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james90

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  1. It's uploaded here actually. Might be the fact that I took the video on my iPhone 8 and that Yeah, you can sort of get away with using the whammy before the fuzz factory, but you need a buffer of sorts between the two. It still doesn't work the same as it does when in front of everything else though. I don't know what was used in the actual recording - it certainly sounds like a direct fuzz factory, but for all I know he might have profiled it onto the kemper first. Maybe that's why there's still oscillation in the background even with the guitar being played.
  2. Thanks Bs, that's the next best thing to being #JaicenApproved. I'll take it. Five minutes? Bs, you got booted from that library. You shouldn't be stealing their wifi either. How did I do it? Well... the 'making of' video was key in knowing what to actually play, and that helped figure out how to set the whammy up. Though it wasn't quite as simple as that, so a fair bit of trial and error was involved. As for the sound, I haven't quite got that down. In the video it's a fuzz factory going direct, though there's some other stuff going on to make it work a bit better going after the whammy. It doesn't sound right when placed before, and when simply placed after, it just sounds bad. So I'm still experimenting with that.
  3. That's four of us then Or has Dave left again? Why thank you. And why on earth did you do that? Especially with those perks available... đŸ¤Ģ
  4. Posting this here because K&T ignored it but definitely saw it as well. 🖕☹ī¸đŸ–• (love you really... all three of you) But yes, here's the main bit from Unsustainable. Haven't completed the middle section of the MIDI track yet, so not a full cover. midi.mp4
  5. I do like that. A bit like the last chorus in Hysteria, though that's a bit more subtle Here's the isolated track too. Starts at 3:11
  6. Here it is. As close to 10000000% correct as it's going to be. midi.mp4
  7. Nope, but I wouldn't think it's your pedal. I've not used the whammy 4 recently, but don't recall anything like that happening (even with the faster switching commands) Unless there's some kind of latency issue, it's most likely the timing of the MIDI events in the file. Can you post a screen shot of some of the program changes on the event list or where they happen on the grid?
  8. Continuing the discussion from the other thread, any ideas for the middle part of the song? Given some of the stuff that was sort of 'hidden' in the main part... well, at least I have a better idea of the thought process now. I'll get a flashy trailer video up soon, and then the actual video with the 10000000% correct effect... which will then turn out to be only 9999999% correct like that guy who covered MOTP and had his whammy malfunction on the first measure. But it happens to the best of us. Unless we don't actually use a MIDI track like that one guy who used raw talent instead.
  9. They don't - you'd have to be lucky and catch them as they're leaving. I saw a few fans managed to meet them at one of the recent shows, but it's still pretty uncommon for that to happen.
  10. That's weird. I just downloaded it from there. I'll see if I can upload it somewhere else that will embed it properly. But first I need to change something again...
  11. Just did this quickly. Does the new board let you upload and embed attachments? Let's find out... (I guess not) Still needs a slight bit of adjustment in that first +2 octave triplet part I think. That's what I've been scratching my head over this entire time
  12. I remember that one. STILL deserves more views. How is the whammy patch on the axe? I think the whammy V works just fine for this (the DT doesn't even seem necessary) but the fuzz/distortion begins disappearing the lower you go with the -2 octave setting. The video I posted was with the DSL 50 on what would normally be a useless setting. Super high presence and treble on lead 2 (highest gain.) Also with a buffer (Boss SD-1 switched off) after the whammy, which does make a bit of a difference. I have no clue how he's getting this to sound the way it does at around 6:21. Unless it's staged and not actually the whammy? Note the automation on the computer screen in the background, but he's still controlling the pedal by foot. Meanwhile, I think I MIGHT have figured out that bit that was giving me trouble this whole time...only had to slow it down to around 35bpm before noticing. But I don't know. I'll let the rest of you (all three of you? What happened to nerd herd?) have a listen and decide if it sounds closer.
  13. That's not black. Also, any ideas? It doesn't appear to be the Fishman unit.
  14. Well I'll never be as good as that guy. Especially considering he wasn't using a MIDI track đŸ¤¯ Did you make yours from scratch? I think I've almost got the main section sounding right, but need to adjust one part. Then onto the middle section which will take another year or two. đŸ˜Ŧ
  15. @mvaughan89 I think Dave is spot on about boosting mids and cutting bass. Matt has said in interviews that he's one to use extreme mids (and ones in unconventional frequencies) in order to get the guitar sound to sit well in the mix. I'll also add that he doesn't have just one live distorted sound now - there are at least three different ones from what I can tell. But for an overall Muse type sound, you can't go wrong with a Marshall DSL anyway - after all, he used one of the original DSLs heavily during the Showbiz and OOS tours. For what it's worth, I've got the 50 watt head, and while that's probably a bit different from the redesigned combo, I can say that I have struggled getting it sounding right with fuzz/drive pedals. What works best for me is the crunch mode on the green channel, but with the gain set for a sound that is barely overdriven. It seems that it's the voicing difference between the two modes that makes one sound better than the other, even at similar gain levels. But for a main distorted sound, I think boosting mids and cutting bass on your amp's drive channel would do the trick. I wouldn't say running an additional overdrive in front is necessary really, but try switching between the two lead modes as well. I settled on using the higher gain lead mode but with the gain control at a lower setting (which is still something the lower gain lead mode would cover with the gain turned up) Also, if you amp has the resonance control, try turning the bass control down and the resonance control up to compensate. You'd be adding low end in the power section instead of the preamp section, which generally works better with higher gain
  16. Almost word-for-word, because you used the phrase "high velocity swooshing" instead? Yeah they are a bit good. Remind me, did that one have the green PCB? Or was it one of the newer red ones? Asking for a friend.. Also, in the notifications bit, this new board lists an option for "Someone I am following makes a post" Step 1. Turn on notification. Step 2. Follow @Bs Step 3. Put Buck Rogers by Feeder on. Step 4. Wait.
  17. "A phase 90 you say? What happened to the original enclosure?" "The guy that gave it to me for free lost it." "Bastard. Wait, are you actually serious? đŸ¤¯" "Yes. Just listen to the three-dimensional swirl on this song by The Mars Volta that I am about to play..." And fixed permanently like his reputation number? 🤔 I want to see if it will go up to 10,000... but I don''t want to be the one to do it! In that case, I'm guessing it wasn't just Longan Dave
  18. That inlay I see less wrong with that than the one I posted 69 lol But really, I wouldn't be surprised if the one you posted is loads better, considering the other one was likely built by that guy who called your Access Virus shit (I shouldn't be making jokes like that, but just for old times and that) Speaking of that, it looks like all the locked threads got deleted... that's a lot of the old content gone. Is the "Pics of you rocking out gigging" thread still here at least? Should be...
  19. Nice to see my phaser was worthy of a painted enclosure, even though I recall you got it for free đŸ¤Ģ Also, what happened to Dave? Did you voluntarily change it back to Longan? I trust Matthijs didn't accidentally reset it on purpose!
  20. I tried, but that didn't work...Then I asked myself... what would Bs do? So I wrote MGW a long email with a spec for a new guitar But then I remembered... I had the picture saved on my soundcloud to go with a fuzz factory demo. And here you go Didn't you blow up the rectifier tube? It's not common for those to fail. Must have been those crushing palm mutes on those 7 strings of yours.
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