#3
Usually, EQ will be scooped, mids do help with sticking out but bass can be a tone adding instrument for a great deal of metalcore, and clean or distorted will just have to be your choice.

Anyway, you can totally hear the bass in August Burns Red and that should be a good example of a cleaner tone. Architects would be an example of a more distorted tone.

Picks help to, as much as i dont like to admit it the attack that you get from a pick fits pretty well with metalcore imo.
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#4
I EQ the exact opposite in metalcore and it rocks. Mids boosted, highs cut a little, though still maintain full tone and use some sort of tube-preamp overdrive. Low action and dig!

it is an amazing tone in my opinion.
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#5
I play metalcore, but I boost mids, up a little bit of high and keep bass the same.
I like how it really cuts through, but still supports the lows for the breakdowns !
#6
Off?

If you have low mids boost them (My b200 does) and you can have a slightly scooped tone without being devoid of mids. Whatever you do, don't scoop your mids too much. I boost mine and it sound really fat. You'll want a lot of bass for chugs, breakdown etc. and maybe boost the treble if you want a little clack. A touch of overdrive might sound nice but don't over do it.
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#7
boost your mids and add a little gain
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#9
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high lows, high treble and scoop mids

some overdrive might work

If you want to be heard in the least then this is a bad idea. That's why I said boost low mids if he has then.
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#10
Boost lows and high mids. Cut low mids. Keep highs in the middle.
#11
Off. I kid, though you may as well...

Scooped is typical. Boost bass for low frequencies, highs for clank, and remove all your mids, along with any chance of being heard.

But they typical setting sucks.

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#12
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Boost lows and high mids. Cut low mids. Keep highs in the middle.

Probably the best thing I've seen in terms of keeping a Metalcore sound without totally ****ing your tone. At least the high mids would help you cut through a little.
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#14
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Off.

Wow, you two are way off. This is how it should be done.

Highs: Around 12 or 1 o'clock.
Mids: About 2 o'clock.
Bass: About 1 o'clock.
Volume: 0

That way the light is still on.


Just kidding, but OP, try those settings (minus the volume of course).
#15
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Wow, you two are way off. This is how it should be done.

Highs: Around 12 or 1 o'clock.
Mids: About 2 o'clock.
Bass: About 1 o'clock.
Volume: 0

That way the light is still on.


Just kidding, but OP, try those settings (minus the volume of course).

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#16
i have boosted lows and highs, and keep mids the same. i use a boss ODB3 with the balance full on OD but gain set to zero to further boost lows/low mids, and also add some crunch and clank without having clicky fizzy trebles.
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#17
I cut the highs completely, leave the mids alone, and boost the lows as much as I can. It gives a really good metalcore sound, kinda like new Bring Me the Horizon.

EQ would look like
HIGH: -15
MID: 0
LOWS: +15
#18
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I cut the highs completely, leave the mids alone, and boost the lows as much as I can. It gives a really good metalcore sound, kinda like new Bring Me the Horizon.

EQ would look like
HIGH: -15
MID: 0
LOWS: +15

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