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This Week’s Preset: Lion Babe

Since graduating from one of the UK’s leading music colleges at 18, London-based freelance guitarist Liam McGarry has toured many parts of the world, played on albums and tours for major record labels, and worked with some of the UK’s most experienced musicians across a wide range styles and genres.

Lionbabe Liam McGarry Strymon TimeLine Preset

Recently New York-based neo soul duo and Interscope recording artist Lion Babe (vocalist Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman) tapped Liam’s talents for live guitar on their tour. Liam tells us: “Lucas triggers a lot from their production via an Ableton Live setup, and the idea behind a lot of my sounds for Lion Babe, and my general brief coming onto the Lion Babe show, was to sound more like an effect, or a guitar that’s been sampled, even though I’m playing live, so I can be an extension of Lucas’s Ableton Live rig.”

To blend with Lion Babe’s electronic production during their live shows, Liam made use of our TimeLine delay as well as Mobius.  Liam says, “I was already using a Timeline on my board but I actually bought a Mobius going into this gig after being sent Lion Babe’s studio recordings.”

Below, Liam shares TimeLine and Mobius patches he created for Lion Babe’s live show. First he shows us a TimeLine patch used for Lion Babe’s latest single “Impossible,” then a Mobius patch used on the tune “Wonder Women,” and finally two patches (one Mobius and one TimeLine) used together for the song “Jungle Lady.” We’ll let Liam take it from here!

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Impossible

I’ve put down my pre-chorus sound for this tune which I made with the Reverse delay machine, which was based off a sound I’d made for a cover they performed for BBC’s Live at Maida Vale. Very much sticking to the idea of sounding like an effect or a triggered sample, etc.

VIDEO

Here is a live performance of “Impossible” by Lion Babe:

I use this patch in the pre-chorus sections of this tune. The stem below is from the 2nd pre-chorus.

LISTEN HERE:

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PRESET DETAILS:

The image below shows the knob settings and parameters that I used in the audio clip.

Lion Babe Impossible TimeLine Preset

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Wonder Women

I’ve put down my part from the chorus which I made with the Filter modulation machine from Mobius. This line actually follows a synth line in the tune, but using Mobius on this part makes it sound like a processed sample where the filters are synced to the BPM of the tune, rather than just using a wah pedal.

VIDEO

Here is a live performance of “Wonder Women” by Lion Babe. You can hear me play the patch during the chorus sections.

 

LISTEN HERE:

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PRESET DETAILS:

The image below shows the knob settings and parameters that I used in the audio clip.

Lionbabe Liam McGarry Strymon Mobius Preset: Wonder Women Wah

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Jungle Lady

This is one of my favourite sounds from the show, made using the Filter modulation machine on Mobius and the dTape delay machine on TimeLine, with Mobius running into my TimeLine then straight into the front of my amp, no loops. Same idea as the other tunes: With the filters and delays synced to the BPM of the tracks, I can sound like a sampled guitar. I also do some scratchy stuff in this to sound like an effect.

VIDEO

You can hear the studio recording in the video below:

I generally play this patch throughout the whole of this tune!

LISTEN HERE:

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PRESET DETAILS:

The image below shows the knob settings and parameters that I used for the Mobius preset.

Lionbabe Liam McGarry Strymon Mobius Preset: JUNGLE LADY

The next image shows the knob settings and parameters that I used for the TimeLine preset.

Lionbabe Liam McGarry Strymon TimeLine Preset: Jungle Lady


DOWNLOAD THE PRESETS

Using the Strymon Librarian? Download the presets and load them into your TimeLine and Mobius!

Download “Impossible” TimeLine preset.
Download “Wonder Women Wah” Mobius preset.
Download “Jungle Lady” Mobius preset.
Download “Jungle Lady” TimeLine preset.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Made your own tweaks to these presets? Post them below or tag them #StrymonPreset online. Are there other preset types that you’d like to see in upcoming blog posts? Let us know what you think. Thanks!

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Big thanks to Liam for the presets! You can find him online here:

http://liammcgarry.co.uk

https://twitter.com/liammcgarry

https://www.instagram.com/liammcgarry1

About Matt Piper
Matt Piper writes words and makes videos for Strymon. He plays guitar and a variety of other instruments but sucks at drums and a much larger variety of other instruments. He also makes electronic noises and teaches Fundamentals of Synthesis at the Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena, California.

2 Responses

  1. Clay says:

    ummm… that audio clip definitely sounds like a reverse delay- but the settings graphic shows the delay machine as the dTape machine.

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