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Post by Dave the bass » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:41 am

Aww! I just Googlied Yamaha AW16, awethumness! That'd would've done me too. Doh! This is the little lump o' tech I'm using at the mo..
http://www.bossus.com/gear/productdetai ... uctId=1068

I've beaten up drum machines before :-) I've still got the Alesis SR16 I used to punch/pro gramme drum parts into when I was young(er) and daft(er). I think they're 'old skool' now though.

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Post by ed » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:18 pm

Dave the bass wrote:
I've beaten up drum machines before :-) I've still got the Alesis SR16 I used to punch/pro gramme drum parts into when I was young(er) and daft(er). I think they're 'old skool' now though.

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I was going to mention it before.....has your lite version of sonar got session drummer on it? I've been using SD for a few years now and can thoroughly recommend it...if it's not on your version it might be worth seeing if you can download a version and shoehorn it into sonar....it's totally x*!z and doesn't answer back when you tell it that it's lost the groove....

The cakewalk distributors keep sending me emails telling me to upgrade but experience has told me that if I get the latest sonar then I'll probably have to get a 64bit machine to run it and a 64 bit operating system then my echo layla drivers won't work and and and and .....can you see a rant coming on.

anyway I think it's all a plot to get us wound up and dependent on Valium...sassenfrassencursinfrassen computers.....as an aside I see there are loads of episodes of hillbilly bears on youtube now...check'm'out they're good therapy for angst ridden musos
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Post by Dave the bass » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:17 pm

I've not really delved into Sonar LE yet Eddy-Babes, it came 'bundled' with the BR800. I wanted to get my head around the 'control surface'... (read- Portastudio) 1st then have a play with the DAW side of things. Its a whole new era for me.

Since 1990 my only DIY recording kit had been one of these...
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...and this...
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I've got a lorra catching up to do.

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Post by Dave the bass » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:28 pm

Next up, a Bass-Show Off piece :-) Like the 'May I Help you Riff' from Waynes World only using all the gimmicks I can think of in one take on the bass guitar. Hammer on's, pull offs, two hand taps,heavy delay and chorus effects, rhd slap, lhd slap, harmonics, open string drone, the sound of music...

Waynes version.


My version http://www.mediafire.com/?3927ccm7zhbqj87

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Post by PeteC » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:45 pm

Dave,

cant get the file due to mediafire adverts and gunk !
do u have a soundcloud account ?

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Post by Dave the bass » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:39 am

Nah, I haven't got a Soundcloud account, nope. I think you just click on the green 'download' button to retrieve the 1.69MB mp3 on the mediafile page.

DIET. Here ya go Pete, I've got with the 'now'!

https://soundcloud.com/dave-the-bass/sh ... y-the-bass

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Post by pre65 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:45 am

Works for me. :)

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Post by PeteC » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:54 pm

Yup , that'll do nicely Dave !
nice bit of slap and tickling there indeed.

If its of any interest , and seeing as you are getting into multitracking again, I'd very seriously suggest checking out the wonderful Harrison Mixbus audio recording and mixing software.

http://www.harrisonconsoles.com/mixbus/website/

After years of love/hate with Cubase I switched to Mixbus and it works like a dream if you want to track and mix your own recordings.

Mixbus together with drum software like BFD 2.0 will give you a great set up.

There's no midi implementation in Mixbus yet ( for software instruments ) but its coming , and it is already a super DAW. It supports all the major plugin formats too. check out some of the videos on Youtube - although to be honest they dont really do it justice. If you want a very analog'y sounding mixer then this is it.

I use mixbus with outboard valve EQs and a compressors and its just ace.

Also if your up for a bit of soldering action one other thing I'd recommend is building one of Bo Hansen's active DI boxes - excellent for the old Bass Geetar recording.

http://www.groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=36569.0

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Post by Dave the bass » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:24 pm

You know how proper songwriters sing about the power of love? Well I can't do that, so I've written about the love of power.

Arf!

https://soundcloud.com/dave-the-bass/py ... track-demo

Here's the lyrics if you want to join in :-)

Pylons.

Arms outstretched, standing so tall
I live quite near the Daddy of ‘em all
In a field quite close to you
Though some people think that they spoil the view.
There’s a lot of responsibility on their shoulders
Cables hanging down from porcelain holders.
The next time you switch on the kettle
Or ya gonna listen to some brain crushing metal
Think about where that power comes from
Your local Lektricty Pylon!

Pylonsa lonsa lonsa lonsa

Holding hands all across the nation
Linking up all them power stations
From you to me, and many others
High tension-uh version of the Chuckle Brothers!
Across bus bars and zooming down cables
To work that toaster on yer Table.
The next time you switch on the telly
Or you’re warming food up for yer belly
Think about where that power came from
Your local Lektricty Pylon!

Static cracks all across the sky
You can hear it when it’s not too dry
Pretend that you’re a Jedi dude,
Doing the trick with the fluorescent tube!

Electrons flow through wires on high
Doin’ their job in the blink of an eye.
Pumping it up on the National Grid
Charging devices of the Digital Kid
Pylons never get celebrated
The role they play is understated
So join with me and a sing this song
In homage to the humble Pylon!


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Post by pre65 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:33 pm

Wow Dave, I think that's good. :)

Possibly better than Ebenezer, the fridge freezer. :wink:
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Post by Dave the bass » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:59 pm

Ta Pops, still haven't finished the domestic appliance trilogy yet which Ebeneezer is part of.

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Post by thomas » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:39 pm

Ta Pops, still haven't finished the domestic appliance trilogy yet which Ebeneezer is part of.

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What, like Bowies' Berlin trilogy?! coolio!

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Post by Dave the bass » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:06 pm

thomas wrote:
What, like Bowies' Berlin trilogy?
Yes, exactly like Bowie's Berlin Trilogy.

But with less artistic merit.

And less commercial success and longevity.

And no Eno either.

But other than that, yeah, just like Bowie's Berlin Trilogy :-)

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