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Guitar Tone Competition IV! ROUND 4

Discussion in 'Practice Room' started by ahjteam, Jul 11, 2011.

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I give my vote to...

Poll closed Jul 18, 2011.
  1. 41

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  2. 42

    6 vote(s)
    20.7%
  3. 43

    12 vote(s)
    41.4%
  4. 44

    4 vote(s)
    13.8%
  5. 45

    4 vote(s)
    13.8%
  1. ahjteam

    ahjteam Anssi Tenhunen

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    It is time to vote for your favorite guitar tone. The winners of the 8 rounds advance to the finals. All finalists get a special LSD drum package and the winner of the whole competition wins a Wolfe Amplification Stinger amp.

    If you recognise your own work, please keep it to yourself. Usernames will be made public in the end. Please place your vote and write constructive criticism or comments about all the submissions.

    All uploaded files are 320kbps mp3s.

    41: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1338211/GTC4mp3/41.mp3
    42: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1338211/GTC4mp3/42.mp3
    43: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1338211/GTC4mp3/43.mp3
    44: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1338211/GTC4mp3/44.mp3
    45: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1338211/GTC4mp3/45.mp3

    To next round: http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/...963-guitar-tone-competition-iv-round-5-a.html

     
  2. Soundlurker

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    41 - weird mids
    42 - something wrong with the phase in the beginning and why mono? reverb and delay on the rh. guitars?
    43 - too much 800hz
    44 - thin and harsh
    45 - very boxy

    Don't know really... I guess 43 I can live with, after a couple of eq cuts.
     
  3. ttrentt

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    45, I thought bass was too loud in 45, but feel it had the best overall tone of the rest. Some of these sounded like they were recorded with the solo cup idea.
     
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    Empathy Bulging Member

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    Didn't vote on this one, can honestly say there wasn't one that I actually thought was decent.
     
  5. jipchen

    jipchen ForesterStudio

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    +1
     
  6. Fama

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    Same, only one I didn't vote on.
     
  7. if6was9

    if6was9 Ireland

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    43 for me. 41 was the next best one but was boxy sounding. Some very weird stuff going on in some of the others. 45 was super bassy.
     
  8. ahjteam

    ahjteam Anssi Tenhunen

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    My comments on these:

    41: Seriously undergained guitars and weird sounding mids, bass sounded cool tho
    42: I think there is something wrong with the phase (or is it a phaser?) in the beginning and after that there is a "sound switching" mute/glitch just before the song kicks in, could've fixed that. Also maybe less reverb/delay on the guitars?
    43: There is a "pop" in the very beginning, could've removed or muted that. The bass sounds cool, but the guitars are a bit too scooped to my liking, have too much "honk" (~500-800hz?) and the elements don't gel so well in the mix.
    44: I accidentally voted 43, but I was supposed to vote for this one. The bass is a bit quiet and the lead tone is maybe a bit too thin to my taste, but otherwise I like this.
    45: This was my overall favourite when I was listening to it on the laptop speakers, but it has way too much bass on it when listening with headphones. Also the phaser/flanger in the beginning made it less boring than all the others so far. I really dig the rhythm tone for some reason, very dark and gives a lot of space, I noticed was that in this mix the drums are a lot less buried as with many other mixes, but it also makes the lead tone sound a bit disjointed from the rest of the instruments. I guess if you could've made the bass just a tad quieter and lead just a bit wider sounding somehow, I would've voted for this.
     
  9. RaNk

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    41: Interesting mix, would probably have won if the rhythm guitars were a bit louder (or maybe a little less loud leads although I'm a fan of clear leads).

    42: Not bad at all but a little too wet leads for me, although it works on the doubled part for me.

    43: In the beginning the rhythm sounds a bit honky, but in the mix it would work if they weren't so loud.

    44: Nice mix (like the 'dry' rhythm tone) but the leads are panned a bit too much on the not doubled parts.

    45: The best sounding to me, has a nice vibe to me, which made it the winner. If the bass was a little less dominating (low mids) it would be a clear winner.

    The hardest to pick a winner from yet. I went for the vibe most here cause they all have some nice "ingredients".
     
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