• New Sponsor: ShipNerd, Ship Your Gear with Us... for less! Click Here.

New videos from my album!

RockManDan

Member
Messages
1,841
Hey guys, so as many of you know for my solo album I also video'd the whole thing with my webcam. So far after completing the album I've got two songs worth of editing done! Also, for you guys in the central NC area, Ive got a cd release show happening on 11/3. Still trying to find an editing style that suits me so comments are welcome if you think certain parts work/don't work.



 

HendrixVibrato

Have some experience...
Messages
628
Dan,

What did you use to get the guitar tone on the 1st cut (Devil?)?

Guitar sound is big, sounds multi-tracked. Nice, powerful guitar sound on that cut.

Sounds like a cross between the tones of early EVH, and Journey & Boston (the good aspects). Powerful yet articulate. Very nice tone, would like to know what you used gear-wise (especially specifics on amps, effects, as well as guitars & pickups).
 

RockManDan

Member
Messages
1,841
well considering boston, evh, and schon are 3 of my biggest influences, ill take that as a compliment!

specifically, the main rhthym guitar tone is my jackson kelly with Gibson pickups, run into a Granger m50. Basically a modern plexi clone made by a guy named Kurt Granger who specializes in brown-sounding amps. It has also been modded by Rockstah witha specific mod that gives it more sag. I don't know all the details - I borrowed it from a friend to use for the recording. Anyway i ran the amp pretty loud and dimed, miced with a 57 just off center. The key on that sound is that I used a bit of micro-pitchshifting on parts where just the guitar is heard, like after the intro where it cuts out to just the riff. The dry sound is on one side and a slightly detuned/delayed sound is on the other. Gives it that late Van Halen stereo sound. So thats a big part of it. During the chorus or other big sections i mostly just multitracked a left and right pass with no fx, just some eq-ing. The lead tone was the same amp, but with the gain turned down to half, then boosted back up with an ibanez tube king for more smoothness for solos. Clean sounds were my strat into a visual sound compressor, into an egnater tweaker 15, also run through the stereo pitch-shifter.

hope this makes sense.!
 

duanesworld

Member
Messages
984
Really good sounding. To me it sounds better produced then most stuff I hear on the radio. And that's just thru my iPads speakers , which are nothing special. Very full and crisp sounding . But not digital sounding. Good luck.
 

HendrixVibrato

Have some experience...
Messages
628
Hi Dan,

Thanks for the detailed answer. And yes, by all means, please *do* take the sound references I mentioned as a compliment, just as it was intended - though maybe I should have also mentioned perhaps a bit of Triumph thrown in as well. :)

Sounds like we use a lot of similar gear & recording techniques. But I think I would like to have that 50w plexi clone, it sags great, sounds nice the way you have it dialed, miked & mixed - nice big sound yet still clear & articulate, like a good rock guitar should sound, IMO. Very nice job on the tone. :)

Think I'll go throw rocks at my JTM 45 after hearing that - - damn it, I really liked it until now. :)

Good luck with this, Dan!
 

rob2001

Member
Messages
16,927
Really nice work Dan!! From the writing, arranging, playing, singing, to the recording and production....I can see how much hard work and effort you've put in. It's refreshing to see a guy who "gets it" on all those levels. I'll buy a copy when it's done and available.....keep us posted.
 

RockManDan

Member
Messages
1,841
cool thanks! yea i spent the better part of 2 years working on it, from the writing, arranging and recording. Basically every wednesday night after church practice I'd hole up in the basement and mess around with riffs and tones. So it technically could have taken a lot less time, if I didn't also have a job and a family. Im sure everyone here relates. haha
 

mvd18969

Member
Messages
2,003
very nice! and kudos for rockin' a Kelly! What type of Kelly is that? I've been itching to get one of these but unfortunately the USA models are WAY out of my price range. Not sure if the import lines are any good.?
 

rob2001

Member
Messages
16,927
cool thanks! yea i spent the better part of 2 years working on it, from the writing, arranging and recording. Basically every wednesday night after church practice I'd hole up in the basement and mess around with riffs and tones. So it technically could have taken a lot less time, if I didn't also have a job and a family. Im sure everyone here relates. haha
LOL! From my perspective 2 years is pretty fast! I have a three piece band that has dedicated a lot of time to the original thing and we've been at it 6 years or more with much less progress. Ya, fitting it all in to an otherwise busy life isn't easy.

Yes, Kelly's are cool! I built guitars for a while and built a Kelly style...They feel great strapped on.
 

Lost_Cause

Member
Messages
2,025
I like the combination of big rock and modern sound which at this moment in music seem exclusive but you have done rather nicely. I really like the solo in Open My eyes from a feel. reminds me of Queensryche Empire era sound. I do not mean this as anything bad but when you sing When I open my eyes to begin the chorus, the three notes are the same as the Chorus to Collective Souls "The World I know" but the next note and everything after is nothing like it. Great sound. Love the tunes and the playing.
 

RockManDan

Member
Messages
1,841
hahaha i was wondering who would be the first person to notice the similarities to that collective soul tune.
 






Trending Topics

Top Bottom