Posts Tagged ‘Video’

Fractal Audio Axe Fx 2 High Gain Demo Diezel VH4 Das Metall Ibanez RG Giger Demo

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Fractal Audio Axe Fx 2 High Gain Demo Diezel VH4 Das Metall Ibanez RG Giger Demo

So I’m starting a series for YouTube and this is going to be my first installment. I want to record all of the high gain amp models on my Axe Fx 2. Maybe I will expand to all models, I don’t really know yet. Something I would like to do but the net doesn’t seem to care about anything other than high gain which is too bad. I’m not going to be scientific about it, because lets face it, what you would do and what I would do are very different.

My lack of science will include things like, playing whatever guitar I want, whatever tuning I want. In the end I just want to make a series of kick ass Fractal videos since as of right now that is my rig and I love it. I’m also hoping to work with Kemper in the future as well as Line 6 and do the same with their products.  So we’ll see hopefully they will give a shot to a Lil guy in the sticks trying to make some Internet noise.

What will be consistent, I’ve decided to go the mic’d cab route for these videos. So the entire signal chain is Axe Fx 2 (cab sim’s off) – VHT 2/50/2 – Mesa Boogie 2/12 V30’s in an isolation box – Shure SM-58 into a Motu 8-pre – into Sonar X1. (I need to upgrade to X2) Very minimal post processing. Very slight eq bump if necessary. And I’m trying to record a brief solo section in each of the tunes, using the same model as the rhythm and adding a little delay.

The only thing I avoided was running the Avalon 737sp in this chain. I avoided it because in one of my other videos people kept picking on the fact that I used an Avalon which makes everything sound great. True, but i’m an idiot so it was easier to just run it in the motu and be done with it.

My plan is to also talk about each one of these experiences and give people a bit of a glimpse of what I do to create the sounds I create.

For this track named (Butthurt Fanboy Disorder) I went with the Das Metall amp sim. I actually left the power amp sim on, I went back and forth on it and to my ears I liked the response better with it on. The cab sim was bypassed. I also used a T808 sim in the drive block. The mic is pointed direct on the cone but moved off of the dust cap.

The guitar is an Ibanez Giger RG all stock nothing special. I hope you dig it and keep watching for more vids.

Sevendust posts new video for “Decay” off of “Black Out The Sun”

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

New Sevendust video for Decay off of their new disc “Black Out The Sun”. Serious rocking of your anus!!!

Guns N Roses Play Welcome to the Jungle Acoustic

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Happy Tuesday, I hope you have your bright shining faces on today!!! Gearzombiee has a special treat for you. Here is a youtube video of Guns N Roses doing Welcome to the Jungle live. I could hardly wait!! And the youtube ratings are pouring in so be sure to look at those!! Surely its the coolest thing ever right?? Well see for yourself!!! I hope you enjoy this, this highlight of my blogging career. Next up i’m gonna sit and wait for Rebecca Black to release the Friday Remix!!! Cuz SHES A BETTER SINGER THAN….. Happy Tuesday Folks and remember, Stay Safe Out There!!!

Stone Sour ‘Gone Sovereign’ Video

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Video was dropped today for Stone Sour’s “Gone Sovereign” it appears to be exclusively on Noisecreep.com Apparently they don’t share cuz I cant embed to their site. But if you want to check it out the link is HERE

Or if exclusivity is not your bag of tricks, it took about an hour for people to start ripping it for youtube!!! And if you wanted my 2 cents, don’t ask me cuz I love em and this tune is no exception!

Linkin Park’s Castle Of Glass Video From Medal Of Honor Warfighter

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

In a really cool song and a totally depressing video Linkin Park has released Castle Of Glass. This will be featured in the new Medal of Honor Warfighter due out Oct 23rd.

Peavey 6534+ Orange 4×12 Demo

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a quick demo of the Peavey 6534+ played through an Orange 4×12. Good morning world of music type people. As I state in the video the 6534 is basically the 6505 but it uses El34’s instead of 6L6’s in the power section. Does it make a difference? I think so!! In many cases I think the difference between EL34’s and 6L6’s is very slight sonically. And more importantly I think that unless you’re cranking your amp to the sun you’re even farther away from telling a difference. But really in my opinion it’s the pre stage that really makes the amp. But in this case switching the power tubes made the head that much better.

I felt that the 6534+ maybe had a bit more bottom available than the 6505+ but it wasn’t huge. I also liked the clean just a bit more. While people always tend to gripe on forums about how crappy the 6505+ clean is, I personally didn’t mind it. And played it in a band that had a lot of clean parts. Again, the differences were very slight. That being said, I am a bit biased as I ran a 6505+ for a long time and is still to this day my favorite daily driver. And one that I regret selling every day!!

Why did I like it you may ask?? Well, a lot of heads that I also like require a lot of tweaking to get a sound that works for my ears. Take your average Mesa head. Everyone loves the recto sound but for me I always felt it was a bit too sloppy, squishy, fizzy sounding. Now the way to rectify that (no pun intended) is to toss an old trusty TS-9 in front of it and that sucks it all up in a nice tight package. Again, that’s just me personally. But I never ran anything tone effecting in front of the 6505+. I had Clean, Crunch and Dirty and it didn’t matter if I was playing metal or just hard rock that head just fit. And fit where in my mind a head should fit IN THE MID-RANGE!! And that’s really what guitar sound is about, sitting in the middle that’s what it’s designed to do.

Also, I think this is fairly low noise for a high gain head. Granted if you crank the gain to 10 it comes apart like any other head. But I probably ran mine between 6 and 7 and didn’t run a gate live. I really just didn’t need it. So in a nutshell, would I recommend this head?? 100%!! Sure you can get more features out of other heads, but really I think this a workhorse that everyone can play on. If you’re the classic rock cover band all the way to the death metal bands, this head will work and I don’t think you will be disappointed either way. But, what is a good head without a killer cab.

This video was shot through an Orange 4×12, which by the way, simply put the bad mamma jamma on the block. And it should be I think it weighs just as much as I do! Well, maybe 1/3 of me. I think they tip the scale at about 110lbs. Which is massive to lug around from gig to gig. But you know that really using the Orange cab you’re pretty much done with that part of your rig. I can honestly say I’ve never heard anyone say, “Man my Orange is ok but I sure wish I had a ….” That just doesn’t happen. As a matter of fact after playing on a couple of Orange cabs I can say that jumping to them would be a simple decision. Unless of course you’re not interested in a cab that sounds killer, is built like a tank and just looks dead sexy.

Below are some Guitar Center links for the 6534+ and Orange cabs. At least go test drive one!!

Peavey 6534+ Guitar Center HERE
Orange Cabs Guitar Center HERE

Diamond Nitrox Quick Demo Video with Ibanez RG Giger

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Here is a demo of the Diamond Nitrox. So many moons ago I was asked to film and take part in a project demoing a bunch of heads. My footage wasn’t used. But since I filmed the entire thing I had my footage sitting in my video vault with the other misfit toys including my sex tape from that romantic summer I had with Megan Fox and of course my pro bowl season with the Vikings. But that was a different time and now all I have left are the memories. And this video of my noodling with the Diamond Nitrox.

I have to say this is a really cool head. And maybe someday I can convince the good people at Diamond to loan me one so I can do a proper GearZombiee video with it!! I tend to play kind of all over the place and not a lot of heads work well with that especially for rock. It’s like you either chug, play wide open or whatever. And generally decent cleans are hard to find with higher gain heads. I found that this had good pronunciation great warm lead tone and a totally useable clean. So totally this would be a fun one to get in my studio and do a bunch of videos on!!!

So this is just camera audio and all and my playing isn’t terrible but ohh well. I’m glad I’m starting to post these and they are behind me.