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FDP Forum / Home Recording Forum / New song uploaded. Used my Strat mostly for this with the HD500X.

PeterH

South Africa

Mar 6th, 2015 09:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just finished a new track using the HD500X. This time I decided to try my Strat (Texas Special pick ups).

The track has Strat and Les Paul parts.

For the first Strat solos I used the Hiwatt amp. I set it as clean as possible and then “drove” it a bit with the Tube Compressor for the next solo.

The Les Paul solo which follows was the JCM800. Back to the Hiwatt and then back to the JCM800.

The middle Strat solo was also back to the Hiwatt and the final solo was the Strat on the JCM800 model.

This song has the “busiest and fullest” mix so far that I’ve done with the HD500 and I think that the tones work well within the mix. I think it's pretty amazing that this was recorded straight into the desk. IMHO it doesn't sound like it. Digital modelling has come a long way.

Hope you enjoy. I’m having a lot of fun with this unit.
Cheers,

Peter.

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Mar 6th, 2015 09:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Excellent tone and playing, I like the song too. I also like the variation in tones between the Strat and the Les Paul, as well as the variations in the amount of gain used in different parts of the song. The entire recording is very pro sounding, nice job.

ps - I'm doing similar things on my band's debut album as far as Strat and Les Paul use and different shades of gain, but I used real amps in the studio. After hearing your recording, I'd definitely would be up for using the HD500X for recording some (or all) guitar tracks in the future.

PeterH

South Africa

Mar 6th, 2015 09:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the comments, 5strats,

Nothing wrong with using real amps. I do still swear by the real thing.

This was a little experiment but I have to say that I'm pleasantly surprised with how good this sounds. I will redo the track with a live drummer etc. Some of the guitars I will also redo with an amp.

There are certain parts however that I reckon are good enough and they are keepers.

Amazing unit.

Cheers.

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Mar 6th, 2015 10:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Really really nice, Peter. Great sounds, great arrangement, melody and performance. I've been reluctant to replace my POD 2.0 but the HD500X sounds miles ahead.

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Edmond/OKC

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Mar 6th, 2015 10:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

PeterH - Since your solos came out so nicely, I'd be reluctant to re-record them using a real amp. You might consider re-amping them, but I doubt its necessary, based on what I heard.

PeterH

South Africa

Mar 12th, 2015 08:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ok 5Strats,

I've had a bit of time to sit and listen to the final mix and I have to agree with you.

I'm not gonna improve on what I have so I'm leaving all the guitars as they are. It's always a problem when you're "producing" yourself. You always think you can do better but there comes a time when you should leave well alone and walk away.

Cheers,

Peter.

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Edmond/OKC

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Mar 12th, 2015 09:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Right, don't over-think things. If it works, keep it and move on.

PeterH

South Africa

Mar 13th, 2015 09:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

@ 5Strats - Well I tried a little experiment today and miced up my amp in the studio. I recorded the same part with the amp and after mixing etc, compared the two. I preferred the HD500's tone on this track.

That's the first time it's happened and it's quite an exciting discovery. It means that it just opens so many more possibilities.

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Mar 13th, 2015 09:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My band's debut album is currently being mixed and mastered. I think I may need to add a few more guitar tracks which will require me to travel to my friend's studio Tampa, Florida.

I tracked everything so far using mic'd tube combo amps (mostly a Fender 63 Vibroverb RI), but I'll probably use a modeler if I have to travel for additional tracking.

Coral Head

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Mar 18th, 2015 04:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That sounds really good.

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The Aloha State, USA

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Mar 21st, 2015 08:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Solid all around.

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Apr 12th, 2015 08:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Peter, perhaps a little out of the scope of the home recording forum but I'm curious if you've played around with the HD500X as a front end pedalboard to a tube amp. Specifically, I'm wondering how expendable my pedalboard would be should I get the hd500x. I virtually never play out anymore and do all my recording DI. Should I have a rare occasion to plug in and make noise I'm curious what it'd offer in terms of pedalboard functionality. My board has tuner, distortion, compressor, verb/trem, delay and clean boost.

PeterH

South Africa

Apr 15th, 2015 12:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

@littleuch,

I've always used analog pedalboards. Still do but I was asked the same question that you just asked and decided to dive into the deep end and try the HD500X out in a live situation.

I'd heard that it just didn't work into the front end of a tube amp etc etc etc.

I plugged it into my Marshall TSL and honestly within about 10 - 15 minutes I had my tone pretty much setup. Another advantage is that I didn't have to do as much tap dancing. It was very easy to use and I've since done a few more gigs with it.

It really isn't rocket science and if you don't do a lot of gigs I'd recommend it. Your setup isn't massively complex so it should be a breeze.

I'm hoping to do a video on playing the HD500X into an amp.

Hope this helps,

Cheers.

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Florida

Apr 15th, 2015 09:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Peter!

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