Still in love with the Line 6 Helix unit and constantly finding new sounds and ways of working with it. I was curious of how using acoustic IR’s would work with the Helix so I downloaded the 3 Sigma Martin D45 impulses from here and started experimenting with the different IR’s provided using my Martin 00016GT. I found the results to be very promising and I think I could get even better sounds with some tweaking and maybe combining it with a condenser mic. For this video I just used one IR block and went away. I added some subtle EQ and reverb in post, but otherwise it’s just the IR. For the electric guitar I used the Litigator amp with one compressor block and a reverb block, maybe some delay. Some reverb added in post there as well. For the lead I hit the Stupor OD. All guitars recorded direct from the Helix via 2 xlr’s to my T.C Electronic Impact Twin soundcard. Ableton Live used as DAW. The tune was written some years ago and can be heard on my 2014 album “Glashus” as well. During a period of time I wrote several tunes named after different types of reindeer in the Sapmi language. This tune is named “Spoairu” which means a “long legged, thin reindeer”.
As earlier stated, The Line 6 Helix truly delivers! I got inspired and re-recorded another track from my 2014 album “Glashus”. This tune has some kind of Surf vibe going and as usual Johan Björklund keeps the beat on the drums and Johannes Lundberg is pumping the bass. The tune is called Vårstenar, a reintepretation of Springsteen in swedish. Somehow the intro reminded me of Born To Run – era Springsteen. Enjoy!
Lately I’ve been really impressed with the new Line 6 Helix Guitar amp modeler. This unit blows my mind. It’s so easy to work with and sounds just amazing and the great thing about this unit is that I’m finally able to use just one rig for both live work and recording work. It’s highly customizable and I can tweak it to fit every musical situation I’m conquering with ease. Just to test how well it would adapt to recording situations I decided to re-record an old tune and replace all guitars with Helix-sounds. Take a listen 🙂
I wrote this tune during a trip to Gotland, Sweden. I had sketched up some ideas at home and brought the computer with me to Gotland where I stayed with my family and some friends in 2011. At night as I put all our kids to bed I worked through the ideas and finished the song. I brought the track to the studio where Johan, Thomas, Johannes and me recorded some live drums, clarinet, bass and guitar on it.
Another tune from my 2014 album “Glashus”. This one I wrote in 2008. It has gone through different incarnations through the years. We are still performing this tune live with Thymeshift.
I was kind of inspired by Bruce Springsteen when I wrote this song. I wanted this muscular intro reminiscent of something from the “Born To Run” era. The tune came out as a sort of mix between spaghetti-western-surf-stadium art rock. The solo mixes some backward phrases with some straight forward playing. I used my Fender strat for all the guitar tracks.
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