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Forum: Bandleading 07-22-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By koslack
There's also the fact that you're 14. What's your...

There's also the fact that you're 14. What's your rush? Be patient, get good at guitar, start writing some material, and then when you're old enough to actually drive yourself to rehearsal and gigs,...
Forum: Bandleading 07-18-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By koslack
It's not necessarily a doomed idea, but will be...

It's not necessarily a doomed idea, but will be extremely hard to make it work. You noted that the guitars might all occupy the same sonic space, and I'd say that's going to be your biggest problem,...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-17-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,125
Posted By koslack
You need to really listen to recordings of bands...

You need to really listen to recordings of bands with two guitars. Note what they're doing - is one of them playing octave-style leads while the other plays power chords? Are they playing different...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-16-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By koslack
Come up with vocal melodies. When I'm writing and...

Come up with vocal melodies. When I'm writing and I come up with a verse riff, for instance, I'll try to come up with a vocal melody over it. That melody usually indicates to me what the next part...
Forum: Bandleading 07-11-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By koslack
A pro engineer once gave me some great advice. He...

A pro engineer once gave me some great advice. He pointed out that the two most common ways people listen to music is in the car and on headphones. So he told me that after you mix something, play in...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-10-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 169
Posted By koslack
Thinking of revamping my rig

Right now, I'm playing through a Genz-Benz El Diablo 60 head and a Soldano cab, which is great for my hard rock band. However, I've been thinking of leaving to start a cover band (I'm almost 30, and...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-10-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By koslack
Ah, thanks.

Ah, thanks.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-09-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By koslack
Thinking of revamping my rig

Right now, I'm playing through a Genz-Benz El Diablo 60 head and a Soldano cab, which is great for my hard rock band. However, I've been thinking of leaving to start a cover band (I'm almost 30, and...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-09-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By koslack
Turn down the gain. Basic mistake most guitarists...

Turn down the gain. Basic mistake most guitarists make is using more distortion than they need, especially when playing with others.
Also, don't scoop the mids. Those middle frequencies are where...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-09-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By koslack
Songwriting. I haven't played to get better...

Songwriting. I haven't played to get better technically in a long time, and my playing time has dropped substantially since joining the working world. Also, I had always been lead guitarist in my...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-09-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By koslack
You can start by pulling your head out of your...

You can start by pulling your head out of your ass. For this, I recommend the lydian mode and a decent crowbar.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-07-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 2,058
Posted By koslack
You know, I never thought I'd see someone fellate...

You know, I never thought I'd see someone fellate themself on the Internet without it legally being pornography, but then I read the OP's posts. This whole thread is nothing but an exercise in...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-18-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,065
Posted By koslack
Fine, I'll keep it constructive. You have no...

Fine, I'll keep it constructive.
You have no experience playing with others. When called upon to do so, you left in frustration. You have a couple of songs you wrote, and a voice that even you...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-18-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By koslack
You need to trust your instincts. You can try...

You need to trust your instincts.
You can try something a thousand ways, but almost always, your first instinct is the right one. I've written many songs where I've tried a dozen different bridges,...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-18-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,065
Posted By koslack
Two business degrees and you've used...

Two business degrees and you've used "start-up" money (for lack of a better term) to purchase thousands of dollars of equipment that you've plugged into a machine you don't know how to use?
They're...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-17-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,065
Posted By koslack
I've bolded the most egregious BS. Two college...

I've bolded the most egregious BS. Two college degrees and he works in a factory, I can buy. Two college degrees and can't put together a coherent sentence? Not so much.
Also, the whole bit about...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-17-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,065
Posted By koslack
There is no way this is real. Grade A trolling,...

There is no way this is real. Grade A trolling, though. Good stuff.
Forum: Bandleading 06-13-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By koslack
That's been going on for 30 years. Ain't exactly...

That's been going on for 30 years. Ain't exactly new.
Forum: Musician Talk 05-26-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 646
Posted By koslack
The recording industry is exactly that - an...

The recording industry is exactly that - an industry. So let's talk industry talk.
What are your numbers? How many units have you moved? What's your draw? What's your potential growth? What's your...
Forum: Bandleading 05-09-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By koslack
$300 is about half of what I pay for rent in a...

$300 is about half of what I pay for rent in a 3.5 room apartment in a great location. You're talking about spending that for a room you'll use for a few hours a couple of times a week.
Now you tell...
Forum: Bandleading 04-11-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,408
Posted By koslack
Heh, just came across this while skimming through...

Heh, just came across this while skimming through some past posts. Five years later, and this board hasn't changed much.
For those wondering, I ended up finishing my degree, and now work as a...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-23-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By koslack
Tab is a cheat. It's a helpful one, but a cheat....

Tab is a cheat. It's a helpful one, but a cheat.
To play guitar, you don't need to know how to read, either notation or tabs. It's helpful for learning pieces of music, especially at first when you...
Forum: Recordings 02-17-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By koslack
I've ruled out overdriving - was watching the...

I've ruled out overdriving - was watching the output on the mixer, on the interface and in SONAR, and wasn't redlining anywhere. We were getting the sound even by talking softly into the mic, and...
Forum: Recordings 02-14-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By koslack
The inputs are solely line level on the...

The inputs are solely line level on the interface, except for the two with preamps built in (there are 10 total - 2 mic w/built-in preamps, 8 line).
Can't post clips since we were using my drummer's...
Forum: Bandleading 02-14-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By koslack
If you're talking about gangsta rap (by which I...

If you're talking about gangsta rap (by which I mean the real gangsta stuff from the 90s), that was a reflection of the culture these men were growing up in. They were singing about violence because...
Forum: Recordings 02-12-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By koslack
It's not that - the interface has two preamps...

It's not that - the interface has two preamps built into it, and we still got the sound even when we plugged the mics directly into those. (Only reason we're bothering with the mixer is for drums, as...
Forum: Bandleading 02-11-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By koslack
I'd worry more about it being weird if the band...

I'd worry more about it being weird if the band gets hit by lightning and all members are old except the vocalist, since it's probably slightly more likely. Don't get ahead of yourself.
Forum: Recordings 02-10-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By koslack
I know the interface drivers are up to date. But...

I know the interface drivers are up to date. But good point on the USB connections, that may very well be it.
Forum: Recordings 02-09-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By koslack
Crackling sound on recording

My band is trying to do some DIY demos. I went in with my drummer today to run some tests. We're running our mics into a behringer mixer, through a Roland UA101 interface and are recording to Sonar 6...
Forum: Bandleading 02-08-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By koslack
Let's see, you want to have an epic 6 song...

Let's see, you want to have an epic 6 song concert while spending almost nothing on sound equipment. The band has no songs, no name, and a high school dropout who doesn't listen on vocals and guitar...
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