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james90 last won the day on September 20 2022

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  1. So is this basically working as a standalone pitch shifter/sequencer? I've been experimenting with this a bit more... seems like two signal paths are necessary. I don't think the live and original version have the same routing configuration though. 281234071_380526140698293_2260485775436396371_n.mp3
  2. Yeah, sort of - it's possible they used more than one setup in the original recording. There's a slightly newer interview (2007) where Matt mentions three amps being used on the album, rather than synths. Live version is the G2 though.
  3. Guitar > MIDI controlled loop switcher > three amps Loop switcher had a whammy (two different settings) and reverb pedal. Amps 1 and 3 receive the same signal and are EQ'd differently. Amp 2 doesn't have any effects besides distortion. The most difficult part is isolating the reverb to the upper octave only. MIDI controlled reverb works best for that.
  4. For what release? I was referring to that guy who was hyping up his cover of MOTP but came up with a bunch of excuses and never posted it.
  5. And I'm sure we'll be waiting another 15 years for him to upload the cover he was hyping up. Trying something a bit different here... similar to how the original setup was described. No synths though. reverb.mp4 Also, Bs blocked and deleted me on Facebook ages ago. I don't blame him.
  6. I do believe you mean team ossim. It isn't, but I wouldn't know as I never got accepted!
  7. Because the power hungry K&T mod closed the previous thread early. Surely you would remember that though...? I hope you all are well ... especially Bs... I think he lost it a while back. Blocked me on Facebook without warning. I can't imagine why. I'm here for you, Bs... just like the bridge magician was. Oh wait.
  8. Yeah, there's an article where Tommaso Colliva (the engineer/producer) discusses that pedal briefly and how it was used for having a scooped sort of sound. Thing is, they were running it through that Ampeg head, so it will end up sounding quite a bit different depending on how the EQ is set. I think Matt's words were "extreme mids" Supposedly some guy on twitter got the last of those pedals directly from the builder, but I saw he still has a website up - although it looks like a work in progress (as of 2018, and hasn't been updated since). Contacted him through there, but didn't hear anything. If you find anything out, let me know - I'd be interested in one too, and I'm sure there's some demand at this point. Having said all of that, it might not be the best choice for what you're currently looking for. It seems to be more of an overdrive, and I'm guessing you want a versatile high gain distortion of some kind? Not sure of your exact price range, but here are some others that come to mind. -Keeley D&M Drive -MI Audio Crunch Box -Fulltone OCD The D&M is sort of an overdrive/boost (or boost/overdrive - you can change the order) and it has quite a bit of drive available. Probably the most versatile of the three. The other two are basically high gain Marshall voiced pedals. The Crunch Box is definitely one of the best out there for that sound. The Wampler stuff is great too, but I've only tried their fuzz pedals before. Only other suggestion is some of the Mesa/Boogie pedals, but I know anything made by them is quite a bit more expensive outside of North America.
  9. Yeah, I'm sure he's got various presets he uses on it. Might have replaced that mystery reverb pedal he's been using for several years now. I never found out what it was, but there are other pedals that can do the same effect at least It is a bit expensive. Might be worth seeing if there are any of the older versions around? As for the Mind Abuse, is that the one on The Globalist you're referring to? That's the Machsonic Thrust Drive. I don't think they're being made anymore, and I've only seen two for sale in the past few years. Doesn't seem like anything special, but probably works well in that particular setup with the bass amp and 7 string.
  10. So is this all on the phaser patch, but you're changing various parameters by MIDI? Sort of related, but it looks like Matt now uses a Big Sky. Looks like it's on the Spring setting in this picture. Yeah definitely a good idea about the loop pedal. I really should have one of those anyway, though my delay pedal can do a 40 second loop, which should work for this. As for distortion, the obvious choice would probably be the Diezel VH4 pedal - but at the same time, Matt has said that the "core" sound is AC30 and he just blends the other amps with those. Even as early as the Absolution tour, I'm pretty sure he was running a separate direct fuzz signal on top of that. Might have just been from the Line 6 gear. I generally get the distortion from the amp and only use pedals for overdrive or fuzz, but I've been intrigued by the Revv pedals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPp_UsoypA4 Sounds like that could work pretty well. A big plus is that it has the individual EQ controls (which seem to have a large sweep too) so you can likely get it sounding how you want with your setup.
  11. You're probably in the same one in that case. As for the backing track, that's true, though I did need to keep the LFE channel (which has the low frequencies) as well. But since that still had some guitar in it, I ended up duplicating the center channel and cutting everything above a certain frequency. Worked well enough. Yeah that makes sense. Does the Strymon have MIDI control? The buffer does affect the sound as you say, but I think that's one of the reasons he used the DT for this song. When you combine settings using each side, you don't lose nearly as much sustain/fuzz with the -2 octave sound. If you listen to any performances of The Groove from 2015, the riff is played with that setting on the drop tune side - so it's basically that, but shifted down another octave by the whammy side of the pedal. That's what I was thinking. He's said in the past that he likes plugging straight into the desk and cranking the gain up. I think in recent live performances it's the AC30 (Kemper) mixed with the VH4, which is his main high gain sound. I've definitely found that amp distortion works better than fuzz pedals.
  12. Sounds good - I'll send you the link to the one I'm in if you want. I think there are a few, but haven't really checked the others. Here's the original post https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/muse-unsustainable.59805/#post-745908 I know what you mean about the filter effect though. I ended up making a backing track from the 5.1 audio from the Rome Olympic Stadium DVD and noticed this. The center channel only has the bass, drums, vocoder, and newscaster - the crowd noise and guitar are barely audible. Only issue is that the orchestra is missing. I think I looked at it quickly but never got to try it. Any chance you can send it again? What grid division are you using for the +2/-3 octave triplets? I keep going back and forth on the -3 octave and where it sounds best, but I'm starting to think that might have to do with the actual distortion sound. Also, did you notice the fuzz factory oscillating in the background in certain parts of the song? It's the same sound at the very end, but you can hear it underneath the low A notes at times.
  13. No problem, and thanks. Wasn't actually expecting you to see this, as it's gone quiet here! I haven't got an account actually. I'm really only in the facebook groups now. Not sure if you're in any of those. Latest version is sounding great anyway. I recently read an old post on the Fractal Audio message board from the admin (probably a reliable source) and he said the axe FX was used. Not sure in what way, but I wouldn't think the entire song.
  14. https://www.reddit.com/r/Muse/comments/f9xk7v/i_tried_to_play_unsustainable/ Sounds great giovannicovanni. Some credit for helping you with the track would have been nice though. At the same time, it's just for fun - hence not posting mine on youtube etc. More trouble than it's worth.
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