How to tame the 'ringing' sound from a guitar amp

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  1. MJ

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    I'm working on an instrumental with 'Heavier 7 Strings' guitars and wondered if there's a technique any of you might know to make the 'ringing' sound caused by the amp to sound less harsh without destroying the sound completely. It's very overbearing...

    Thanks in advance

    Here's a small example, I'm sure you can tell what I mean by the ringing that drags when the note is held

    https://instaud.io/2TL7
     
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    Is that FL Slayer?

    Anyway, sounds like some sort of simulated feedback.

    (what is guitar feedback? the speaker being so loud / so close to the body of the guitar that strings starts to vibrate, creating a feedback loop (usually 2nd mode, an octave higher than the base sound).
     
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    It's heavier 7 strings...Any clue on how to make it less harsh?
     
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    is this some trolling? thats not real guitar imho. anyway, too much distortion
     
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    Lower the gain until that 'ringing' gone.
     
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    [Removed. I thought it was feedback. Lol]
     
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    the ring was around 871 hz & 2.6khz when the feedback occurred .
    multiband compress that shit with mixure of dynamic eq & EQs
    also notice too much distortion not that its not fixable but yeah

    (Shorten drag & Tamed)
    https://instaud.io/2TOG
     
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    Try an acoustic
     
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    Sorry, I should have read your post more carefully.

    Like YFManagement said, you could try to EQ it out.

    The obvious problem of course is that when you do, there's really nothing left in the samples even if you manage to take the feedback off. I assume you like the overall sound etc. of that library. I don't know if you can control the amount of gain with that library, but lowering the gain (amount of distortion) would also help at least a little.

    What I would do is layer the sound with another library of even synth like the FL Slayer / reFX Slayer. EQ it until it sounds kinda similar. Bring the other sound up with volume automation just for the feedback parts and lower the volume of the Heavier 7 Strings library just for the tails of those long power chords.
     
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    as for distortion mixing for the sound you really like but hate the distortion a possible fix...
    1. Multi-band compress with a Hi shelf (Fab-MB, C4, C6, F6 ...) etc
    2. Solo the band to tweak the frequency range to only hear the distortion,
    3. Unsolo band tweak Threshold with the "fastest attack & Medium to slow Rel"
    4. Almost over compressor the frequency range ("Distortion")
    5. Depends on which sound better , either create a send aux for distortion or use a distortion unit plugin with a mix knob

    #5 Examples.
    1. On The Send Aux First Add EQ & Hi Pass Filter Out The Parts you dont want to distort
    2. Add Distortion
    3. EQ Distortion
    4. (Optional) Compress Distortion
    5. Tweak levels to taste

    Final Send them both to the same guitar Buss then there you go
     
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    @YFManagement @Riot7 Thanks for your help guys. Will definately be trying this out. I'm not well versed with guitars so this will help me alot with experimenting on getting the right sound
     
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    Completely missed that post. You basically nailed it. Thanks for taking the time out to do that
     
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