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Tailoring tones

Discussion in 'Ask Justin Meldal-Johnsen' started by MoonQuake, Mar 30, 2015.


  1. MoonQuake

    MoonQuake Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Montréal, Qc.
    Hi Justin,

    I was wondering about how you work your tones for specific gigs.

    Do you tailor them alone in your studio and find they automaticaly translate well in rehearsal/live setting as you tweeked them or do you go from the ground up right in rehearsal based on the live tones of the guitar/keyz player ? And then do you tweek a bit still when on stage ?

    Thanks !


    Mark
     
  2. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    Hi,
    No I find that, most commonly, they DON'T translate to live unless they are very simple. It's sometimes frustrating. All the sudden the kick drum sound is different (for example), and I have to build a whole new approach. But this is common for everybody I'm sure. It's just so circumstantial that I have to be adaptable and not hold the recorded tones too dear, if that makes sense.
    J
     

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