Entirely self-produced quality instrumental metal guitar album here! :)

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  1. 07adams88

    07adams88 SS.org Regular

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    Bought it this morning, digging your lead melodies a lot! I'll listen to the rest of the album when I get home from work. Definitely a little bass heavy for my taste but overall that is a minor thing. (Probably wouldn't mind so much if I had subs in my car lol.)


    I'm actually starting from scratch on my studio build. I made a post in this same section looking for advice due to the fact it's been so long since I've purchased computer or recording gear. I'm super tempted to knock my list down in price a bit so I can fit a kemper into (maybe a little over) my budget. Id go for Axe FX but I'm not good at digging into the tonal settings and developing from the ground up. I'm more of a modify a tone I already like type of guy.
     
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    Sorry for double post, phone wigged out.
     
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    syndrone Melodic Shred Head

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    Thanks mate! :) Hope you dig the rest of the album!

    I just gave my thoughts in your other post. You`re pretty much on the right track, though it`s really hard to save a lot of money when starting from scratch... Regarding Axe Fx vs Kemper: I didn`t have much luck with the presets on the Axe Fx (although they do sound pretty good, I just don`t think that the metal presets are actually usable...). This is different with the Kemper which has decent and ready-to-go presets, actually. It`s also cheaper than the Axe-Fx although prices will probably drop a bit since the Axe III is out.

    Hard decisions and I hope you will be happy with your setup! :)
     
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    Played it while doing some computer work today. Digging it for sure man, awesome job! Jealous of you lead playing lol.
     
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    syndrone Melodic Shred Head

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    haha glad you like it but there is no need to be jealous at all in my opinion... :) In the end, it is just a couple of notes being played on a wooden fretboard - anyone can do that! ;P
     
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    After listening to the album throu a few times now on different systems I have determined it is too short. Lol jk.

    Cyborg Nephilem and Plasmocyte are my favorites for sure. The bass heavy mix is growing on me too, mostly because of the fat riffs in Plasmocyte.

    Awesome job man, I look forward to hearing your next project.
     
  7. syndrone

    syndrone Melodic Shred Head

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    Haha although it`s around 53 min long ;P

    Awesome! Cyborg Nephilim and Plasmocyte are definitely amongst my favorite as well. I really like Epsilon Eclipse as well (for which I just did a playthrough... just waiting for Keegan Donovan to record his part). I really like that simple melodic chorus but maybe that`s just me....

    Thanks again for all your kind words! Already started working on new material. I think overall it`s gonna sound darker, shreddier and more in the vein of Cyborg Nephilim :)
     
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    syndrone Melodic Shred Head

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    The playthrough for "Epsilon Eclipse" is coming soon btw, plus there will be a TAB available plus the whole track minus the lead guitar to play along :)
     
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    syndrone Melodic Shred Head

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    ...Playthrough is up for those who are interested! :)

     
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    I just watched the play through clip! Awesome music and great playing. I will purchase your album when back home tomorrow!
     
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    Really killer man, I bought it yesterday along with Paul's last couple albums. This is going to get a lot of plays!

    Are you mostly in Drop A?
     
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    I've been seeing this post floating around for awhile, kind of wrote it off without even looking in it. After seeing it maintain a high spot on the que today, curiosity pulled me in... I'm glad I looked! this is really awesome man, was not expecting this at all. This is the kind of music I seek out. Extremely well done, you got another fan here! I will be keeping an eye out for your work.
     
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    syndrone Melodic Shred Head

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    Hey guys!

    Sorry for the late reply.

    Thanks so much for checking it out and for the support! I appreciate it a lot! :)

    Regarding tuning: I used standard tuning on my 7 strings for the entire album. Used either B-standard or A-standard for the tracks.
    I don`t use drop tunings that much anymore... Been using it for years but never quite liked it as much as I like standard tuning. Though I have a couple of ideas that would work way better in drop tuning so I might explore it a bit again I guess.... :)

    BTW: Paul`s new album is amazing!! \m/
     
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    I purchased your album download a few days ago and I have been listening to it several times since then. Awesome work, great songs, sick playing and also great production!
     
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    syndrone Melodic Shred Head

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    @trem licking: Darn, I kinda missed your post before. Thanks for having a look! :) I know this whole post is somewhat self-promotion (and believe me, I don`t really enjoy doing it..) but I almost have no choice, I guess.... That being said, I love discussing about guitars, guitar playing and audio production, so it kinda balances it out a bit and I think it`s a good place to have such conversations in here! :)

    @Santuzzo: Thanks so much! Great to hear/read that you like it! :)

    If you are an Axe-Fx II user and are interested: I will be sharing the lead guitar preset in a couple of days when I`m home again!
     
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    Awesome thanks!
     
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    Very impressive work, congratulations on putting together a magnificent album! I didn't expect to find something so enjoyable. I'll be ordering a physical copy pronto :D Your journey speaks to me as another person that's been taking a number of years to learn the ways of production. The quality of your work inspires me to trudge on forward!
     
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    Thanks so much for your kind post, Frey! This really means a lot to me! :)
     
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    syndrone Melodic Shred Head

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    hey there!

    I hope it`s okay to post here again. Just letting everyone know that the album is now available on Spotify............ I guess in the modern world there is indeed no way around Spotify.

    https://open.spotify.com/album/7DI0OmSwoRN5vbDNFzF2Mi

    That being said: There is a still a ton of physical CDs available if anyone wants to go the oldschool route :) $

    Cheers!
    SYNDRONE
     
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    Sounds good to me!
     

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