Tesseract band gear setup
James Monteith: "With Polaris, lots of the songs are very separate songs, whereas this album has gone back to the idea of lots of songs linking from one to the next, and basically being some large chunks of music rather than simple song structures. AK: "You can still do that [add effects blocks] with the Kemper. I feel like it's a bit more comfortable, a bit more solid and slightly easier to play, actually, so I thought I've gotta give it a go. AK: "Yeah, so I got the setup just to experiment with - the and the Torpedo - it sounds cool, but it started to turn into an Axe-Fx world of having to download a load of IRs to find one that works, but I already had this Kemper patch set up, so I thought 'well, this kind of works' so I just stuck with that, really. What about studio gear? So, Dan, how do you go about recording your vocal takes? For recording, on the album, if there's a particular really reverb-y delay part I might use that, or some outboard gear, or a plugin called Valhalla Shimmer, which just gives a really epic sort of infinite reverb sound - that's my go-to for that kind of stuff. It's just a nice, simple, solid bridge, which is what you want. It sounds similar to our old tone, but just a bit fresher I guess. The gate isn't quite as aggressive as it is say, on the Axe-Fx.
Powered by the dual guitar interplay of Acle Kahney and James the assortment of gear you can expect to see on stage when TesseracT. At the moment my main guitar is a 7 string Mayones Regius. It's a through Acle mentions that he used the Baritone-8 on Tesseract's Perspective EP.
more. One half of the band's double guitar attack, Acle Kahney, was kind amps and effects he plays through live to his recording studio setup.
I feel like it's a bit more comfortable, a bit more solid and slightly easier to play, actually, so I thought I've gotta give it a go. For instance, you've had some high-profile touring partners on the last album cycle We caught up with guitarists James Monteith and Acle, as well as vocalist Dan Tompkins to find out what went into the new album - besides blood, djent and tears of course.
James Monteith: "With Polaris, lots of the songs are very separate songs, whereas this album has gone back to the idea of lots of songs linking from one to the next, and basically being some large chunks of music rather than simple song structures.
When I'm mixing it there are so many plugins and so many tracks; I have got some more outboard gear, but I just have it all in plugins because it means I can load a session up and it's there. You talked about valve amps earlier, James - did any make it on to the new record, or was this with live shows in mind?
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|AK: "Yep, that's right.
AK: "For the rhythm tone, it's basically a friend of mine in Sweden - I think it is - he profiled his Diezel Herbert, and I just kind of used that.
It's also closer to the body, which I like as well. It sounds similar to our old tone, but just a bit fresher I guess. The gate isn't quite as aggressive as it is say, on the Axe-Fx. AK: "Production-wise, I used my usual go-to tricks, if that's the word for it.
Guitars: Guitarists Acle Kahney and James Monteith are long-standing members of the band, with Acle being the. Though it's a heavy burden to bear, Tesseract are probably the UK's brightest On their last album Polaris, the band found themselves balancing the.
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JM: " There was a bit of experimentation with valve amps in the early stages as. that works, but I already had this Kemper patch set up, so I thought 'well.
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On the other side of the Atlantic, Tesseract were one of the leading lights in the They're fantastic pieces of gear: the rhythm guitar tones you can get out of them, and. My entire set-up is basically a rack unit, a tuner and a couple of cables.
JM: "We talked about eventually the dream of being able to play with amps again, because it's very nice to have stage sound and feel the 'air' of a cabinet, so we borrowed a few amp heads, including an EVH and yeah, nothing really came of it, I don't think.
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It's a darker sound, still a little bit harsh, but I had to use a hardware piece of gear I've got called Clariphonic [a rack unit made by Kush Audio]. It all depends on the colour I want, and how tainted I want that sound. Powered by the dual guitar interplay of Acle Kahney and James Monteith and the awe-inspiring bass playing of Amos Williams, TesseracT's dark new LP Sonder made a splash at number 47 on the Australian charts upon release, and their success shows absolutely no signs of slowing.
AK: "Well, it depends on the amps, you know? TesseracT sure do. Looking good so far!