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Asking Alexandria - Reckless and Relentless

Discussion in 'Production' started by steveW88, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Seth Munson

    Seth Munson How do Amber Lamps?

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    from touring a decent amount and whatnot I would have to say that bigger tours like the ones they are on all share cabs and swap heads per band. that way the tour sound guy doesnt have to go up and re-mic the cab 8 times in a night.

    often the opening touring bands also share drumsets
     
  2. GearMan2point0

    GearMan2point0 Musician/Engineer

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    I think that if he had some vocal lessons and learned how to control his voice, he would be much better. He doesn't know how to use it very well, I mean he does have a good voice, no point of having a gun if you don't know how to shoot it.
     
  3. Folkrav

    Folkrav Jean-Sébastien Beaulieu

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    Regarding the "car listening issue" - am I the only freak who took the time to compensate the panning issue by tweaking panning and fad in my car to make my seat the listening "sweet spot"? -.-
     
  4. SharkGTS

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    My car has stereo, 3 CH (center speaker) and Dolby 5 one. I like the Dolby the best. It does bass freq from rear speakers, time compensated plus the center speaker sounds really good. The center is a mix of L&R.

    On Danny's vox I like his tone and I've always like the brit style. Versatile too. Young singer you get better. Coaching would be a good thing and quickly - just to preserve vocal chords. That touring schedule is pretty hard and smoking, drinking is hard on the voice. Most people like the sound of gravel (e.g. Springsteen, etc) but that is the sound of damaged chords. You have to approach singing like an athlete.

    Training, practice, warm-up being relaxed not straining, work from the diaphragm. Lots of scales a hummmmm. A least that is what I did for a year with the girlz at the singing school. they took care of me when we was gigging in TO.
     
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    +1
     
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    om&m
     
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    True that
    Nice Rez btw :D
     
  8. NiallLogue

    NiallLogue New Metal Member

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    Hey,

    I'm doing a cover of 'Closure' by Asking Alexandria for an assignment and i'm trying to get the same, or as close to the same synth tone as Joey uses.
    Im using Logic, and I also have a microKORG available.

    Any help would be great!

    Thanks,

    Niall
     
  9. timislegend

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    try refx nexus - *patch = dance leads - "come with me 1"


    go to "mod" and turn portamento on 1/64 - on "ply"

    then turn down the delay and reverb and automate and lowpass filter sweep.




    dddddddone! ;)
     
  10. ahjteam

    ahjteam Anssi Tenhunen

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    Combined the threads.
     
  11. NiallLogue

    NiallLogue New Metal Member

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    Thanks Tim!
    It helped me out a lot! Still not 100% satisfied with the whole cover though.
    You can check it out here and i'd be grateful if you'd offer some suggestions for improvement (especially on guitar tone:i'm using podfarm)[/URL]
    http://soundcloud.com/niall-logue/closure-1
     
  12. StrangerInMyBed

    StrangerInMyBed New Metal Member

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    Since Niall asked for the synth in the middle of the song - how to achieve the sounds in the intro of Closure?
     
  13. Tommy Evans

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    That's a cool drum solo GClipped to shit and back.
     
  14. Randall Nasworthy

    Randall Nasworthy New Metal Member

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    Just wondering how Joey got the guitars and bass to sound the way they do on Asking Alexandria's Reckless and Relentless album or even Stand Up and Scream. Both albums are super clean and heavy. The best of both worlds. I was wondering if anyone could shed light on how to achieve this sound in terms of eq and compression etc.
     
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    There is no right terms.
     
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    abaga129 The Apprentice

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    The eq kinda depends on the guitar/preference and compression depends mostly on the playing. But that sound is mostly from the guitars having low gain.
     
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    If you are using an Amp sim like Pod farm, you really need to do a lot of surgical cuts to get rid of hiss and make the tone cleaner. It's usually in the 5k Hz area but it can be from 2k-15k Hz so you have to use your ears and find all the nasty stuff.
     
  18. Randall Nasworthy

    Randall Nasworthy New Metal Member

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    Someone posted on here that Joey made an in depth post about eq and compression but I've googled it and searched the forum but haven't found anything. I found similar things for Andy Sneap and other producers with their eq and compression 'philosophy' I guess you would call it and they were really helpful. If there is such a post I think it should be stickied because it would be very helpful and keep people from asking the same questions.

    I am really interested in the sound from the Reckless and Relentless album specifically though. Production wise, that album is flawless in my opinion and I would really like to gain an understanding of how to get this sound. Not to copy, but to become a better producer and have the knowledge.
     
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    Imho, I don't think Joey's guitar tone are that special, it's his overall mix that makes everything sound really good together. If you have a good DI-signal and a nice guitar with the proper setup you can't really go wrong. Quantization (maybe spelled it wrong) is also very important to the sound, it may be boring as fuck but if you wan't to get close to the Asking Alexandria sound you need to do it.
     
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    abaga129 The Apprentice

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    I agree. and he even admits it. I read an interview somewhere where he said that most people would hate the guitar tone during recording. It's mastering where he makes everything shine.
     

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