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    Whats your go to sound?

    It's either a Cantrell-ish/Friedman sound that I can clean up with the volume knob and a little delay/reverb, or a scooped JPIIC+/IV/5150 modern metal tone. The music I write is all all over the place under the rock/metal umbrella, so it depends on what I'm writing that day. Usually it's just...
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    Why dont snares sound like snares anymore?

    A few off the top of my head, and some of these are going back 20 years.....define "modern" 😂 I just moved into an apartment from my house and my new studio is completely untreated, everything sounds like shit in here right now but I know those tunes in particular have had some of...
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    Why dont snares sound like snares anymore?

    You can open the mixer in SD3 and remove everything from the drums, giving you just the raw drum sounds. I've had to do it a few times when I couldn't get their EQ to do what I wanted. That said, I'm blown away by how well that onboard mixer works. The only thing I end up doing to the drums...
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    Why dont snares sound like snares anymore?

    Yep, when I'm giving non-drummers tips on programming drums I always remind them, "You can only hit 4 things at once and since two of those things are with your feet, choose wisely." Really, for any guitarists programming drums, it's not a bad idea to pick up a book of basic rudiments to get...
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    Help with right hand technique - Galloping

    That is a perfect assessment of a bitchpicker, well done, sir! Especially "the strings play you", because that's the ultimate downside of it. It seems the more hi-gain amps become popular, the more bitchpickers it creates. I'm 38 and probably belong to the last generation of guys who HAD to...
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    Help with right hand technique - Galloping

    Friends don't let friends bitchpick.
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    Help with right hand technique - Galloping

    My best friend, Nacho, is a bitchpicker. He always has been. He also does this weird thing with his arms when he gets into it where he looks like a chicken flapping it's wings, but...whatever. He has a hard time keeping his hand anchored to the body and all that wrist movement takes away from...
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    Why dont snares sound like snares anymore?

    Rick Beato has some great videos going over drum samples, it's the Production Styles of Brendan O'Brien, Matt Wallace (or was it Andy?) and Randy Staub. They're a hoot when you hear the exact same snare sound on Puddle Of Mudd, Linkin Park, Collective Soul and Rage Against The Machine. 😂 I've...
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    Fractal FM3 Thread , tips to rock ! ? @

    Thanks, man, but IR's are like porn for me and I had to cut myself off. You always want to check some more out in case you didn't find the best one yet! I'm pretty close to being where I want, tonally, so I'm actually getting work done in the studio instead of auditioning IR's. 😂
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    What piece of gear has been a staple in your collection?

    My JEM is actually one of my life’s only constants; meaning, it’s the only thing that’s been in my life consistently since I got it. That and a handful of friends. Family, friendships, situations, gear, life….it’s all changed drastically in the 24 years I’ve owned it. I’m in the middle of a...
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    Fractal FM3 Thread , tips to rock ! ? @

    If I remember right, that York Audio Mesa 2x12 only costs $1. Or at least it was only $1 for a while. I’m at the point now where I most likely won’t bother buying IR’s from anyone but York Audio. I think most of these IR companies just have their standard areas they mic an amp and shoot an IR...
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    Fractal FM3 Thread , tips to rock ! ? @

    AxeFX III user- My best advice is go to York Audio’s page and buy 3 cab packs that seem like they’ll cover all the ground you’ll need. Chances are, you’ll have enough IR’s from those 3 packs to last you a lifetime. I learned this after accumulating around 40,000 IR’s over the last 5 years. I...
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    ongoing another horrible exchange with fatbagg

    Hahaha already done. I got a temp ban for saying “QCAnons” while discussing the Quad Cortex and then another for saying “Roger Waters can go f*ck himself.” 😀
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    Lets talk about Yngwie's New Album

    He had a period in the 2010’s where he seemed to be calming down with the ego stuff, but the last few things I’ve heard from him is that old, egotistical Yngwie, to the point I think his management (wife?) is telling him that THAT’S the Yngwie people know and love so to keep being that dick he...
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    I recorded a cover of "Hurt"

    Snap! I love pretty much every version of it….except the EMD version I heard once.
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