#1
I posted this in the Blackstar owners thread, but I figured I might as well put it out here too. Finally got around to setting up my mic and messing with Sonar so...

I posted two thrash clips on my profile.

I recorded two separate clips. One with the Sonic Maximizer and one without. All levels are the same for everything. The Sonic Maximizer knobs are at 12:00 o'clock.
I run through a Maxon 0D808 with the gain at noon and the level cranked (I just noticed the tone was on the bass side - about 10:00 o'clock).

I run the Sonic Maximizer in the loop after my EQ (slight mid scoop)

I recorded with an SM57 in front of a 12" cone, going into an interface then into Sonar. It was kind of woofy in Sonar (I have to mess around with mic placement, or maybe record from a 10"), so I applied a bass cut preset EQ (just a bit) to both clips

Don't cap on my skills because I know I suck.


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#2
chugga chugga..

but i could tell there was a difference. thanks for the clips
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#3
not gonna lie, i though the best sounding clip was no SM+No EQ.
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#4
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not gonna lie, i though the best sounding clip was no SM+No EQ.


I concur.
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#5
ive had a BBE sonic maximizer for about 2 years, and when ever i turned it on no matter what settings i have it on it adds grit and bad high freqz artifacts to my sound, i stopped using it, for high gain its not very good at helping tone, for low gain/cleans it may add presense more.
#6
Quote by Jhachey22
not gonna lie, i though the best sounding clip was no SM+No EQ.

I agree. The Sonic Maximizer is a great way to make a rig sound more digital...

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#7
my buddy had one and talked it up for years. he finally dropped the damn thing for the tone sucking monster it was. meh, it did kinda add some depth to certain tracks though, but really it just kinda made me think of real guitars through fake amps.
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#8
Yup... I'm trying to sell mine right now but I think I'm gonna feel guilty if I can even get some sucker to pay half price for it...
#9
Quote by Jhachey22
not gonna lie, i though the best sounding clip was no SM+No EQ.

Same here
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#10
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Yup... I'm trying to sell mine right now but I think I'm gonna feel guilty if I can even get some sucker to pay half price for it...


I bought mine used for $50, just for $hit's and giggles. I wasn't expecting much, but I do like it. It makes the amp punchier. I know that probably didn't translate well in the clips, but for me, it's on all the time, just half-way.

I'm a recording noob too. I need to mess around with mic placement.