How to Djent?

Discussion in 'Music Theory, Lessons & Techniques' started by scottro202, May 14, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. scottro202

    scottro202 I'm walkin' here!!!

    Messages:
    2,467
    Likes Received:
    494
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
    so, after being on this forum for a few months, I have come to know and love the word "djent". I know what djent is, but I want to know HOW to djent (like gear, tunings, playing style, etc etc).

    can anyone help me djent? :hbang:

    Scottro

    EDIT: and sorry if this is the wrong forum, or if this has been said before.
     
    setsuna7 likes this.
  2. splinter8451

    splinter8451 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,104
    Likes Received:
    159
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Location:
    Frederick, MD
    Palm mute a double octave power chord. It has to sound like "DJENT" not your usual "Dje" or "djen" if ya know what I mean.

    :agreed:
     
  3. Nylis

    Nylis lute city

    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA

    Eq hi-mids in at about 1.5khz and suck out the low mids (150-250 depending), Presence and treble knobs up and don't use too much gain, Saturation is the exact the opposite of what you want. Go easy on the mids but don't scoop them, using too much mids will provide an effect akin to playing through a telephone. These will provide a good starting point but you need to play around with your pick attack and writing style because thats what 'djent' is in reality. Pick attack is actually alot more important than people think, mess around with it. Tuning is pretty much personal preference but I would go as low as possible while still using thin strings, the longer scale length the better for the low end. You don't have to go meshuggah low but doing so adds a massive agressive low end that I love, especially when it fights the wonky EQ. As for amps Engl is a pretty dry and tight amp and is synonymous with 'djent'. For digital processing axe-fx seems to be the best nowadays but if you can pick up a pod or if you have one they get extremely usable tones. Playing 'djent' is cool but you really should make it yours and do different stuff than the played out cliche music thats coming out. just my twooo.
     
    DIOBOLIC5150 likes this.
  4. DIOBOLIC5150

    DIOBOLIC5150 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    993
    Likes Received:
    1,127
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Some people call the music I write "Djent". I'm still not entirely clear on what the hell that means... Just tune low and slam the shit out of every note. lol.

    The poster above pretty much nailed all the aspects of what you are trying to do, IMO.
     
  5. Mattayus

    Mattayus Sir Groove-A-Lot Contributor

    Messages:
    6,049
    Likes Received:
    1,366
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Watch Petrucci and learn! :lol:



    2:14
     
  6. Thin_Ice_77

    Thin_Ice_77 You'll never make it

    Messages:
    2,299
    Likes Received:
    295
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Location:
    West Midlands, UK
    I am so fucking sick of that word.
     
    JBroll likes this.
  7. Mattayus

    Mattayus Sir Groove-A-Lot Contributor

    Messages:
    6,049
    Likes Received:
    1,366
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Innit man. Been well sensationalised, and thrown around and now seems to mean something completely different to what it did about 6 months ago :scratch:
     
  8. CrushingAnvil

    CrushingAnvil \m not jesus land m/

    Messages:
    8,288
    Likes Received:
    1,197
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2007
    Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand
    OH MY FUCKING LAWDZ.

    If I hear the word 'Djent' one more time Im going to fucking kill myself :scream:
     
  9. S-O

    S-O t(-.-t)

    Messages:
    2,459
    Likes Received:
    136
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2006
    Location:
    Dayton and Columbus, Ohio
    I am indifferent towards the word, I am in truth jelous of those who can write in that style, curse all of you who can!
     
  10. scottro202

    scottro202 I'm walkin' here!!!

    Messages:
    2,467
    Likes Received:
    494
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia

    those 2 posts really help me guys, thanks for helping me on my quest to djent-ness!!!

    o, and my apologies to anyone who doesn't like that word
     
  11. ZeroSignal

    ZeroSignal Appreciates Kwolity Contributor

    Messages:
    9,107
    Likes Received:
    567
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    It's not a style of music. It's a method of playing. It would be like saying "I play Chug music" when referring to Metallica style Thrash Metal.

    Stop getting it confused, people... :squint:
     
  12. ivancic1al

    ivancic1al Probrem?

    Messages:
    1,200
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY/St. Catharines, ON
    so that's what that's called...i've been doing that for a few years now and never had a word for it! haha...sorry to all the people fed up with it...
     
  13. Varkatzas

    Varkatzas SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    82
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Location:
    Salt Lake
    wtf does it stand for
     
  14. ZeroSignal

    ZeroSignal Appreciates Kwolity Contributor

    Messages:
    9,107
    Likes Received:
    567
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    Nothing. It's just an onomatopoeic term coined by the Meshuggah boys to describe the sound of the palm mutes they got on one of their albums back in the day. Then plucky bastids like Bulb popularised the word over teh Internetz and then popular metal culture somehow picked it up.
     
  15. Stealthdjentstic

    Stealthdjentstic Banned

    Messages:
    21,243
    Likes Received:
    2,491
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, Canadia
    ^ I've never heard it used on boards other than this one :shrug:
     
  16. Scar Symmetry

    Scar Symmetry Ex Whiny Bitch

    Messages:
    15,865
    Likes Received:
    2,947
    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    Digital Juxtaposition Electromagnetic Neon Triode

    it's very complicated, I won't try to explain...
     
  17. Scar Symmetry

    Scar Symmetry Ex Whiny Bitch

    Messages:
    15,865
    Likes Received:
    2,947
    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    why does everyone hate it so much?

    is the word djent really that annoying?

    personally it doesn't bother me at all :shrug:
     
  18. TimothyLeary

    TimothyLeary Tune in, Drop out

    Messages:
    906
    Likes Received:
    50
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Location:
    Portugal
  19. ShadyDavey

    ShadyDavey 7ibrarian

    Messages:
    6,002
    Likes Received:
    899
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Location:
    Peterborough, UK
    It will become annoying as soon as its overused - but its as good a term as any to describe that particular sound :lol:
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page