I have profiled my own Dual Rectifier's Channel 3 (red) in Modern mode with an SM57 into a BAE 1073 MP preamp. In front has been a Maxon OD808 clone pedal in the "standard setting" of 0 drive, 5 tone, 10 level. The cabinet is my mid-1990's Rectifier 4x12 with british V30's. The mic has been right up the grille pointing at about the cap edge of the speaker. I have tried many different positions and this one I liked best.
My aim has been to have a profile that provides the common Metalcore / Death Metal tone of the last decade or so.
This profile is "calibrated" for EMG pickups, so the default gain might have to be adjusted to taste or for pickups with a different output. For me it works great on down-tuned guitars and keeps enough clarity even at insane gain settings. Even down to the lowest string on my 8-string (standard F#).
What I want to know from you folks is how this profile works for you in a noodling and in a mix / band scenario with just a little adjustments of the post-amp EQ block. Everything within +/- 1 dB of adjustment is fine for me, while everything more than that should lead to making a new profile.
The profile can be found on the Rig Exchange:
- Name: "RiF-DR CH3 Mod OD 2" (SM57 straight at capedge) and "RiF-DR CH3 Mod OD 1 57x" (offaxis SM57, slightly darker tone)
- Author: "RiF"
Some info about the profile:
- Stomp-block 1 has a 4:1 noise gate for "da djent" :-). Adjust to taste or switch off.
- Stomp-block 4 has a Pure Booster with a ca. 2 dB clean gain boost.
- FX-block 1 has a Studio EQ to make the profile "mix ready". A pretty low (ca 40 Hz) high pass and a ca. 11KHz low pass. And it has a little dip at around 4000K to tame that "SM57-fizz".
- FX-block 2 has a flanger at a lower mix setting (Machine Head anybody?)
- FX-Block 3 has a ping-pong delay with a filter that cuts highs from the echoes
- FX-Block 4 has a large room reverb, pretty short time, low predelay and reduced bandwith to keep it subtle
I appreciate any feedback (positive or negative) from you guys!
I have uploaded a sound demo on Soundcloud:
Here are some images of the gear used.
The faceplate of the OD808 clone has been customized to my personal specs (color, writings, logo).