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Insight into Mike Dean's "Kanye" tone?
Old 17th August 2016
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Insight into Mike Dean's "Kanye" tone?

mike dean is a legendary producer and he's mainly a synth guy i believe but god damn does he sound good on guitar. at pensados place he says he uses guitar rig and autotune, anybody have any other insights on how the tone is made? any replications?
Old 24th June 2018
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I have spent far too much time pondering the very same thing. After many many hours the crucial elements (I believe to be) are as follows= Octave fuzz (pog or micro pog pedal), lots of reverb and delay (he references a plug-in in abelton called H delay in that pensados place interview), distortion or drive of a mild variety, and alternate tunings (in a few live videos of him playing with travis and kanye it sounds way heavier then standard, maybe drop d or even c in some cases). That should get you close. It is worth noting that mike, being a mad scientist/genius, could be doing some other crazy things to his tone but I believe the following will get you close.
Old 25th June 2018
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mike dean is a legendary producer and he's mainly a synth guy i believe but god damn does he sound good on guitar. at pensados place he says he uses guitar rig and autotune, anybody have any other insights on how the tone is made? any replications?
I think all the guitar tone on those productions sucks.

"Legenday"? I don't think so.
Old 3 weeks ago
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mike dean is a legendary producer and he's mainly a synth guy i believe but god damn does he sound good on guitar. at pensados place he says he uses guitar rig and autotune, anybody have any other insights on how the tone is made? any replications?
I think all the guitar tone on those productions sucks.

"Legenday"? I don't think so.
You also seem to be old so your opinion is like fine wine...disgusting outdated trash for snobs.
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Old 3 weeks ago
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I'll give Epp 2 points on this one. He at least typed "think" twice. Rather than "those guitars suck and anyone who likes them sucks".

I have to deduct 2 points though for the opinion itself.
Old 3 weeks ago
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I'm patiently awaiting his response.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Normally I would investigate what the OP is talking about, but I wont because he is apparently tied to Kanye in some fashion, who is totally devoid of any talent whatsoever. What is wrong with people to follow both him and his equally talentless wife and her family?

I like what the NYP had to say about them.
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Old 3 weeks ago
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You also seem to be old so your opinion is like fine wine...disgusting outdated trash for snobs.
Just like your manners?
Old 3 weeks ago
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Anywhere else I'd be amazed that anybody would bother resurrecting a year old thread about, of all things, Kanye's guitar sound, just for an excuse to snipe at me.

Actually, I'm almost flattered in an oddly perverse way.

Somebody please remind me - Is this Gearslutz or is it The Hollywood Reporter?

Carry on!
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Anywhere else I'd be amazed that anybody would bother resurrecting a year old thread about, of all things, Kanye's guitar sound, just for an excuse to snipe at me.

Actually, I'm almost flattered in an oddly perverse way.

Somebody please remind me - Is this Gearslutz or is it The Hollywood Reporter?

Carry on!
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Lol
Guy created a gearslitz account just to call out John.
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