FINAL REVISION OF FAMILY GUY WALKING BASS LINE TRANSCRIPTION
FINAL REVISION OF FAMILY GUY WALKING BASS LINE TRANSCRIPTION
AKG 414 XLS into Focusrite ISA one, guitar plugged directly into DI channel of ISA one. Output is plugged into line input channels 3 & 4 of the Focusrite Saffire Pro14.
One of my favorite bass players and priests, Father Stan Fortuna, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Fortuna signed my bass. He came out to St. Vincent out here in Houston, celebrated Mass, and gave some awesome talks and performances.
LISTEN HERE TO NATIVE INSTRUMENTS’ - ALICIA’S KEYS!
-works as RTAS (pro-tools), Plug-In, Audio Unit (garageband friendly, woohoo!) don’t judge me garageband does what I need. When my recordings bring me more money, I’ll get Logic.
“For the First Time” by the Script Piano cover. I think I’m happier with this mix. I decided to put a little more masculinity into the vocal track and opened up the vowels a little more. The piano sound you’re hearing is the Native Instruments’, Alicia’s Keys. AWESOME piano sounds at a great price. My mixing and eq’ing skills don’t really do it justice, but it’s the cleanest piano tone I’ve ever achieved.
Blue “Bluebird” —-mogami xlr mic cable—->Focusrite ISA one—-effects send—->Mic input of my Mac Mini. Garageband compression and view pic above of eq. The specs are in the pic, and just let the sound quality do the talking. Has a really kicking proximity effect. Wooden case brings peace of mind and a feeling of quality.
WATCH OUT! the accessory pack is not the best. I don’t use the included windscreen because I fear I might break the diaphragm capsule off from handling it too much. Shock mount doesn’t adjust very easily or hold firm once adjusted. Easy solution would be to ebay one that would fit it. It’s just cylindrical, so it won’t be hard to fit it. The accessory pack works fine for what I do, but I have to really baby it (why wouldn’t you though with how much this stuff costs).
This is the Taylor GC8, previously reviewed here, in action. Recorded with Tascam Portable Digital Recorder out of shot, by soundhole.
Tenth Avenue North - “By Your Side”
This song is really meaningful and nice to show non-Christian friends because of it’s loving and universal message that doesn’t “beat you over the head with Christianity” so-to-speak in worldly terms.
Review: K&K pure western mini…sound sample http://tumblr.com/ZDQj1xEJ0h22
1. completely passive (needs no battery) better for your guitar, one less thing to go wrong or forget.
2. Sounds great and cuts thru mix well with some eq. ( I know, some people think EQ can do anything, but the source of the sound’s got to be pretty awesome if you want to get something good come out the other end)
3. Picks up the guitar like a mic would which means, if you knock on the headstock, that gets picked up too, along with any hitting or knocking on the body.
4. Low in price, $86.99 look at the picture.
5. Installs and comes out of your guitar without leaving a trace of anything inside. Cable from paste on bridge sensors just floats in the air without cable ties, no battery bag because there’s no battery, installs into the jack with no drilling if you have a Taylor or Larrivee (companys who happen to drill the peg slot to fit a quarter inch jack/preamp) Even if you don’t have that, routing the whole is not hard and there’s a beefy block of wood reinforcing that area of the guitar for those afraid of injuring your baby.
6. Cuts thru a mix well. Listen to my little drummer boy recording. This is purely a plugged-in sound, no mic. http://tumblr.com/ZDQj1xEJ0h22
7. If you have a Taylor ES system, replace it with this, you won’t regret it!
SOUND SAMPLE: http://tumblr.com/ZDQj1xEPYgr3 played into a Tascam DR-1 Recorder built-in stereo mic.
I didn’t take the picture. I wish I had a camera that can do that.
pros: With a firm pick or adept fingers, and Martin Phosphor Bronze strings the bass is incredible on it, also the size is very easy on the shoulders, and is very mic and pick-up friendly due to it’s size and tonal characteristics. Slotted head stock and short scale makes for a comfortable weight balance and a comfy/cozy guitar for teaching girls how to play, j.k. but seriously, it is great for that. Loud enough for living-room worship, but haven’t jammed out with friends who have Martin Dreadnoughts yet, so I don’t know if it will stand up to the cannons (your d35s and jumbos). Looks really sharp and professional, just fancy enough with ivoroid dots, rosette, and bridge pins. The case is amazing, and it fits snugly into it.
Cons: Everyone wants to play it, people think you’re stuck-up…alright, the real cons. It doesn’t have that second wind of bass overtones you get on other guitars when you hit the low A (it delivers all of the bass at the onset of the pluck and it continues thru). It doesn’t come with electronics (this should have been a pro because the Taylor ES system sounds atrocious) but if you’re on a budget, you may not have the luxury of having an awesome guitar no one can hear you playing when you’re with a band. If you like the typical treble Taylor sound, this one isn’t for you. Although it has big tone, it doesn’t have the biggest volume, so you may be upset if you’re measuring value by $ to decibels.
ONE AMP TO RULE THEM ALL!
—-VOX AGA70 ACOUSTIC AMP W/TUBE-PRE CHANNEL & AC30 AMPLUG
Gear Review #1…Sorry it’s long awaited. This VOX AGA70 is all kinds of awesome. Not only can it handle two mics and/or guitars with their respective outputs, but it can take an auxiliary input (1/8 in input from your laptop/iPad/iPod etc.) and a stereo keyboard input (2 quarter in. cables so you can pretty much plug in anything you can push thru quarter in cables) and use all the inputs (I’ve done it) in such a way that you can hear it all loudly and clearly too, over drums. Get this, the two channels above have anti-feedback control, footswitchable chorus, individually switchable phantom power (so you can power your beloved active eq equipped DI boxes), impedance switches, and if that’s not cool enough, one of the channels has a 12ax7 tube pre for either input.
If that wasn’t cool enough I velcro’d an AC30 Amplug to the side with a 1/4 in coupler on the jack so I can plug into it with a normal cable…instant extra channel for your electric guitar, and it sounds amazing. The Amplug’s tone amplified by the full 70 watts of the power section into a genuine close-back Vox cabinet and speaker can be fully controlled by the amplug itself when switched on, and since it has an auxiliary input of it’s own, you don’t even lose an input, you gain a channel for your electric.
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I haven’t yet used the DI out. I tried it once and I heard a ground noise. I don’t know if it was the house problem or mine. The DI out is an unaffected, dry, signal though so if you’re planning on using the DI out you might as well just use the provide DI boxes or get your own decently priced box with a thru-put or quarter inch and split your signal there using your Vox as a monitor. The DI out thing could be an isolated incident of problem with the system I played thru, but watch out nonetheless.