Last modification: 01/19/08 19:26

Production Notes - "MastoDon (Reamp & Remix)"

I was on a roll after doing the guitars for "Family Tree" and asked my GuitarWar buddy Don Madison if he'd be interested in letting me take a crack at reamping the guitars for his Mastodon-style YouTube project before starting afresh. Don is Mr. Consistency; he changes gear a bit now and then, but for the most part his tone hasn't changed since Y2K! This was a first time for Don, and he wasn't really set up for reamping but he did his best and sent me a suite of not-quite DI guitars recorded through a cleanish Zoom along with some very well-programmed drums. Although this was a bit unorthodox, the Elektron Analog Drive helped with the pickup revoicing and I ended up using the Diezel patch again - it can't be beat! As a work-in-progress it didn't have any bass at that point, so I added some in piano roll view with the help of Melodyne's guitar transcription. Turned out great!

CapnZilog used:

Instruments: Blue Ibanez RG, Elektron Analog Drive, KFK EQ (pedal remix), REVV G3 (pedal remix), Kemper Profiling Amp, BBE Sonic Stomp, Crane Song HEDD 192
Softsynths: IK Multimedia Modo Bass 1.5.1
Additional Effects: 2CAudio Breeze 2, Cakewalk Channel Tools, iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced, Slate Digital VCC / VMR / VTM, Waves RBass / L1 Limiter / S1 Imager, Zynaptiq INTENSITY
Audio Editing: Cakewalk by Bandlab (it's free!), Celemony Melodyne Editor, MAGIX Sound Forge Pro 11.0.345
Mastering: iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced,  Insight, Slate Digital VBC, Waves L316 Multimaximizer
Encoding: Sonnox Pro-Codec Manager 3.01.0
Monitoring: Mackie HR824 active nearfields, Logitech LS11 2.0 PC speakers, Sennheiser HD-600 headphones, Roland STUDIO-CAPTURE


7/6/18: My long-awaited REVV G3 pedal came in, so I reamped the track again! Absolutely fantastic pedal, and very similar sounding to my Diezel-based Kemper patch. For the REVV remix, I'm using the Kemper for the tonestack and cab only - NO AMP.

Watch Don play the track as a video overdub here! The soundtrack syncs up almost perfectly :D


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