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Old 11-19-2013, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need Help Refining Amplitube3 Metal Sound... [Updated]

So, I record my guitar direct input because I have no amp. I add Amplitube3 for my amp (VST). I need some help refining the sound though...

I have this melodic black metal project and I don't quite like the tone I am currently working with:
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Here is a link to the actual preset:

The problem I have with this sound is that it is a bit too digital (I know it will never sound entirely realistic, but I have heard others that sound far more realistic).

Another issue I have is that it is a bit "thin" and the high end is a little winy.

Here are pictures of the setup (nothing on stomp 2 or rack 2):

I tried to use some different mic'ing techniques, but any dual mic or recommended set up I try ends up resulting in a thinner, more winy tone.

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Old 02-22-2014, 09:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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In general you should be trying to subtract frequencies with the EQ knobs rather than adding gain to them. Gain in general is not conducive to a clear or natural sounding guitar production. (in my experience) As far as settings and recording approaches - you are going to need some experimentation to see what works best with your combination of gear and room acoustics etc. The more you start to understand and predict the connection between different ways to use the same gear, the faster you can work down the line. So it is worthy of the time to just try everything.

There is not much specific for me to suggest, seeing as how the recording on that Soundcloud has been taken down.
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