Rod Deluxes / Devilles that are attenuated using a THD Hot Plate and sometimes a Marshall Powerbrake. Use your bridge pickup if you're not already
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#12
Il give these new suggestions a try 2morrow coz i wud do it now but its 22:10 in england right now bit l8 to be playing lol. i already had some reverb on but il try a bit of delay as well.

once again thanks for the help

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#13
Quote by lewisg1
thanks for the help i got it now and its sounding good. used a bit of flange and echo and sounds nearly like the song so thanks for the help.


Really? They dont use a flanger as far as i know, and theres only delay used in the outro.
The songs mostly just played with some distortion.

And lol and the people suggesting how to get a "helicopter" sound!

Heres the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttEgZAfvCc8
#14
Ok, guys helicopter is the name of the song, he's not trying to make a helicopter like effect
and TS, there is no phaser in that song, also you might want to use your EQ to boost the high mids
#15
ive sorted it now and bassically i have this set up

Hot head>G1(flanger effect)>EQ>boss me6(delay and reverb) Got it sounding good now so il keep it like this.

Thanks for all of the help
Lewis

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