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  1. Brownmatthall

    Happy Birthday Matt!

    Happy birthday @Admin M@ !!!
  2. Brownmatthall

    Best Modern Metal Mix for Reference?

    I'll second Car Bomb, anything nolly touches really
  3. Brownmatthall

    Describing Sounds

    So, in my mind a lot of these terms and adjectives can be separated into 2 categories: Actual EQ moves you can apply to any tone, and Timbre (which hasnt really been talked about yet but is very much a BIG part of tone). Woody for instance is definitely a descriptor of timbre to me, something...
  4. Brownmatthall

    Interface help

    My patches are painfully simple, that'll do!
  5. Brownmatthall

    Interface help

    I want to be able to reamp in the mix, along with integrating other equipment into my workflow
  6. Brownmatthall

    Interface help

    Can I still record DI tracks through SPDIF or would I have to switch from using the focusrite to using the axe as my sound card? Ideally I'd like to use the focusrite as my main hub without having to switch things back and forth because it gets wonky for me sometimes (reaper on windows 10)
  7. Brownmatthall

    Interface help

    I've been thinking of pulling the trigger on a focusrite 6i6 and I just want to make sure itll allow me to do what I think it will: first and foremost i want to be able to control my monitors independently of the axe fx II, secondly I still want to be able to record DI tracks in tandem with...
  8. Brownmatthall

    IRs York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: VH+ 412 P50E

    A little more sizzle, a little less direct, a little chewier under the fingers, to me anyhow
  9. Brownmatthall

    IRs York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: VH+ 412 P50E

    Also just bought the blackback pack, very different flavor from the first marshall cab! Much more grind and midrange coming through on my initial playthrough which is very cool with fuzzes. Havent gotten the 2 marshall packs to gel just yet (I dont have cab lab) but i did a quick clip with my...
  10. Brownmatthall

    IRs York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: VH+ 412 P50E

    [/USER] I plan on doing just this, should be a nice complement
  11. Brownmatthall

    Poll - What cabs do you want?

    Welp, I'm sold
  12. Brownmatthall

    Poll - What cabs do you want?

    I pick that london city(?) cab you did a couple freebies of way back when, I need more of it in my life
  13. Brownmatthall

    IRs York Audio Master Thread - Newest Cab Pack: VH+ 412 P50E

    I picked up the matchless, marshall, and zilla packs a couple of weeks ago; between moving and the holidays I haven't been able to sit down and record with them but I've shot them out against your checkmate, orange, and alnico packs. While those packs are very much great and I love the tones I...
  14. Brownmatthall

    Cool tones with my Artcore Ibby

    I got this guitar (the artcore vibrante series) back in April fully intent on at least swapping the pickups out and modding it, but having spent a couple months with it at this point I really don't see the point when it sounds this good and vibrant right out the box. Super chewy feel and...
  15. Brownmatthall

    Musical instruments now exempt from CITES!

    https://www.npr.org/2019/08/27/754509680/musical-instruments-to-be-exempt-from-restrictions-on-heavily-trafficked-rosewoo Looking forward to availability of rosewood (hopefully) picking back up, I've been jonesing for a dark example on a guitar for a while now 😈
  16. Brownmatthall

    Help me choose a midi controller

    Anyone else?
  17. Brownmatthall

    Help me choose a midi controller

    The first two points are big considerations of mine, I think I might just have to suck it up and pay a visit to one of the shops in the area to feel it out myself. Any thoughts on the differences between keybeds? That was another point of contention I was reading into
  18. Brownmatthall

    Help me choose a midi controller

    So, lately I've been messing around with synth vst's more and more and think I'm at the point where I can justify shelling out for a controller to myself (and like, I've always wanted to learn piano as well so what better gateway?). I'm thinking of getting a 61 key but I'm totally at a loss...
  19. Brownmatthall

    YA Orange 4x12 and tele tones

    Thank you 😊
  20. Brownmatthall

    YA Orange 4x12 and tele tones

    The AC20 EF86 B channel with the timmy up front to tighten it up, the AC20 is stock except the gain was at 3.5 and a good chunk of the drive came from the timmy. You definitely wont be disappointed with this pack, there are a lot of rich sounding IR's in here!
  21. Brownmatthall

    YA Orange 4x12 and tele tones

    Decided to put together a little demo using the new Orange 4x12 IR's from @York Audio but showcasing them in a not so typical context. I used the SM57 and 58 Off axis captures exclusively because they sound really good with my tele's neck pup!
  22. Brownmatthall

    York Audio presents the ORNG 4x12 Cab Pack

    Rockerverb 50, OA 57 on the left and CE 57 on the right (those might be reversed but im pretty sure that's how I oriented it hahaha), your ampeg pack on the bass with the svt and some compression up front
  23. Brownmatthall

    York Audio presents the ORNG 4x12 Cab Pack

    Finally got to spend some quality time with this one and I'm very impressed. Most Orange packs feel hollowed out and brittle to my ears but this one definitely captures the midrange youre buying these cabs for, with plenty of shades to work with. I'm still getting to know the pack but I used two...
  24. Brownmatthall

    Blue Mix-Fi Headphones on clearance at Fry's

    I don't even need headphones but this is tempting...
  25. Brownmatthall

    Cabs axe fx 3 in axe fx 2-

    He gets paid every time there's a bass guitar played period. He's got you all on notice now...
  26. Brownmatthall

    Plini - Handmade Cities

    Happy I could help :blush:
  27. Brownmatthall

    Plini - Handmade Cities

    Quickly decided to see how close I could get to the selenium forest lead. With the 5153 at nearly default with one of the stock recto cabs I was like 95% of the way there, preset included just adjust for your guitar (i was using a hollow body ibanez for reference). Scene 1 is rhythm scene 2 is...
  28. Brownmatthall

    Plini - Handmade Cities

    Was meant as a reply to you wanting song specific presets (in a vst format?), it has an electric sunrise and selenium forest presets among others. As far as tones in the axe he's said his presets are deceptively simple, I remember someone saying he even used the stock recto(?) preset with very...
  29. Brownmatthall

    Plini - Handmade Cities

    https://neuraldsp.com/products/archetype-plini/
  30. Brownmatthall

    York Audio presents the ORNG 4x12 Cab Pack

    Definitely need to check this one out when I get some free time, i love me a good orange cab
  31. Brownmatthall

    *FREE* Far-Field Session #2 Cab Pack

    I have an axe 2 and these work? Is there a key component i'm missing out on by not having the 3? Either way I'm kinda glad I got to try these out as I prefer my close-mic IRs for pretty much all of my rhythm sounds. I tried starting from scratch too but as soon as I switch over to my old patches...
  32. Brownmatthall

    5/4 jam

    Cool little thing I've been toying with, really let my gut take the wheel in terms of the feel shifts and whatnot and I think it has a nice flow (hopefully anyway!). Guits are my usual 1987x patch through @York Audio 's Checkmate cab (Cap Edge position A if I'm not mistaken), both the AC20 and...
  33. Brownmatthall

    Wall of Guitars

    Seconded. Sounds really good justin!
  34. Brownmatthall

    Axe-Fx 3 Amp Block Valve Configurations?

    https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/the-secret-weapon-transformer-match.98527/
  35. Brownmatthall

    Axe-Fx 3 Amp Block Valve Configurations?

    Another thing to consider is that the change is going to affect amps that rely on PA distortion much more than those relying on preamp distortion, could be a contributing factor to why you don't hear much of anything
  36. Brownmatthall

    York Audio "AC-212 Blue & Gold" Cab Pack is out now!!!

    You wouldn't think so, but the midrange really roars through with it
  37. Brownmatthall

    Empress ZOIA

    I also realized there's no USB port on it, unless there's a way to use the micro sd card to program?
  38. Brownmatthall

    Empress ZOIA

    Does the infrastructure of the pedal allow for something like an editor? That could be a big deal for a lot of people (if there isn't one)
  39. Brownmatthall

    York Audio "AC-212 Blue & Gold" Cab Pack is out now!!!

    Ended being a lot busier than I thought I'd be this weekend but I went through and really dig that gold speaker a lot. The blue sounds gorgeous on cleans but the gold sounds gorgeous on ~everything~. Really looking forward to trying them in a mix context. I also really like the way the 7b sounds...
  40. Brownmatthall

    Modern Metal makes me laugh...

    I disagree with a lot of the sentiment in this thread, but this is a band I think the guys looking for melody in their metal will dig
  41. Brownmatthall

    Empress ZOIA

    I got an email about this pedal and it's been in the back of my mind lately, seeing that video makes me want it for sure (time sink or not)
  42. Brownmatthall

    York Audio "AC-212 Blue & Gold" Cab Pack is out now!!!

    Most vox IR's I try end up sounding really boxy but you usually put out stuff I really feel with so I'm definitely gonna try these this weekend. Excited to finally have some real vox tones for once haha
  43. Brownmatthall

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.03 Firmware Release

    How so? Upload a patch or clip
  44. Brownmatthall

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.02 Firmware Release

    A clean sweep is definitely in order for me too
  45. Brownmatthall

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.02 Firmware Release

    I usually don't gravitate towards the friedmans, I find them to be on the harsh side with the exception of the small box and dirty shirley. That said this update has balanced them out quite nicely for me. My go to's sound even more fantastic
  46. Brownmatthall

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.02 Firmware Release

    Same model yeah but the underlying algorithm is very different even between ares 1 and 1.01/2, I'll take a volume inconsistency if it means getting the sounds I'm getting from ares any day
  47. Brownmatthall

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.02 Firmware Release

    From what I remember from playing last night, the midrange was less forward but much smoother and pleasant to listen to. It kind of sank into the low end but still felt and sounded present, I could barely get away from my 1987x patch to try other amps. The skull crusher is also a wonderful amp...
  48. Brownmatthall

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.02 Firmware Release

    https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/axe-fx-ii-ares-rev-1-01-firmware-release.149059/page-5#post-1766944
  49. Brownmatthall

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.02 Firmware Release

    That skull crusher...hoowee
  50. Brownmatthall

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.01 Firmware Release

    It kind of sounded the way my patches did with the presence at 10 and the new bug but I guess that's not the culprit
  51. Brownmatthall

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.01 Firmware Release

    how high is your presence knob set?
  52. Brownmatthall

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.01 Firmware Release

    also exhibiting the presence bug here, otherwise a quick reset of my patches have me reeeeeeeally happy
  53. Brownmatthall

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.01 Firmware Release

    More than happy to have whatever you'll toss us, thank you!
  54. Brownmatthall

    5 hours looking for escaped young cat

    Mines a quiet meower too (with the occasional quack), luckily for us shes afraid of going outside hahaha
  55. Brownmatthall

    Axe-Fx II "Ares" Rev 1.00 Firmware Release

    Hes been busy tidying up the 3's new firmware release. I think he had to go back and remeasure everything
  56. Brownmatthall

    5 hours looking for escaped young cat

    We have lots of coyotes in my area but they usually keep their distance and my dog knows better than to chase after them. Coy-wolves sound absolutely terrifying though....yikes
  57. Brownmatthall

    5 hours looking for escaped young cat

    Coyote or wolf?
  58. Brownmatthall

    5 hours looking for escaped young cat

    If it does happen again, leaving a pile of your clothes at the door will attract the kitty (your smells in the clothes will waft around and draw it in), happy it turned out well!
  59. Brownmatthall

    Tell me what amps you DON'T prefer!

    At default its definitely a bassy, dark amp but a lot of detail comes out the higher you bump the treble and mid knobs. Very full sounding once you get it balanced
  60. Brownmatthall

    Tell me what amps you DON'T prefer!

    Agree with all of this except the small box and TX star, the small box has always sounded fantastic right out the gate with a good greenback ir and the TX star with its factory cab and the treble cranked is one of my favorite clean sounds
  61. Brownmatthall

    Tell me what amps you DON'T prefer!

    I don't think ive tried that one actually, might have to...
  62. Brownmatthall

    Tell me what amps you DON'T prefer!

    I've made this discovery by accident as well, very stringy and nice in it's own way. Can't gel with the Carol Ann's though, everyone goes on and on about them (cliff included) and they just don't do it for me
  63. Brownmatthall

    FREE Black Shadow MC-90 IR

    Love the midrange in this, a little dark for my taste but it blends well with the checkerboard Marshall so it's a nonissue for me! Thank you
  64. Brownmatthall

    Axe-Fx II Firmware "Ares" 1.00 Public Beta

    Could just be that cliffs ac30 in particular is gainier?
  65. Brownmatthall

    York Audio checkmate/2x10 demo

    You're very welcome!
  66. Brownmatthall

    York Audio Checkmate M25 Cab Pack is out now!!!

    1987x jumped for most of it, the chuggy parts also had the ACB drive set to LED up front. The spacey part towards the end was the ac20 ef86T. Thanks!
  67. Brownmatthall

    York Audio checkmate/2x10 demo

    Thank you :)
  68. Brownmatthall

    York Audio checkmate/2x10 demo

    I posted this in the thread for the cab pack but I figured I'd put it up here too. I used the titular cab packs for all the tones in this demo with my JStrat with SSL 1's and my J bass. Enjoy!
  69. Brownmatthall

    York Audio Checkmate M25 Cab Pack is out now!!!

    Quick little showcase of some of the tones you can pull with these IR's. All sounds are my JStrat with SSL 1's through the M25-1 57 2B and M25-2 57 2A IR's, Minimal EQ, the bass is 1 track of my SVT patch using the Ampeg 2x10 IR's from York Audio as well. Enjoy!
  70. Brownmatthall

    York Audio Checkmate M25 Cab Pack is out now!!!

    I think I'm gonna end up using one on the left and the other on the right, they're both right up my alley tonally haha. I really can't wait to get home and do some more digging!
  71. Brownmatthall

    York Audio Checkmate M25 Cab Pack is out now!!!

    Having been away from the forum and playing altogether for a long time, coming back to the beta firmware on the 2 and this cab pack have been huge inspirations for me creatively and I can't wait to put some recordings together using these IRs. They sound the way I would expect a cab mic'd up to...
  72. Brownmatthall

    Looking for opinions on Strat pups

    Ended up going with an ssl 1 set I got for a buck 35 on reverb, that price was just too good to pass up and I can still return them if I don't like em. Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll keep em in mind if the Duncans don't work out!
  73. Brownmatthall

    Looking for opinions on Strat pups

    I got a recommendation for lollar specials but they look to be hotter than what I'm after, which would you recommend?
  74. Brownmatthall

    Looking for opinions on Strat pups

    Hey all, I recently bought a new traditional 50s MIJ strat and I'm absolutely in love with it. Chunky neck, super resonant, very well built, all that good stuff. The pickups are ceramic and while they don't even sound bad, its just not what I'm looking for in a strat y'know? (I try to avoid...
  75. Brownmatthall

    Best Windows DAW for drums

    Getgood drums for sure
  76. Brownmatthall

    Messing around with some new plugins and darker tonality

    I lack self control and ended up buying some new plugins during a couple sales recently, threw together this song from some ideas I've been floating around in my head to use them! I used the 1987x jumped model and remembered why its my absolute favorite plexi model, especially on my tele's...
  77. Brownmatthall

    Paramore just blew my mind!

    Anyone going to the Brooklyn date tomorrow?
  78. Brownmatthall

    Energyball /Powerball 2

    13 filler episodes o_O
  79. Brownmatthall

    How do you set up your Compressor block?

    Any reason you're picking the pedal comp over the studio?
  80. Brownmatthall

    How do you set up your Compressor block?

    I set the threshold to an extreme setting so every other parameters adjustment is obvious, set my attack and release (generally 15-30 and 50-100 respectively), make up gain, adjust my look ahead, and then back it off til it sounds right to me. I also set it to peak+rms as well
  81. Brownmatthall

    Need To Restart - Making an Uberschall Scream?

    SO, i completely forgot to post this yesterday (my bad!). As a quick note the IR is @York Audio 's Mesa 2x12 freebie, oh and my strings are really dead for that recording so it may be a smidge brighter as well. Enjoy :)
  82. Brownmatthall

    Need To Restart - Making an Uberschall Scream?

    I can when I get home in a bit
  83. Brownmatthall

    Need To Restart - Making an Uberschall Scream?

    this thread piqued my interest, and i do love the uber so heres my hat in the ring, double tracked
  84. Brownmatthall

    Fender goodness on a sunday

    Had this riff idea kicking around for a long while now and decided to lay it down, tele bridge into a superverb vibrato into the ml brown super sm57 a IR (the fuzz was just a stock hard fuzz block up front), bass was the ad200 into one of the 3 sigma 8x10 bass IR's I can't remember which
  85. Brownmatthall

    Interesting Article Today From Reverb about Modelers

    While true, I'd bet a very large sum of money that if you gave any of the people talking down modelers the axe to play through and didn't tell them it was the axe they would never know the difference. Alternatively you could probably give them two tube amps and say one is a modeler and they'd...
  86. Brownmatthall

    Interesting Article Today From Reverb about Modelers

    The comments section on that article physically hurt to read
  87. Brownmatthall

    Axe-Fx II "Quantum" Rev 10.01 Firmware Release

    Gain at 7.5, master up a hair to saturate a little, ive yet to need more than that with my tele
  88. Brownmatthall

    WIP ft. GGD M&M + ML Fender and Citrus IR's

    Thank you! All the cleans were my tele's neck pup with the FET boost at stock in front of the 6G4 Super, made everything tight and forward That part is what I had played initially, everything else came from messing with that progression :) thanks!
  89. Brownmatthall

    WIP ft. GGD M&M + ML Fender and Citrus IR's

    Sometimes I go through videos I've posted on instagram and realize that there are actually really cool ideas I've never fleshed out, this is me fleshing one of them out :) I did a lot of tweaking between takes so I'm not entirely sure whats what here but i used mostly the 2x12 brown super and...
  90. Brownmatthall

    Cool Time With Plini, David Maxim Micic, and Nick Johnston

    You'd be surprised how often it usually is just amp and cab, I know Aaron Marshall has said hes usually just using a 50 watt plexi model and can for leads etc. Its all about the right cab choice and getting the gain right, and the right guitar. What are you using?
  91. Brownmatthall

    My strings smell like onions.

    I had old strings on a guitar I had stopped playing for a considerable amount of time and when I picked it back up they smelled like hot dogs
  92. Brownmatthall

    another awww yis the cab pack 19 moment!

    I remember liking that one, one of the misha mixes right?
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