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Pod farm Post processing help?

Discussion in 'Practice Room' started by foundations, May 31, 2012.

  1. foundations

    foundations Member

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    im realy not happy with my tone atm, i dont know if its because i dont use any post pod farm plugins or processing on my guitars apart from an eq but my guitars sound realy scratchy and unhealthy, does any1 know how i could get more life and warmth into the tone?
    i have been informed by a producer that he uses about 6 plugins post pod farm and i dont know what any of these are. can anyone tell me what i am missing to get a nice warm unscratchy tone?

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15846363/Ambidjent Final.mp3

    here is my pod farm tone walkthrough so that you can see my settings


    and idealy i would like my tone to end up sounding warmer like this... (the mix is unmastered and unmixed but the guitars sound sick)
    its a song my band recorded with another producer
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15846363/Districts.mp3
     
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    Wow, that Ambidjent20Final.mp3 sounds massive. What is the bass setup like, and how did you get that heavy bass shimmering effect like in the beginning after the first heavy guitar part?
     
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    thanks man. its just a sub drop
    would realy appreciate some help on the guitar tone guys
     
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    What amp models are you using?
     
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    If you want to improve your tone, then I'd recommend ditching Pod Farm and trying something like the LePou amp sims.
     
  6. foundations

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    heres a newer version of the mix with a video, i stuck the american classic pre amp from pod farm on the guitar group bus and i think the guitar tone benefited from it
     
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    someone give me some useful advice?
     
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    Guits are sounding pretty dark in that second vid, either less low mids or more highs/presence, whichever way you want to balance it. Haven't used pod farm in a long while so I can't remember all the tricks but as stated, you might perhaps want to try some other amp sims.
     
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    ok, thanks ascendant. i have been getting a lot of comments saying my guitar tone is dark
     
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    oh and i ran everything through the american classic pre amp on that last video, maybe thats whats making it sound dark?
     
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    using an IR instead of the podfarm cabinets could really help.

    ...and 6 plug-ins after podfarm is excessive
     
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    Try to put PSP Mix saturator in the buss insert, it will help you have a more massive guitar sound and more controlled.
     
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    oroinvictus dangert billy

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    +1 to this. All I run is pod farm, a cab sim and surgical/color EQing.
     
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    SocialNumb Damn Christians!

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    Apply lots of tact. Make sure to dime that fucker.
     
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    kk thanks guys.. im having slightly better results now using IR's
    should i be using a saturater on my guitar bus? if so what ones do you guys recommend.. preferably free please
     
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    sounds pretty on point to me. some might say your tone is still dark, but personally i prefer a darker guitar tone. and if you're going to use a saturator, I'd bypass the compressor you're using in podfarm. for saturation I like to use SPL TwinTube, it definitely will fill out your tone and add some extra grit. but I haven't heard of any free ones, I'm sure they're out there though. I use pro tools, so "free" isn't exactly in my vocabulary :cry:
     

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