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MIT Heavy Metal 101: Heavy Metal Electronics 101 with Dr. Görebläster Körpse-härvest Lunden - Shared screen with speaker view
Trevor Stricker
14:20
Love ML Sound Labs amp sims!
miles morrison
14:31
Hi everyone!
Ehren Hill
14:53
Hello from Newton NH
Sean Mullen
14:55
Sean from Canada here. Thanks for doing this.
Brendan Burdick
14:56
hey guys I'm Brendan
Dan Blickensderfer
15:20
Dan from Maine/New Hampshire here. Glad to be in for another round!
Gregory Leonelli
15:40
Hi, first time here
Symmetry (they/them)
15:41
Love all of our matching The Beast of Nod shirts!!
Hell Hammer
15:46
...this is like Romper Room...
Will Lunden
15:48
Hi Brendan I'm guys
Brendan Burdick
15:57
lmao
Trevor Stricker
15:57
Trevor from Boston. Rather... Newton. Possibly right by @Ehren
Dan Blickensderfer
16:10
hahaha
Jen Janet
16:32
hello :) Jen here. For gear I use an SM7B if recording vocal prepro at home
Ehren Hill
16:56
@Trevor about an hour away
Symmetry (they/them)
17:00
hi Jen!!
Sam Unterberger
17:05
hi guys, super excited to listen to this
Brendan Burdick
17:21
Will is a wizard at this stuff
Derek Parry
18:56
👋 hi Dr. Gore :)
Akshay Kothakonda
20:11
I've missed this class in every time since I've been coming to Metal 101, so excited about this one!
Symmetry (they/them)
20:30
i love Will’s lecture every year
Lucy Low
20:47
Same
Hell Hammer
20:51
👏
Sean Mullen
21:36
Hey Dr. Gore. Big fan of your music. Thanks for taking the time to do this session.
Brendan Burdick
21:45
fuck yeah chuck
Jen Janet
22:11
Article from Guitar World featuring Will's programmable LED fingerboard for Scale the Summit! https://www.guitarworld.com/news/scale-the-summit-jackhammer-ballet
Joe Diaz
23:43
Welcome everyone! For those who have questions, feel free to speak up or list your questions here in the chat!
Dan Blickensderfer
24:03
would love to have access to the slides; this is fantastic
Symmetry (they/them)
24:26
same, Dan
Dan Blickensderfer
25:13
no worries at all
Dan Blickensderfer
25:19
the curse of the live demo 🙂
Pedro Sarmento
25:42
Audio Settings (bottom left) -> Suppress Background Noise -> select Low
Akshay Kothakonda
26:03
this is literally like the band tuning, with us waiting for the band to start playing
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
26:17
\m/
Dan Blickensderfer
26:18
yeeeessssssss
Brendan Burdick
26:20
sounds better
Brendan Burdick
26:24
weeee
Ehren Hill
26:32
\m/
Brendan Burdick
26:40
typical metal show issues guys
Joe Diaz
26:43
Slides will be posted after the class! Thank you all for the tech support 😅
Brendan Burdick
26:47
:)
Akshay Kothakonda
28:18
that sounded pretty good actually lol
Joe Diaz
28:49
Agreed!
Joe Diaz
30:36
Welcome everyone who just joined! For those who have questions, feel free to speak up or list your questions here in the chat!
Emily Fan
34:09
this is soooo cooolll
Dan Blickensderfer
34:15
super cool
Dan Blickensderfer
34:23
drowning in math 🙂
Emily Fan
34:28
how do you define harmonics
Symmetry (they/them)
35:04
so the harmonics of A440 are 880, 1320, 1760, etc.?
Pedro Sarmento
35:45
Yes, integer multiples of the fundamental frequency
Aristeidis Karalis
37:29
For example, James LaBrie has only overtones (higher harmonics) and no fundamental.
Dan Blickensderfer
38:46
this is actually great; learning what “gain” actually means to a signal (making it larger and eventually behave less linearly)
Joe Diaz
39:21
Always makes me think of a wacky inflatable waving arm figure that's gone out of control
Dan Blickensderfer
39:37
hahaha @joe
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
40:46
sounding that pinched harmonic without the amp is tougher than it looks
Pedro Sarmento
41:36
out of curiosity, does anybody know which song was the first to have pinch harmonics on it?
Joe Diaz
42:29
Not sure, Pedro! Would be a good trivia q
Aristeidis Karalis
42:35
Interesting question. I am guessing Gene Simmons. 😂
Pedro Sarmento
42:39
Indeed!
Trevor Stricker
42:45
On bass?
Joe Diaz
42:46
He invented everything after all
Aristeidis Karalis
42:52
exactly
Akshay Kothakonda
43:02
like breathing and shoes
Pedro Sarmento
43:07
haha @Aristeidis, probably Gene Simmons yeah, I heard he also invented breathing, according to Dio
Pedro Sarmento
43:11
haha
Joe Diaz
43:15
Hahaha to all
Trevor Stricker
43:26
He _is_ a genius
Ehren Hill
43:45
google says :Francis Rossi's solo on the song 'Just Take Me', from Status Quo's 1974 album Quo.
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
44:03
dissonance!
Joe Diaz
44:16
Lol thanks Ehren! We can all listen after class
Pedro Sarmento
44:28
Thanks @ehren! Will check it out
Trevor Stricker
45:48
My amp broke on the way to the studio... metalhead dog ate my homework
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
46:36
If anyone's curious, The Pedal Movie is real good for learning about pedal circuits, and their sounds in modern pop/rock: https://reverb.com/page/the-pedal-movie
Trevor Stricker
47:01
Looks cool, Chris
Joe Diaz
47:09
Thanks Chris!
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
47:11
it's a great watch.
Dan Blickensderfer
47:22
Roy Buchanan in the 1960s seems to get some credit too for this (“first” pinch harmonic); the song “Potato Peeler" from ~1962
Dan Blickensderfer
50:52
“Just plugs right into the amp. That’s it.” Love it.
Joe Diaz
51:58
Slides with links will be available later :)
Dallas
52:44
My nerdy ass is loving everything here!
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
52:54
yeah seriously. this rules so far
Dan Blickensderfer
53:03
so good
Trevor Stricker
53:04
Me three
Brendan Burdick
53:07
Will excels at this
Brendan Burdick
53:21
you all are going to learn so much
Fabio Castro
57:35
If you place a coin in the pickup, it gets attracted
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
57:37
energy in, energy out
Dan Blickensderfer
58:10
the energy in the system comes from the human hitting the string; so rad. 🙂
Dan Blickensderfer
58:19
metal, in fact. 🙂
Trevor Stricker
58:29
At signal magnitude, @dan :P
Dan Blickensderfer
58:57
🙂
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:03:09
https://www.fender.com/articles/tech-talk/whats-a-pickup-pole-and-why-is-it-so-important
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:03:15
it's about equalizing volume
Trevor Stricker
01:03:30
But why isn't it over a consistant arc @cris?
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:03:46
because it's more fun that way
Trevor Stricker
01:04:04
You and these browser tab rabbit holes...
Trevor Stricker
01:04:11
(aka thanks for the link :) )
Ehren Hill
01:04:20
different string gauges are affected/picked up differently
Joe Diaz
01:04:30
+1 Ehren
Joe Diaz
01:05:29
Asa a reminder for those who have questions Will can't get to now, we'll have time after the class :)
Joe Diaz
01:06:21
As a*
Joe Diaz
01:06:23
Still so awesome that you coded these simulations to demonstrate these concepts, Will!
Sean Mullen
01:06:38
When setting up a guitar, the tech is supposed to raise each string to match the radius of the fretboard. So the strings at the bridge mirror the radius of the board and have a relatively equal string action. Raising the pickups to match the radius of the strings improves the signal of the pickup.
Trevor Stricker
01:07:24
Sean I was wondering why the poles don't follow a radius... mine seem almost random height. (Might be an effed up pickup)
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:09:19
this pedal, for the uninformed, is possibly the best and most-beloved distortion circuit ever made.
Ehren Hill
01:09:41
its built like that on purpose. Fender built the pickups with different height pole pieces to try to make each string the same volume.
Sean Mullen
01:09:41
If the poles aren’t adjustable, they should mirror the radius. In some cases, I’d imagine, a builder may arbitrarily put in a generic pickup that may not suit the guitar configuration.
Joe Diaz
01:12:55
That explanation about the two diodes was particularly helpful for me
Symmetry (they/them)
01:13:26
sorry, stupid question. why is it called a tube screamer? what does that have to do with tubes or screaming?
Trevor Stricker
01:13:49
Because it sounds like a screaming tube amp!
Trevor Stricker
01:14:03
Tube amp == with vacuum tubes and not op amps. Screaming == tone.
Gregory Leonelli
01:18:04
Same effect as a mixer in radio electronics
Trevor Stricker
01:18:27
I think my brain just blew up
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:18:33
Trevor was correct!
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:18:40
it's about pushing/driving the amp's tubes
Trevor Stricker
01:18:45
There's a first time for everything...
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:18:46
til they 'scream' aka sound cool
Joe Diaz
01:18:52
:D
Symmetry (they/them)
01:18:53
thanks for the explanation and clarification, Trevor!
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:20:03
Noise Gates are the most boring and annoying thing to think about buying for your setup. I never bought one, and now that I have several, I lament how bad I sounded
Trevor Stricker
01:20:22
Love my noise gate (in my amp sim)
Symmetry (they/them)
01:23:29
not related to guitars, but i’ve used a noise gate to eliminate background noise when recording myself speaking
Joe Diaz
01:25:41
Useful application, Sym! Likely cheaper than covering a room in acoustic panels haha
Trevor Stricker
01:31:39
Great question @Aristeidis
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:35:42
they create modulated delay, right?
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:36:01
Fwiw if anyone here plays guitar/synth and wants to buy the ultimate pedal to learn this stuff, look up the Empress Zoia
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:36:56
Flange was 'invented' by the beatles, i think? because of pushing on the tape as it passed over the flange tapehead. i think...
Brendan Burdick
01:37:38
Gonna miss this Signal
Sean Mullen
01:37:42
Empress makes great pedals. I have their old chorus. It’s super rich.
Brendan Burdick
01:37:55
They've had quite the journey
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:38:40
yep i have to bail, sorry. this has been a lot of fun! wish i could catch the rest.
Joe Diaz
01:38:53
Recording will be available later!
Dan Blickensderfer
01:38:54
this has been amazing!
Joe Diaz
01:38:57
Thanks for coming
Dan Blickensderfer
01:39:01
many thanks
CHRISTOPHER FLOYD
01:39:06
thanks for organizing this whole thing, Joe!
Sam Unterberger
01:40:33
totally off-topic, but is that a Bell Witch print in your background?
Gregory Leonelli
01:40:44
Great talk, thank you very much
Trevor Stricker
01:40:53
Who are you asking Sam?
Pedro Sarmento
01:41:29
Got to go everyone! Thanks Will and Joe, this was great lml
Joe Diaz
01:41:41
Bye folks who need to leave!
Brendan Burdick
01:42:52
I want to know what voltage Potroast the Rhino Man is
Filipa Duarte
01:43:00
Thank you Joe and Will, also have to get going! Have a good evening guys! Enjoy the rest of the lesson 🙌
Joe Diaz
01:43:09
See you later!
Joe Diaz
01:43:41
What voltage can cage Potroast the Rhino Man though?
Brendan Burdick
01:43:58
well he escaped so
Joe Diaz
01:44:21
The limit does not exist
Brendan Burdick
01:44:23
where's paul buckley when you need him
Sam Unterberger
01:44:31
will has a poster over his right shoulder that's probably Bell Witch, but almost definitely by Mariusz Lewandowski
Joe Diaz
01:44:45
Brendan, next week!
Joe Diaz
01:44:54
Sam, we'll ask shortly :)
Brendan Burdick
01:45:25
that could be a the beast of nod poster
Jen Janet
01:45:36
The poster is a large image of The Beast of Nod's latest album art
Sam Unterberger
01:45:46
thanks @joe
Joe Diaz
01:45:51
Thanks Jen! :)
Dan Blickensderfer
01:47:22
“by slashing a speaker cone he introduced non linearities” is some metal poetry my friends. :)
Trevor Stricker
01:47:34
lol @Dan
Joe Diaz
01:47:47
+1 Dan
Dan Blickensderfer
01:49:41
This was so good! Thank you so much Joe and Will!
Joe Diaz
01:49:52
Thanks for joining!
Symmetry (they/them)
01:49:57
everyone here please listen to The Beast Of Nod!! i cannot recommend their music highly enough
Dallas
01:50:06
Thanks for another great lecture!!
Joe Diaz
01:50:10
+1 Sym
Symmetry (they/them)
01:50:16
very mind-blowing. incredible musicianship and impeccable technique
Sean Mullen
01:50:21
To anyone involved in organizing this session, thank you. And a big thank you to Will for your time. Love The Beast of Nod. Cheers.
Symmetry (they/them)
01:50:24
on the part of all band members
Joe Diaz
01:50:31
Thanks Dallas! For those leaving, check the website for the upcoming lectures!
Ehren Hill
01:51:16
thank you!
Symmetry (they/them)
01:51:23
thank you so much Will!!!!
Sam Unterberger
01:51:26
yes, this was really cool. will def be watching previous, and joining live in the future
John Higgins
01:51:31
Fantastic presentation!
Symmetry (they/them)
01:51:35
👏
Hell Hammer
01:51:37
great job! 👏
Trevor Stricker
01:51:39
Really interesting and really informative. Thank you Will.
Paul Shain
01:51:46
That was great!
Paul Shain
01:52:12
Reminded me of all the math I've forgotten
Symmetry (they/them)
01:52:36
every year i learn something new from Will’s lecture
Aristeidis Karalis
01:53:19
Indeed!
Will Lunden
01:53:19
Thanks everyone! The poster is the cover art from the last Beast of Nod album
Symmetry (they/them)
01:53:21
you can expect me to be wearing my The Beast Of Nod shirt again a week from today ;)
Aristeidis Karalis
01:53:37
I wonder if classes like this exist in the world. I guess maybe at Berklee.
Symmetry (they/them)
01:54:17
great seeing you, Will!
Sean Mullen
01:57:54
There was talk on a FB group about vinyls coming for Multiversal and and Vampira, is that happening?Also, what is your preferred tuning?
Hell Hammer
01:58:22
compression, perfect lead-in to nu Metal
Sean Manton (they/them)
02:01:57
Have you looked into Digger's Factory? Kinda like kickstarter for vinyl
Hell Hammer
02:02:28
Will, what's your public sector day job?
Symmetry (they/them)
02:02:33
please come to boston?
Sean Mullen
02:02:44
Thanks Will.
Hell Hammer
02:03:39
very cool
Symmetry (they/them)
02:03:47
i’m very excited for you guys! hope you have fun on tour!!
Symmetry (they/them)
02:05:34
is standard tuning EADGBE?
miles morrison
02:05:49
yes
Trevor Stricker
02:06:06
Eat All Dem Gooshy Bashed Eggs
Symmetry (they/them)
02:06:20
i don’t play guitar, but my best friend in high school was a guitarist and he taught me “Eddie ate dynamite, good bye Eddie”
miles morrison
02:06:46
Acronyms are the way!
Sean Manton (they/them)
02:08:03
What was the thing called you mentioned that locks in the intonation?
miles morrison
02:08:17
evertune
Sean Mullen
02:08:39
8 string standard tuning is F#,B,E,A,D,G,B,E.
Trevor Stricker
02:09:01
"standard" heh
Sean Mullen
02:09:23
With the extended range (two extra low strings), he can reach very low and heavy sounds while in standard.
Symmetry (they/them)
02:09:32
i was just wondering what standard tuning is if you have more than 6 strings, thanks Sean!
miles morrison
02:09:50
i have one question about potentiometers if there’s time
Joe Diaz
02:10:00
Go for it, Miles
Sean Mullen
02:10:05
With an Evertune bridge you can actually set it so that the high strings will respond to bends, but the low strings won’t. You can configure the response quite easily.
miles morrison
02:10:08
thanks
Joe Diaz
02:10:36
BSODs lol
Symmetry (they/them)
02:12:57
i need to go soon so i can catch the train home, thank you so much Joe as always for these Heavy Metal 101 classes, thank you Will for another fascinating lecture, and very great seeing all of you!
Joe Diaz
02:13:07
Thanks Sym! Get home safe!
Ehren Hill
02:14:19
Thanks everyone! got to go
Joe Diaz
02:14:29
Later Ehren! Thanks
Will Lunden
02:15:01
lundenwill@gmail.com
Sean Mullen
02:15:30
Thank you!!
Paul Shain
02:15:34
Thank you.