Tuesday, April 7, 2015

456 HATE - Eleven Rack Rigs

228 "HATE" Eleven Rack Rigs

(456 HATE Rigs total, if you count the MONO version of each rig)

HATE Rigs employ lower gain than what I usually set. Don't confuse lower gain with thinking they are less brutal! The rigs are just as brutal, maybe even more brutal since with less gain we get better articulation. But, tweak the gain to your liking. Also tweak the 'Presence' control. Most rigs have a relatively low Presence setting to control noise and to sit in the mix without popping out too much, adjust to taste.

HATE Rigs are HIGHLY tweak-able from the tone stack (the amp knobs), so adjust as you wish. The Parametric EQ sweeps out some low-mid "boxiness" and gives a more modern sounding metal tone. If you don't like it, either adjust or simply bypass it for a more natural amp tone.

If you find the Chorus and Flanger induce "phasiness" into the signal, simply bypass them. I have them ON by default because I like the wider tone when playing or working on a riff. When it comes to recording I may or may not bypass them, it just depends. Adjust and/or bypass the Reverb as you wish.

Now go forth and make some BRUTAL, HATE FILLED, METAL \m/


HATE - 62 M2 and MDR
HATE - 62 M2 and MDR - MONO

HATE - 63 XTC and SLO
HATE - 63 XTC and SLO - MONO

HATE - 103 SOD, MOD, JCM, and J8M
HATE - 103 SOD, MOD, JCM, and J8M - MONO

These Rigs are an original creation.
These rigs are NOT endorsed by Avid, Bogner, Mesa, Soldano, Marshall - any use of these names is solely for descriptive purposes.



  1. Great presets!!!!
    Thanks for the help!

  2. You made the 65W sound crisp and clear! awesome patches.

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  4. Hey Benoni.

    I was wondering something about your philosophy here. Please bare in mind that i am not as well versed on EQ magic as you. I'm still learning much about recording in general.

    Given that you scooped the mids a bit, how does this Affect the Mix in a live situation as well as recording? Obviously guitar is mid-range, and conventional wisdom suggest that scooped mids= bad mix. Do you overcome this hurdle by letting the Flange and Chorus to bring the signal back up? If this is an issue what would you suggest to remedy it? I love the way you EQed the mids, but it would be a major bummer if i couldn't use this tone while jammin with friends or a band.

    Love your work dude and thanks for sharing.

    1. It's a balancing act. Everything in a mix is fighting for it's space. You are right that guitar is mid-range, but the voice also competes for a lot of the same frequencies. Not to mention that everything in the chain is imparting some kind of effect of the frequency response. The cab and mic make a huge difference to what that response is, so an EQ is added after to take away that mid "boxy-ness"

      I can't tell you what setting you would need to play live because I don't know the room you are in. The room would make a big difference to any tweaks you may need to do.

      My philosophy is pretty simple, does it sound good to me? If it does, that's what I do. When it comes to live or in a mix, every one will be different, at least to a point. Tweak to fit what sounds good to you.