#1
It's been a while since I last did one of these!
I mainly made this to test out my new Dingwall NG2, but halfway through recording, I thought I'd try to do it properly

Gear used was:
Dingwall NG2
Schecter Omen Extreme 7
Sansamp RBI
Line 6 UX1
Dingwall Stainless Steel Strings
D'Addario Guitar strings (10-52 + .66)

Software:
Mixcraft 7 (DAW)
Toontrack EZDrummer 2 (Metal! EZX) (VSTi)
EZMix 2 (VST)
PodFarm 2.5 (Soldano model) (VST)
NI Supercharger (VST)
EasyQ (VST)

Any feedback appreciated!

EDIT: How the fuck did I forget to include the actual link?
HERE IT BE
Last edited by CorrosionMedia at Jan 9, 2016,
#2
The Dingwall sounds badass. So you're using a rack version of a sansamp bass driver? I only have a free sansamp plugin

I like the mix overall, I could hear everything clearly. Only gripe is that it sounded kind of, how could I describe it, crowded? The guitars were a bit too much "in your face" and it felt like the instruments didn't have much room of their own, I'm really not sure if I can describe this with any sense but it kind of felt like the tracks were cramped too much to the same space. Maybe I just like mixes with more stereo image and less compression?

Anyway, it still sounded really cool, I'm still wondering how people get those tones out of a pod farm when my pod HD sounds so weak
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#3
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The Dingwall sounds badass. So you're using a rack version of a sansamp bass driver? I only have a free sansamp plugin

I like the mix overall, I could hear everything clearly. Only gripe is that it sounded kind of, how could I describe it, crowded? The guitars were a bit too much "in your face" and it felt like the instruments didn't have much room of their own, I'm really not sure if I can describe this with any sense but it kind of felt like the tracks were cramped too much to the same space. Maybe I just like mixes with more stereo image and less compression?

Anyway, it still sounded really cool, I'm still wondering how people get those tones out of a pod farm when my pod HD sounds so weak



I seriously love this bass. The rack RBI is great! I generally use it with one set of settings which I adjust slightly depending on the bass. The only one I keep constant are the XLR out and the blend (3 'o' clock).

Thanks! I like to keep my mixes as clear as possible, sometimes at the sacrifice of it sounding a bit crowded or sometimes empty.
I definitely did use too much compression though, and the guitars were too low and the bass too high, but then I did write it as a bass demo :P

The way I get that PF tone is a combination of luck and and time. It's taken me years to get that patch to sound good, but now I don't wanna touch it!
In essence, it's just the soldano model, the v30 4x12 with some other stuff.
I also find it hard to do stuff with my HD500. I tend to mainly use it for FX because of that!

Here's one I did come up with though. If you have a SC account, send me a PM and I'll tell you the details if you like
https://soundcloud.com/corrosionmedia/line-6-hd500x-metal-tone-test

Thanks for the feedback!
#4
I'll have to play around with the Soldano model then, I've used the Line 6 Doom a lot lately, but it's not great for those really heavy tones. And my Reaper bugs out with the POD very often, resulting in a crash, so I've been doing most of my recordings with a direct signal, which is nice but I'm still learning the quirks of amp sim plugins.

I did check out the tone test, but it might not be the kind of metal tone I'm after. I'm trying to get that kind of medium-high gain tone that's heavy but still clear and "modern".

And it does work well as a bass demo, and I am a bit envious about that Dingwall Were you introduced to the brand by Nolly from Periphery btw?
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#5
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I'll have to play around with the Soldano model then, I've used the Line 6 Doom a lot lately, but it's not great for those really heavy tones. And my Reaper bugs out with the POD very often, resulting in a crash, so I've been doing most of my recordings with a direct signal, which is nice but I'm still learning the quirks of amp sim plugins.

I did check out the tone test, but it might not be the kind of metal tone I'm after. I'm trying to get that kind of medium-high gain tone that's heavy but still clear and "modern".

And it does work well as a bass demo, and I am a bit envious about that Dingwall Were you introduced to the brand by Nolly from Periphery btw?


One of the reasons I like the Soldano is that it doesn't hog the low end. Although having a lot of low frequencies sounds great playing on your own (I turn them up a bit when practicing), it's the kind of thing that really kills the mix. I keep the drive at 6/11 (56%) too which stops it getting too mushy.

Also, have a look at EZMix and the Colin Richardson pack. Some of the tones in there (especially 'Throaty' and 'Rocker') sound awesome!

I know it sounds cliche, but have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling REAPER?
I've never been able to get to grips with the interface, but it did genuinely help when I had crashes.

Know what you mean about the HD500 track - It's a bit too bass heavy for me and doesn't have enough midrange punch, and that's after a fuck load of EQ!

I think I first heard about Dingwalls from Nolly's Make Total Destroy headstock cam (also the first Periphery video I watched) and I was totally hooked. I also want to get a Darkglass B7k, but that would have to wait until I've recovered from getting the NG2! :P
I'm really GASing for a 6 string version of this , but If I had that kind of money, I'd have bought a top spec Mac first instead.
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#6
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One of the reasons I like the Soldano is that it doesn't hog the low end. Although having a lot of low frequencies sounds great playing on your own (I turn them up a bit when practicing), it's the kind of thing that really kills the mix. I keep the drive at 6/11 (56%) too which stops it getting too mushy.

Also, have a look at EZMix and the Colin Richardson pack. Some of the tones in there (especially 'Throaty' and 'Rocker') sound awesome!

I know it sounds cliche, but have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling REAPER?
I've never been able to get to grips with the interface, but it did genuinely help when I had crashes.

Know what you mean about the HD500 track - It's a bit too bass heavy for me and doesn't have enough midrange punch, and that's after a fuck load of EQ!

I think I first heard about Dingwalls from Nolly's Make Total Destroy headstock cam (also the first Periphery video I watched) and I was totally hooked. I also want to get a Darkglass B7k, but that would have to wait until I've recovered from getting the NG2! :P
I'm really GASing for a 6 string version of this , but If I had that kind of money, I'd have bought a top spec Mac first instead.
Oh, I love being poor...



I actually haven't tried uninstalling it. The problem started when I got a new laptop, maybe I could also check that I have the correct drivers

And damn, that bass is sweet... Maybe I'll get enough money in the next ten years or so
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