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Strings Of Dimensionality


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Completed a new song using Helix: Strings Of Dimensionality.

 

Had a lot of fun writing this one. In particular two sections. One section starts at about 4:18 and uses the dynamix flanger. Love that this effect has an envelope controller. Gives the tone a sort of autowah character but with the flavour of a flanger. The other section starts at around 5:46 and makes use of the harmony delay, a truly wonderful effect. This section wouldn't have been possible without the addition of snapshots, as I change several parameters on this effect five times. This provided a way to construct a rich tapestry of sound that is incredibly easy to play. One could even consider this as a way of cheating to play something that sounds complex. :)

 

Everything you hear in this song, with the exception of the drums, is Helix recorded over USB, no post processing.

 

Enjoy!

 

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Absolutely phenomenal playing! I love the use of the pitch whammy. Great Helix sounds with fantastic musicianship to demonstrate them!

 

Thanks for taking a listen and the nice comments HonestOpinion!

 

I take it you mean a whammy using an actual floating bridge? Cause I don't use a pitch block in this song. And sometimes, what may sound like a whammy effect (actual) might actually be string bending. I do that sort of mixing of techniques often. The reason is odd though. I try to intentionally limit my use of the whammy bar because I tend to break them. And they are expensive at $70.

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Thanks for taking a listen and the nice comments HonestOpinion!

 

I take it you mean a whammy using an actual floating bridge? Cause I don't use a pitch block in this song. And sometimes, what may sound like a whammy effect (actual) might actually be string bending. I do that sort of mixing of techniques often. The reason is odd though. I try to intentionally limit my use of the whammy bar because I tend to break them. And they are expensive at $70.

 

Actually I thought you were using a pitch block. That is some extremely talented use of a whammy bar, no wonder you end up breaking them  :)

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Actually I thought you were using a pitch block. That is some extremely talented use of a whammy bar, no wonder you end up breaking them  :)

 

Lol. Thanks.

 

Talking a little about patch construction reminds me, if anyone is interested in the presets I used for this song, I'd be happy to attach them to this thread.

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Lol. Thanks.

 

Talking a little about patch construction reminds me, if anyone is interested in the presets I used for this song, I'd be happy to attach them to this thread.

You're presets would be highly appreciated!

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Ok. Here's the patches then.

 

There are some IRs used in these. One of them I've included, Taylor 314ce-Earthworks, since it's freely floating around on the web. Octo uses this one. Lead uses number 1 from Rosen Digital's Carvin Legacy, and Dback uses number 2 from Rosen Digital's Carvin Legacy. These can probably be replaced with most anything for a similar tone.

strings.of.dimensionality.v2.01.0.zip

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