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Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 447
Posted By CarsonStevens
As a frequent user of Rocksmith 2014's session...

As a frequent user of Rocksmith 2014's session mode, I just want to add that I don't think you understand what's happening, because in my experience you don't change keys in session mode without...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-15-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 531
Posted By CarsonStevens
...and unless he memorized it really quickly,...

...and unless he memorized it really quickly, chances are he forgot it the moment he left the practice space. Whereas if he wrote it down, he could take it home and practice if need be.

At least,...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-03-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,799
Posted By CarsonStevens
Seems to me like potheads are always looking to...

Seems to me like potheads are always looking to justify their habit. And it's funny how often the topic comes up. Almost like pot has an effect on their memory or something. :D
Forum: Musician Talk 08-29-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 600
Posted By CarsonStevens
I personally think enough is enough when you've...

I personally think enough is enough when you've got some teenager who can't finish a song because he feels like he can't be "original" with only twelve notes, or is wracking his brains to figure out...
Forum: Recordings 08-27-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 493
Posted By CarsonStevens
It's hard to explain without visual aids. But...

It's hard to explain without visual aids. But ultimately, you're right. It was off and I had to re-record it, so it didn't actually save me any time. I should have just recorded the whole thing in...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-27-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 908
Posted By CarsonStevens
Probably not the best example out there as we're...

Probably not the best example out there as we're still completely unheard of, but my current band is a cover band. We try to play the songs as close to the originals as possible... but we also throw...
Forum: Recordings 08-27-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 493
Posted By CarsonStevens
I tried this once in order to record a song...

I tried this once in order to record a song extremely quickly. It sounded like crap because even if you're playing in time to a click/percussion, your timing is still imperfect enough that any...
Forum: Recordings 08-26-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By CarsonStevens
dskmusic.com has a rather wide variety of VSTs,...

dskmusic.com has a rather wide variety of VSTs, one of which is a bass. They're free, so check them out.
Forum: Recordings 08-20-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By CarsonStevens
You can also program your drum tracks directly in...

You can also program your drum tracks directly in Reaper (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1382982).
Forum: Musician Talk 08-18-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,334
Posted By CarsonStevens
I would like a bigger fan base and more income...

I would like a bigger fan base and more income from my music, sure... but it seems like the amount of effort required for the tiniest gain in that area is not reasonable for someone who, like,...
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 08-13-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By CarsonStevens
Greetings from another Bay Area representative!

Greetings from another Bay Area representative!
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-12-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,311
Posted By CarsonStevens
Following on Hail's point, bass is similar enough...

Following on Hail's point, bass is similar enough to guitar that another benefit is that you're still practicing one while practicing another. I haven't picked up a guitar in a while now but when I...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-12-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,311
Posted By CarsonStevens
The most important factor, imho, is that playing...

The most important factor, imho, is that playing bass is fun, and it's different. I initially took it up because I had to record the bass parts for my songs, but now I play bass in a classic rock...
Forum: Recordings 08-12-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By CarsonStevens
Also look at DSK Music (www.dskmusic.com) for a...

Also look at DSK Music (www.dskmusic.com) for a large variety of completely free VSTs. They have bass, drums, and various synths available and they should work fine with GarageBand.
Forum: Bandleading 08-11-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By CarsonStevens
I decided at some point that I was tired of...

I decided at some point that I was tired of playing in my bedroom, but that I'd play bass because any band that wasn't utterly awful would already have a guitarist way better than me. Or want a...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By CarsonStevens
I was joking. Regardless, I think that,...

I was joking. Regardless, I think that, generally speaking, defining your music by how many chord changes you have or how complex your chords are is kind of pointless. By all means improve your...
Forum: Bandleading 08-07-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By CarsonStevens
While I agree with the other guys, I just want to...

While I agree with the other guys, I just want to comment on this bit;



Technically, you already have nothing, because you have a guitarist who refuses to fit with the band properly. You can't gig...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-07-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By CarsonStevens
...wait, what?

...wait, what?
Forum: Bandleading 08-05-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By CarsonStevens
Whether it's "okay" or not is...

Whether it's "okay" or not is irrelevant. The real question is, do you have the money to defend yourself in court if one of those ads trips YouTube's content-matching filters and the original...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-04-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,480
Posted By CarsonStevens
Oh God, not again. :rolleyes:

Oh God, not again. :rolleyes:
Forum: Musician Talk 08-04-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By CarsonStevens
Open a Zazzle account (www.zazzle.com) and use...

Open a Zazzle account (www.zazzle.com) and use their tools to print a few on-demand shirts. They have a lot of excellent documentation on how to make your art look good in print (hint: it's all...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-01-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By CarsonStevens
My current practice amp is an Acoustic 10-watt. ...

My current practice amp is an Acoustic 10-watt. I picked it up new for about $90 USD. It's plenty loud for apartment playing and has some tone-shaping capabilities. Sounds fine to me but YMMV. ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-30-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By CarsonStevens
Seconded on the Yamaha, I've been playing an...

Seconded on the Yamaha, I've been playing an FGS100 for years. Love the way it sounds. Ran me about $200 retail at the local GC.
Forum: Recordings 07-29-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By CarsonStevens
I don't know if it's standard in other software,...

I don't know if it's standard in other software, but the video editing suite AVS4YOU come with just such a feature.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-29-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By CarsonStevens
Looks at the track list from his debut...

Looks at the track list from his debut album

Well, in my case, at least six times. I've got a few more I'm messing with now for my followup, and will have to write a few more to go with them,...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-17-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,374
Posted By CarsonStevens
No, it's not the least bit constructive but it...

No, it's not the least bit constructive but it just seemed like the right place for that quote. :D
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-16-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By CarsonStevens
I once left one of my Squier strats in the trunk...

I once left one of my Squier strats in the trunk of my car as it was shipped across the country (~five days or so), and it arrived just fine. That said, the only reason I even considered it was...
Forum: Recordings 07-15-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By CarsonStevens
It's a pretty damn neat feature, actually. A...

It's a pretty damn neat feature, actually. A band plays behind you as you do whatever. You can set it to use up to four other instruments from a wide variety of 'em, in a bunch of different styles,...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-14-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By CarsonStevens
Personally, I think part of the problem is that...

Personally, I think part of the problem is that you equate "progression" with "learn moar notes". There's only twelve notes in Western music. There's a finite number of scales, modes,...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-11-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,561
Posted By CarsonStevens
I know, right? Dicksolydian is so five minutes...

I know, right? Dicksolydian is so five minutes ago. I don't know what I was thinking.
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