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Samples: All of the links are 22K Stereo MP3 samples. This keeps them around 100K for downloading (written pre-DSL and trying to stay within space constraints!). I broke a string on the end of the Bad Co sound. It was the last one and close enough. Nevermind the playing, just listen to the tone!
These were all done recording directly into my computer sound card with just the Pandora and Goldwave software (www.goldwave.com). This is a great program from very simple to very complex. Whatever you need it for.
|T Tone||Hot Box||30||L 10/H 10||Chorus1||1||Echo4||22||Stack1||8||11||23|
|Clean 1||Comp||3||L 9/H 11||Chorus1||15||Echo3||7||Stack1||8||18||25|
|T Rhy||Hot Box||30||L 10/H 10||Chorus1||1||Delay1||1||Stack1||8||11||23|
|Air TB||Comp||12||L 8/H 13||Chorus1||15||Echo6||13||Off||8||20|
|Vio TB||Valve||20||L 10/H 10||Off||Echo3||18||Stack1||8||14||23|
|T Mad||Higain||30||L 10/H 10||Off||Echo3||20||Stack1||8||18||23|
|Cln Vrb||Comp||3||L 9/H 11||Off||Hall||29||Stack1||8||18||25|
|Cln Dly||Comp||3||L 9/H 11||Chours1||15||Echo6||25||Stack1||8||18||25|
|T Bottom||Hot Box||30||L 10/H 10||Off||Pitch7||-12||Stack1||8||11||23|
|Funk 59||Comp||3||L 9/H 11||Chorus2||10||Off||Stack1||8||30||23|
|Bad Co||Hot Box||30||L 10/H 10||Off||Echo6||20||Stack1||5||18||16|
|Mesa Cl||Comp||3||L 9/H 11||Off||Delay1||8||Stack1||8||18||25|
|Eddie||Hot Box||30||L 8/H 6||Chorus1||2||Echo3||4||Off||6||30|
|BoutLuv||Hot Box||30||L 8/H 6||Chorus1||10||Echo3||14||Off||6||30|
|Ton Rck||Hot Box||30||L 10/H 10||Off||Off||Stack1||8||11||23|
|Cln Rck||Comp||3||L 9/H 11||Off||Off||Stack1||8||18||25|
|Mic 1||Comp||15||L 8/H 8||Off||Room||4||Off||18||24|
Some of my favorite player tones (10 second samples in no particular order):
The trick that I have found in setting up the Pandora to get "your sound" is to start with it dry. Once you get the basic tone start adding the grease slowly to match what you are hearing out of your amp (or the radio). Always start with a good solid tone as the foundation. Without this, the rest is meaningless!
Also, I create all of the tone using headphones. I use Radio Shack model Optimus Pro 25. These are not expensive headphones, about $30 USD, but they work okay for me. You will probably use different ones, just use a decent quality pair. I find that this (using headphones) works well because if I create the tone this way there is not any "extra baggage" from mixing boards or amplifier setups. I can take the PX-2 and plug it in anywhere (mixing board, PA system, amplifier etc) and adjust the power amp for the sound, not the PX-2. This way my patches don't get hosed from board to board.
Another notable mention is to take note of the Tone settings. These are the ones that worked for me. Yours may be different depending on your pickups, style of guitar and regular amplifier and what you are striving for. I have an old Kramer with a Floyd Rose, Tom Anderson pickups, big frets, my playing style, I like Boogies, etc. Send me email, I'll help!!!
The shaded cells are my utility patches. This is as close as I could get to my basic sound, with the time that I am allowed (I am a family man). I can plug the Pandora into my rack effects with these basic tones and go straight to a board and sound almost like my rack when miced, almost. This works for those small studios where you do not want to lug your gear a few hundred stories of stairs! And those that don't play or have a clue know the difference.
The last patch is if you want to plug a microphone into the Pandora. It's a versatile little unit.
The patches are in no particular order.
- T Tone - My sound!
- Clean 1 - A good fat clean sound.
- T Rhy - My rhythm sound.
- Air TB - Tweaked the stock Air sound.
- Vio TB - Tweaked the stock Violin sound.
- T Mad - Tweaked the stock Mad Man sound.
- Cln Vrb - A good fat, clean soaked with reverb.
- Cln Dly - A good fat, clean soaked with delay.
- T Bottom - Some pitch play on my sound.
- Funk 59 - A good funk sound.
- Bad Co - Sounds like the 80s Bad Co sound, to me.
- Mesa Cl - Sounds like I'm sitting next to a clean MK III Mesa Boogie, uncanny.
- Eddie - My attempt at the first Van Halen album sound. I tried.
- BoutLuv - My attempt at Ain't Talkin' Bout Love. Again I tried.
All comments are welcome!