Nile Rogers style DI Tone

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  1. caspa

    caspa Member

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    Hi all,

    So I've been doing a lot of Nile Rogers style rhythm guitar work - but I'm having some serious trouble dialing in the tone to sit correctly in the mix, especially if I'm using a miced amp/amp emulation. I've worked pretty hard on nailing what Niles is doing technique and phrasing wise - and although I'll never touch that, I can get close enough.

    I know Niles signature tone is straight into the board - do any of you guys with a lot of experience have any compression/EQ recommendations to have the guitar sit right in the mix? Would be really handy to DI record as well for me...
     
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    On all the Chic stuff, he used an ART Powerplant, on the clean channel.

    I've got one and it gets that sound.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, very cool. Looked up just a few youtube demos and theres the sound exactly! Thanks

    If anyone's interested in getting this tone I found these spectrum outputs/info

    How much did you get yours for/how much do you find yourself using it?
     
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    Not that I'm doubting you, but were those around in the 70s?
     
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    I'm not sure - but I remember reading in an interview in Mix that he used that and a CAD Maxcon console - might have been later?
     
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    Loudboy? Sure he was.
     
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    They're usually around $50-75, and the dirty channel is one of my favorite DI recording devices.

    The "Harmonic Superdrive" control is BF Fender at one side, and Marshall at the other.

    I used to use it live too - it has a balanced, compensated output that sounds amazing DI'd to the PA.

    A very cool box that was overlooked, as it only had two channels and no presets, and this was the era of big rack rigs.
     
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    Not sure if this is helpful, but I think he's got pretty close - you can try using it as a guide
     

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