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Guitar Tone - Help Needed!

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Hey all, so I'm relatively new to the whole guitar mixing areas.
 

I'm trying to figure out how to get a certain tone/sound.

Here's a quick example of the sound I'm trying to replicate.

I'm assuming it's just a simple power chord with some other post wizardry applied to it.

I'm not just talking about the distortion, moreso the more "melodic and full" sound it has.

I have a pretty good DAW (Reason 9), so I can fine tune and fiddle with the sound there as much as I need, I just don't know exactly how to go about it. 

 

Cheers

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Guitar tone is a combination of so many things. Pickups, strings, tuning, amp, cab and microphone (or modelling software) all add their own flavour. Also that clip seems to have a bass on the background too. The whole "post recording wizardy" method is wrong. What you should try to do is to get the tone as good as you possibly can before recording a track, the less you have to try to sort it out with plugins the better. Fresh strings are surprisingly important to have. Youtube is full of tutorials on how to achieve what you need with the guitar tone. It´s also worthy to note, that if your guitar sounds awesome on it´s own, it´s likely it won´t work that great in a mix. It´s just something you need to learn with practice, there are usually no shortcuts when it comes to music, it all takes effort. Heres some gear modelling stuff that i´ve found usable for metal. Amplitube 4, Overloud TH 2, Lepou plugins, Rosen digital Pulse, Toneforge Menace. I sometimes use ie. Toneforge Menace for amp modelling + Rosen digital Pulse for cabinet modelling, there are a tonne of free cabinet impulses around. There is no way that anyone can give you an answer that will sort you out like magic.

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