Same goes for 'leadership'. The ones that start talking about leadership probably can't lead 4 people to the bathroom.
Constructive for the purpose of representing the Axe FX in the best light possible maybe? Cooper is a demonstrator for G66 is he not? He posted a tone which to my ears (and clearly some others here) lacks clarity, dynamics and probably has too much wet to dry ratio to be a 'great' tone. It's not just the converted Axe FX owners that frequent this forum, there are many here who browse this forum while trying to make up their mind on whether to spend their cash on an AFX.
He also took the time to put a flanger on it even a pitch block to shift it down a half step to achieve the Eb tuning Van Halen is known for. So to say he wasn't trying to achieve a similar tone to Eddie doesn't ring true to me.
Sheesh, I'd forgotten how touchy musicians can be sometimes, LOL.
here's my take on this song. i played it perfectly like the original and the tone is exact too.
i threw in some pro tapping at the end as well.
This was me dialing in a huge, heavy tone and playing a huge, heavy riff with a huge, heavy firmware update.
In your field you have to endure the criticism of your colleagues and those you work for. How much would you enjoy the individual scrutiny of a peanut gallery forum such as this! Bet you wouldn't show us some of your animation so we can critique the living shit out of it, please.
Yeah I get it dude.....it's just that I don't think the tone is anything special to show off the upcoming firmware, that's all. You're not always gonna get a pat on the back from everyone......it's called life & it keeps things honest.
Well as it happens I regularly post my work online on animation forums and have it ripped apart by everyone from pros to students to people who know nothing about animation.
what do you say to someone who says "that looks nothing like looney tunes, you missed the mark" or similar? that's closer to what happened here than posting just any type of animation.
Guys, let's all take a deep breath here.
I wasn't offended in the slightest by any of the criticisms here.
The tone is a tone I like. Some guys don't like it. Big deal.
The riff is a riff I like. It's not a tone match. If it'll chill everyone out, I'm play some chug chugs and repost and maybe we'll all enjoy the tone more. Whatever.
There's *zero* need to get personal.
Let's all play some guitar!
Maybe I shouldn't have even posted this. Honestly it wasn't supposed or intended to be a tone match or a copy of the original tone. It doesn't sound like the original and I didn't mean for it to.
It was me dialing in a huge, heavy, badass fucking tone and playing a huge, heavy, badass fucking riff with a huge, heavy, badass fucking firmware update.
I was laughing so hard my wife was asking if I need oxygen. I have tears in my eyes and pulled a rib muscle. I needed that Chris
Seriously, we should practice "If you do not have something nice to say, say nothing!" unless requested. Nice going Cooper!
Hit the ground runnin', people.
EDIT: To the Van Halen purists, I was having a good time and thought you'd enjoy hearing some really heavy FW18.
This is NOT and was never meant as a tone match or a copy of the original tone. It doesn't sound like the original and I didn't mean for it to. I just dialed in this tone and said "hey this is heavy as hell and sounds like a more intense unchained tone" and hit record. I thought, "maybe the guys will enjoy this."
This was me dialing in a huge, heavy tone and playing a huge, heavy riff with a huge, heavy firmware update, not me doing a match.
Who knows, maybe I'll spend the time and do one and we can all rock out on the preset...