How we created our Sound Samples

"Overdriven" and "Clean" Sound Samples

Recorded with Ableton Live 6 recording software through an M-Audio interface on a Macbook Pro with a Sennheiser 421 microphone.
Overdriven Sound Sample
Guitar:Fender Stratocaster, neck pickup
Amp:VOX Berkeley Super Reverb (2 x EL84 power tubes)
Player:Kurt Prange
Clean Sound Sample
Guitar:Fender Stratocaster, neck pickup
Amp:Fender Bassman 70 (2 x 6L6GC power tubes)
Player:Kurt Prange

Genre-specific Sound Samples

Recorded with a Boss BR-1180 Digital Recording Studio with a Shure SM-57 microphone, edited using an Apogee Quartet into Garage Band on an iMac with no effects, compression, gating, etc. (raw recordings with hard fade in/fade outs).
Blues Sound Sample
Guitar:Fender Stratocaster, neck pickup
Amp:Fender tweed TV front Princeton (1 x 6V6GT power tube)
Player:Sam Bifano
Rock Sound Sample
Guitar:Fender Stratocaster, bridge pickup (main), neck pickup (intro)
Amp:Marshall JCM800 model 2203 (4 x EL34 power tubes)
Player:Kurt Prange
Metal Sound Sample
Guitar:Schecter Blackjack SLS C-7 (7th string tuned to drop-A), bridge pickup
Amp:Line 6 Spider IV “metal” amp model – red LED (Solid State)
Player:Gale Estrada
Jazz Sound Sample
Guitar:Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue, neck pickup
Amp:Fender Bassman 70 (2 x 6L6GC power tubes)
Player:Kurt Prange
Country Sound Sample
Guitar:Fender Stratocaster, bridge + middle pickups
Amp:Fender tweed TV front Princeton (1 x 6V6GT power tube)
Player:Kurt Prange

Bass Sound Samples

Recorded with a Zoom Handy Recorder H4N with an AKG D112 microphone, edited using Garage Band on a MacBook Pro​ with no effects, compression, gating, etc. (raw recordings with hard fade in/fade outs).
Basic Sound Sample
Guitar:Fender Precision Bass Special
Amp:SWR SM-900 (12AX7 tube preamp with solid-state power amp)
Player:Kurt Prange
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