Something new for guitar coming soon from IK

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Peter - IK Multimedia
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Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:09 am

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reggie1979
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Re: Something new for guitar coming soon from IK

Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:22 pm

Geez, it wouldn't be a Brian May collection by any chance?

:lol:

Most OBVIOUS tease ever.

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Re: Something new for guitar coming soon from IK

Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:31 pm

Well, someone in the team liked the movie a lot, it seems. Is Brian May an obvious pick? Off the top of my head, I would say the regular lead and rhythm sound from Bohemian Rhapsody and the harmonic lead from I Want To Break Free are likely candidates. But apart from that, do you consider Brian Mayβ€˜s tones very recognizable? His playing, yes, but is he known for his innovative sounds?

I mean: Eddie Van Halen.. Mark Knopfler.. James Hetfield.. The Edge.. Andy Summers.. Steve Vai.. hell, B. B. King.. there are a lot of guitarists whose sound I think is more relevant to someone wanting to sell virtual gear πŸ˜‰
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Gamma-UT
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Re: Something new for guitar coming soon from IK

Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:13 am

medienhexer wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:31 pm
His playing, yes, but is he known for his innovative sounds?
Up to The Game, they used to print "No Synthesisers!" on the album sleeves because May liked to do special effects with his guitar/pedals/amp setup.

medienhexer
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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:04 am

Gamma-UT wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:13 am
medienhexer wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:31 pm
His playing, yes, but is he known for his innovative sounds?
Up to The Game, they used to print "No Synthesisers!" on the album sleeves because May liked to do special effects with his guitar/pedals/amp setup.
Great trivia, love it!

So I need to educate myself more with the early work. Thanks for the pointer.
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Gamma-UT
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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:15 am

medienhexer wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:04 am
Great trivia, love it!

So I need to educate myself more with the early work. Thanks for the pointer.
I believe the line started when a reviewer on Melody Maker who had just heard their debut single said "great synthesiser work" to May, who was a bit dismayed because he'd multitracked something like seven different guitar parts for it. I think the "synth" part in question is just after the short drum solo in Keep Yourself Alive at around 2:40.

They weren't against synths at the time - May just liked doing the sounds on guitar.

DaveClark
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Re: Something new for guitar coming soon from IK

Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:34 am

I was expecting MODO GUITAR.

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Peter - IK Multimedia
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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:19 am

DaveClark wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:34 am
I was expecting MODO GUITAR.
MODO Red Special?
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wagtunes
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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:26 am

MODO Guitar with Brian May's Red Special would be a dream come true. That is one damn unique guitar. There isn't anything else like it on the planet.

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Peter - IK Multimedia
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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:52 am

wagtunes wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:26 am
MODO Guitar with Brian May's Red Special would be a dream come true. That is one damn unique guitar. There isn't anything else like it on the planet.
Can't say what this specifically is until we release it soon, and my reply above was more a play on what I quoted rather than anything canon.
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reggie1979
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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:05 am

wagtunes wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:26 am
MODO Guitar with Brian May's Red Special would be a dream come true. That is one damn unique guitar. There isn't anything else like it on the planet.
He's never had a fret job on it. It's completely hand made and he uses 8's.

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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:08 am

Oh my God. It's just too hard to guess. I need to break free and play the game cause it's a hard life.πŸ˜ƒ
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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:13 am

medienhexer wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:31 pm
but is he known for his innovative sounds
Yes. Of course. I place May into the same league of British players from 70s like Mick Ronson, Robin Trower, Steve Hackett and slew of others on hard rock genre. Mays tone is distinct compared to them.
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Post Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:23 am

I liked queen before they got all hot and hip again. After Mercury passed, they were forgotten within a few years and I liked digging into their catalog as they has a certain hidden treasures appeal to me. Now they are all too over commerciallized . I guess whoever bought the rights to Queen property after EMI went belly up must be milking it for all it was worth. Let see some Queen EDM extended DJ mixes.
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Peter - IK Multimedia
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Post Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:36 pm

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