Free The Tone : MS-SOV Special Overdrive…

This an edited version of the original which can be found at . In this version I’ve treated the audio with some slight compression and hall reverb courtesy a of the mighty Waves CLA Guitars plugin; and, I’ve also tarted up the video with some Final Cut Pro X treatments. The aim of this version is primarily to make the pedal/amp combo sound like they might onstage where, for me, gear either cuts it or doesn’t.

This is the third version of the mighty SOV Overdrive that I’ve been able to try. The first was the Providence SOV-2; then came the Free The Tone version which had creamier highs; and finally this one, the Matt Schofield Signature version which, to my ears, has a little more headroom than the two aforementioned versions and cleaner or brighter highs. I like it a lot.

Here it is with a Redhouse Strat-style guitar and a Palmer DREI amp in various output modes. Great stuff, Yuki and Matt!

Recording signal path:

Guitar : Redhouse S-Style Fiesta Red with Klein No.1 pickups
Amp: Palmer DREI
Cables : Providence
Mic : Violet Design ‘The Amethyst’ (amp) Samson Airline77 (me)
Camera : Canon 60D (me) and Sony HDR CX150 (pedal)
Soundcard : AVID Mbox Pro 3
Computer : Apple iMac 27″ i7 3.4 GHz 16 GB RAM
Software : Pro Tools 10 LE, Waves CLA Guitars (slight comp over input track), Waves L3-16 Limiter (to keep levels in check at output), Apple Final Cut Pro X (video editing and Youtube compression).

Date: 24th Feb, 2013 Guitar: Redhouse S-Style Fiesta Red with Klein No.1 pickups Amp: Palmer DREI