From: Michael Jarosch <riotsound@ri...> - 2009-09-15 22:50:16
I started with rakarrack a few days ago - It's really an awesome piece
of software. Easy to use, too!
I'm fiddling around to get "my personal sound" working and I'm really
close. I use a chain with mainly four effects: compressor -> (lots of)
distortion -> cabinet -> EQ. (Sometimes I add a phaser or flanger, echo
or reverb to it.)
Somehow I can't find the right cabinet. On the one hand it's the cabinet
that makes the whole setup sound like a real guitar amp (without it it
sounds quite digital and you can hear: it is just a bunch of transistors
working between the guitar and your earphones - at least, if you use
distortion) but on the other hand I can't find a setup that makes me
feel like sitting in front of it. To me, it always sounds like the amp
is in another room. The door is open, but I'm not inside. It seems like
there are some high frequencies missing but if I add it with an
Equalizer, it starts to sound artificial again.
I've also got a setup for my bass-guitar without any distortion or
overdrive and without cabinet that really sounds being right in front of
me. So I start guessing how the cabinet thing works technically and how
it's possible to improve it. Is it possible to create my own cabinet and
how is it done? Where did you got those Es, Cs and Js?
Maybe it's useful to mention, that I'm building speakers for me and for
others and that I have measuring equipment. Also, if this whole thing
has something to do with FFT-convolution, it won't frighten me... :)
The cabinet emulation effect in rakarrack is only a eq that emulates the frequency reponse / dB curves of some speakers, the presets are made using an own program that I was made for that and is not available. Sorry.
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