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hunterz263

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    I'm a young adult that plays all sorts of music from metalcore to ambient. I also record, but all of my songs sound like garbage to my ears, but others seem to enjoy them a bit.

    I also like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Fairy Tail.

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    Guitar, My Little Pony, Fairy Tail

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    Video Game Salesman

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  1. Woah woah woah, everyone calm down please. There is no need to fight over this -- we're not 4chan by any means. Let's just respect each other's opinion and debate them peacefully and intelligently. Thank you all for replying and sharing your opinions. I will look over them again soon whenever I'm not stone-dead tired.
  2. I've tried the singing approach before, but singing is just not in my blood. Whenever I song, it could out broken and icky. Also, this thread turned into something very tense from 1001gear's and Poparad's comments...was not expecting that.
  3. Lots of classic bands from what I see. I feel like a stranger since I never listen to those bands -- with the exceptions of The Beatles.
  4. Being one of the most versatile instruments on the planet, the guitar has had many heroes that changed the way we play it. Who inspired you to play the guitar and who are you influenced by? I myself was inspired by two Youtube musicians: AcousticBrony: https://www.youtube.com/user/AcousticBrony ISMBOFepicly: https://www.youtube.com/user/ISMBOFepicly Those two made me pick up my mother's old acoustic guitar and play it. Now after two and a half years, I am starting to sound like ISMBOF and a few other heroes of mine. Here is a list of my influences -- in my personal observation -- and what they influenced me in: -ISMBOFepicly (mostly everything I do has been influenced by him) -Canapplejack (for ambient stuff) -Satchel from Steel Panther (80's feel) I swear I had more, but I can't remember them. Anyway, leave your inspirations and influences below!
  5. It depends if you want a modeling amp or a tube amplifier. I myself recommend the Fender Mustang II V2 amp if you're not looking for a lot of power, but simply something to play on. However, if you want a tube amplifier, get an Egnater Tweaker. Those are my two personal recommendations, but the ones stated above are also excellent, if not better amps. It all depends on what you want.
  6. Hello, As a guitarist, I have trouble coming up with little lead parts for metal music. Every time I try, it never fits and it is starting to bother me. Do you have any tips?
  7. I never heard of amps doing that. I know the Axe-FX can do that, but not any amps I know off. Well, no fears for me at least. I am replicating it by dialing in everything just perfectly, which is surprisingly hard. There is only ten knobs to tweak and only so many combinations.
  8. I myself use to use Guitar Rig 5 along with Pod Farm 2.0 and neither of them satisfied me fully. I heard great things from them by other people, but I myself never got a decent tone out of them -- mind you I was still a beginner when I used them, so I'm certain now I could get a decent tone from them. I upgraded to the Axe-FX II XL and loved it the moment I got it out of the box. There is a learning curve, and some will argue most of its functions are pointless, but it has everything you could ever need: Flangers, delays, reverbs, amps, cabs and countless more. Plus, you get free upgrades for life, and these upgrades are always adding in new effects and improving the impulse responses of the built in cabinets. Plus, if you like to tweak your sound precisely, this machine is perfect for you. Every single knob you can ever imagine is in every single amp, cab and effect. It is a tweaker's dream come true. Also, one feature that made me buy the Axe-FX especially was being able to tone match. That feature alone has made my tones pop out. Plus, if you really like the sound of a certain microphone setting, you can capture it and never have to use the real amp again! But all of that is if you want to record. If you are going to be playing live, then I suggest you simply invest in a good-tube amplifier and a decent cabinet. Heck, if you have the space and option, just record using a real amplifier and cabinet; nothing is ever going to replace the natural sound of those. Guitar Rig and Amplitube are powerful, and they can pump out decent tones, but the Axe-FX II is a professional machine that will make amazing tones out of the box. As I said, Guitar Rig and Amplitube are fine (especially if you are trying to save money) but if you want to make the investment, get an Axe-FX. I never tried the Kemper Profiling Unit, so I can't recommend that, but do research and figure out if either of those units are for you. Computer wise, you sound like you have everything in check. I ran Guitar Rig 5, Amplitube 3 and Pod Farm 2.0 on my old gaming PC that had 8GB of RAM and a middle class processor and I never experienced any issues. If you have the option, upgrade to a better PC, but you should be fine for now. As for what you should get, definitely get studio monitors, especially if you are recording. A PA system is good for a live environment, but studio monitors will allow you to make great mixes. I myself recommend the Rokit 6 G3 studio monitors since it's what I use, but there are plenty of options out there. Also, if you are getting monitors, you might also want to invest in a desktop computer unless you have a place to set your laptop on and keeping it stationary. But as for the amp sims, I suggest listening to tones people made and reading all of the features and differences between the all. If you want to stay on a low budget, Guitar Rig 5 should be a fine option. I played with Pod Farm, but never really liked it -- Amplitube was much the same. But if you want to spend a bit of money, go with the Axe-FX or Kemper. That was quite a bit. I hope it helps.
  9. I can see why they call you a Guru here. That post made me feel inspired, so later tonight I am going to continue experimenting and finding what makes up their tone. Thank you for the reply. It means a lot.
  10. I've been noticing my interests are kind of in line with my guitar hero's. Well, guitar wise at least. I really like the feel and playing ability of Ibanez RG guitars, which is what my inspiration uses. I'm certain I'll learn a lot trying to get his tone. In fact, I already have learned a lot just by experimenting.
  11. I doubt many people would really want a tone like his considering it is made all Line 6 gear...
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