How low is too low? (SD 2.0 , Ibanez RGA8 , PODHD300)

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  1. TheBotquax

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    WHAT THE FU- by Acramoc on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free

    Not really a full song, but I wanted to see how low I could go before mixing and mastering became unbearable. I think that c# is about the limit before everything turned into muddy, floppy shit.

    Also, I think I perfected the snare on this song do you guys think it sounds good?

    (thanks to MF_kitten for the inspiration!)

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    :hbang:GO LOWER.
     
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    Go lower!

    This sounds really cool actually, lol
     
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    digging this !
     
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    I actually think the lead playing really detracts from the feel of the song. If it were just the low, rhythm guitar I think i'd enjoy it a lot more.
     
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    Haha, silly... I can't really hear the snare though.
     
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    Yeah it sounds a lot grittier on the not-soundcloud version on my computer, I wish they wouldn't compress the songs so much when you upload them
     
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    Its low, but not low enough. What Decay posted is about the limit, I think..
     
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    Dat snare:agreed:
     
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    Sounds like you should ease up on the compression.
     
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    I think the lead is what makes it awesome...and it would be too boring without it...not bad overall.
     
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    what settings u using with the pod?
     
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    I'm so happy to hear this :) what scale length is your guitar, and what gauges are you using? it sounds quite tight, I think you should go lower :)
     
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    Awesome. :metal:
     
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    Haha, the guitars do sound really cool. However, I am having a hard time picking out the individual elements of the kit. It sounds buried, so I can't really comment on the snare. But the tuning doesn't sound problematic at all. In fact, it sounds pretty cool to me.
     
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    Thanks to everyone for the input, I fixed up the mix and it sounds a fuck ton better now when I A/B the original! Of course, you'll have to wait until I release my EP before you hear the finished version. (Dun worry it's only one song and a couple days of mastering away from being released)

    EDIT: And Purelojik, if you look up the chimp spanner POD Hd500 tutorial on youtube, I based it around that tone and eq'd it a tiny bit in REAPER.

    EDIT2: And yes, I will be going lower in future. MUCH lower (think spasm by meshuggah lol)
     
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    Nice playing and nice tone! This has me thinking. I've tried emulating the chimp spanner patch on my 300 and never liked playing with it. Yet for some reason, every time I hear a mix done with a Pod where I feel compelled to ask how they got their tone, it turns out to be some form of that patch. May need to sit through that video again.
     
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    ^THIS
     

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