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Amplitube 3 setting for pedal steel
Old 31st August 2011
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Amplitube 3 setting for pedal steel

Im gonna be recording a pedal steel player for a country demo, and I plan on recording the DI as well as his amp. I want to try to get something good on Amplitube 3 but have no idea where to start. Any suggestions?
Old 31st August 2011
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Pick something really CLEAN. I'm not too familiar with amplitube presets but (most of the time, anyway) pedal steel players like to concentrate on pure, clean tone. If there's a Fender Twin, or any Solid-State Peavey kind of presets, start there.
Old 31st August 2011
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Obviously don't track thru Amplitude - just get the cleanest DI tone.

It will become clear at mix time what is going to work or not. Depends the genre - whether it's more like traditional country, or more like Pink Floyd ...

Pedal steel loves wah and phasers and delays ...

Also consider how much volume swells are part of his style. You won't want to override these with compression - so if you want to use compression, maybe use it before the volume pedal. Some of those volume pedals are noisy suckers, so it doesn't hurt to run them at line level if you have the choice ...

What's his amp? If it's a real nice Peavy or Fender you should be good anyway.
Old 1st September 2011
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Definitely try one of the Fender gear models in the Custom Shop! That or the JC-120 model would be awesome on that.
Old 1st September 2011
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Thanks guys, found a couple of settings, with delay and a little reverb, sounds pretty nice. Unfortunately his playing didnt. This will be another post.
Old 1st September 2011
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pedal steel players tend to favor big speakers in the cabinet

if there is a setting for a 15" speaker, that might help lend some authenticity
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