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AMP - Cyclotron Demo

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This is a test recording I did to determine proper mic placement for the latest guitar amp I built (see photo above or click here for more information). I was particularly interested in optimizing for "clean" settings.

The piece was improvised on the spot, but I like it enough that I will probably being working on it to tighten arrangement and post as a full song (possibly with Tiny Man Inside).

There is no processing on this track - just the sound of the amp fed dry into a JoeMeek JM37 microphone.

The song is dedicated to my future daughter, whose due date is Feb 1.
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TMI brand Atom Smasher Mk II guitar amp / 1936 Marshall 2X12 cabinet / Gibson Les Paul / Mackie Onyx 400F interface / G5 PowerMac 2 X 1.8 GHz / 2.0 GB RAM
spitlogic said 3830 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
a pleasant distraction
I would say the levels sound about right. You can hear the sublte sounds that come with guitar playing, however it didn't interrupt or distract from the sound. It actually authenticated it.
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MasonAtom said 3830 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
thanks for listening
yeah, you can hear me breathing in the background, along with a few sounds of me moving around on my chair... gives it a kinda weird feel, but as this was really just an exercise in testing my new amp, I felt that it didn't detract from the piece.

I'm going to work on this and hopefully turn it into a real song.

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craft said 3830 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
I'm with spit! We can hear some soundz with the guitar playing... but this is good.
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Feter said 3830 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
AMP - Atom Smasher Mk II Demo
I think this is a nice bright Amp sound !
and nice mood on guitar as well !!

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said 3827 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Clear & Clean
Not that I'm any kind of guitar pro, but I do like how this sounds. Nice playing too, by the way :)
perceptualvortex said 3826 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
I know nothing about amp building
But it seems you did a fine job with this one, that's a sweet guitar tone. I like the extra sounds (breathing etc.) that make this super genuine.
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Tiny_Man_Inside said 3826 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
thanks David
this was really a quick improv that I did just to get a feel for mic'ing the amp... kinda a reference for when I record it for some of the songs we're (TMI) working on. It's funny that the mic picked up the breathing, since the amp was relatively loud at the time.


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said 3826 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
great tone!
i like that nice, warm, jazzy sound. i am not normally a gibson fan, but you make it sound very nice, indeed!
said 3826 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
sweet as!
good lookin too....gonna put some clear perspex on top?
Axgrinder said 3817 days ago (October 4th, 2007)
Very nice Mason!
I didn't see the link in your "female vox wanted" post, Didn't get much sleep last night. Anyhow, It appears you've found someone to add the vocals to this? Great bed at any rate.

Rock on,

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ktb said 3756 days ago (December 4th, 2007)
your test tunes sound great. I don't know many guitarists who work as hard on the details as you do. good luck on the baby!
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b0rn2w0rsh1p said 3097 days ago (September 23rd, 2009)
on all your current and future projects and family. Mighty fine sound - keep the MJs in mind for "Beta" testing your amps!

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