01 Nov Problem Child (LIVE) Posted at 06:47h in User Videos by AngusRudd1019 14 Comments 0 Likes Share http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wHhBUbJ9aQ Corey Baetz email@example.com I love AC/DC, I have started a Tribute Band to Bon Scott and his time in AC/DC.I play Angus and we are called Shot Down In Flames.
StevierPosted at 12:50h, 06 November
Angusrudd wrote ‘I have been told though that I get a very clean and dry sound in my recordings by a couple people now’
Is that the sound you like though? I think it lacks a bit of character, listening here it sounds like the guitar is plugged straight into my laptop. Not an insult, just a preference. I think room sound adds to the character of the amp, the human ear is not used to listening without reflections,echoes, diffusion etc. If you listen to AC/DC at first it appears the sound is very dry, but on close listening there is substantial ‘room sound’, listen to back and black in particular. The trick is being subtle about it.
AngusRudd1019Posted at 04:58h, 07 November
No I agree with you 100% and I am starting to experiment to get a “fuller” and “rounder” sound.Can it be my pre amp? Which is this: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/focusrite-scarlett-18i20-audio-interface?source=3WWRWXGP&gclid=CPa6h5Hk0boCFWtk7AodQCIAxw&kwid=productads-plaid^57303408307-sku^H94493000000000@ADL4MF-adType^PLA-device^c-adid^30424006587
lautmaschinePosted at 06:51h, 07 November
Does it sound more full to you in the room when you’re playing? If so, I would try changing your mic position. While you can always upgrade preamps, you’re typically talking about subtle differences (often far too subtle to hear via youtube audio 🙂
If you think it’s your amp that’s not full enough, I would start looking at tubes – always good to have 1 or 2 fresh 12ax7s lying around so you can rotate them through v1-v3 to see if you’ve got a bad one. If not, then old power tubes or power tubes that are improperly biased can take a lot away from an amp. This is NOT subtle. I retubed and biased a JMP and a JCM recently for a couple friends, and they literally told me that the amps never sounded so good.
Anyhow, just a couple thoughts. Thanks for posting this clip!
AngusRudd1019Posted at 07:05h, 07 November
Ohhh no, the amp sounds great in the room! The room I record in is small and covered in sound proof foam for rehearsal purposes so the recording sound in general is “dead”. Not much resonating going on. I will be able to get more versatile with mic positioning now that I got a table top stand and I’m stuck using a big and wiggly tripod plus I have been using an angled cab instead of straight and I just got a straight. Will record a new sample tomorrow/later today for everyone to hear. Might add some plugins to add some color and life into the recording since I have been messing around with the ones I have access too.
lautmaschinePosted at 07:33h, 07 November
Sounds good – yeah, try to get it sounding awesome through the mic first, then tweak away with EQ or other plugs to add some colour.
StevierPosted at 18:28h, 04 November
If you only used one mic then no advantage exporting in stereo anyway.
Fair play man, that is a very dry sound to my ears, and reveals everything about your playing. I’m not talking necessarily about added reverb, but there’s not even room sound.
AngusRudd1019Posted at 20:25h, 04 November
I did turn the cab to the wall and tried to trap the sound
AngusRudd1019Posted at 20:29h, 04 November
I have been told though that I get a very clean and dry sound in my recordings by a couple people now.
AngusRudd1019Posted at 07:08h, 01 November
Awwwww man, I just noticed, I exported the track in mono!!!!!!!!!!!! Agggggghhhhhhhhhh
SoloDallasPosted at 08:20h, 01 November
Doesn’t matter much if mono or stereo – sometimes even better mono (Angus solos are mono for the most part). I “detect” low master volume settings and unknown preamp settings – could be 8. That so?
SM57 not bad at all, I would put it half in the centre half on the paper cone… yes?
AngusRudd1019Posted at 18:47h, 01 November
Well keep in mind I’m using a 100Watt head, master was at 4.5 and pre-amp was at 5.5. Should I raise the master since I’m using a 100 Watt head?
AntPosted at 22:23h, 02 November
it does sound nice and clear just got to get the settings right 🙂
Keep it going!
oh and try not to pop your ear drums! 😀
AngusRudd1019Posted at 06:50h, 01 November
I have finally done a new video!!! Recorded with my Shure SM57 and 1979 Marshall 2203…Went for a live feel with doing 1 track instead of 2 tracking it, plus it’s better practice with having to edit the volume and tone knobs.
AngusRudd1019Posted at 06:50h, 01 November
Ohhhh and I was just fiddling around in the beginning