Rivers Of Nihil Posts "Airless" Playthrough Video
Rivers of Nihil's Brody Uttley and Adam Biggs have released a brand new "Airless" performance demo video featuring guitar and bass parts recorded with Toontrack. Guitarist Brody Uttley explains in depth:
"Toontrack makes it easy for me to take a song that I spent two weeks writing and have it recorded and sounding professional within a few hours. The Metal Amps and Andy Sneap mix pack for EZ Mix 2 make finding guitar and bass tones easier than it has ever been; simply record a DI track and throw the plugin on and WHAMMY, instant great sound. The Metal! EZX pack has some of the most mix friendly drum sounds available on the market. Normally I like to do quite a bit of eq'ing and other tweaking on digital drums by routing each piece of the kit out to an individual bus to make it sound more organic. With the new Metal! EZX I only moved a few things and it was sounding perfect!
"Toontrack is doing something truly unique. They are allowing young aspiring musicians (and producers) to get great sounds without having to spend thousands of dollars on outboard gear, amplifiers, drum kits, and microphones. Even though everything from Toontrack can be done 'in the box,' one can still make an incredibly organic and believable sounding recording for very little money.
"In the case of 'Airless' I recorded four DI guitar tracks. I panned two of them hard left and hard right and the other two about 75% L and R. Then I selected two different amp samples and applied them to each of the tracks; blending them together so that they sounded even better. All of the leads were just a single track with various delay, reverb, chorus, and other presets applied. The bass was just a single bass DI in the center with the Andy Sneap '90's rock bass' patch applied. I chose to use the default 'Big Crack Kit' for this track just because it seemed the most appropriate and sounded the best! Plus Mark Lewis is one of my favorite producers, so I had to fan boy a little."
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