Saturday, July 26, 2008

Full track "Abandoned Place" from "Mother Earth"

Hello dear friends!
The second album is ready!
Here is the full track from "Mother Earth"
http://nalbantov.com/Abandoned_Place_Dimi_Nalbantov.mp3
I hope you will like it!

p.s it is not mastered yet and 101% mixed.
I'm waiting my MBOX ProTools - hardware-software to master the 10 tracks.
Also I'm in search for someone with good ears to help me in mastering the tracks :)

Warm Regards
Dimi N

Friday, July 25, 2008

Using again Aradaz Crunch amp!

Working on side collaboration project at KVR audio forum and using again Aradaz Crunch amp.
It sounds great! Check it out!
http://nalbantov.com/pr40.mp3

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My usual crunch solo setting with Aradaz Crunch Amp.

I will edit and write more these days

First I look at the things that are more important when I start to build the song. The solo or the rhythm. Then I analyze the sound and start from that impression.

Solo guitar:
Most of the time i cut a lot from the low end on the solo guitar track and maybe add a little around 7-8 kHz. It helps to cut trough the mix.
Some times I cut around 3-4 kHz because I hate these frequencies on my solo guitar sound.
Also I don't compress the solo guitar. Most of the time I play with hi-gain settings and it sounds already compressed.

Here are my usual crunch solo setting with Aradaz Crunch Amp.

I'm using GClip to add some more gain to the input. My hardware pre is my Line 6 Tone Port GX

You can see the EQ and my Delay and Reverb settings too.
This is the chain patch for Reaper
http://www.nalbantov.com/Dimi_Crunch.RfxChain


Rhythm guitars

I record two rhythm guitar tracks and send them in a group. Then some very soft compression and maybe an EQ.
I use this rule: If my main solo is more in the middle range I cut the rhythm guitars around 500 Hz or around there.
If my solo is scooped with a lot of highs I use round and full - middle range sounding rhythm guitars to fill the spectrum.


Here is a VIDEO with these settings
video


YouTube Version

"Abandoned Place"

Just finished the song "Abandoned Place" the last song from "Mother Earth"
Some of the drums was changed and used my new Ibanez RG2550 to re-record some of the main melody parts.
Now it is time to take some rest before master the songs in Reaper or maybe in ProTools LE. Will see...:)

The solo guitar is recorded with Aradaz Amp Crunch. Then added some delay and reverb.
http://aradaz.blogspot.com/







http://nalbantov.com/Dimitar_Nalbantov_Abandoned_place.mp3

I hope you will enjoy it!

/Dimi
:)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ibanez RG2550E

Just got my new Ibanez RG2550E. Bought it trough Ebay from different people.
It was built and constructed from separated parts.

The bridge pickup is DiMarzio Breed
The output of the breed bridge pickup is mid-high output.
It's fantastic balanced ! Mids are strong, trebles round , basses tight and not muddy ! It's fairly compressed sounding.
Harmonics are easy to get!!!


This Prestige series Ibanez guitar is the best Ibanez guitar that I've found the last years. I like very much the sound. It is bright and ringing, somehow round but clear and articulated and it sounds way better than my RG550 build in 1991.

This RG2550E is build in 2005.
I love it! :)
Here is short video playing with the guitar.







Wednesday, July 16, 2008

This is my New Blog

Hi guys! This is my new Blog ! I will post quick news about my new album and my gear.

The new album is almost ready , I'm working on the last two songs. Some final touches here and there.

More about the "Mother Earth" here at the blogger. Stay tunned!

Best Regards,
Dimi