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Generica (Gear Test '13)

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4.46 / 5.00

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Happy New Year!

This is pretty much an update on what I've been doing, and this is the result of the last couple months of editing.

I recently bought a Pod HD500, which has been a much needed upgrade in tone. I've only gotten started with it, this is my first full mix test. I broke out the Dean and played some old school standard E riffs.. haha

The guitar was quad tracked (2 left, 2 right) with different amp settings on each run through the riffs. From 0:00-0:54 I'm using a Treadplate (Dual Rectifier based) setting, from 0:55-1:45 I'm using a Treadplate/Line 6 Elektrik setting, and from 1:46- the end I combined 2 tracks of each to see how it sounds. The differences are VERY subtle, but I can notice them, haha.

The bass is also a detuned guitar using the whammy pedal on the HD500. Its probably as good as a real bass. I would've used my real bass, but it needs repairs. It actually doesn't work.

Thanks to a little help from a tutorial I found on Youtube, I've made Superior Drummer 2.0 my bitch.. :P
I'm finally getting the drum tones, and the guitar tones I've always wanted.

Keep in mind, this is not an actual song (hence the name Generica) its just a test of my gear up to this point.




Rated 5 / 5 stars January 4, 2013

Man, line 6 is rad, eh? haha. Smooth, yet crushing little tones and effects. So crisp, easy to mix...
Great shit mayng. Drums sound pretty rad too.

Cheers, metal brother. Almost time for a collab, or what? haha.

Demon-Slayer12 responds:

I think it is almost time for a collab, maybe I'll make a song out of this for you to sing over? I'd like to hear some vocals on these riffs. Maybe get someone else to do some lead work.. Man, we could have a epic tune..

Line 6 is the shit, the HD series (the HD 500 at least) sounds almost as good as a real amp. Actually no, it IS as good as a real amp. Probably better because I've got 18 amps on it haha, and they all sound amazing. Superior 2.0 is also the shit, and its real drums, recorded with real mics. I can't believe after 8 years of recording I'm finally getting the sounds I want, this is just the beginning.

Thanks for checking it out bro, I'll get back to ya on the collab.


Rated 5 / 5 stars January 3, 2013

This is one of the greatest metal songs ever!!!
If I can I would rate this 10/5

Demon-Slayer12 responds:

At one time you could leave 10 on a review, and 5 for a vote, so a few years ago you could have done that...haha. Thanks for the words bro!


Rated 5 / 5 stars January 3, 2013

sweet shit man. loving the drums. should really look into superior myself. slick riffage, really catchy. i approve \m/

Demon-Slayer12 responds:

You should bro, go for the Metal Foundry expansion too, that's worth every gig it takes up on your hard drive (40gb). I almost gave up on Superior a couple years ago, but with that expansion pack and everything I've learned about mixing drums lately, I'm sticking with it..haha.
Thanks for checking it out!


Rated 5 / 5 stars January 2, 2013

AWESOME! This is awesome, great return song. I really missed your stuff. This is a really nice song. Sounds like a mix between Metallica, Pantera, Megadeth etc, it's very heavy, and I'm digging the tremolo phaser guitar in the background. Happy new year, I gotta come out with some new stuff for the new year's time as well, haha. That tone is fucking thick and full. I love it. 5/5

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Demon-Slayer12 responds:

Thanks man!

Having the HD 500 makes recording fun again haha, I'm getting the sounds I've always wanted. There's so many effects and shit its insane. That tone is very Metallica-like, when I listen back to it, its pretty crazy. I'm loving Superior 2.0 right now, finally getting the right sounds out of it.