Forest Funk - tune and BT with T-Rex and Axe-Fx

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  1. journo

    journo Member

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    Hi,

    I just got two new pieces of equipment to try out. First I got the T-Rex Squeezer compressor for bass. I love compressors and use them often and the Squeezer sound reminds me of an old studio compressor a friend of mine used to have. Very good sounding unit for bass that has been sort of my benchmark for bass compression. The Squeezer is so close that I will now have that as my benchmark. I got into playing it and as usual when I'm inspired by a great piece of gear I start writing a tune. This tune is called Forest Funk as a tribute to this green pedal. The bass is a Sandberg Bullet Special.

    When I was about to record the rhythm guitar tracks I found out that the Squeezer did a better job for this track than my other compressors (Boss CS-2, CS-3, Keeley and Frantone + a number of software units). So all clean parts were recorded with the Squeezer in front of my Boss GS-10. Amp model was Warm Clean.

    The day I was to record the melody and solo the mailman came with an Axe-Fx Ultra and I figured I'd try that for recording duties that day. Amp model was US Lead 2.

    Guitar on all takes was a Tyler SE HD.

    Here is the tune:
    http://lorenlingren.com/mats/Forest Funk 080709.mp3

    As is my tradition I also rendered a backing track for fellow funkers:
    http://lorenlingren.com/mats/Forest Funk BT 080709.mp3

    Hope you enjoy the track and the BT. Comments are welcome!

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    yup, that's funky. sounds good for an amp model. i have to say, those things make life so much easier. you don't have to spend an hour trying to capture the sound of your amp., plug in, dial it up and go. it does help if you can play like that.:D
     
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    Thanks guys!

    I have now tweaked the Axe-Fx a bit more so now it sounds somewhat better.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Great tune! Good stuff. Loved the funky comping. Nicely in pocket.

    Tone was a bit processed sounding and kind of gainy. I'd love to hear it post tweaks.
     
  6. journo

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    Hi Scott,

    Thanks for the kind comments.

    There are so many options when using the Axe-Fx that I don't know where to turn. So far I like the Axe-Fx best for the really gainy sounds. For cleans and for touch sinsitive gain sounds I still prefer my trusty old Boss GS-10. That may change when I get to know the Axe-Fx better. Unfortunately it will only be with me for a few more days so I will have to be quick if I want to keep it.

    I might do a comparison clip thing to see what people think. Might be fun.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Cool track Mats ... which I had the tools to join in ...
    Dug your take over it too...
     
  8. Rid

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    Thanks for the track Mats:)
    By the way...the DC Drive is done....will get into production later this year....I will get one for you, sadly I cannot rehouse it, as the pcb has the same shape as the pedal, and it will be a major bugger to redo on a cut up HDB print...
    But I think you will like the looks anyways;)
    I will see when I get the time to record something over that!
    Niels
     
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    Nice Funk vibe Mats........... are you keeping the FX Ultra !!! :AOK
     
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    Hi Niels,

    A DC Drive in any shape is GOOD! :)

    Whenever your done with the funk,just post it and I will have a trip as usual.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Hi TZ,

    I have jst spent some more time with the Axe-Fx and it seems like the more I use it the more I want it. Does that make sense? :D

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Nice comp funkmeister Matt.

    So you've nabbed an AxeFx. Look forward to hearing a larry tone from it soon?
     
  13. journo

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    Hey Woody,

    Larry Who????;)
    Well I did bring out the 335 today and found a few ways to get fairly close to what I think it is about. I think I may have time for a clip next week.


    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Very cool, nice groove going.
     
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    Hi Niels,

    I don't know how you do it but you always manage to get really good sounds.

    Playingwise you do get out on a limb here and there but I enjoyed it.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Hi GS6,

    Thanks for listening.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Thanks....sorry..it was such a smooth thing...the first take I did was polite and nice, and well decided to cook it alittle more, so made a few "funny" notes here and there.
     

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