Meet Your Instructor - Scott Elliott
I’m Scott from Chernobyl Studios, and I’m just like you: a home studio musician and mixing engineer. From the beginning of my journey, all I ever wanted was to have a big, massive, metal guitar tones and mixes that I could be proud of.
In 2013, I started to study mixing and tone crafting more seriously so I could bring this desire to life. What I didn’t know was that I was venturing into a world of conflicting information and secrecy. Maybe it sounds a bit dramatic, but how many times have you seen a video on YouTube that claimed you could “sound like the pros in minutes,” just to find out they have thousands of dollars in gear and plugins and really didn’t explain anything anyway? These videos never helped me get a better idea of how to create my guitar tones or better mixes.
I wasted money on plugins I didn’t need, followed advice that wasn’t helpful, and made every mistake you can think of multiple times over. 6 years of frustration later and I now know what it takes to create great amazing guitar tones and mixes.
My goal is to sift through the noise, filter out the nonsense, and create content that helps you avoid the years of struggle and frustration that I had to endure.
How to select the right cabinet impulse that is right for your gear and the sound that you want quickly and easily
A unique way to adjust the tone stack of your amp simulator
My full methodical approach to EQ and post-processing that is repeatable—regardless of what gear, plugins, or genre you are working with.
How this process can be repeated as multiple full demonstrations are provided in real-time, showing how to develop unique guitar tones and how to process them—I even do this
How to gain stage properly from your interface into the DAW so that you have the best signal possible
Why it is important to gain stage into the amp simulator correctly in order to maximize the sound quality
Guitar recording tips to help you track and create the best sounding direct-input (DI) signals that you can
From client examples, advanced processing concepts, and more.
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About The Course
Guitar Tone Mastery is that guide as a complete training system that teaches you how to pick the right cabinet impulse response, refine it with the tone stack, and put on the finishing touches with post-processing.
This is a step-by-step training system—not a collection of presets.
However, Guitar Tone Mastery did not always exist…
I struggled for many years, watching every YouTube video and reading every piece of information I could get about creating guitar tones.At the end of the day, I simply could never quite get it…
Many years and thousands of hours later, it dawned on me…
I was going about this process entirely in the wrong way! After I realized where I was messing up, I finally was able to achieve the tones I was looking for.
What are you going to learn?
In short, you will learn a proven, step-by-step method for creating massive guitar tones that you are hearing in your head with amp simulators. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
Additionally, an ear training demonstration is included that shows how you can start training your ears to listen to the frequencies you are looking for so that you can spend minutes finding the perfect cabinet impulse response instead of hours.
Killer tones for any budget
If you think that this training is not for you because you do not have a great guitar or audio interface, then you will be happy to know that inside Guitar Tone Mastery, I use budget-level gear, and I prove through demonstration how to get great metal tones with budget level gear.
Spend time on music, not knobs
Seriously, when you get this step-by-step process under your belt, creating your own guitar tones will take minutes instead of hours.
Pick up this training today and achieve the crushing metal guitar tones you have been looking for… the only thing you risk losing are crappy guitar tones!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Guitar Tone Mastery for?
Guitar Tone Mastery is for any guitarist, musician, producer, or mixer who struggles creating metal guitar tones.
What if I do not have a good guitar or audio interface?
Not to worry—inside this training, I used a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (1st Generation) and a $199 Ibanez 7-string guitar. You do not get much lower budget than that. What is more, with the demonstration of my techniques in the training, you will see that even with budget-level gear, you will be able to create some massive metal guitar tones.
What plugins do you use in Guitar Tone Mastery?
I use a variety of plugins, but this does not any effect on the core information of selecting cabinet impulses and using the tone stack to define the guitar tone. You can use any plugins that you have right now, to include free or paid, and the techniques you learn will work the same.
Is this only for metal, or will this technique work for other genres?
While Guitar Tone Mastery is focused on creating metal tones, the techniques shown here are universal and could be applied to any genre that you need. It is all about how your ear interprets what you are hearing and the type of guitar tone you are trying to achieve. If you are used to hearing rock tones and are looking to create one, the techniques you learn here can help. At the end of the day, Guitar Tone Mastery is as much of an ear training course as a guitar tone crafting one.
Which DAW do I need to use?
You can use the one you are using right now! It does not matter which DAW you decide to work in—the information in Guitar Tone Mastery will work all the same.
What if I get stuck or need help?
When you buy the course, you are invited to join a private Facebook and Discord group where you can join hundreds of other course owners and all our instructors to ask any questions you might have and find help. You can even show any progress you are making and ask for feedback!
How is the course delivered?
Once you have bought the course, you can stream it all right from our website on our custom platform that lets you keep track of your progress. But if you rather download the videos for viewing later, you can do that too.