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Bongripper, Goatsnake, Caricatures and Sonance all sound pretty much the same, that old having audible content in your guitar output thing.

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Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:38 pm
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Robert W wrote:
Or you can exercise a degree of tonal independence and not blindly conform to the sonically "same old, same old."


Ah, now I understand. Because rebelling against physics is, like, so radical, man.

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Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:42 pm
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Mr Dreadful wrote:
Isn't Greg Anderson's tone pretty much all mids? Those Goatsnake albums certainly sound really scratchy and have no sustain on them... :?


If you're going to quote me, then have the decency to quote me correctly. What I'd written was,

"Or you can crank your mids and get a harsh, abrasive, scratchy djent tone with no sustain."

Notice please that I was referring to a specific kind of tone, to wit a djenty Meshuggahish tone in my aforementioned quote.

As for the Goatsnake tone(s), they certainly seem to work well within the band's musical confines, but the tone itself is nothing really to write home about. Not that I'm knocking it, but it's a pretty generic sounding tone for the genre.


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Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:45 pm
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Mr Dreadful wrote:
Robert W wrote:
Or you can exercise a degree of tonal independence and not blindly conform to the sonically "same old, same old."


Ah, now I understand. Because rebelling against physics is, like, so radical, man.


If sonic mediocrity is your thing, then please, by all means, indulge to your heart's content.


Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:49 pm
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Robert W wrote:
Mr Dreadful wrote:
Isn't Greg Anderson's tone pretty much all mids? Those Goatsnake albums certainly sound really scratchy and have no sustain on them... :?


If you're going to quote me, then have the decency to quote me correctly. What I'd written was,

"Or you can crank your mids and get a harsh, abrasive, scratchy djent tone with no sustain."

Notice please that I was referring to a specific kind of tone, to wit a djenty Meshuggahish tone in my aforementioned quote.

As for the Goatsnake tone(s), they certainly seem to work well within the band's musical confines, but the tone itself is nothing really to write home about. Not that I'm knocking it, but ti's a pretty generic sounding tone for the genre.


Yuh huh. Except djenty tones are acheived by scooping mids as any fule kno (which has already been pointed out) so even if I had fully quoted you, my point would still stand: you said that cranked mids create "harsh, abrasive, scratchy djent tone" when they demonstrably don't, you incorrectly generalised and were called up on it... whether someone quoted you incorrectly is just splitting hairs.

Robert W wrote:
Mr Dreadful wrote:
Robert W wrote:
Or you can exercise a degree of tonal independence and not blindly conform to the sonically "same old, same old."


Ah, now I understand. Because rebelling against physics is, like, so radical, man.


If sonic mediocrity is your thing, then please, by all means, indulge to your heart's content.


I've seen the light. You have totally shamed me into realising how wrong I am and how adjusting my EQ based on the advice of a guy who knows tone and was actually there at the time was just making me into a mediocre tone drone.

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Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:11 pm
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Mids = nice sounding. Cut all mids and you'll sound shit.

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benno))) wrote:
Mids = nice sounding. Cut all mids and you'll sound shit.

Fact.


Fact: Morbid Tales sounds heavier than anything else out there.

Fact: That tone was achieved rolling back the tone on the pup and killing the mids.


Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:45 pm
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You already said midboost was used on it. Also, were you in the studio, hearing the amp tone, for the recording I'm fully happy to assume occurred some time before you were born?

Anyway, this is the pedal for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WcsV7hQ1V4

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I've seen the light. You have totally shamed me into realising how wrong I am and how adjusting my EQ based on the advice of a guy who knows tone and was actually there at the time was just making me into a mediocre tone drone.


Actually djent tones are achieved by cranking mids, as anyone who's seen settings for such tones knows.

Honestly, I really don't care how you EQ your tone, nor am I really interested in anything you have to say further on the subject, as it's simply more of the same tired advice you get from tonal conformists.


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Robert W wrote:
Fact: That tone was achieved rolling back the tone on the pup and killing the mids.


I take it you have actually verified this?

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