Wednesday, January 23, 2008


So I didn't spend the evening playing Super Mario Galaxy after all. When I got home the guitars were staring at me with their shiny, new, silvery strings. I was also keen to try out a few different sound settings on my guitar amp simulator box thing. I found a nice bluesy backing track from a CD and layered three different guitar parts over it: one clean blues, one more hard rock and a bit of slide to finish it off. I also wanted to see also how GarageBand coped with all the different sounds and how well it mixed them down. It's completely improvised as you'll be able to tell but it's as much of a testing equipment piece as it is just me mucking about for the fun of it. I continue to be amazed at how good GarageBand is for a super cheapy piece of software. It automatically picks up when I connect the guitar amp simulator box thing and allows me not only to record from it without any latency but also sends all the audio back in to the wee box and out to the speakers so I can hear everything as I'm playing without having to use headphones. I remember trying to record anything was a huge exercise in heartache before it all went digital. Have to love technology and what it can do for you sometimes.

You can see, well hear, how I did in the "movie" above. For some reason Blogger won't let you upload just sound so I had to create a video using a still photo to go with it. Go figure.

Just call me Short-sighted Kumquat Atrocity. It's my new blues name.

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Blogger DirkStar said...

If a man has got to have a handle to go by, I guess that's as good as any...

Groovy digs, Dude...

1:04 am  
Blogger Churlita said...

Very nice. It's hard to decide which toy to play with sometimes, huh?

4:42 am  
Blogger Mr Atrocity said...

Thanks, DirkStar, I think everyone needs a blues name, a Star Wars name, a porn star name and a Wu-tang name. That should cover most eventualities.

Churlita, Thanks. I have three special toys, my guitars, my camera and my computer and it can be tough to choose when there are so few play-time hours.

9:05 am  

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