Taylor Jolin

Technology Solutions Consultant, Musician, Animator

Category: Behold A Pale Horse


Production Mix/Tone Test – Black Crown Initiate Cover

So I have been spending my free time working on pre-production for my Behold A Pale Horse project. Since I have a large amount of the actual material completed, I figured I should work on crafting what the project is supposed to like.

Finally, after three weeks of messing around; I have found the perfect blend of tones and room and came up with this: a cover of Black Crown Initiate’s, A Great Mistake. I also wanted to try a guitar mic’ing technique that I saw on YouTube. It is supposed to be how In Flames achieved the “Clayman” sound.

Check out the recording here!

This test was recording using:
Ibanez RG2228 8-String (Stock)
Boss SD-1 Overdrive (With Monte Allums GT Mod)
Rocktron Chameleon 2000 Preamp
TC Electronics G-Major (EQ & slight delay on guitars)
Rocktron Velocity 300 Power Amp
Orange Clone Cab (with WGS Veteran 30 speakers)
Sennheiser e845 (Fredman/on cone)
Grenelli/Shure SM57 (Fredman/off-axis)
Crappy Behring 4ch Mixer
Focusrite Saffire Pro 40


New Demo Track

This is a quick tone demo. I am working on a few new projects and have spent the last few months really getting my drums and bass to sound right on my monitors in the new house. I am overall very happy with the drums and bass but wanted to take the time to get a solid foundation for a rhythm guitar tone.

Anyway’s.. a few years ago I found Vasili Kartakou. He hand-built me a Colossus Preamp… which is modeled after the old school Peavey 5150s. I promised him a demo of the preamp some time ago and… hear it is… better late than never. This is an outstanding preamp that sounds great. I have ran it through a bunch of different rigs over the last few years and it sounds fantastic through each and every one.

So for the details on this demo – my recording chain:
-Ibanez RG7620 with EMG 7/81 in bridge (Tuned to drop A)
-Modded Boss SD-1 (TS-9)
-Kartakou Colossus
-VHT 2:50:2 Power Amp
-Orange 2×12 Cabinet
-Shure/Greneli SM57
-Focusrite Saffire Pro 40