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Forum: Recordings 04-15-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By Sid McCall
Well of course they won't have a 3/4 feel to them...

Well of course they won't have a 3/4 feel to them if they're played in 4/4.

Try making your own loops if it's not against the assignment?
Forum: Recordings 04-14-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 579
Posted By Sid McCall
My two cents on the matter, as a mac user (so...

My two cents on the matter, as a mac user (so ymmv) are this:

I went with an i7 when I bought my macbook pro, because it was the ONE thing I couldn't upgrade later that would make a difference. I...
Forum: Recordings 04-10-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Sid McCall
Moderate to big step quality wise, but is it...

Moderate to big step quality wise, but is it worth losing one input and two outputs? I love my apogee stuff to death, but be honest with yourself - is one input enough?

Spoiler alert: No it's not....
Forum: Recordings 03-31-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By Sid McCall
Exactly. It will probably sound bad, but don't...

Exactly. It will probably sound bad, but don't let us tell you that - don't be afraid to try new things and find out for yourself!

That said, not sure if there's an easily available adapter for...
Forum: Recordings 03-11-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Sid McCall
Short answer: yes. Yes they are. Especially if...

Short answer: yes. Yes they are. Especially if you already have a monitor around. Drop another $200 on Logic Pro and you're in business! Make sure to upgrade your ram to the max as soon as you can...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-11-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 456
Posted By Sid McCall
Well, when I'm mainly playing rock (not...

Well, when I'm mainly playing rock (not currently, but have spent long periods focused in that genre in the past) I reach for my heritage cherry (red) guitar.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-11-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Sid McCall
Pickup heights aren't always the answer...

Pickup heights aren't always the answer (sometimes though!) with japanese jaguars. A lot of them have awfully weak pickups, and that's just a fact. I recently bought an MIJ Jaguar and was worried...
Forum: Recordings 03-11-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 416
Posted By Sid McCall
It definitely does. You should be able to...

It definitely does. You should be able to automate changes on the master track. Did you research options extensively online? There are definitely ways to pull it off.
Forum: Recordings 03-10-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 416
Posted By Sid McCall
Grab the free 30-day trial of Ableton and see if...

Grab the free 30-day trial of Ableton and see if that suits you. There's a bit of a learning curve but nothing you can't get over with some time to spare during the trial. Loads of great samples, and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-03-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By Sid McCall
Private Stock guitars have a huge bird on the...

Private Stock guitars have a huge bird on the headstock in place of the signature. Looks like you just got a special color - maybe PRS made a handful for a chain store or something.

All things...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-02-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Sid McCall
Although you're technically right, a $200 premium...

Although you're technically right, a $200 premium that covers a set-up, hardshell case, and lack of shipping/hidden fees isn't so bad, especially when you don't have to wait for shipping. It's also a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-02-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By Sid McCall
Thanks! I always see you in threads with guitars...

Thanks! I always see you in threads with guitars along these lines, I knew you'd pop up eventually haha
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-02-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By Sid McCall
NGD - Ballad of a Thin Jag

So after months of deliberation, I finally bought what is essentially my dream guitar. But first, a little backstory:

Four years ago I was read-ended at about 30mph, when I had to stop short at a...
Forum: Recordings 02-26-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Sid McCall
Anything is doable, just make sure to reference...

Anything is doable, just make sure to reference your mix on multiple sources and spends lots of time recording and mixing and not thinking about any shortcomings of your room, that'll just discourage...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-12-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 607
Posted By Sid McCall
Do you mean while strumming or something? Those...

Do you mean while strumming or something? Those are just to subdue little ringing sounds and stuff when doing lots of tapping (I believe), not a replacement for good technique. You should be muting...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-08-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Sid McCall
that's normal, the phrase is 'staggered pickups'...

that's normal, the phrase is 'staggered pickups' so you can google that and find out why they're made that way. enjoy!
Forum: Recordings 02-06-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Sid McCall
I would just get a bitcrusher plug-in and/or some...

I would just get a bitcrusher plug-in and/or some sampled atari libraries. Both are definitely available out there for free. Should be able to get some sampled drum kits as well. Just bit-crush...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-04-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 435
Posted By Sid McCall
...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-COs_UHdRJGs/UajMX8veAqI/AAAAAAAACy4/Zms6h8h1mLQ/s1600/what%2Bit%2Bmeans.jpg

But seriously, can you post a picture of what you call a 'hardtail bridge' in case you may be...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-03-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By Sid McCall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNET0yt9J8E...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNET0yt9J8E

Maybe this can help you? If not, try similar videos. There's a lot of good info out there, lucky for you this is not a rare problem!
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-03-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By Sid McCall
As far as placing the bridge back on the guitar,...

As far as placing the bridge back on the guitar, look closely at the dust etc and see if you can see the outline of where it used to sit. That method has saved my butt a few times when I've forgotten...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-30-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 854
Posted By Sid McCall
His original designs are so tasty, too. He just...

His original designs are so tasty, too. He just did NAMM this year for the first time, and made a few editor's picks lists on the usual guitar news sites. He's super down to Earth and easy to work...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-30-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 854
Posted By Sid McCall
If you liked that, there's another forum you...

If you liked that, there's another forum you should consider frequenting. Pretty sure it's against the rules to suggest alternative forums, on ug though.
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-30-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 854
Posted By Sid McCall
I know a guy on another forum who had one made...

I know a guy on another forum who had one made for him, it's beautiful:
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2863/11698110964_43916358f1_b.jpg
The luthier is Paul Rhoney and he has a custom template for a...
Forum: Recordings 01-30-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 238
Posted By Sid McCall
Ah, the old 'volume knob was turned down'...

Ah, the old 'volume knob was turned down' problem. Happens to the best of us, more often than we'd like to admit hahaha
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-29-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 854
Posted By Sid McCall
I for one love the short scale. My first guitar...

I for one love the short scale. My first guitar was a Gibson, so my happy place is right around there at 24.75, so jumping between the 24 of the jag and the 25 of my tele and the 24.75 of my SG is...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-29-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 854
Posted By Sid McCall
If you're going to go with Fender after all, you...

If you're going to go with Fender after all, you REALLY want to go for a Jaguar - not a Jazzmaster. It's a much bigger difference than you think, and the Jaguar just DRIPS with surf vibe and tone....
Forum: Recordings 01-29-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 238
Posted By Sid McCall
There's no reason that shouldn't work. Apogee...

There's no reason that shouldn't work. Apogee stuff is basically built with Logic in mind, and by extension, Garageband (since it's a lite version of Logic).

It sounds like you don't have input...
Forum: Recordings 01-13-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Sid McCall
When making a fully-produced recording, I will...

When making a fully-produced recording, I will use one mic and one DI blend from an acoustic guitar. Then I pan them apart a bit, sounds pretty big, if that's what you're going for. If you're not...
Forum: Recordings 01-13-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Sid McCall
Well depending on the interface, you can't just...

Well depending on the interface, you can't just plug a mic and speakers in and use it is a mini-PA system, if that's what you're asking. It needs the computer/software to route the signals.
Forum: Recordings 01-13-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,875
Posted By Sid McCall
Thanks! Yeah, I even made a call that I don't...

Thanks!

Yeah, I even made a call that I don't think many people would have made - I let the figure 8 tube mic grab my guitar, and put the second mic on the keyboard amp. That helped me keep the low...
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