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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Iron Mickey, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. M'ark Pepperonio

    M'ark Pepperonio Free mahi mahi! Free mahi mahi!
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    That makes sense.

    Yeah, I guess I should have further qualified. I don't view p90s as quite the same thing even though they are single coils.
     
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  2. TC

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    Do any of y'all use a pedal board, and if so which one. I looked at some in a store and they seemed to be a ripoff. Tempted to attach 4 stompboxes and a power strip to a 2x4 and be done with it
     
  3. M'ark Pepperonio

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    portlandspartan
     
  4. Redav

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    What tools do you have and how handy are you? They aren't hard to make. Get a piece of plywood though
     
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  5. TC

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    Band is playing outdoors tonight. 35 degrees :facepalm:
     
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  6. electronic

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    Oh God. RIP to your fingers and basically any song that doesn’t have cowboy chords.
     
  7. TC

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    Yep, gonna be going from how can I add cool little filigrees everywhere to what’s the simplest economy of motion to get through this song
     
  8. BJ

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    I have this one:
    https://www.rondomusic.com/product7521.html

    It’s cheap but it held up well when I was gigging. That’s the medium sized one but they also have small and large ones.
     
  9. BJ

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    I also made this years ago:


    I don’t think the product is called the gorm anymore but ikea still sells something very similar. At least they did when I built mine.
     
  10. TC

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    Broke a string first song. Completely fucked my whole performance :fuckoff:
     
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  11. Drew Swinney Esq

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    Already looking to buy a second mandolin. RIP discretionary funds.
     
  12. cutig

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    What was your first one?
     
  13. Drew Swinney Esq

    Drew Swinney Esq You've gotta be on the team to get a ring.
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    Kentucky KM-160. Not bad for an entry level but I'm wanting something nicer now.
     
  14. TC

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    Got redemption last night. Played 3 hours in front of a packed college bar :yousoright:
     
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  15. electronic

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    Any happier with the set list these days?
     
  16. TC

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    Meh. Our band is unorganized, five people with different schedules etc, so we end up adding crap just to get it on the list for whatever gig we have coming up. I have told them though to pick artists people know, but not whatever the main song is. At one point the bassist sent me a link to "20 songs every pub band should know!" as an idea and I was like dude...
     
  17. Redav

    Redav My favorite meat is hotdog
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    You should suggest a song off that Lou Reed/Metallica album
     
  18. electronic

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    20 songs that make every decent cover band guitarist want to kill himself!
     
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  19. TC

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    Thing about it is, when you're playing this room there's enough adrenaline that you can get into about anything. I'm up there grinning like a jackass as I power through Hotel California

     
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  20. electronic

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    Never played in front of a crowd like that. Jesus.

    Not sure how they’d react to a band that played Umphrey’s, Paul Simon, Tool, and the Pointer Sisters in a row.
     
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  21. TC

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    That was during football season so a bit more animated, but that place is always balls to the wall. They don't even start the band til 11 and you go to 2. Umphreys would go over very well with the heady bro types haha
     
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  22. THE GUBBS

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    no absolutely William no .
     
  23. THE GUBBS

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  24. THE GUBBS

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  25. TC

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    Local art museum is doing exhibition of sci fi/horror art from Kirk Hammett's collection and Kirk is coming to give a talk. Kinda want to go to this and meet him, would be a pretty big dream come true for young TC



    Edit: $175? Fuck that
     
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  26. portlandspartan

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    I have a couple. Two by Creation Music Company and a small one by Bearded Boards. Temple Audio is the new hotness. I have a pedal problem and they felt necessary. I’m also a bit of a neat freak so I needed space for power and cable management.

    example:

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  27. Redav

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    Do you ever watch the Rob Chapman/Andertons or That Pedal Show YouTube channels? Seems like you'd be really into those
     
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  28. portlandspartan

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    Oh yes. Very often.
     
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  29. TC

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    Yeah that’s beautiful
     
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  30. electronic

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    Goddamn. That is a legit rig.
     
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  31. rut row

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    i have one of these with 6 boss pedals on it set up in the spare bedroom :rockin::rockin::rockin::rockin::rockin:
     
  32. Drew Swinney Esq

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    Upgraded. Went with the Eastman MD315. Way better than my Kentucky. Pickin’ and grinnin’ over here.

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  33. electronic

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    Since band playing is a no-go for the foreseeable future, I decided to join the 21st century and get the necessary equipment to record decent quality shit at home and oh my God am I so far behind the curve. I don't plan on doing anything ridiculous, but it is goddamn overwhelming. Spent 3 hours with Reaper tonight, and it feels like I'll need the next 10 years to get it figured out. All I want to do is be able to moderately record live guitars, bass, and vocals, and program okish rock drums.

    I am starting from absolute 0. Really hope I can figure it out decently before I decide that I'd rather spend the time just playing.
     
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  34. Redav

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    It's v daunting at first. I would reread the instructions every few weeks or maybe every few days. Reason being is because you'll begin recording and think "I wish there was a way to do x." Very very often times they've thought of x and you just didn't know what it was called or how to use it. That's what I had to do.

    Just get the basics down first though.

    Also there are tons of guys who do recording tip videos. Recording revolution is a good one from a guy who records in an old garage he converted.
     
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  35. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Same, although I am using garage band over a more complicated daw to start out.

    If it goes really well, eventually I will move to logic or reaper or something else.
     
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  36. electronic

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    Considered that, but wanted to try reaper first. It’s free until July 1, so I’ll give it a shot.

    Anybody here program drums? If so, what do you use?
     
  37. electronic

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    I started with the manual, and i think I’m just going to check out some beginner YouTube videos today to see if I can get further.
     
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  38. Redav

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    Ezdrummer 2
     
  39. Redav

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    There are undoubtedly other equally as good ones but I can vouch for this being very good
     
  40. Redav

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    Also I have an older version of pro tools but all platforms do mostly the same thing. I can help you with some stuff. I am by no means an expert but again all these programs do the same thing in mostly the same way.
     
  41. TLAU

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    I was slightly acclimated to Reaper by the time my free trial ran out a couple years ago. Messed around in Garage Band after and liked the software more so I bought Logic. I'd guess I've learned about 4% of the functionality in the past ~year. It's really easy to setup and record each instrument and do re-takes where need be. But "polishing it up" is a foreign language for me at this point.

    Just having a list of hotkeys and a pre-set loadout for new songs was a great starting point
     
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  42. electronic

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    Completely eschewed the manuals and formal tutorials last night and just decided to fuck around and see what happened. Was able to record about half of Say it Ain’t So with 3 guitar tracks, bass, and horribly programmed drums.

    I think I’ll make way more progress figuring it out on my own a little bit, then looking up very specific questions rather than starting from the very beginning and learning everything (even though I’m sure that’s ultimately a way better idea).

    I think I’m gonna screw around for the next week or so on really simple covers before I try to step it up.

    Question - when you guys record guitars, do you just input them directly and use amp plugins, or do you record them live via mic? I way prefer my amp, but I don’t have any decent condenser mics yet.
     
  43. Redav

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    Amp modelers or impulse responses (in conjunction with a load box) is how a lot of people do it. The load box route with impulse responses seems to be the method of choice for a lot of youtube guys but I can't justify a couple of grand for a load box. I do amp modeling because it's cheaper and I can't really find the time or the silence to mic and record an amp.
     
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  44. electronic

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    I suppose it’s pretty dumb of me to “care” about great guitar tone right now since I have absolutely no idea how to properly capture it or adjust it in the DAW, and my recordings are going to be elementary demos for the realistic future. I’ll worry about tone later.

    I think I’m going to focus on editing drums first, since it is the most obvious flaw in my recordings right now. I just manually tap the drums, and need to figure out how to get in and edit/add to the track on a granular level. (Mostly just want to figure out how to make a ~realistic double bass section).
     
  45. Redav

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    The hardest part for me was learning drums. I'm still not good at it at all and I'm sure a real drummer could see right through anything I've programmed because I still don't really have any working knowledge of drums. I usually can hear the drum part I want on a piece of music and the hard part is plotting that out on the midi section. The pre programmed midi that usually comes with drum sequencers are usually trash in my experience.
     
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  46. electronic

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    Yeah, I have no idea how folks do that shit. I wish I could see a video of how bands like Animals as Leaders actually wrote and programmed those drums. I’m obviously not capable of doing anything in that universe, but I’d like to just see the basic ideas behind it.
     
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  47. Redav

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    These are two videos I got basic ideas from...


     
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  48. TLAU

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    Guitar > pedals > mixer/audio interface > laptop

    have acoustic, electric, bass and keys setup that way. MPC for drums and goes straight into the laptop
     
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  49. electronic

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    Just bought from Sweetwater. Here goes nothing.
     
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  50. Redav

    Redav My favorite meat is hotdog
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    It's fun to mess with