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Charles Dilworth

 

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Post  Posted 12 Jan 2021 11:59 am    
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I do most of my music "virtually" these days - meaning that I run electrically through Logic on my computer, rather than plugging into a real amp. Logic has a huge number of amplifier emulation models, and Im wondering if anyone has recommendations about the best ones for steel? Im finding a lot that I "kinda" like, but also wonder if I need to tweak tweak/ customize them (more reverb, etc.,etc.)
Thanks in advance.
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Jim Fogarty


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Phila, Pa, USA
Post  Posted 12 Jan 2021 12:53 pm    
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Best luck I've had for a totally clean PEDAL steel sound, is not using an amp, but plugging straight in and using one of their vintage "tube" compressors and EQ....then adding some nice Reverb and/or Delay.

Here's a film scoring piece I did that way:

https://soundcloud.com/jim-fogarty-319036807/pedal-steel-and-guitar-waltz-pfu-background#t=0:24

I don't have any distorted lap steel files, but the tweed amps, tweaked, seemed to work well.
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David Matzenik


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Post  Posted 13 Jan 2021 5:23 am    
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Beautiful sound,Jim. No amp. Amazing, I have to look into this.
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Michael Diabo

 

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Post  Posted 13 Jan 2021 5:03 pm    
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To warm up the sound (more analogue-ish) I will often add the tape saturation plug in (under Delay) in the last effects spot.
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Michael Butler


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Post  Posted 14 Jan 2021 9:21 am    
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sometimes i'll mic an amp and other times i'll run straight in and then mess with it in logic if i feel it needs it. i'll also pick and choose some of the plugin amps and tweak until i like it. as with everything, it is all subjective.

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Charles Dilworth

 

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Post  Posted 14 Jan 2021 9:26 am    
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Jim - yes the sound is great! You mention a Tube Compressor, but all I see in Logic is their stock Compressor and Multipressor. Did you create one? Thanks
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Jim Fogarty


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Phila, Pa, USA
Post  Posted 14 Jan 2021 8:18 pm    
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Charles Dilworth wrote:
Jim - yes the sound is great! You mention a Tube Compressor, but all I see in Logic is their stock Compressor and Multipressor. Did you create one? Thanks


Charles,

Thanks!

These are the 3 plug-ins (all stock) and settings I used.

Not sure why I thought it was a tube comp.......maybe that was the preset? Can't remember.

Anyway, give it a shot and see what you think.

- Jim
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