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dogbite
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I tuned my telecaster to open G a week ago. I purposely avoided the Keith Richards stuff. (although that was fun to explore)
instead, I let the tuning tell me what to play. there was some vague memory in my head, because the guitar line I came up with sounds familiar and old.
I found all kinds of licks right close together and easy to play; there were endless possibilities. I decided to use this track.
I play though a Johnson J station amp modeler (thanks Gerry!). I used the Blackface setting. sounds vintage.

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Posted : 19/01/2009 3:46 pm
Dan T.
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Love the classic blues vibe. 8) Lots of tasty licks to start my day off right! :D

Dan

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Posted : 20/01/2009 10:26 am
dogbite
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thanks dan. have a good day today.

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Posted : 20/01/2009 10:28 am
Ignar Hillström
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J-stations rock, one of the very few old modelers that still holds it's own. I have to admit I'm having trouble picking up the expression here. I know it's not fair to judge you any different then I'd judge others but as you're one of the really convinced (not just musical but atleats as much visual) artists here I tend to expect just that extra bit of vision from you. As an experiment with open G-tuning or as practice piece it's good, it's an enjoyable tune to listen to for sure. But as a true song I have to be honest and say I feel you can express more. It just makes me feel like you;re holding back, playing things that sound good instead of playing what's really happening in your soul. I hope I dont offend you with it, there's no problem with your technique at all, but I hope 2009 will be the year when you take that extra little step and show the world (or atleast GN) who you are, as an artist. Or as the title says: Tell me.

 
Posted : 23/01/2009 9:02 pm
dogbite
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absolutely no offense taken.
well said and well understood.
this discontinued J Station amp modeler is choice. I always thank Gerry for sending it when I could not find one.
he must be annoyed by now because I mention him whenever the topic of the J Station comes up.... sorry. Gerry :lol:

Tell Me is precisely as you said. there were many many takes. I found quite a few tantalizing avenues I could walk down.
what I chose to record was the simpler more basic playing. getting a really clean take without edit. not making things too hard on me.
and you heard that. I nod to you.
yes, things are starting to happen. my coloring box of digital recording paint is making some sense.
the little bit of knowledge form the experience of learning recording has become a catalyst to ideas.
what a rush. learning syncs up with the brush in my hands and voice ; then the artypants stuff in my head kicks in.
you know that I have chosen artist as a career. bless and curse. pain in the erse.
it is what I do.so it is cool that you expect more from me.
I hope it happens.

I looked into Ozone3. it looks good for the beginner level it says.
I am also looking at the IK Multi track.
same kind of mastering device. the Multitrack is 'colored' they advertise so as to give the vintage warmth of older tube circuitry. that kind of appealed to me.
both are about the same price and look to be g a good starter Master program.
and ya. it is the next step I should and must take if I want to go further in recording.

thanks for your feedback.
we're good.

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Posted : 24/01/2009 12:35 am
crkt246
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More good music from the Dog. 8)

 
Posted : 24/01/2009 7:06 pm
SlickCat
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Sweet Oldtimey Blues Dog! I enjoyed it. 8)

Slip___Sliding___Away__________

 
Posted : 26/01/2009 11:10 pm
dogbite
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thanks for the listens.
can I brag?? it went to number 1 on soundclcik. but then shortly after, that killer artist, Lisa T bumped me to two.
what fun recording and posting is.

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Posted : 29/01/2009 10:38 am
JoeHempel
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Congrats! Well deserved! I wonder how they do the rankings?

In Space, no one can hear me sing!

 
Posted : 29/01/2009 10:58 am
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Hmm dog, can't listen to this at work but I'm interested in your J-Station. I've had one for several years and to be honest never liked many of the sounds it reproduces.

I never got into programming anything myself and only used the preset ones but to me individual pedals sound better than any of the effects on the J-Station, but it could be me.

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Posted : 29/01/2009 4:11 pm
dogbite
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I agree with you somewhat. I found the presets have all sorts of effects attached to them....I don't want chorus on my Balackface amp. so I have turned all the dials and backed off the effects as much as I could.
I haven't gotten into creating my own presets yet. there are one or two amps that are killer.
I like how the J Station fits so well with desk top recording. plugged in with my guitar there is no hiss or hum. perfect.

thanks Gerry ;)

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Posted : 29/01/2009 4:30 pm
Ignar Hillström
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I never got into programming anything myself and only used the preset ones but to me individual pedals sound better than any of the effects on the J-Station, but it could be me.

That's because you never got into 'programming' anything yourself. ;) Seriously, the reason most people think individual pedals sound better is because they dont have presets, which basically forces you to listen and act. Most presets sound good, if you have the same guitar, technique, playing style and amp as the guy who made the preset. Those chances are pretty slim. Just force yourself to approach the multi-effect the same way as you'd approach individual pedals and it'll be the same.

For example, I have a Boss GT8 here. I once got a bunch of their individual pedals and a A/B switched and put my GT8 in the A-loop and the pedals in a chain in the B-loop. Trust me when I say they sound 99% identical, the 1% difference is a matter of taste. I suspect if I'd take two DS1 pedals they both sound 1% differently, too. Yet many people get better sounds with the individual pedals, even when the knobs are the same, the order is the same etc. It's a mental thing.

 
Posted : 29/01/2009 5:05 pm
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So Ignar are you saying I'm mental now?

Could explain alot of things!

OK maybe a better statement would have been I don't like the way the presets sound and I've always been to lazy to delve into the manual to see how to actually tweak them so I find my pedals which I'm usually to lazy to tweak much, sound better in the none tweaked state than does the J-Station.

Yes I am mental.

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Posted : 29/01/2009 6:00 pm
dogbite
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cnev, mental and lazy. LOL.
when messing around with the dials and knobs I found it really nice to take notes. then you sort of have a baseline.
for example, on a digitech multi effects pedal board I would set an amp then fidget with the nuances. I would get deeper and making awful noise. but back a few dial twists it wasn't so bad. before I took notes I would be lost, but with notes I could go back to before tweaking made things awful sounding.
after many years of multieffects and pedals I now understand what my sound or tone should be. I then tossed the multis and went with a few padls. I then had them modded. I don't have to remember anything now.
so I guess I am lazy too.
ha. :)

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Posted : 29/01/2009 7:31 pm
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DB

I think this is great! I love the old blues feeling with this. :D

Robin

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Posted : 02/02/2009 7:05 pm
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