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by ubertar
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: guituareg (North African inspired)
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: guituareg (North African inspired)

Here's a new one, along the same lines... I feel better about this one.
https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/track/birds
by ubertar
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: guituareg (North African inspired)
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: guituareg (North African inspired)

Thanks. As a listener, I like it... as a player, I know I could have done better, particularly with the guitar part, but it's so awash in effects it wouldn't have mattered much anyway. I don't normally play with a lot of effects, so to me it feels like cheating to have the pedals do the work, even i...
by ubertar
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: guituareg (North African inspired)
Replies: 3
Views: 99

guituareg (North African inspired)

I can't decide if this is music, or just sonic wallpaper: https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/track/guituareg Nice wallpaper, if it is, but not that much going on musically. What do you think? It's inspired by some of the guitar-based music coming out of North Africa. edit: I don't know... people se...
by ubertar
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mixer advice?
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: mixer advice?

Ah, cool, thanks. The top one is way too fancy for me... I'll be playing in tiny venues to a handful of people, most likely. The second one is more my speed. I found an Ammoon version that has 12 mono channels, for under $100. I've got a couple other Ammoon things and haven't had any problems, so I ...
by ubertar
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: mixer advice?
Replies: 3
Views: 248

mixer advice?

I'm planning to start doing live shows again, and the instrument I'll be using has lots of outputs, all instrument level but can get away with going into mic level inputs. I currently have seven signals going through a 7 pin cable into a breakout box. The box has switches to combine the signals to t...
by ubertar
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk guitar amp recording
Replies: 26
Views: 826

Re: Let's talk guitar amp recording

I've used a Boss tuner pedal, or the tuner out on a volume pedal to split the signal. Another way to do this that doesn't have the drawbacks of a split signal (but is only practical if the guitar is yours, not a client's) is to replace the output jack on the guitar with a stereo jack and run one pi...
by ubertar
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tracking Unusual Instruments
Replies: 25
Views: 841

Re: Tracking Unusual Instruments

Pretty much everything I do falls in this category...
by ubertar
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: some modern/traditional stuff from Central Asia
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: some modern/traditional stuff from Central Asia

From the same group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BvjLv5CIOI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amuXRSJaBxY I particularly like the parts in 7, phrased as 3 + 2 + 2 some Kyrgystani folk black metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNYy36Gmd1Q This is interesting too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
by ubertar
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Secret Chords
Replies: 30
Views: 1531

Re: Secret Chords

friend who put out the anti-intellectual premise that my studies in college were going to ruin my music. Reminds me of a couple punk rock guitarists I once knew, who avoided learning theory b/c they were afraid it would destroy their creativity. I said, "why don't you rip the frets out of the guita...
by ubertar
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Secret Chords
Replies: 30
Views: 1531

Re: Secret Chords

the only tip i have is throw out the theory book, i know theory in the sense of notes, timing, rhythm, etc. but as far as chord structure/movement and stuff like that circle of fifths it just never jived with me. i failed theory in college, got an F. my brain doesn't work that way, it's like music ...
by ubertar
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Secret Chords
Replies: 30
Views: 1531

Re: Secret Chords

I pretty much abandoned song forms and chord progressions a long time ago, but when I used to write rock songs I liked locrian mode a lot, and using a minor7 flat5 flat9 as the i chord, along with the various 7th chords that fit the scale. There are some nice scales that are modes of harmonic and me...
by ubertar
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: South Indian saxophone
Replies: 0
Views: 771

South Indian saxophone

This is so good I just had to share it... the sax playing is really good, but holy moly, the violinist is unbelievable.

https://youtu.be/K8xK7oaS_Ns
by ubertar
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3815
Views: 803256

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Jupiter intermediate alto sax on craigslist, JAS-769GN, made in Taiwan in 2006, in great shape, with case, strap, mouthpiece and extra reeds, for $20. Insane. The Yamaha 4C mouthpiece it came with is worth more than that. I'm not sure yet if I like it better than my Yamaha-made Vito, but it plays we...
by ubertar
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Herman Poole Blount
Replies: 28
Views: 7406

Re: Herman Poole Blount

RE: Pharoah Sanders...

some favorites:
Village of the Pharoahs
Alice Coltrane's "Journey in Satchitananda"; "Ptah the El Daoud"
Maleem Mahmoud Ghania, "Trance of Seven Colors"
Anything by JC (Meditations, Expression, Om... I'm partial to studio vs. live)