good stuff, liked the vocal harmonies and that dirty clean P90 tone + fuzzy lead lines
yeah I highly recommend jamming over drums to tighten your rhythm skills and impro . This is where I developed my skills the most , that and also playing in the local jazzband with a single clean tone from the only amps available at the school , some random solid state amp.
A single drum box or plugin is great , I used and still do riffworks great intuitive beatbox , totally worth the 50 bucks, there is even a great free version. check my shitty 1st ever track I recorded 9 years ago ( wow times flees ) with riffworks and my kemper.
I think the opposite of your method is a good way to think out of the box : just throw in a beat you like , use the 'scan' fonction from riffworks , it's a great tool that will match your exact feel and internal rhythm / metrics. It's fantastic as it will adapt to you and not the opposite.
Once you're in a good vibe just jam over a good groove and stack some layers , a palm muted lick or a clean part for instance. and start doing some fills over it until you find a good base, then some chord changes.
This is how I write my tracks most of the time ( now I hire a great freelancer drummer with specific grooves that I order ) : always starting from the inspiring drum groove, then layer the chords & melodies.
I also still start a drumbeat everyday to practice funk chops , my mandatory musician discipline with vocal practise.
Easy drummer is also great , less spontaneous than riffworks for sure, but you got the search function.
The key is to have fun while practicing until you're a good rhythmic guitarist ( took me a few years TBH)
Yeah very interesting mood here Per, glad you're back to tracking & looking forward next works
the 1982 live album with the "NY/LA Dream Band".
fantastic , what a line up and Rit is on fire even doing some tapping
Full orchestra , huge synth collection can't think of a better live setup :o , maybe a kpa
I saw this line up in Houston in 1977
Lucky man ! I saw the entire historical lineup with their frontman in my home town in France 3 years ago, that was pretty sick experience
The only live gig with a similar hysterical mood I attend was Georges Clinton's parliament / Funkadelic, they were so much into it that someone had to cut the power down on stage as they would go like crazy all night long !
Yeah I also watched the vid and was surprised not to find this preset , although it's pretty easy to have sustaining tones with the fuzz drive. It's also easy to have some gated FX that kill all sustain with these K fuzz .
My cab is open & I love it , especially on cleans & crunches , great open tones for sure
oxford ....by far
Perfect album to listen to on this sunny day here in France
Anyone know where I can obtain the previous Beta version to the current OS? Went to the "Downloads" and there are no Betas available.
check rig manager parameters and tick ' include beta releases ' , restart if needed
What kind of cab did you use and did you wire it stereo?
I mounted a single Kone, next project is a 2 x 12 , but I'll have to saw another hole in the front panel. I'll run it in stereo as my power amp pedal is stereo (Harley Benton Custom Line Thunder 99 ) .
My cab is a vintage Mars Amp from the 60's or 70's.
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When you say multiple tracks do you mean into a DAW? Sounds interesting but can you elaborate?
That's it 3 tracks , 3 notes make a good chord for a pad especially if you pan all these -100 0 a +100
I got that far in my own attempts but it is the ability to constantly tweak the parameters so the the pad evolves and changes, plus the reverse and octave drop I can't wrap my head around.
I guess a morph pedal on the feedback delay setting would do it, for a reverse effect check my pads or the swell presets from the official pack
crazy stuff in this opening track , seems to be Russian musicians ... again
It's really easy , I use the freeze fonction from the various delays. I use these constantly : hit a chord or a single note , let it ring until you got desired tone , hit freeze & record . Best thing is layering some single notes on multiple tracks to build complex chords , easily beats super expensive analog synths with a super thick analog vibe.
Be creative by using with a ebow or a slide will also help. All kind of octavers will also reach super lows or really high notes.
- drones, organs pads & delays : all made on a regular guitar . Really beautiful stuff in these delays @ 0:50 and 1:50
- backings swells
- intro rig and background pads : same config
Fuzz at full gain will keep ringing forever also , constant feedback
Another possibility would be volume swells and morph pedal.
Endless possibilities !
PS I have some pads available on rig ex , check for waraba , disengage all locks and tune them
Great one Dave, nice to see you're tracking again
Nice tone and vibe Mats , well done
yeah , I'm not into covers, but this one is great , very nice variety of attacks and pick styles from the right hand : sign of a really seasoned player