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TONE NAME: BRIAN UNIVERSAL

  • Created with: Helix
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  • Style:
    Rock, Metal, Alternative
  • Date: 4/21/23
  • Downloads: 1609
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  • Comments:
    Universal guitar tone for live performances, geared towards rock, metal, and alternative music. Comprised of four snapshots: Rhythm, Clean, Solo, and Lead. This tone is meant for live playing vs recording, as some of the levels of things such as reverb/delay, gain staging, etc may be exaggerated to stand out more clearly in a live setting vs what you would use in an actual recording session.<br><br> This patch can definitely be used on it's own, however it was really built to be a starting off point that you can really customize to match whatever tone you are trying to get to. Conserving DSP while still offering four snapshots that you can use to get you to the tone you are looking for was the main goal here.<br><br> Snapshot 1 - Rhythm: <br>Modern and tight high gain tone using the Line 6 Badonk, while still maintaining some of the warmth of the cab (4x12 Bogner Uberkab v30 + SM57) without it sounding too "processed" and "perfect". <br><br> Snapshot 2 - Clean: <br>Switches the amp model to the Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus (the best sound clean amp on the helix IMO), while still using the Uberkab. I was really trying to save DSP, which is why I didn't use another cab. Light touch of reverb and boost to the highs. The noise gates were also turned off or dialed way back to try to get as much clarity and sustain as possible.<br><br> Snapshot 3 - Solo: <br>This patch is very exaggerated in terms of the mix levels on the reverb, delay, and the output. Again, this was meant for live environments, so I really wanted to stand out during solos, and the extra reverb and delay just add that "rock and roll" feel on top of the rest of the band. The average output is between 3-5dbs higher than the Rhythm, so you may need to turn it out in the output if necessary.<br><br> Snapshot 4 - Lead: <br>This is pretty similar to the Solo snapshot, however the volume is only between 1-3db higher than the normal rhythm, and the mix on the delay and reverb has been dialed back a ton. It's not meant to grab attention, but to really just let those lead guitar parts in songs stand out over the rhythm section.<br><br> I would really love any feedback or input!

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