1. Roberto Djentz

    Helix 3.5 Preset + Demo Thread

    This thread is for those of you who would like to share your presets for the new Helix update. Please post your Preset with a demo of the preset. Please detail the tuning and if you would like, share your gear information. Quick Example. "This is my lead preset, I'm using standard 7 string...
  2. Roberto Djentz

    Is it me or does REAPER (DAW) sound muddy/congested/crammed/flat?

    I have been using reaper for about 2 years, chasing tones and mixing over and over. I can't seem to get it to sound crisp/clear without sounding harsh. But the biggest battle is not sounding congested and muddy. I have tried EQing, panning, stereo wideners, compression, etc etc. It just somehow...
  3. Chronophobia

    Online metal, hardcore, prog collab

    Looking to collab with someone online combining influences from stuff like sludge metal, hardcore, math rock, prog, fusion, death metal and noise rock. I'm no songwriting expert but my favourite stuff I've written tends to come from working with unusual rhythms, chord progressions, moods, etc...
  4. Roberto Djentz

    Anybody wanna record a solo over a song I'm struggling to complete?

    Just looking for inspiration and help with a track that I'm stumped on, I can't seem to figure out what to put in the clean/bass spot. I kinda imagine a Plini/intervals/Sithu style shred... But I also kinda suck at guitar 😅😩 Here is the track (unfinished) for a general idea. Anyone and...
  5. VisionSwords

    New Album: Vision Swords "Next Awakening"

    Hello, my friend Owen (Frequency Eater) encouraged me to start posting on here; he said it's a community that's pretty receptive to new metal. So I'm here to present my new metal (not nu metal) project Vision Swords. Vision Swords is a new instrumental outfit that could potentially interest...
  6. ShiroNekoMusic

    4x12 vs 2x12 in home studio!

    Hello! I'm a proud owner of an ENGL Invader 1 amp that I use to play cleans, crunch stuff but most important, METAL! I am a djent type of player (progressive metal, downtuned stuff) and I love tight distortions with boosters in front for some added clarity. This is exactly the tone I get with...
  7. works0fheart

    Anyone here into Prog?

    I'm talking old prog mostly, but modern stuff is great too. I just love the mash-up of instruments outside of guitar, bass, and drums. Been diving down the rabbit hole of bands from the 60's and 70's that have been somewhat swept under the rug and found some stuff I really love. I've heard the...
  8. berkyagli

    Cinematic Progressive Metal - A unique style

    Hello All, I want to share with you my album "Symphony of Humanity" and the music video of the piece "Obedient Workers" from the album. It is a concept album that illustrates a third-person point of view of the frames of minds and certain phenomena that have been the catalyst of the...
  9. J

    What do you think are the best IR´s for a very pristine prog metal clean tone?

    I´m looking for a very pristine clean tone with loads of chord clarity and a bit scooped midrange to contrast a lot with my metal tone and I´m looking for an IR for that. What are some of your recommendations? I´m using the coil-split on my neck pickup into my amp (Joyo Zombie). I´ve been...
  10. JejeLaFrite

    Happy birthday to that album!

    For fans of instrumental progressive metal, with a solid dose of orchestral music.
  11. Themistocles

    NPD prototype Yardbox functional again

    Yardbox Proto by Themistocles posted Nov 26, 2020 at 11:03 AM Well its new again because it hasnt worked properly for at least 20 years and I finally found someone with the talent to fix and tune my all time favorite fuzz, a Prescription Electronics Yardbox prototype (it would only work for...
  12. yuri_1973

    FS (EU/UK) Allan Holdsworth Kiesel 7 string HEADLESS - Made in USA

    Brief & Accurate Description of gear/guitar: Allan Holdsworth model 7 string headless. Very good condition. Modifications (if any): N/A Accessories (hardshell case etc): original Kiesel custom fit semi-rigid gig bag Location (City,State or City,Country): Madrid, Spain International OK? : EU/UK...
  13. C

    7 strings rocking!!! [progressive]

    Just listened to a very cool song. Ibanez 7 strings in action :) Stay safe all the best
  14. fproject

    F Project "Orenda" with Philip Bynoe on bass

    Hey all. I released this song on my debut album "Paradigm Shift" last June 2019. I really like how it turned out and hope you like it too. I needed a bass player to fill in for this one as my bass player couldn't do this one and ended up getting Philip to play on it. It has a positive vibe to...
  15. D

    Crystal lake guitar tone

    Hey everyone, So possibly my favorite heavy guitar tone is the tone in the album "Helix" by crystal lake, especially in songs like "lost in forever" and "Apollo". I know that they're in a low tuning (drop f I think?), but apart from that, how can I achieve that tone? To make it more specific...
  16. Christopher Har V

    Epic New Easy-Listening Cinematic Prog Metal (Playthrough)

    Total 7-String phenomena happening here. Enjoy.
  17. K

    Brand new album from my band Tiberius - FFO Protest the hero, Iron Maiden, BTBAM and disco beats

    Just released this album today and I'm super proud of it, if it sounds like your kind of thing please take a listen and let me know what you think Mixed and mastered by the very talented De La Fuente of Exist Immortal Album is available at The latest single from the...
  18. Obscurabeast2002

    Best preamp or modeler for Prog, technical death metal, and jazz?

    If anyone can give me some suggestions to buy a preamp to practice/record with my headphones and laptop that has clean, and heavy tones. My influences are bands like Dark Fortress, Obscura, Spawn of Possession, and various technical death metal, black metal and jazz artists. I need a preamp...
  19. H

    I'm putting out my first album on April 15th

    Hello all, I'm releasing the first volume of my project "Of the Sky" on the April 15th If you are interested, you can pre-order the album on Thanks!
  20. Bucketheadtwo

    Two Songs I'm Working On | Drewsif's Reaper Mix/Master Template

    Wanted to hear what you guys thought about these two tracks I just finished tracking this week for my album. I'm currently working with Drewsif Stalin's Reaper pre-mixed/mastered template, which features entirely free plugins so that you can just track your stuff, write some drum midis, and...