Posts by Cederick

    Have you re-recording old material to show their full potential?


    One of my first albums I recorded is currently being re-working almost completely.

    8 years later I absolutely hate the original sound and performance.




    I recorded the original with a Peavey Vypyr 30w combo :love: actually, in my opinion, the guitar tone of the original album is the SMALLEST issue.

    The biggest problem is the sloppy drums and just overall bad mix.



    I'm so happy to own a Kemper with a bazillion good sounding profiles and I'm still learning how to choose the "right ones".

    Maybe I have chosen the right one for the re-recording already?


    The profile I'm using in the re-recording so far is a Mesa Mark III profile called Blend M01 by Thumas

    Who knows if I will keep this for final mix or reamp later but so far I really dig it 8)8)8)8)

    I would also really love a 1U rack sized Kemper!


    1U rack like the old GSP1101, perfect for stacking several units for playing live and saving lots of space while doing so.

    I updated to filmrware 7 something now, haven't updated for a year or two.

    BEFORE: When I added profiles to my Kemper via USB stick I always choose "last additions" and there they were.


    NOW: Now it seems like it's no different from "all profiles"??


    Why is "last additions" showing ALL profiles?



    If I choose "last additions" I am interested in only viewing the absolute latest profiles in one little box!




    Also: even in "last additions" I still have to sort by date, and somehow the newest are LAST which takes lots of knob turns to get to.




    It was much better before

    That is true. The new comb does makes things a little better.

    Somebody from Evertune actually sent a comb to me for free a while ago, so I recorded A/B tests before and after and yes, a little better sustain. Still not perfect but that's ok.



    So... GearJocke ... Seems like you tried to ignore me at first, when I explained why Evertune has less sustain.

    Even Evertune themselves confirms exactly what I explained.


    The saddles vibrates and therefor steals the strings sustain.

    As I said. SIMPLE PHYSICS.


    Do you believe me now? :D



    Nobody said that the Evertune developers are "dumb".

    They have made a FANTASTIC product that I personally love to death and use and enjoy every day!

    But I don't pretend it's perfect because while it has some pros (staying in tune) it also has cons (less sustain than regular bridges).


    You can critisize things you love. Maybe the next Evertune will have improved sustain over the original design.

    I'm gonna be one of the first to try it out.

    Why some got little less sustain I don't know. If it because of the installer or something else? Anyway no the guys at Evertune are not dumb. Like in all business there's a thing as called upgrade with new mark II, mark III...:rolleyes:

    I just explained it above.


    The saddles vibrates and steals the strings sustain. It's simple physics.


    Think about SLIDE GUITAR.

    How comes you can play slide guitar with glass or metal, and not just your fingernails?

    Because the glass and metal is hard enough to not absorb the vibrations.


    "but Evertune saddles are made from metal"?


    Yes, but given how the bridge is designed, they still vibrate.

    You dont get as much sustain from a slide tube as you get a regular open or fretted string, right?


    I have tried several factory original Evertune guitars, guitars retrofitted by Evertune themselves, and also installed a few Evertune bridges myself.

    So I have been able to actually record a guitar before installation, and after installation, and the sustain was remarkably shorter.


    There is absolutely NOTHING about the installation or routing that can affect the sustain.

    It's just a square hole that you put the bridge in, there's nothing spectacular about it.

    The reason Evertune has less sustain is all because of the saddles.

    The individual saddles vibrates and steals the strings energy.


    It's that simple. If you ever had the saddle close to the bendstop, you can hear a rapid rattling sound against the bendstop; that is the amount of vibration you're dealing with.


    Some people say Evertune loses sustain because "so much wood carved out" but that is absolutely false.




    I love Evertune and use them every day but this is just facts.

    I don't care about the shorter sustain with Evertune because I love the tuning stability and intonation you get.

    Finally home from my first mini-tour with Crystal Viper as their new drummer!!

    We had one quick rehearsal in Poland (with only one of guitarists) and then we did all this...

    I have seldom in the past had the pleasure to work with such talents.

    They are all top-class at singing, guitar or bass!




    Here's a video from the first gig, showing two of my favorite songs to perform, one including a little drum solo at 8:46 :flex:

    I thought my snare broke, but the wires did keep coming lose for some reason, never had that issue for the 15 years I've had, and first song and first gig with CV of course it starts to shit with me :lol: anyway I could borrow a snare from opening band Kilmara instead.



    Here's some of my own GoPro drumcam videos!

    This is my favorite song because I can summon my inner Jörg Michael in it:flex:

    This is also a very Jörg Michael-ish song.

    And this one is really fun to play too (just like every other song of course)





    https://www.facebook.com/crystalviperofficial/







    Sorry if this is not allowed because nobody in the band is currently using Kempers :saint::saint::saint::saint::saint:

    Serbian band CLAYMOREAN has released a single from their upcoming album and I got the honor to give a song to them!

    I wrote this probably 6-7 years ago but I never found a place for it until I got in touch with Claymorean guitarist Vladimir through another side-project... The Claymoreans was a fan of my music, and I was a fan of theirs... Vlad explained he had a "writers block" for the moment and I proposed to give them a song I never used for another project.


    I think they made a BRILLIANT adaptation of it, and I'm so happy it finally got released!!


    I play all guitars in this song with my Kemper :love:






    Here's some of my favorite songs of theirs:




    Unreal vocal delivery after 1:29 :metal::metal::metal:




    They have a kick-ass Manowar cover with some of the most fierce vocal performances you will ever hear.

    The high notes at 3:44 gives chills every time

    First of all I wolle compare the Original amp sound with the profiled at the same volume and do the comparison.

    Yes, thats the only way.


    You can't just pick a random profile , play it through a poweramp and say "this is lacking some bass"


    That makes no sense.


    The difference is SO SMALL that it in one way, it is meaningless, but it's still a fact that profiles do not sound 100% . They might sound 99% and that is really REALLY GOOD.


    But a Kemper 2 could possibly nail that 100% with some new technology





    Please note; I am NOT slamming Kemper. I LOVE IT. But one can still point out flaws and hope for them to be redeemed.

    This is the "follow-up band" to my old band Rocka Rollas... Proper band name, better song writing, everything needs to be PERFECT!!!


    We need a singer! Preferably within Sweden, but open to suggestions WITHIN EUROPE.


    We're looking for a singer similar to Daniel Heiman (Lost Horizon) or Ralf Scheepers (Gamma Ray/Primal Fear).

    You need great range, raspy mids and perfect vibrato. As well as a commanding presence on stage of course.

    It's NOT gonna be a studio only project. This is gonna be a real band with real ambitions!!!


    WE WILL COVER FLIGHT COSTS AND YOU WILL HAVE A SHARE FOR RECORDING + PLAYING LIVE


    Write here if you meet all requirements!!! tristansfateofficial@gmail.com



    Early demo versions of some songs below!





    Using a Jevo (if thats the right guy?) Engl Savage Kemper profile in this demo recording 8)

    Locrain


    Do you talk about when you hit the strings, the pitch bouncing up and then down on the sustain?

    Well, Evertune does reduce that "pitch bounce" on the intitial pick attack. It will make the notes more even. Almost no pitch bounce.


    Nah, I love Evertune, I wouldn't go a day without using one. It's just a great feeling to know you're ALWAYS in tune.


    Of course there's the fact that it just doesn't have as much as sustain as other guitars. Each string is on an individual saddle that vibrates and steals the strings energy. BUT I SIMPLY DO NOT CARE.

    If the sustain loss was REALLY an issue I wouldn't be using the bridge.

    I freaking love Evertune. And they DO SUSTAIN ENOUGH for any regular use of a guitar you could think of.


    If somebody really needs more sustain, get a guitar with a Fernandes Sustainer / Sustainiac installed ^^

    With all the issues that come with the tuning you'll be in, quad-tracking would be a major headache for me. It depends on the arrangement, and how tight of a player you are, but that can get sloppy quick.

    That's why it's a great idea to always record with EVERTUNE 8)8)8)8)


    Not that I quadtrack rhythms but... Still... Best guitar upgrade EVER (hence the name :love: )


    Evertune bridges are expensive to buy and install, but being able to record guitar for several days without checking tuning is priceless.

    And, at least the general rule of thumb from most well known producers of this genre is, "turn down your gain". It will allow for better note definition without the loss of brutality once you've got 4 or more tracks playing the same tight rhythms.

    Bah.


    Quad tracking with low gain will NOT make your percieve more gain if played tightly.

    Some people say that. It's bullcrap.

    If played sloppily, it will mush out and somewhat "mimick more gain".


    I tracked 12 (TWELVE!) guitars left and right and it didn't sound a lot different to regular two tracked. When played tightly.

    However when I purposley played sloppier, it mushed out.


    I have audio clips of this if you dont believe me.

    And, at least the general rule of thumb from most well known producers of this genre is, "turn down your gain". It will allow for better note definition without the loss of brutality once you've got 4 or more tracks playing the same tight rhythms.

    Bah.


    Quad tracking with low gain will NOT make your percieve more gain if played tightly.

    Some people say that. It's bullcrap.

    If played sloppily, it will mush out and somewhat "mimick more gain".


    I tracked 12 (TWELVE!) guitars left and right and it didn't sound a lot different to regular two tracked. When played tightly.

    However when I purposley played sloppier, it mushed out.


    I have audio clips of this if you dont believe me.