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    What do you think of this tone?

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    The guitar tone (in other words, forget the MIDI bass and MIDI drums).

    I'm gonna get back into recording some metal, and I've been listening to Iced
    Earth a lot lately, and am in love with the tone. I don't want to match it
    completely but it's an idea of where I want to go.

    I'd like to hear some opinions

    My recording.

    Iced Earths

    Oh, and FYI, the song is based on The Divine Comedy (Dante's Inferno), for
    anyone who thinks they're just singing about Satan for a laugh
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    Worked for me. I like the tone.

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    Sounds great Phill, enough balance in all frequencies and a nice low end. Would be a keeper for me.

    Joey
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    Yea, I like it too. Great job spreading out the sound. This is like a good ol'e dose of ROCK slathered on a piece of bread and spread around like crunchy peanut butter, I love it.

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    Not too bad. Good start you just need a screaming guitar solo and some suitable vocals

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    I think it sounds pretty good. Jon Schaffer is probably my favorite rhythm guitarist and has a sound that I have tried many times (unsuccessfully) to emulate. I think guitar tone wise, you are pretty close (I'd imagine you don't want to be too close), but I think a lot of the way his guitar sounds is from the way he plays it and the way the bass and drums play along with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeym View Post
    Sounds great Phill, enough balance in all frequencies and a nice low end. Would be a keeper for me.

    Joey
    Thanks Joey I'm still tweaking it slightly. A tiny bit of verb just to push it
    back slightly and a slight cut in the low mids. Hopefully it'll work Not to
    mention I recorded that on a Les Paul that was NOT made for distortion,
    especially of the metal kind. A better guitar should work wonders

    Quote Originally Posted by onestu3 View Post
    Yea, I like it too. Great job spreading out the sound. This is like a good ol'e dose of ROCK slathered on a piece of bread and spread around like crunchy peanut butter, I love it.
    This.. I love

    Quote Originally Posted by FoulPhil View Post
    Not too bad. Good start you just need a screaming guitar solo and some suitable vocals
    I wholeheartedly agree and it's definitely on the cards with my own music

    Although if you're basing that on Iced Earth's sound, screaming guitar solos
    were never really their forté. They also rarely had complex drums, or complex
    bass lines. If you listen to some stuff from the Burnt Offerings album (which
    is what that clip is from), most of the drum sound is kick and snare, with
    very little overhead blend. You also get the occasional tom hits, doused in
    reverb. I think it works perfectly though. They're all about vocals and riffing,
    and Matt Barlow and Jon Schaffer are the only two men for the job.

    Quote Originally Posted by bozmillar View Post
    I think it sounds pretty good. Jon Schaffer is probably my favorite rhythm guitarist and has a sound that I have tried many times (unsuccessfully) to emulate. I think guitar tone wise, you are pretty close (I'd imagine you don't want to be too close), but I think a lot of the way his guitar sounds is from the way he plays it and the way the bass and drums play along with him.
    Thanks d00d I agree about Schaffer... The right-hand rhythm of God himself.
    I think one of the main things about his sound is the palm-muted chugging.
    It's the best kind I've heard from any guitarist. The guitar never sounds muddy
    or fizzy. But when he starts palm muting (and at that speed), you just get
    this WOOMF!! from around 150Hz or whatever. Amazing.
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    Nah not comparing it to any band LOL

    I would like it more if it had those things because I like screaming solos and vocals that fit the music. I hate when the music sounds good but the vocal style sounds gay. It's just an opinion, but most bands have weak sounding vocalists that don't really fit too well with the music in today's heavy metal.

    I don't like too much HIGH pitched vocal I like more mid range. Judas Priest has a good balance of mid range with the occasional high. I dig JP

    And does every song have to start with some clean tone shit? LOL

    Burnt Offerings doesn't have so much high screaming.

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