Solo of the Month (SotM) #42 - Chat

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  • markvmarkv Frets: 167
    Sorry chaps, tried and failed to think of a good double-entendre. And I know how much you like it when people give you one.

    Anyway, entry sent. Low on inspiration this month, so having recently read something about slowing down tracks to play along with, that's what I did. This was played at half speed and sped up again. It sounds a bit chipmunk-y but I quite like it.
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  • markv said:

    ...entry sent.
    Added to playlist. That makes 5 entries.

    Still a few hours left for further entries

    It's not a competition.
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  • BezzerBezzer Frets: 213
    edited November 23
    There, pulled one up and slipped it in the back while nobody noticed.  Hopefully it's not too painful.

    Had no time so you've had what came out in the time available … a wanky blues with added wank. 
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 1629
    Chaps I’m going to have to “pull out” of this months one... having to deal with an insurmountable level of fucktardery at the moment!...
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  • BellycasterBellycaster Frets: 2614
    Hurry up, lads! There's only sloppy Seconds left ;)
    Conformity is the new Rebellion.
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  • Bezzer said:
    There, pulled one up and slipped it in the back while nobody noticed...
    That makes 6 entries, so I suppose it qualifies as a gang bang. I blame @flying_pie for lowering the tone :)

    Entry now closed.
    It's not a competition.
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  • LebarqueLebarque Frets: 938
    How can I listen to the playlist?
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  • ELebarque said:
    How can I listen to the playlist?
    The playlist is in the first post in this thread, but I'll be starting a new voting thread with the full playlist soon.
    It's not a competition.
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  • Paul7926Paul7926 Frets: 150
    Not wishing to create a whole new thread for this but how do you guys record your endeavours for the rest of us to enjoy?
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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 434
    Paul7926 said:
    Not wishing to create a whole new thread for this but how do you guys record your endeavours for the rest of us to enjoy?
    Well I connected the headphone out of my phone into a recording interface and streamed a porno.


    Joking aside I use either a Boss GT 100 with a real amp head or Boss GT 001 using amp sims straight into Reaper
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 773
    edited November 30
    Paul7926 said:
    Not wishing to create a whole new thread for this but how do you guys record your endeavours for the rest of us to enjoy?

    1) Download the backing track (although in my case I've already got it). There's a download button to the top right of the Soundcloud window.

    2) Drag the track into Reaper, which will create a track for the backing track

    3) Create a new track in Reaper for my guitar

    4) Add an ampsim to my guitar track.

    5) Record my guitar via an audio interface connected to my computer

    For steps 4) and 5) you could just could just mic an amp, or use a unit with amp emulation - many of which already provide an audio interface to a computer

    It's not a competition.
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  • Paul7926Paul7926 Frets: 150
    Thanks folks.

    So basically I need some sort of cheap audio interface.  Guitar only is fine as I'm never going to want to record my voice.  Ever.

    Then some sort of DAW (for my PC) which I assume if I cheap out on the audio interface must be able to handle effects because the recorded guitar will literally just be the raw output from the guitar itself not after any pedal chain (and the only 'out' on my little practice amp is a headphone socket).

    Don't get me wrong I'm light years away from being able to do SOTM but already I've found that listening to my playing just on a looper pedal has been invaluable.  I can't concentrate on playing and listening at the same time yet!
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  • flying_pieflying_pie Frets: 434
    @Paul7926 ;I'd recommend getting an interface with a mic input. You might never want to record your voice but you will probably want to mic up an amp or acoustic instrument at some point.

    Pretty much every proper DAW will handle FX plugins.  I use Reaper which is great value for money
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  • markvmarkv Frets: 167
    @Paul7926 - when I started doing SotM (way back for #2) I was in a similar position to you - a complete recording novice.

    I bought a Focusrite Scarlett Solo and worked things out from there. My first few SotM entries were recorded using Audacity. I also now use Reaper (which is awesome and terrific value for money - and you can try before you buy).

    If you record direct you will need something to make it sound like an electric guitar, which is where plugins come in - that's a whole 'nother rabbit hole ;-) 

    There's plenty of advice on here - there's the whole Studio & Recording section for a start.
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  • Paul7926Paul7926 Frets: 150
    @Paul7926 ;I'd recommend getting an interface with a mic input. You might never want to record your voice but you will probably want to mic up an amp or acoustic instrument at some point.

    Pretty much every proper DAW will handle FX plugins.  I use Reaper which is great value for money
    Doh!  Missed the fact that the mic could be used like that.  Good point, well made.
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  • Paul7926Paul7926 Frets: 150
    markv said:
    @Paul7926 - when I started doing SotM (way back for #2) I was in a similar position to you - a complete recording novice.

    I bought a Focusrite Scarlett Solo and worked things out from there. My first few SotM entries were recorded using Audacity. I also now use Reaper (which is awesome and terrific value for money - and you can try before you buy).

    If you record direct you will need something to make it sound like an electric guitar, which is where plugins come in - that's a whole 'nother rabbit hole ;-) 

    There's plenty of advice on here - there's the whole Studio & Recording section for a start.
    Well I'm a guitar novice as well as a recording one so the usual SOTM participants need not fear anything for a long while. :)

    I was looking at the Focusrite Scarlett Solo along with the Behringer UMC22 when I should have been working this afternoon!  I've also done some trawling through the Studio & Recording thread as well.

    I've been in IT for 30 years so I have no doubt how deep the rabbit hole of complex software packages with plugins can be.

    Thanks for the advice

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  • markvmarkv Frets: 167
    Paul7926 said:

    I've been in IT for 30 years so I have no doubt how deep the rabbit hole of complex software packages with plugins can be.
    Same here - so that's a real advantage for you, because at least that's one bit of the technology chain you don't have to be worried about.

    I can deal with computers. It's these weird things made of wood with strings on that don't do what I want them to.
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  • Paul7926Paul7926 Frets: 150
    markv said:
    Paul7926 said:

    I've been in IT for 30 years so I have no doubt how deep the rabbit hole of complex software packages with plugins can be.
    Same here - so that's a real advantage for you, because at least that's one bit of the technology chain you don't have to be worried about.

    I can deal with computers. It's these weird things made of wood with strings on that don't do what I want them to.
    Yeah, Analogue is weird compared to digital.  :)
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