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Hello, guys!Help me find information about the Guytone Ga 2200 amps, and where to buy it

an old friend of mine once found a 50s gibson GA77 ona curb and a late 60s blackface princeton non-reverb in a dumpster. I'm not suggesting you dumpster dive, I mean, why was he looking ina dumpster to begin with? We don't really talk anymore. But deals are out there, I've never paid market value for a 'vintage' amp. They're so ridiculous now that I'm more into building things if I want something.... but i hardly even play anymore.

3habout 3 hours ago

Need help deciding on an amp: Doom Metal/Thrash Metal/Melo Death/Stoner Rock

the sound cities are wierd, a 200+ is a mk3 or mk4, active tone controls, very odd.... hard to get a sound from but POWERFUL, poweramp is hiwatty though. migs are good beginner amps, not worth mentioning here, pretty amrshally.... the Klipp is very well made, sabbath tones all day... Matamps vary, the recent UK ones not so well made, old ones very well made, US ones from before the change to Green and Black or whatever? very well amde, all somewhat different, depends what you're going for. Sleep used them, Sabbath always used Laney apart from Paranoid footage with oranges (matamps or modified knockoff matamps depending on era) and some footage from I think Swedish TV? on that show everyone used house gear, all oranges.... you can see Paul Kossoff using the same amp in the right footage. Matamps are weird, they have a very lofi (for a 100+ watt amp) cathodyne phase inverter (hiwatt used this in bigger amps but with a pentode driver, not a triode).... the sound city will use a hiwatt AC coupled fixed ias long tailed pair and the ohter amps are bassmans so they use the classic fender/marshall/vox long tailed pair for big amps, DC coupled, cathode bias. All very different feel and different power amp breakup. Hiwatt the inverter is very hifi like a macintosh hifi amp actually and it will add the least distortion at lower grunt levels getting very crispy and thumpy at high volume levels, the mig/klipp is medium and the matamp is going to breakup before the preamp drives itself and before the onset of actual power tube distortion, it will add color and even overt distortion before any other part of the amp reducing the effective clean wattage of the amp.

19habout 19 hours ago

Hello, guys!Help me find information about the Guytone Ga 2200 amps, and where to buy it

well, ptp is different than handwired.... you have got to be so organized to point to point a complex amp with proper lead dress, most are a mess unless you start gluing stuff to the chassis which is not a great idea, but handwiring can be logically organized on a nonconductive board with turrets (marshall), eyelets (fender) or terminals (vox/hiwatt).... but you still run actual wire under or across the boards and flying leads for non board components like controls, inputs, outputs, tube sockets and filter caps.... a good PCB should still run those offboard components off board due to heat or replacement concerns but there are few high quality PCB tube amps left. Its boutique level where you see a double side mil-spec PCB with flying leads where needed for durability.

19habout 19 hours ago

What's the easiest to use hardware synth (that sounds awesome)?

the digitone is really cool sounding but as Kenneth pointed out its not an easy sound engine apart rom the added filters. I was tepted to get one at one point then the opsix came out and also I have all these FM synths already.... inf act, the argon 8 also can do a form of FM that's really interesting but that's a whome ther thing

my other problem with the digikeys is that its got the interface all on one side, and on the bass hand no less....

2d2 days ago

What's the easiest to use hardware synth (that sounds awesome)?

Giullio's really thinking this one over.

7d7 days ago

Al Schmitt, Who Set the Gold Standard as a Recording Engineer, Is Dead at 91

its good that someone's dead? this is a language barrier thing, right?

8d8 days ago

Al Schmitt, Who Set the Gold Standard as a Recording Engineer, Is Dead at 91

this was really a bummer, although I didn't know him myself he was a mentor to some of my friends who are a bit older than me and everyone's quite bereaved

8d8 days ago

Trying to pick a DAW ?

My computer experience pre-dates PCs - my first computer was with an 8bit (BBC Microcomputer). Eventually got a dickless PC with a single builtin floppy disk drive (no hard drive). You had to boot with a "system" floppy disk which you then ejected after its loaded to put in your application floppy disk to load an app.

I remember that boot disc.... the ataris and amigas felt like a vast improvement

8d8 days ago

Trying to pick a DAW ?

I doubt many people will remember Steinberg Pro 24... :-D

I remember it but didn't switch over from logic until SX... my PC wasn't fast enough. I remmber going PC and I traded my alesis quadraverb to a bandmate for his license to Acid which he couldn't figure out and I also go fruity loops 1 around then as a sampling beatbox solution to make my own loops for acid and really fell in love with it (I still don't have a piece of hardware for that kinda stuff, back then my MS1 still worked but it was 1 channel sort of thing and had more isnteresting uses). I remember getting SX because fruityloops could be a plugin over rewire shortly after SX got going and the whole loop stretching thing was feeling lame, apple was acquiring logic I think, I tried cakewalk sonar and it was okay... Somewhere during SX2 my PC burned out (thanks Scott, long story) and I had a sojourb with mac and started using protools native because that became a thing and I knew it from my studio jobs... then i got pissed off with mac and went PC again and started trying everything out there. During that time I also had a free limited copy of ableton live v1 I got at NAMM and didn't like it but its a beast now, I admit it. It still has the weakest latency compensation of any DAW for hardware processing in a hybrid mix though, very underwhelming.

memories, in the corner of my mind, misty dot matrix memories of the way things were

8d8 days ago

Hello, guys!Help me find information about the Guytone Ga 2200 amps, and where to buy it

It's worse over there the amp yakusa demands entire circuit boards be etched on your back. Lmao.

one time the amp yak kidnapped my son and made me repair a pile of old univox amps, it was hell.... I almost let them keep the little beggar! tube amps should not be built on circuit boards... or if they are only companies like tone king and soldano should do it, everyone else cuts corners these days. I blame the amp yakuza....

9d9 days ago

Tube compressor for bass.

I somehow deleted the post you were replying to so i forget what i was rambling about.... I have no idea how I did that.... so in answer to your querry, no, all of that gear is expensive. Mixing analog is costly. I don't even know how much money I have tied up in my home post-room and I don't have an varimus. You could try either an art VLA which ahs low plate voltage tubes that sound very thick driving a solid state optical comrpessor. Has an extremely 'cheap vintage' sound like some old AM braodcast gear, the gates stuff for example, that's on the lofi, midrangey side so may give you some of that glop you want, plus opto is slow compression so improper settings are unlikely to destroy your transients or bass. It excels at turning live drums into when the levee breaks for example. Hard to screw up. The VLA is cheap and quality, I have 2, a mk1 and mk2, both are good at what they do. I've never tried them into an amplifier or anything though. Then there's the 1176, perhaps my favorite compressor. Its based loosely on the earlier 176 varimu by Bill Putnam but modernized to use FETs. There were a lot of revisions. There are a lot of clones. I have a number of clones and modded versions and I wouldn't go into the cheap seats for bass, fine for snare etc, not bass. If you're spending under $500US don't bother. I quite like my black lion bluey, they also make a modified version that handles bass well, I think its called the seventeen.... the purple audio is very good and if you want to build one you could buy a hairball audio kit in any revision. I would read up on these guys, I defintiely use it on bass guitar on occassion when I want to have overt compression or use the output amp to really color the sound as none of the revisions are wht you would call transparent, although A and B are the funkiest with a good weight, lots of harmonics and a mid-forward aggression when hitting hard, even at unity gain (later revisions you actually might need to run the amp output hotter than your input to get the thing to give up a really pronounced thickening effect). As a studio rat I also own a lot of getting the job done type gear though. You don't always need to ehar the gear working and in that department there are lots of excellent options. But you don't want that.

all this said, for live purposes that hybrid head you use will be a real limiting factor, I've had so many bad experiences with the non-tube ampegs, and I'm not too sure how well any of this gear is going to do in tis effects loop, plus if you wanted to use it out front you probably want a quality DI box to get your signal in at a nice low impedance, if you're trying to go live you're creating a really goofy use case scenario for all of this dynamics processing as the stuff you like is not intended for this purpose... if you just want something for the old home studio? Well collecting compressors is a rewarding hobby and then you get to play with them all. Long ago I realized that I don't love music so much as I love compressors and EQs, they're so cool... best of luck. If you can swing about $1500US you might look at wes audio's altec clone which is well regarded and half the price of other mono varimu designs, but I ahd an original altec back in the day and I don't get the current hype, in american tube units I vastly prefer the gates stuff.

EDIT: I should also point out that your use case scenario isn't actually abut dynamics control, the raison d'etre of compression, you're actually seeking artifacts.... artifacts are like side effects of the compression circuit or line amps, they're actually design flaws but we happen to like some of them...

anyway, if you're looking for studio use I guess you could send me a recording of your bass nd I could let you hear it through a few of my nicer compressors of various styles which may help you out. It would only take a sec. Although you will also be hearing a little of my mixng desk which has some color of its own. I'm still confused about your use case scenario though I think because you're confused as well.

9d9 days ago

Focusrite Acquires Sequential

I know the guys at novation, focusrite doesn't interfere with them at all, Dave's getting pretty old and he probably thought the brand wouldn't survive once he passes... interestingly, focusrite is owned by the guy who founded soundcraft and presided over its good desks before harman took over and h then saved focusrite after Neve's quest for perfection tanked it. They came up with a more reasonable ISA desk first then made modules available as outboard, did the red and platinum range trading on the neve rep and then the interfaces came in. Hopefully they don't change their business practices when their CEO passes or retires because he's gotta be old, soundcraft desks go way back. Mine's the same age as me and its well into the second generation.

9d9 days ago

Tube compressor for bass.

first amps, later beatles you had fender all tube heads, bassmans of various eras, he defintiely owned a blonde one and a a silverface one, 2 very different amps I might add and mid to alte there was a selmer trebl n bass mk1 or mk2 which is like if a marshall and a blonde bassman had a baby.... wings and beyond you're looking at either fenders early on or the notorious mesa bass 400, a real contender against the all tube SVT although the one he used is very expensive to maintain, imagine a number of bassmans chained up with an optional graphic EQ, less deep sounding than an SVT tube head but more syrupy? hard to describe, I briefly owned one...... there is no compressor in line, the compression would be in the studio across a recorded microphone signal

go read about what a compressor does and the different ways it can do it, there are varous types of 'tube' comrpession but msot are really just tube based line amps in and/or out versus what is called varimu compression which uses sharp cutoff pentodes aand/or the bias point of some of the tubes to change the volume envelope of the signal base don feedback of the inputsignal to the bias circuit etc. the buy in on a good channel of varimu is about 2 grand usually, and up from there... also bass frequencies have more energy electrically than treble therefore a compressor tends to thin bass, yup

compressors that don't include some varimu tube designs, better optical designs like the LA2A and LA3A by urei, the symetrix 501 in peak mode, rms sucks bass... the 1176 but it depends onthe clone if you're going clones... the cheap ones are not as bottom heavy, you would want something like a black lion bluey or their other one, the black one, that's got decent bass...

11d11 days ago

Tube compressor for bass.

what do you mean by thicken the tone? do you want to saturate your sound? do you want to even your peaks? lengthen your sustain? Are you tlaking about something to use on recordings of your bass or to put in an effects loop? A varimu or optical compressor might tickle you but I wouldn't be lugging those around to gigs. What era of Paul's sound interests you? Live or studio?

11d11 days ago

What's the easiest to use hardware synth (that sounds awesome)?

uhg... well there's one reason to go with the Korg 2600M.

Is the korg mini even available?

12d12 days ago

Trying to pick a DAW ?

I have everything but logic. They all run together for me when I use them like a tape deck but once I'm sequencing or treating samples ableton and fl studio shine above all. The output routing on fl is annoying in that everything is stere. For a straight itb mix nothing beats Harrison mixbus32c. For hybrid cubase and protools have the stellar latency compensation for hardware hooked to an interface. Cubase has a lot of facilities but the workflow isn't intuitive... I've been mixing trashgodz in it and taking their midi click and trying to apply a simple sample to it to clock an analog sequencer is a nightmare of superfluous windows and drop downs... this would take 3 seconds in fl studio or ableton... protools is obviously next to worthless for midi and such. That's an afterthought but you sure can lock that pesky drummer to grid and remove all humanity from a performance with ease...

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Wow this thread lol

I tried to put it back on track once but after I started the derail I couldn't get control of the train....

  1. Like gear submitted to pro artists, these will be editable by everyone, and they will have versioning to keep track of changes (and so there's a paper trail).

Step 6 is now live. Steps 4 and 5 are coming very soon.

step 6 should help with the whole 'dunlop hendrix branded gear' thing people are periodically on about

12d12 days ago

What's the easiest to use hardware synth (that sounds awesome)?

alas the behringer is not springed :-(

12d12 days ago

What's the easiest to use hardware synth (that sounds awesome)?

I wanna buy that ghetto 2600, closest I'm getting.... when I went to drop my prophet at bell tone synthworks they had an original for sale, lets just say I couldn't swing it and I was sad.... I was seriously debating clearing my savings for a fewminutes... it was a blue marvin

13d13 days ago

What's the easiest to use hardware synth (that sounds awesome)?

Let's say $1000, give or take.

I stand by my original list.

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My closet is already full, Jim. Homes must be larger in Philly.

https://tenor.com/vVNQ.gif

that looks a lot like my walk in... very difficult to walk into right now

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He took the equipment with him on the road during his tours and has already made several multi-platinum hits in hotel rooms (obviously untreated) using only macbook pro, tlm 103, ua apollo duo and a ath m50x. So there is no point in having the best monitors on the market, if you dont have the experience to get the best out of them.

Ah the 103, the hip hop mic of choice back when it came out. I would try to convince rappers to try one of the other mics at the studio we worked at but they usually had to hear that one first and become disenchanted to give an AKG or Audio Technica 40 series a shot, let alone a re20 or sm7 but man those guys were not into broadcast mics at the time, now maybe.... gotta learn with your own ears. The 103 excels at a very specific vocal timbre, like a less versatile 87. I prefer not to EQ a vocal much so there's a lot of positioning but also just picking a mic that's going to capture the good bits so you're not dickering with the midrange so much.

I still discourage headphone mixing, I have 2 pairs of m50Xes and also the 40s from the early 2000s and those are great but deceptive headphones, you're better with semi opens like the k240 or something, still less of a good idea than low level monitors in an untreated room... but sure, overall agreement here.

I've been at this for a long time and I make equally good mixes in my home to ones I do in a nice control room... I know my setup really well (even with it growing like a weed) now that its been covid for over a year and I'm faster setting things up here even if its nice to have even more outboard and maybe a real EMT plate or something... really I have what I need with spares of everything for outboard, if not a bunch of fancy pants varimus and what have you. If I'm not getting on with a set of speakers for a particular project I have 3 pairs wired up to choose from and if I really need to I can change a pair out for another pair from the closet. I never get rid of monitors when I buy new ones and suggest that everyone should have a collection.

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Up!! Frequency response graphics are undoubtedly a great parameter for choosing the right equipment.

no no, schematics, published response curves, particularly for, say, speakers, are often misleading ;-) in other equipment, for example compressors? some of the coolest units have pretty miserable THD specs but they sound awesome. My favorite stereo EQ right now goes all the way up to 40k which no one can hear, maybe dogs, right? None of the source idea artists sends me has info up there anyway as hardly any consumer grade gear passes signal above 20k even if you have good converters and are running at 192k sample rate.... that great bandwidth spec is limited in usefulness by the people you work for and the rest of the gear in your own studio.

but for alternatives a schematic comparison is worth a thousand words.

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l preference. And also remembering that if there is no treatment in your studio, the monitors will not be used correctly..

there's a lot of mythology about how much treatment you'll find in the average commercial control room or post room.... the fact is that apart from some very swanky places that are big enough for film work or mastering labs, high end ones, that are treated for a fairly narrow sweet spot in a purpose built room, even places with bass traps, diffusers etc are kinda thrown together. If an actual acoustician is involved they make compromises for a wide 'sweet spot' to acomodate the client and help the engineer hear when he's wandering around setting up hardware controls. Those needs limit what can be done anyway. The level of treatment is having most effect when the sofit mounted speakers are blasting to impress the client. If you're working alone the first rule is don't turn the volume up much. Only to make sure your bass isn't louder than you think it is or isn't overcompressed where instead of getting exponentially louder as you turn up it actually never gets any louder as you turn up ;-) even then just for a sec to get relative levels. If you mix low you don't hear the amplification working, you avoid ear fatigue and you don't run much risk of creating nulls, standing waves or just driving the room resonance. These are best practices everywhere you go. If you don't have an SPL meter then download an app, there are a few for free that are very good. Even a nice commercial facility tends to have a sound in the control room. A good balance engineer avoids mixing into the room whether its at home or in a swanky commercial space. Oddly, one of the best studios left in Philly where I live (the city, not the studio) has a highly treated control room for tracking where the rare neve desk is and a few choice pieces of gear.... then past the machine room where the studer and ampex machiens live there's a spare vocal booth that's half closet and then the post room. The post room ahs a gorgeous SSL G and all the really good outboard like bluestripe 1176es etc. This room isn't very treated if at all. Magical things come out of there. The less you know what you're doing the more treatment you need. I've been back there with the owner (grammy winner, not name droping) and he monitors hella low and knows his space. I think he's using a pair of NS10s and a pair of questeds or something like that.

I think a lot of places make the treatment colorful, put up pointless wood panneling etc just to impress the client, its heping but not that much. especially in a boxy control room. If your room is boxy and you're worried the first thing to do if tis already carpeted is to consider getting the ceiling out of the equation, this is the only time auralex is worth a damn. Corner traps and diffusers can be made from cheap materials at the hardware store. Really the drywall and shape are most to blame and that's hard to change. Its the rare studio that has a non perpendicular control room with a slanted ceiling like a mastering lab.... go look up peerless mastering or the lodge and look at the shape of those rooms... that's treatment. Everything else is a bandaid. Others will disagree.... but take a look at some studios of old, the mom and pop labels like motown in berry gordy's basement or sun? you going to tell me those records weren't good?

edit: I also want to point out that deadening your room is a bad idea too.... if you've ever been in the dead room somewhere its pretty creepy and its going to really throw you off. Building broad traps, diffusers, putting down tick carpet and auralexing the hell out of your side walls and ceiling will probably be too far towards dead without solving the problem of decoupling your floor and decorelating the walls which is another story entirely, an architectural story.... great for recording a really dry signal but not where you want to make a balance, my young friend. Make peace with you speakers and space, then develop best practices to work effectively in them. Know your tools, whatever they are, from the recorder (DAW whatever) to the compressors and equalizers you have at your disposal, really understand those problem solving tools.... and then have fun and stop worrying.

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If we're talking about a supporting image that is a side-by-side annotated schematic comparison... you're speaking my love language right there.

you know that I know that you know that's what I mean!

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but back to the point, I think a video is good but lets allow photo evidence too... its pretty impractical to compare same loud amps on video unless you happen to be filming in a studio with adequate microphones to really hear the things and the ability to turn them up where they shine.... but if I throw the schematics of those 2 amps up you're going to find they're basically the same amp

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I find it to be interesting how gibson was going bankrupt so they got out of it and bought other companies, what an all american business strategies....

Have the acquired any companies since exiting Chapter 11?

KRK was acquired 2011, Gibson bankruptcy was 2018.

wow, I thought it was the other way around? my memory is not good anymore

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I find it to be interesting how gibson was going bankrupt so they got out of it and bought other companies, what an all american business strategies....

Have the acquired any companies since exiting Chapter 11?

KRK was acquired 2011, Gibson bankruptcy was 2018.

wow, I thought it was the other way around? my memory is not good anymore.... I guess they were just hovering on the brink for a decade! its that robot guitar and firebird X, no guitarist would want that, certainly not a gibson man

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I'm in no way recommending KRKs in this situation or any other, just adding a recent story of a positive KRK outcome to balance the blanket statement that KRKs are all hype.

sure.... the rokits are pretty bad though, not accurate.... I could enver udnerstand why every electronic musician would have them over the similarly priced event TR8s when they both came out. The yamaha HS8 and affordable powered JBLs were far in teh future.... anyway

I find it to be interesting how gibson was going bankrupt so they got out of it and bought other companies, what an all american business strategy... what we were doing was not working so lets reign in our stupid guitars but keep doing the same whacky stuff with our profits

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who was given a pair of the newest KRK V8s by a contact at Gibson, and they've converted him from a fellow KRK hater to a fan. I've heard these V8s at his space, and it was hard to believe I was hearing KRKs. This friend also recommends classic (old) passive Tannoys and a good amp as the ultimate in studio monitoring, FWIW. Anyway, perhaps Gibson's ownership has been a positive influence on KRK... anecdotally, their products seem to be improving dramatically as of late.

...doesn't mean KRKs are suddenly the best choice in a given situation, but I felt these strides were worth noting.

The V8s aren't terrible but I think they're pretty pricey, if you're paying for them then they're not much of a contender because at that price point there's lots of better options. If you're spending 600 bucks for used vers1s? go JBL or Adam.... the new one's I've not heard, they improved them supposedly, they look different and they cost almost a grand new for a pair if I recall, at that point there are WAY better powered options. You could buy 2 sets of better options for a grand to 1200 as far as I'm concerned.

edit: 8" woofers are probably going to blow out an untreated room even at low levels, they're good to have but they're not a sole monitoring solution.

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Yamaha X KRK, and others. Hype!

having monitor uncertainty eh? neither, the HS series are okay but riding on the udneserved rep of another white coned speaker by yamaha and KRKs are all "hype" and responsble forsome of the worst sounding music for like a decade or more....

old passives; tannoys, ARs, B&Ws or (sick of these but they can be useful) NS10s (yeah yeah) and a decent amp, it doesn't have to be a bryston or mcintosh, but if you can score one... and do like a pair of little genelecs or IK iLouds with the room correction as a second reference.... and if you can afford them after those guys go ahead and grab some JBL 306es or adam TV5s or 7s.... I don't tend to go for the 5" woofers but the adams aren't too bad if your room is small, I prefer the JBL's in the larger woofer,, they have a wider image, not my first choice of monitor for just mixing but if you're kinda tracking some at home they're great. Everything sounds balanced allover the room, no sweet spot

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what about extra pictures... like service schematics

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Thanks for clarifying. It may be worth noting that the site guidelines suggest the alternate and should probably be changed. Specifically "Please make sure you are submitting the actual item, or the closest available item, used by the artist." should be "Please make sure you are submitting the actual item used by the artist." It would maybe push the use of the gear recommender tool and alternate options on the gear to be updated more than the artist pages.

Cheers!

the gear recommender is maybe 2 months old

17d17 days ago

I've never been a deadmaus fan until this video

I love mau5 for keeping it real. I think you two would be friends.

I didn't know that this mainstream EDM guy was as pissy as I am about the downside of the internet and computer recording for musicians where its despecialized everyone to the point where its amateur hour. I could see myself having a good chat with this guy over tapas and sangria or something

17d17 days ago

I've never been a deadmaus fan until this video

you know, I feel like people who don't want to learn from basic principles, tediously and laboriously how sound as 1s and 0s or gauss on magnetic dust turns into voltages that then drive a transducer and push air back at you are shortcut people. They think there's a fast route to everything and a formula. They also have this idea of a perfect mix, but there's no 1 perfect mix for even the same song. THere might be a number of great ways one could do it. Anything that puts it forward well is a valid proposition and they could be pretty different.

Lately I don't even do things the same way 2 days in a row. I'm so far from a formula for anything.... I'll listen to a mix project really carefully and get a feel for it and then if its weird like a lot of stuff from my clients tends to be? I open up by drawing an oblique strategy card and that's how I decide where and how to start or if I should be using a typical drums up process but consider looking for transitions or maybe think of the sections individually or whatnot, you let the random card determine your initial focus. Sometimes I draw 2 in a row and use both. Then I try to apply my technical skillset creatively and hope my interpretation of the music and the card(s) leads me in a direction that is good for the artist. I don't even wait to get stuck anymore, I know I won't, i can do something adequate in an hour.... I assume that and short circuit it right out of the gate. THis stops me from going "giant kick go boom!" or whatever.

Hacks only cause myopic thinking & a distorted view of your capabilities.

yeah, the hack is to make yourself listen to the whole thing intently and treat it sympathetically whether you liked it going in or not, right?

17d17 days ago

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Honest question about how this site views adding gear to artists that they did not directly use, but the items are replicas of those items. For example almost anything for the Jimi Hendrix page. Current production Fuzz Faces from Dunlop/MXR and the many branded series of products are being flagged as "completely incorrect" even though these are new production of models he supposedly used. I thought this site is meant to be a resource not simply, "if it isn't the exact model and year then it's not right". Seems counter productive to the listed "contributor guidelines". What the communities thought here?

my opinion is that they are completely incorrect as stated but that you could find those new versions using the gear recommender tool and marking them up as "newer version" and "simialr sounding item" although some of those dunlop effects sound nothing like old ones. They don't sound bad for a guy looking to make his own sound and I encourage that attitude but if you're starting a hendrix tribute band then you might want to dig a bit deeper gear wise. Not to mention all the roger mayer claims and stuff....s eriously, hendrix is minefield enough without promoting dunlop's marketting propaganda.

17d17 days ago

New to Equipboard? Dazed? Confused? Start here. 😎

Honest question about how this site views adding gear to artists that they did not directly use, but the items are replicas of those items. For example almost anything for the Jimi Hendrix page. Current production Fuzz Faces from Dunlop/MXR and the many branded series of products are being flagged as "completely incorrect" even though these are new production of models he supposedly used. I thought this site is meant to be a resource not simply, "if it isn't the exact model and year then it's not right". Seems counter productive to the listed "contributor guidelines". What the communities thought here?

my opinion is that they are completely incorrect as stated but that you could find those new versions using the gear recommender tool and marking them up as "newer version" and "simialr sounding item" although some of those dunlop effects sound nothing like old ones. They don't sound bad for a guy looking to make his own sound and I encourage that attitude but if you're starting a hendrix tribute band then you might want to dig a bit deeper gear wise. Not to mention all the roger mayer claims and stuff....s eriously, hendrix is minefield enough without promoting dunlop's marketting propaganda.

That's just one moderator's opinion, but I'm pretty detail oriented.

17d17 days ago

Brazilian Artists in Equipboard

Yess! We need more artists from different countries.

there's a lot more international users than you think, particularly Spanish and Portuguese speakers but my Spanish is rusty as heck, mostly about finding the bathroom or staarbucks and otherwise based heavily on a couple years of latin that's also rusty... and I literally know ZERO Portuguese unless its something I overheard in a bosa nova tune and then i just know how to sing along and don't know what it means. Like people who get asian characters tattooed on them.... so if people would translate if they know some english that would be swell, I would read your reviews and be able to approve your sightings then. The odds I'm going to elarn another language properly at 41 are pretty low.

17d17 days ago

Gear Recommender doesnt work

Good idea

and in parenthesis it could be like (leave more headroom, you're not a mastering lab)

17d17 days ago

I've never been a deadmaus fan until this video

this guy is really right and really hysterical, I feel like this ALL THE FUCKING TIME when [people get me to listen to stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bzu8xNp5X4

17d17 days ago