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The best plugins and VST's for a really heavy sound?

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Icee, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. FloridaRolf

    FloridaRolf W.A.T.

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    I'd just use EZMIX and more Waves SSL :cool:

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    e: You should use Nuendo for the boom
     
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  3. Icee

    Icee Member

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    I agree we cannot get the right sound straight out of the box, it's definiatly about experimenting with the plugins and sounds but still, we would like to have a good start instead of having to change our software a lot. If you know what I mean. I also understand that producers laugh at this post, well I don't really give a f00k so, yea, hooray for that.:Smokin:

    So what we're looking for are the right plugins for a heavy clean sound where we can experiment with.

    We tried:

    - Amplitube Metal: the sounds sound fake or just not what we want. The custom sounds we made were okay but not good enough.

    - Amplitube 3: we used a Parkway Drive kind of sound which was really good at first but it just didn't sound perfect. Tweaking didn't really help a lot.

    - Gearbox: Sucked hard.

    So I guess we're going to try EzMix then.

    I'm not trollin' by the way, so no need for the facepalm pictures... ;<
     
  4. Skinny Viking

    Skinny Viking ¯\(°_o)/¯ How do Lydian?

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    :lol: Dude!

    Guru totally needs this pic
     
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    May i sugest lepou solo c -> nick crow 8505 ->with le cab with some impulses (both free). Also there is a guitar chain posted by dandelium that i found one of the best heavy metal guitar sounds ever.
     
  6. Skinny Viking

    Skinny Viking ¯\(°_o)/¯ How do Lydian?

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    This will not help you here

    New nomination for the 2010 Noob Failie Award right here!
     
  7. Icee

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    Sadly the LePou plugins are not avaible on Mac but I will check out the "guitar chain". Thanks for the suggestion.

    You must feel great!
     
  8. setyouranchor

    setyouranchor Celestial Recordings

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    Dude, a lot of the guys on here are beyond THE shit. If producers are laughing at your post, ask for help, ask why they're laughing. You are going to get nowhere with the attitude of "I dont really give a fuck". If you dont give a fuck what we think, why post?

    And yeah, you are trolling. Hard.

    Edit: Just seen the other posts... fuck off.
     
  9. Skinny Viking

    Skinny Viking ¯\(°_o)/¯ How do Lydian?

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    I'm done

    I tried

    Have fun tearing him up
     
  10. grywolf627

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    Actually, if he doesn't even understand why the facepalm after all this...then it's just not worth the effort anymore.

    BTW...I love the bit in the OP about Superior kicks sounding "all fake and shit"...so his solution...use MORE fake drums. :D
     
  11. setyouranchor

    setyouranchor Celestial Recordings

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    Exactly what I was thinking
     
  12. Icee

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    As I already told you guys, I'm not a producer, I'm just into getting the right sound for the guitar, no mixing (as in EQ/volumes/etc.). The thing I want to explain is that I don't give a fuck about guys that reply to me with 4chan pictures that probably defines my post. Maybe it does, but I'm just here for help, no need to make clear how n00bish I am in all this. I am looking for the right plugin to use, the plugin where I get the best chance on getting the right clean heavy sound since my friend will be mixing and eventually creating the sound. I'm a bassist and I'm helping him with finding the right plugin.

    Thank you. :eek:
     
  13. Deebo

    Deebo Dirty Man-Horse

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    Dude the reason you're getting so many sarcastic answers is because you're asking for plugin's to make you sound like Emmure or The Acacia Strain. What you should really focus on is getting the raw sound to sound great before throwing on a bunch of plugins. You havent even stated what interface your using. Plugin's don't work if your raw material is crap. This forum is very helpful but you also have to understand that there is no one way to make your tracks sound "heavy" it takes years and years of practice and research. So if you want help start out by telling everyone what you're using to record in the first place.
     
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    You are right, well the only thing I can really tell is that we're currently using Logic 9 and Amplitube 3, the guitar going directly into the MacBook. I have no clue what kind of guitar he has, hehe, it's kind of awkward making a post like this. I thought it was easier then it seems, I guess I underestimated it.

    Anyways, I will make a post later and first I will be reading all these topics on Ultimate Metal and experiment with some plugins, etc.

    Thanks for your help all...I'd be happy to be chosen for the Noob Of The Year Award 2010.

    Greetingz.
     
  16. Ermz

    Ermz ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    With no disrespect implied, it sounds to me like your level of engineering ability is at odds with the sort of results you expect (demand?) to be getting.

    My suggestion would be to pool your funds and record at a real studio to get a hang of the ropes, with an engineer that knows how to track metal supervising. This way you won't need to come here and ask questions you can find the answer to by just searching and using time & repetition to gain the experience to improve your results (like everyone else).

    What you're looking for doesn't exist. There is no magic pill amp simulator that will make you sound like Emmure or The Accacia Strain.

    If you insist on going at it alone, then all I can suggest are one of 3 options, depending on what 'flavor' of digital you're after:

    -Axe-FX
    -Revalver 3
    -PODFarm
     
  17. Icee

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    Thank you this is actually a useful post. Respect! I will check it all out, get into it more and you're right, an experienced engineer would be better/easier. We don't got any money for it. I will upload a sample of our current work.
     
  18. XnaySaturo

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    It's not that we think you are trolling, it's that YOU are being trolled.

    Like Ermin said, there is no magic plugin. When he asked you to list what your chain was, you listed software. Software will not help you get what you're looking for. To get that heavy sound, or any decent sound for that matter, is a clean signal chain. What that means, is that you need to record the guitar with a decent DI and interface. After you get a good signal, you can start using amp sims to tweak what should already be a GOOD sound by itself.

    For the rest of the mix, it really comes down to your ears and being able to judge about what actually makes a good sound. I'd be willing to bet that most people on this board could get a fucking sick mix with the built in plugins in Reaper over me with the "best plugins" around. What we're trying to tell you by "read this forum" is not read to find teh awesome plugins, but to realise that what you're looking for doesn't exist and you'll find ways to learn how to properly go around tweaking your sounds.
     
  19. Jarkko Mattheiszen

    Jarkko Mattheiszen The FU guy.

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    Ermz said it. You want to "record your music the good way." It seems less and less people realize "the good way" is to book a studio and a talented engineer. You don't HAVE to do everything yourself. You don't HAVE to be an AE just because you are a musician.

    Think of it this way: When you want a good steak, you go to a nice restaurant. When you want a cool haircut, you go to a barber. But when you want to record your music and make it sound good, you just sit down in front of your computer, get a bunch of plugins and start fiddling around, hoping to hit a magic switch that makes up for trained ears and years of experience.

    I don't grab a pair of pliers when I get a tooth ache either, do I?
     
  20. Skinny Viking

    Skinny Viking ¯\(°_o)/¯ How do Lydian?

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    did I NOT say all the same shit in this post back on page 1?

    I even had the same statement in bold & underlined originally, not just for this quote
     

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