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What is a fat sound?

A “fat” sound to me is one with a solid and tight low end and low mid range, a fullness like proximity effect. The sound should have no noticeable resonances, just even weight across its lower range. The pro needs to know the musician’s language so if the bassist say I want a “fat” bass you know what to do.

What is a dirty guitar sound?

A “dirty” sound means that you can hear other tones or noise alongside the note itself. It might sound “crunchy” like an overdriven electric guitar with lots of feedback, or “farty” like a wind instrument being overblown.

How do I make my guitar creamy tone?

Simply finding the right balance between your guitar’s volume knob and the gain knob on a good tube amp can create all the cream you can handle. All of these sounds are about balance. Use compression properly and you can make your drums sound real punchy. Use too much compression and they’ll sound squashed.

What does punchy mean in music?

Having impact, attack, and cutting power. An aggressive sound that can be heard even through a full band.

What does it mean for a sound to be thick?

Some sounds or notes are long, some are short. Sometimes composers combine long sounds with short sounds to get a good effect. TEXTURE – if all the instruments are playing at once, the texture is thick. If only one instrument is playing, the texture is thin.

How do I make my guitar sound crunchy?

The first way to achieve a crunch tone is by pushing the amp with pedals. A boost pedal does just what the name implies. It boosts the signal coming from the guitar. When your amplifier gets this super hot signal from your guitar it starts to clip.

How can I make my guitar tone gritty?

Record at extremely low levels then amplify the recorded sound. Record at a lower bit-depth and frequency. And then EQ it with lots of high end, and make sure the bass gets buried in the mix.

What does it mean when a guitar has a fat sound?

A fat sound means that the guitar fills the whole sound field as if it were always set at maximum. You must obviously consider several factors when it comes to a fat guitar sound.

What’s the best way to fatten a guitar?

For example, you can compress your guitar tracks to reduce their dynamic range and emphasize their role within the mix, like INXS did with the guitar riff in I Need You Tonight. But apart from compression, which is especially effective with clean guitar sounds (see text box), the most effective and common way to fatten a guitar part is doubling.

What kind of sound does a guitar make?

In many music genres, from rock to metal, a guitar is expected to have a massive and fat sound so that it fills the whole sound field…

Why does a clean guitar track need to be compressed?

Clean guitar tracks are often compressed in order to control the attacks, emphasize the sustain of the instrument or give consistency to a rhythm guitar track.