"At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows."
Started by popcorn, September 27, 2020, 03:09:43 PM
Quote from: NoSleep on September 27, 2020, 08:14:07 PMAnd after all the above expense I bought a couple of cheap guitars and did a bit of setting up (new nuts, saddle, etc) on them to make them sound a whole lot more. Both have become surprisingly firm favourites in my collection that get played way more than others.The one on the left is Thomann's own brand fretless bass that I got for about £100 (as B-stock, albeit I stuck a £40 set of Thomastik-Infeld flatwounds on it with the money I saved) and on the right is an £80 Parlour guitar, which has a more biting midrange sound compared to the standard sized dreadnought style acoustic. Being smaller it's also far more comfortable to play, feeling more like an electric sat in your lap; you don't have sit in a special position like I find you have to with a dreadnought monster to hand.
Quote from: popcorn on September 27, 2020, 03:09:43 PMI've also got one of these on order:
Quote from: popcorn on September 27, 2020, 03:09:43 PMThere are a few different threads and posts knocking about regarding guitars, pedals, synths, wanking etc so I thought we could have a go at collecting all the wanking in one spot.I have recently gone on a purchasing bender and would like to discuss my items with you.I have just got one of these:After years of failing to record my Vox AC15 amp in any way that sounds remotely non-shit I've given up and bought this amp modelling pedal. It's very highly thought of so I'm optimistic. I don't really know anything about amps or tone because I am thick, but so far I'm really pleased with it, because it's lovely and simple and small, and it's so much nicer playing through my monitors (with no Ableton lag!) instead of firing up this massive hissing fizzing box I don't understand. I've yet to do any recording with it, but it is really lovely knowing what the sound coming out of my monitors is exactly the same sound that will end up in Ableton. Goodbye fucking around with mics.
Quote from: popcorn on October 02, 2020, 02:02:26 AMI also love how with synths and programming it can, if you want, become a purely intellectual exercise. It's less about having keyboard skill (though I have those to pay the bills if necessary) and more about designing sounds in the abstract.
Quote from: FerriswheelBueller on October 02, 2020, 12:33:59 AMI'm no good at synths. I'm a half decent piano player - is it worth me trying to learn all the bells and whistles and buttons and that? They look like a right laugh but I worry I'm too dim.
Quote from: NoSleep on October 02, 2020, 10:20:18 AMThe best kind of synth to get to start with would be a classic analog one of sorts, with all the knobs and sliders to twiddle. The microkorg can make some good sounds but many of its functions are hidden under the bonnet, so you don't necessarily end up knowing much about what you're doing. Get one of those Behringer clones, or maybe an Arturia, and learn about ADSRs and how to apply them to amplitude and filtering/cutoff/resonance in useful ways (make a synth go "meouw" for the first time from scratch).
Quote from: Huxleys Babkins on October 02, 2020, 12:48:22 PMWhat would people recommend for a complete beginner who wants to make cool electronic noises that might be classed as "music"?
Quote from: FerriswheelBueller on September 30, 2020, 10:06:51 PMI mentioned it on here already, but I recently got a Gretsch parlour guitar while all my stuff is in storage and it's great. Much nicer than my big acoustics to be honest. My father in law got a Simon and Patrick parlour because he liked my Gretsch so much (but he insists on buying Canadian, fair enough it is nicer than mine).
Quote from: Non Stop Dancer on October 03, 2020, 07:55:23 PMI discovered the Softube Console 1 recently and now I want one for Christmas. Anyone have anything to say about it?https://www.softube.com/console1
Quote from: Rich Uncle Skeleton on October 05, 2020, 12:50:08 PMgreat stuff! guitarists, I need to set up my strat a bit after leaving it way too long, thing goes wildly out of tune these days plus just needs a little TLC. anyone here able to recommend any tutorials worth checking out before I start wading through youtube? thinking a home set up might be enough before I go sobbing to a professional...
Quote from: kngen on October 05, 2020, 01:33:48 PMGenuine gear wanking here, folks.Managed to snap one of these up on a whim because I'd just got a very generous tax refund, and I thought it looked cool. No real need for it as I've got a resissue Memory Boy, and any number of pretty good analogue delay plug-ins on a cracked version of Amplitube. It does sound nice, though.
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