Posts by FlyingSnowman

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    Loneliness is a stone-cold killer. Without friendship, we are scared creatures lost in our little bubble. We so desperately long to share feelings and experiences.


    'You're not alone' by Eric Geurts revolves around this theme. In a - at least at first hearing - winsome ballad with beautiful guitar lines and a lovely wobbling chorus, the lyrics tell about the need for friendship, love and compassion. In 1974, John Lennon sang: 'Nobody loves you when you're down and out'. Lennon's soul haunts this song, but unlike the rather cynical Lennon song, 'You're not alone' sounds like an ode to friendship, to compassion in these lockdown times when much human suffering takes often strike deep wounds into our very souls. Friendship is a verb, it breaks through self-centeredness.


    For those who doubt it all too often: 'You're Not Alone'... Somewhere there is someone who cares about you and sings this song for you!


    More info: https://www.ericgeurts.be

    If you like Ritchie Blackmore's sound from the era of Deep Purple Mark I, II, III, and of Rainbow's first two album, check out these profiles! They were made from a very rare Marshall Major amp.


    More info here: More Black Pack - Flying Snowman Productions


    Sound samples here: Soundcloud

    and here: YouTube



    This pack includes over 100 profiles (!) that try to simulate Ritchie Blackmore's sound during his years with Deep Purple (Mark II and III) and Rainbow. These are profiles of a very rare Marshall Major 200W Model 1967 amp from 1971-1972 in excellent condition. There were only 1200 copies made of this amp, and only a few are still in good condition, worldwide. The best is to play these rigs on a Strat, although many profiles also sound great on a Les Paul! This amp was also used by Mick Ronson and Stevie Ray Vaughan. These profiles sound the best on a FR speaker because the Scumback H55 speaker is an integral part of the unique sound.


    The material that was used for making this pack, is the following:


    - a very rare Marshall Major 200W Model 1967 amp from 1971-1972

    - Good vintage tubes (preamp and power tubes)

    - The Pigeon (Hornby-Skewes clone) treble booster to simulate sounds during the period of Deep Purple Mark II

    - The BSM Studio 75 Treble Booster, which also incorporates a modus to emulate the AIWA and Top Boost sounds during the period of Deep Purple Mark III and the first two Rainbow albums

    - The Rivera Rockcrusher to reduce the volume at speaker level

    - A Scumback H55 30 Watt speaker

    - Shure SM57 and SM81-LC microphones


    You will not find this kind of profiles anywhere else because there are so little Majors left in good condition! I checked it out and couldn't find any, that's why I decided to profile it myself. Furthermore, it was really not an easy task to get the right ingredients to get Ritchie's sound... Every composant in the sound chain has to be the right one. It took me years of experimenting with amps (Vox, Marshall Vintage Modern, and the Major), treble boosters and speakers to obtain this.


    These profiles were made with firmware 5.1. Your KPA must be using 5.1 or later to use these profiles.


    "Note: All product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Flying Snowman Productions. Product names are used solely for the purpose of identifying the specific products that were studied during Flying Snowman Production's sound profiling process. Use of these names does not imply any co-operation or endorsement. You are purchasing a license to use these profiles for your own personal and/or professional use but profiles are not for resale or for any other unlicensed distribution, free or compensated. The Flying Snowman Production profiles simply seek to re-create the sound of the stomp boxes and amplifiers listed and any use of brand names is strictly for comparison purposes."

    Kemper Packs Testimonies:

    Suseguitar from Kemper forum:

    I had a chance to play one of the profiles (037508) yesterday in our rehearsal room, played my Strat with Quarterpounds ;) - the solosound is just awesome, assertive, supporting and inspiring. Great work!

    Ibot39 from Kemper forum:

    After testing the profiles my conclusion is: The pack does exactly what the author is advertising. You get the Blackmore sound from the mentioned era. Humbuckers are possible, other 70s rock-sounds with a little tweaking. But the real soul of this pack is authentic Blackmore-tone! For this it was created with an ear for details and this is were the rigs shine! Thanks for the nice pictures that complement this special pack. I have to highlight the pdf that comes with the profiles offering very detailed information. Great!

    Laker from Kemper forum:

    These profiles are the real deal IMHO.

    Riddlescott from Kemper Forum:

    I like it the better the longer i play it. What i also appreciate is the tasty effects settings. Highly recommended for the real Marshall Bluesy Staccato Strat Sound.

    raiellojr from Kemper forum:

    I like the pack a lot...a little tweaking and I can get real close to your sound samples.

    Laker from Kemper forum:

    Blackmore Marshall Major profiles [Flying Snowman Prods] - Only the one amp a Marshall Major but it sounds like the real deal. These profiles are outstanding. Everything they make sounds great. What I really like about them is their sound samples sound just like what you download. IMHO a lot of other profilers do not sound the same.

    Acolbourn from Kemper forum:

    Thanks for the tips, just wanted to follow up for any else on the hunt for Frusciante tone. For profiles I tried flying snowman's more black pack listed above and they sound great!


    Release Date: 8 December 2020


    I recently heard the acoustic version of 'Love' written by John Lennon. I was in love with the chords and melody so I decided to make a cover version of it. It is the B-side of the single with my own song, 'Love to Love'.


    Written by John Lennon.

    Recorded, mixed and produced by Eric Geurts.

    All vocals and instruments by Eric Geurts.


    © 1970 Lenono Music

    ℗ 2020 Flying Snowman Productions


    More info: https://www.ericgeurts.be


    The new Eric Geurts single, 'Love to Love', was released on 8 December 2020. Fittingly also on this day we commemorate the sad and untimely death, 40 years ago, of John Lennon.


    'Love to Love', written by Eric Geurts, is a musical tribute to the dreamer John Lennon, written in a style reminiscent of Lennon’s own distinctive Beatles style.


    With a release date just before Christmas, 'Love to Love' is above all an idealistic plea for more love and peace in these challenging times.


    © 2020 Flying Snowman Records

    ℗ 2020 Flying Snowman Productions

    Registered at PRO SABAM, Belgium.


    Written, recorded, mixed and produced by Eric Geurts.

    All vocals and instruments by Eric Geurts, except fretless bass by Evert Verhees, and drums/percussion by Walter Mets.


    More info: https://www.ericgeurts.be


    Every year we go to the Philippines to visit my wife's family. The most important event during our yearly holiday is the organization of the 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝗙𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺 in Manila during the Christmas season.


    If you want to participate in doing something good for these street children and giving them a heartful remembrance of a joyful day, you can do so by donating something in our PayPal pool https://paypal.me/pools/c/8tPihgao9K or our PayPal account (https://paypal.me/bfcphil). Your money goes straight to the children, without any deductions (except for paypal and bank transfer costs). We buy food and entertain the children with chants and plays. If we have enough money, we also make sure they have a take-away package, including a backpack with school supplies food (rice etc).


    Due to the Corona virus, we cannot go this year, and so our next visit is planned on December, 2021. However, if we have enough funds before December, 2020, we will work together with a local church in the Philippines to organize the Feeding Program already this Christmas season.


    We post our videos and pictures on facebook every year: https://www.facebook.com/BFCPhil


    More info: http://www.bfcp.be


    Thank you!


    [verse 1]

    It's not easy after all we've been through

    We all have our inner struggles too

    There's good and bad in everyone,

    in you and me


    [verse 2]

    Love is patient, love is kind

    It's time to leave our pains and sorrows behind

    If we'd behave just half as nice

    this place could be a paradise


    [prechorus 1]

    If we stopped being so blind

    everything would be fine


    [Chorus]

    Why don't we love to love love

    Love to love Love

    Let's show the love that we all dream of

    Why don't we love to love?


    [verse 3]

    There's food for all if we only learn to share

    'cause rich and poor, we all breathe the same air

    Some are lucky to be born

    on the right side of the world


    [prechorus 2]

    If we just opened our minds

    everything would be fine


    [Chorus]

    Why don't we love to love love

    Love to love Love

    Let's show the love that we all dream of

    Why don't we love to love?


    [Bridge]

    We already have so much

    We still can't seem to get enough

    but in the end, will we be satisfied?

    Let's stop the taking,

    start the giving

    (It's) time to turn the tide


    [Chorus]

    Why don't we love to love love

    Love to love Love

    Let's show the love that we all dream of

    Why don't we love to love?


    Love to love Love

    Love, love, love, love

    Hi,


    I just updated Rig Manager to the latest version, as well as OS 8 to my Kemper. I rebooted my PC. When I launch Rig Manager, and the Kemper is connected with USB, Rig Manager doesn't see the Kemper any longer. I tried reconnecting to 3 different USB ports. Nothing works. Any ideas? Anyone else who has this problem with the last updates?


    Cheers

    If you like Ritchie Blackmore's sound from the era of Deep Purple Mark I, II, III, and of Rainbow's first two album, check out these profiles! They were made from a very rare Marshall Major amp.


    More info here: More Black Pack - Flying Snowman Productions


    Sound samples here: Soundcloud

    and here: YouTube



    This pack includes over 100 profiles (!) that try to simulate Ritchie Blackmore's sound during his years with Deep Purple (Mark II and III) and Rainbow. These are profiles of a very rare Marshall Major 200W Model 1967 amp from 1971-1972 in excellent condition. There were only 1200 copies made of this amp, and only a few are still in good condition, worldwide. The best is to play these rigs on a Strat, although many profiles also sound great on a Les Paul! This amp was also used by Mick Ronson and Stevie Ray Vaughan. These profiles sound the best on a FR speaker because the Scumback H55 speaker is an integral part of the unique sound.


    The material that was used for making this pack, is the following:


    - a very rare Marshall Major 200W Model 1967 amp from 1971-1972

    - Good vintage tubes (preamp and power tubes)

    - The Pigeon (Hornby-Skewes clone) treble booster to simulate sounds during the period of Deep Purple Mark II

    - The BSM Studio 75 Treble Booster, which also incorporates a modus to emulate the AIWA and Top Boost sounds during the period of Deep Purple Mark III and the first two Rainbow albums

    - The Rivera Rockcrusher to reduce the volume at speaker level

    - A Scumback H55 30 Watt speaker

    - Shure SM57 and SM81-LC microphones


    You will not find this kind of profiles anywhere else because there are so little Majors left in good condition! I checked it out and couldn't find any, that's why I decided to profile it myself. Furthermore, it was really not an easy task to get the right ingredients to get Ritchie's sound... Every composant in the sound chain has to be the right one. It took me years of experimenting with amps (Vox, Marshall Vintage Modern, and the Major), treble boosters and speakers to obtain this.


    These profiles were made with firmware 5.1. Your KPA must be using 5.1 or later to use these profiles.


    "Note: All product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Flying Snowman Productions. Product names are used solely for the purpose of identifying the specific products that were studied during Flying Snowman Production's sound profiling process. Use of these names does not imply any co-operation or endorsement. You are purchasing a license to use these profiles for your own personal and/or professional use but profiles are not for resale or for any other unlicensed distribution, free or compensated. The Flying Snowman Production profiles simply seek to re-create the sound of the stomp boxes and amplifiers listed and any use of brand names is strictly for comparison purposes."

    Kemper Packs Testimonies:

    Suseguitar from Kemper forum:

    I had a chance to play one of the profiles (037508) yesterday in our rehearsal room, played my Strat with Quarterpounds ;) - the solosound is just awesome, assertive, supporting and inspiring. Great work!

    Ibot39 from Kemper forum:

    After testing the profiles my conclusion is: The pack does exactly what the author is advertising. You get the Blackmore sound from the mentioned era. Humbuckers are possible, other 70s rock-sounds with a little tweaking. But the real soul of this pack is authentic Blackmore-tone! For this it was created with an ear for details and this is were the rigs shine! Thanks for the nice pictures that complement this special pack. I have to highlight the pdf that comes with the profiles offering very detailed information. Great!

    Laker from Kemper forum:

    These profiles are the real deal IMHO.

    Riddlescott from Kemper Forum:

    I like it the better the longer i play it. What i also appreciate is the tasty effects settings. Highly recommended for the real Marshall Bluesy Staccato Strat Sound.

    raiellojr from Kemper forum:

    I like the pack a lot...a little tweaking and I can get real close to your sound samples.

    Laker from Kemper forum:

    Blackmore Marshall Major profiles [Flying Snowman Prods] - Only the one amp a Marshall Major but it sounds like the real deal. These profiles are outstanding. Everything they make sounds great. What I really like about them is their sound samples sound just like what you download. IMHO a lot of other profilers do not sound the same.

    Acolbourn from Kemper forum:

    Thanks for the tips, just wanted to follow up for any else on the hunt for Frusciante tone. For profiles I tried flying snowman's more black pack listed above and they sound great!

    Not sure if you're already doing this, don't want to teach you to suck eggs, here's what works for me. It seems I can only drag these files into an area under rigs - e.g Rigs >Local Library, or if you're hooked up to the profiler drag them straight into the profiler window which will then load them direct on to the profiler. Is this how you are doing it?

    Thanks! I know now what I did wrong! I tried to import into the Rigs > Local Library in Rig Manager, a Reverb preset. I understand that doesn't work of course. My mistake!

    Thank you Mats! Honestly, it's difficult to remember exactly because I recorded the guitars 2 months ago, and I didn't save the presets. I think I used my own pack (More Black) and changed the settings until I liked them. More importantly, I used my upgraded Mexican Strat with Classic 57 pickups. The solo was recorded in the middle stand between the bridge and the middle pickup. The rhythm guitar (Chris Isaak-like) was done with the neck pickup, using the tremolo bar to create the modulation, and a big hall reverb.


    The new single of Eric Geurts has been released. It's called "I Still Believe in Miracles".


    Miracles sometimes live in a small place: a fine song with a wonderfully compelling guitar threesome and a convincing story about a teenage mother who refuses to give up. About the power of faith, 'I Still Believe In Miracles', the new song by singer-songwriter Eric Geurts offers us sparkling guitar playing and inspired lyrics, and after listening to a song like this you know it will all work out fine 'if you believe in miracles'.


    © 2020 Flying Snowman Records

    ℗ 2020 Flying Snowman Productions

    Registered at PRO SABAM, Belgium.


    Written, mixed and produced by Eric Geurts. Recorded by by Bert Van Daele and Eric Geurts @ The Flying Snowman Studio.


    All vocals and other instruments by Eric Geurts, except bass by Evert Verhees, drums by Walter Mets, percussion by Frank Michiels and backing vocals by Marie-Ange Tchaï Teuwen and Madeleine Mbala.


    More info:

    https://orcd.co/ericgeurts-557

    https://www.ericgeurts.be


    [verse 1]

    She was a runaway teen

    when her boyfriend left the city

    Pregnant at sixteen

    she had no time for self-pity

    Working day and night

    as a waitress in a bar


    [verse 2]

    It's hard to do things right

    but she never blamed God

    when the baby cried at night

    She was thankful for what she got

    And every night she prayed

    "I still believe in miracles"


    [chorus]

    and I wonder how

    she can make it on her own

    but then she smiles and says:

    "I'm not alone

    He's always with me and you know?

    I still believe in miracles"


    [verse 3]

    "Nothing is impossible"

    is what the doctors said

    "but chances are small,

    your baby's health is so bad...

    Nothing we can do

    You need a miracle"


    [chorus]

    and I don't know why

    she never seems to lose her mind

    but then she smiles and says:

    "I may be deaf or blind,

    mute or cripple but you know?

    I'll still believe in miracles"


    [verse 4]

    The last time that I saw her,

    the same child by her side

    She said she met a good guy

    This time she got it right

    She said: "Life's been good to me

    I still believe in miracles"


    [chorus]

    and I don't know how

    she made it through the years of pain

    But then she smiles and says:

    "I can't complain

    He's always with me and you know?

    I still believe in miracles"


    "I still believe in miracles"

    She just smiles and says

    "I may be deaf or blind,

    mute or cripple but you know?

    I'll still believe in miracles"