Ok, Erectus 2 and 3 have arrived. Experimental program playing with panning. Work pretty good with low and low-mid distortion tones.
The same Recto cab, now with JCM800 poweramp, a dynamic mic on axis (Erectus 3) or a condenser mic off axis (Erectus 2), and two room mics added and mixed together into two programs. One left with bigger room and one right with smaller room. The programs need to be loaded with pan at center to benefit from the full room. Once you load the program your track automatically pans to the left with left room or right with right room, adding noticeable room to the opposite side, like haas effect, but here the room is contained in both sides. It’s different, sounds good.
I have devised this two programs for my mixing purposes, but could work with direct playing: you should need to copy the none reverb side (if you copy the two sides you will reverse stereo), left or right side into the track pan of your daw to make it mono-stereo, or just make the track full mono. Should be easy. I don’t know every daw, just read the manual or try by yourself.
While mixing you can use the two different rooms for two different guitars (L&R) or you can use only one L or R, by reversing the pan in one of them, because by default they only pan for left (L program) or right (R program). The difference between L&R is subtle. The room mics weren’t perfectly positioned, so left captured a bit more of room than right. Just use your ears and what fits better.
Same side with different mic are phase compatible: you can mix together 2L with 3L and 2R with 3R to get a dynamic on axis and condenser off axis hybrid.
Different sides are not 100% phase compatible due to the different room capture.
If you don’t like the room at all, you can decrease it by panning fully to the left or right and/or by decreasing the kernel times. Don’t decrease times under 50ms or it will begin to sound bad.
These two programs are sampled in other way than my first creations. In this case I have used the distorted 0,5s reverb session. They have no drive knob. Only is manipulable the first “FX” knob and it only acts like a volume, so don’t touch anything. If you think by default it sounds too loud or too quiet read the welcome and quick guide to adjust the pad out. I haven’t noticed strange behavior of the programs, but as always, take care of your ears and equipment and put a limiter in the master.
Demo 1 JCM800 into Left and Right programs, condenser (2L&R) (first 24seconds) and dynamic (3L&R). At the end of the track you can listen to the difference between condenser 2L (first), dynamic 3L (second) and mixed 2L&3L (third).
This demo 1 is a preview of the track called BKS: ‘Bulldozer’ from The Mixing Secrets. I don’t know any info of the band, it’s not detailed in that web, but fits perfect the sound I was looking for in the creation of this program. If any member of that Mixing Secrets site (or any other, or the owners of the track, or…) think that I have to remove this demo, let me know and I’ll delete it immediately. I am not profiting from these programs. They are totally free, but with donation option. So far no one has donated XD
Demo 2 Ibanez Tube Screamer and JCM800 into Left dynamic (3L) and Right condenser (2R). Both are panned hard left and right to decrease a bit the room, because room and metal tones are not friends at all.
This demo 2 is taken from the files posted by Mago at andy sneap forum. As said before, if anyone thinks this demo shouldn’t be here, let me know and I will delete inmediately.
Check’em, test’em, and if you like my programs, donate, or comment, or recommend to your friends, or…whatever. Thank you.