wagtunes wrote: ↑
Mon May 13, 2019 5:21 am
Let me try to explain why I have so much trouble describing sound.
Let's take 2 things that sound nothing like each other, a sine wave and a sawtooth wave. Describing the difference, this is the best I can do.
Sine wave is softer with less harmonics and a sawtooth wave is louder with more harmonics.
Pretty piss poor description since that can describe so many other sound waves.
I'm just terrible with trying to describe things. If you put me in front of a sketch artist trying to describe a suspect, forget it, he'd get nowhere.
Describing things is not a skill I have at all. At least not a good one. I guess people who can easily describe things can't understand somebody not being able to do that. Oh well, nothing I can do about that. I just have to accept that they don't understand. I can't tell you the difference between Brian May's guitar and the simulation. They just sound different and the simulation sounds wrong to me.
Sorry, best I can do.
that's different to it cant be done. obviously im not going to call a personal feeling bs.
and again, its not about stupidity or anything.
after listening to a bit of that video again on the monitors, one thing im noticing that's missing is that chorus effect may gets by double tracking everything (well the lead lines).
i saw one of those classic albums type shows about either we will rock you or we are the champions, cant remember which, but they where talking with the engineer who showed that was a big part of how he gets that tone that cuts through.
where others use it for stereo width, his tend to be mixed together.
the slight differences in timing of vibrations gives it a thicker sound.
one way to achieve this is with a very short delay, single repeat, 50%wet dry (roughly or to taste)
or of course, copy to a second track and move along by milliseconds.
try that with something similar to the strat set up in the video and youll get closer to his studio tone.