HD500 - Cherub Rock - my recording

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  1. cjs42079

    cjs42079 Member

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    I've had the HD500 for a while, but just broke the ice yesterday and attempted my first recording using the USB direct method. I used a nice backing track found here http://www.guitarbackingtrack.com/play/smashing_pumpkins/cherub_rock_(2).htm

    Left guitar (Billy's) is a Strat Plus using the JCM800 model. Light flange on the clean part, Big Muff on the heavy. Right guitar (James') is a Les Paul using the Park 75 model, again with the Big Muff.

    Like a lot of folks here, I had some difficulty dialing in a convincing Big Muff tone but I think this end result came out pretty well. It sounds a lot like Siamese Dream to my ears anyway. I'm not thrilled with the solo...the perfectionist in me thinks he can play it better. May need to retrack that later.

    Let me know what you all think!


    [SOUNDCLOUD]http://soundcloud.com/cjs42079/cherub-rock-mixdown[/SOUNDCLOUD]
     
  2. TubeStack

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    Link isn't working for me.
     
  3. cjs42079

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    try again now, I had some trouble embedding it...works for me now
     
  4. DRS

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    Guitars sound really good.
     
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    Damn, I'd forgotten what a great song that is. Nice work!
     
  6. hanales

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    Rhythm parts sound fantastic and huge, solo part, I think there is an octave pedal that is missing, and whatever effect you have on is a little too much.

    Great job though! I'd like the strat patch please.
     
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    :phonesgood man!
    Solo sounded FINE.
     
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    Sounds GREAT man! Good job!

    I've been working on some of my own Pumpkins tones. I think the Big Muff in the M9/PODHD sounds pretty good.

    check the Soundcloud link in my sig for some of my Pumpkins recordings.
     
  9. dsmc80

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    Very nicely done.
     
  10. Michael Hunter

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    The distorted rhythm guitars sound fantastic. The effect on the clean guitar at the beginning is a little much - makes it a little less immediate than it could have been otherwise. Overall very nice!
     
  11. chrisjw5

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    HOLY CRAP, that sounds great! Very nicely done. Sounds great, played great.

    I'd love to get those patches on CustomTone.
     
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    That sounds fantastic!
    Well played and you have good studio ears.
    It fits great in the mix.
     
  14. shodan5000

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    That sounds really good. Sits in the mix very well.
     
  15. Will Chen

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    I had to listen to the original real quick for some perspective. You've done a good job, but in the original tune the fuzzed out guitars are much thicker with more low mids happening happening and an overall smoother top end. Good job though, you certainly captured the spirit of the tune.
     
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    I actually like the grittier sound he did better. The overall volume of the distorted guitars could come down some, but I honestly think it's an improvement over the original.

    Great job!
     
  17. RedRockRoy

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    That backing track site is awesome. Thanks for the link.

    I think you did a great job on the song. Sounded like it could have used a little more in the low end on my setup.
     

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