Ambient/Textural guitarist thread - Part VI, Son Of The Echo

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Olithar, Feb 6, 2012.

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    Thanks for starting part six, Olithar :)
     
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    What is everybody's general writing process? I'm trying to get a bit of perspective as to what works and what doesn't. Usually I tend to just mess around with loops and see where things go, or i try to go for a feeling similar to something i might have heard in another ambient / post-rock song.
     
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    It's all about dynamics for me. My music/band isn't "ambient", but there are ambient passages here and there, and I find they are most effective when applied dynamically (the quiet-then-loud dynamic is simple but effective!)

    Anyway, like I said in the last thread, I'm looking to invest in a new pedal. And I'm looking at either the Line 6 M9 or the Electro Harmonix Cathedral.
    I want options, hence why I've chosen two pedals that allow presets. The M9 would be ideal, but the effect I use most is reverb. And so how do the reverbs compare to the Cathedral?
     
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    Ya! First page for the first time ever!
     
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    ....Echo....Echo....Echo....Echo....Echo....Echo....Echo....Echo....Echo....
     
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    I'll usually just sit down and reflect before I even start playing, whether it be on a specific event earlier, a memory, a feeling in the present, whatever...I hate to sound like a cliche but I truly do try to express what I'm feeling right then and there. I can't even explain what's going through my head in the moment, but sometimes something comes out that I like and connect with and feel motivated to record (I absolutely hate the recording process, but that's another story). Most of my writing is just therapy for myself, though, and never leaves my house. Whether anyone else feels what I'm trying to express is another matter, haha, but at least it means something to me.

    I guess that's why I tend to favor the "drone" side of things - simple in structure, unobtrusive, and yet thought provoking music.
     
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    Now that we're on Part VI, I feel like I should make it my goal to post some of my work before this thread goes to Part VII. Now that I have an 11R to make condo recording possible, I really have no excuses.
     
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    @Sunsetamps: Killer setup. Really effective and versatile choices there. I'd definitely rock that.
     
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    I think I'm gonna pick up an new amp soon... a small one.
    A really, really small one.

    Haha.
     
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    I've just ordered me a minimat!! Can't wait for it to get here gonna ambience my arse off ;)

    lol...
     
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    thanks man I was partially inspired by your nano :)
     
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    I have a few large amps. When I am at home and recording and I want low noise with a big sound 2 5watt combos in stereo rules.
     
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