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  • Deleted user 17 February 2012 13:09:38
    Razz wrote:
    CosmicFuzz wrote:
    I play piano and violin. Haven't played violin for years but still tinker on piano. Got up to grade 7 when I was in school.
    I teach piano, up to grade 8 if ever feel like finishing off your black and whites. :)
    Tre I something awesomely cool about learning that Razz teaches piano.
  • gimo80 28 Feb 2012 12:03:36 132 posts
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    @Cadence Wonderful stuff man, love the jazz chords and imperfect cadences used throughout to entice the listener. Great stuff :)

    I'm following all the other bands/artists on this thread as well, really awesome stuff! I've got three new tracks up now and hopefully these all sound quite varied and unique :)

    Gah, just want to properly record at a studio or something...anyone here live in Devon at all?? Haha. Would love to collaborate :)
  • Folant 17 May 2012 19:02:23 1,585 posts
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    Few guitar players here, huh.

    Looking to buy a cheap practice guitar. Electric. Don't really wanna spend a bomb, as I might not continue over a long time, I just wanna try it out. (Friend who plays Bass made a passing comment about starting a band. Nothing serious like, just a casual thing. No big plans to be the next Iron Maiden.)

    Having a butchers around online I came across;
    http://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Electric-ST-Guitar-and-Amp-Pack-Union-Jack/AUB

    That good for beginners? Guitar, amp + other stuff?

    If not, what would be a good starting point? With a budget of 150-175?



    Fantastic, really

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  • DUFFMAN5 17 May 2012 19:22:18 15,389 posts
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    Fab4 wrote:
    I play guitar, but only for my own amusement.
    This

    I play classical mainly, have done so for years. I'm really trying to stick with it this time as i love playing but for some reason play for a week or so then never pick up the guitar for months at a time...so always starting again. I fancy getting rocksmith to try and see if that helps.

    "Duffman the grey is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • Nasty 17 May 2012 19:27:51 4,748 posts
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    @Folant

    Avoid the gear4music own brand stuff. Really poorly finished. Save up that wee bit more and pick up a new or 2nd hand Yamaha Pacifica. Easily one of the best playing budget guitars.

    You'd be better picking up a cheap multi effects pedal and some headphones to practice. If you ever do decide to get something going with your mates most practice studios have their own amps.

    Edited by Nasty at 19:28:39 17-05-2012
  • Folant 17 May 2012 20:03:04 1,585 posts
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    Looking at that Pacifica, can't really argue with everywhere saying it's great for beginners.

    The 220+ price tag is a little more than I was hoping, but I suppose you pay for quality. I'll have to keep an eye open for maybe a second hand good condition one, but not knowing a whole lot about guitars, I'd be worried about faults affecting performance(bent neck, cheap strings, etc.)
    eBay and Amazon good? Or should I be looking for a specialist second hand music outlet?)

    Still, Pacifica It seems is the direction to head. Cheers!

    Still gonna be a few weeks before I can actually afford to get one, but thought I'd get an opinion first.

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  • Nasty 17 May 2012 20:18:45 4,748 posts
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    There's plenty of sites that'll show you what to look for when it comes to neck, action etc. Just google it.

    Stuff to check is run your fingers down each side of the neck and make sure the frets are nicely finished with no ragged edges.

    Plug it in too. Make sure there's no crackles when you change volume or waggle the cable.
  • ISmoke 17 May 2012 23:05:26 678 posts
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    I mix with my two trusty SL1210's
    That's if you believe the art of DJing is a genuine musical talent
  • Folant 19 May 2012 19:21:10 1,585 posts
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    Nasty wrote:
    There's plenty of sites that'll show you what to look for when it comes to neck, action etc. Just google it.

    Stuff to check is run your fingers down each side of the neck and make sure the frets are nicely finished with no ragged edges.

    Plug it in too. Make sure there's no crackles when you change volume or waggle the cable.
    Took that advice, and happened to stumble across Chappell's (of Bond Street.)

    Pacifica, amp, strap, bag and beginners handy book for just shy of 200.

    Hopefully that's not an online only thing, gives me a chance to pop down there, check the quality etc, and see how it fits in my hands, so to speak.

    Stock due in too, which gives me a fortnight or so get the money, but yeah, I appreciate the input, Nasty! Many thanks!

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  • Rusty_M 14 Jun 2012 21:47:28 4,919 posts
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    Poor recording, seeing as it was just a camera, not even a camcorder.

    I also should play more often!

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  • Gartt 27 Jun 2012 10:30:41 1,849 posts
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    This is from a couple of years ago, sadly been on hiatus for the last year or so after losing our drummer/percussionist. Im on the right.




    Edited by Gartt at 10:31:43 27-06-2012
  • warlockuk 27 Jun 2012 11:55:25 19,223 posts
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    Quite a few musicians on here as it goes. I stumbled back upon this cover today that someone from these forums did. Awesome, awesome work.

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • Folant 27 Jun 2012 12:05:11 1,585 posts
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    That's actually rather quite good.

    The other video is too, but the singer needs to be more....I dunno, there.

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  • Deleted user 27 June 2012 12:27:43
    @gimo80

    I love the guitar on Wolves in Revolt (haha). Very good work :)
  • Deleted user 27 June 2012 12:32:25
    @Folant

    I have a Rockburn Strat style guitar which is good for beginners because the action (the space between the strings and neck) is quite small so it's easier to press the strings. The guitar itself is heavy but very sturdy.
  • dominalien 27 Jun 2012 12:55:19 7,065 posts
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    I still have a couple of acoustic guitars from then I was young. Sold the electric and sort of wish I hadn't. But I can't really say I'm a musician any more. Haven't touched a guitar since my first year at uni.

    PSN: DonOsito

  • Folant 27 Jun 2012 12:58:37 1,585 posts
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    @Wolfy1

    Cheers, but I think I'll stick with the Pacifica.

    Which reminds me, gotta make a phonecall!

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  • lucky_jim 27 Jun 2012 12:58:49 5,349 posts
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    Can I pimp my brother's band in this thread? He doesn't post here, but is a semi-regular lurker. This clip's from a gig in Holland on a recent euro-tour. Jump to 10.10 for a pretty cool solo by him. The drummer is Johanne James, who some people might know from Threshold and from him winning the Classic Rock Society's drummer of the year gong a stupid number of times.

  • binster 27 Jun 2012 13:00:39 542 posts
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    Ello all!

    I have a question concerning hardware for music production. I want an external soundcard for my laptop, one that connects to the pc using USB and has input for my USB keyboard running on ASIO so the latency is nice and low. Nothing fancy.

    Any one got any decently priced suggestions?
  • Rusty_M 27 Jun 2012 13:07:38 4,919 posts
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    I'm pretty sure M Audio / Avid do something that might work passably. Can't link at the moment i'm afraid.

    I've never seen this thread be so popular.

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.
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  • DJCopa 27 Jun 2012 13:17:19 1,058 posts
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    warlockuk wrote:
    Quite a few musicians on here as it goes. I stumbled back upon this cover today that someone from these forums did. Awesome, awesome work.
    Wow - That is pretty sweet!

    edit - Oh, and band me and some mates were in - canned it a few months ago as 'dad-things' took over Black Moranis - Black Sabbath meets Rick Moranis.........

    Edited by DJCopa at 13:21:03 27-06-2012
  • dominalien 27 Jun 2012 13:20:23 7,065 posts
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    DJCopa wrote:
    warlockuk wrote:
    Quite a few musicians on here as it goes. I stumbled back upon this cover today that someone from these forums did. Awesome, awesome work.
    Wow - That is pretty sweet!
    Yes, this is excellent.

    PSN: DonOsito

  • binster 27 Jun 2012 13:21:12 542 posts
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    Rusty_M wrote:
    I'm pretty sure M Audio / Avid do something that might work passably. Can't link at the moment i'm afraid.

    I've never seen this thread be so popular.
    Cheers for the headsup. I've been looking at stuff from M-Audio (among others) but whenever I find something that's listed as USB Audio Interface, it only seems to use the USB as the connection to the laptop - I need something that connects to the pc with USB, and also accepts input of MIDI controllers via USB (I've got a Novation X-Station keyboard which connects through USB - not sure if that makes it technically a MIDI keyboard or not...)

    I'm very baffled. Does such a thing even exist? /considers contacting some friendly aliens.
  • LeD 27 Jun 2012 13:28:25 6,314 posts
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    binster wrote:
    Rusty_M wrote:
    I'm pretty sure M Audio / Avid do something that might work passably. Can't link at the moment i'm afraid.

    I've never seen this thread be so popular.
    Cheers for the headsup. I've been looking at stuff from M-Audio (among others) but whenever I find something that's listed as USB Audio Interface, it only seems to use the USB as the connection to the laptop - I need something that connects to the pc with USB, and also accepts input of MIDI controllers via USB (I've got a Novation X-Station keyboard which connects through USB - not sure if that makes it technically a MIDI keyboard or not...)

    I'm very baffled. Does such a thing even exist? /considers contacting some friendly aliens.
    Your Novation keyboard is indeed a USB MIDI device, as in 'it sends MIDI data via USB'. Any audio USB interface such as M-Audio, Roland, Presonus, etc. to name a few will complement that nicely.

    Here are some tracks I produced for a female singer: http://soundcloud.com/songs-of-maryjane

    Edited by LeD at 13:28:49 27-06-2012
  • Rusty_M 27 Jun 2012 13:29:06 4,919 posts
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    Probably, but my video earlier in this thread was made with the only recording equipment I currently have: a digital camera.

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  • warlockuk 27 Jun 2012 13:32:06 19,223 posts
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    Folant wrote:
    That's actually rather quite good.

    The other video is too, but the singer needs to be more....I dunno, there.
    Funny, I thought that he needed to be less there. :)

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • binster 27 Jun 2012 13:44:25 542 posts
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    LeD wrote:
    Your Novation keyboard is indeed a USB MIDI device, as in 'it sends MIDI data via USB'. Any audio USB interface such as M-Audio, Roland, Presonus, etc. to name a few will complement that nicely.

    Here are some tracks I produced for a female singer: http://soundcloud.com/songs-of-maryjane
    So am I getting the wrong end of some kind of stick on this? As in, to defeat the terror of latency (as I'm currently using the onboard soundcard) I don't need an external soundcard that I plug my keyboard into, rather all I need is an external soundcard in one of my laptop's USB ports, my keyboard in another of my laptop's USB ports and the soundcard will be latency free? Will the midi input of the keyboard through my laptop's USB connection be instant, like an ASIO sound card, so that I don't get lag when I hit a key on the keyboard?

    Considering I've been making music for years, you'd think I'd be a bit less clueless about all this...
  • Rusty_M 27 Jun 2012 13:57:57 4,919 posts
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    Knowing how to play and knowing about equipment are different knowledge sets. I only have the former too.

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  • boo 27 Jun 2012 14:04:44 11,929 posts
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    Been playing the drums for about 25 years.

    Worst thing about being in a band - rehearsal rooms! So Mrs Boo and I have decided : next house we have will have enough space that we can build a rehearsal room / v. basic studio in the garden.

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  • Rusty_M 27 Jun 2012 14:08:48 4,919 posts
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    @boo

    That's my lottery-win plan.

    /only won £60 last night. Not enough.

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