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What is a more effective way to increase speed with a metronome

Practising with a metronome is all about increasing your accuracy, not necessarily your speed. Once you're comfortable that you're playing the piece/scale/phrase accurately at your current metronome speed, you increase the metronome by 20bpm and start again.

There's no set time before you increase the bpm, it'll be different for everybody. But don't try and cheat, like thinking 'that's good enough' and moving the speed up early. You'd only be cheating yourself.
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Over in Aus no Zep either.
Can these proxys cause harm or the trustworthy?

I'm in Oz, and have been using This site just makes the request for you and displays it in an iFrame in your browser.

Works for any site that blocks content based on your location.
Have a listen to the Behringer MS20/MS40 monitors. They're decent if you're on a budget, and they have multiple inputs.
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Oh man, this is going to be fun...

I love it! Wait until you play it to your friends and they go 'oh wow! that can't be you playing!'

Any time the family are out I crank up... the cat and dog don't approve though.

I used to get together with some friends and jam, years ago now, at a rehearsal studio about half an hour away. We'd book it from 10 at night till 7 in the morning and it would cost us only about $10 each. Including a PA, mics and stands.
The loss of another legend, sad

R.I.P Gary
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Hi, im currently using amplitube 2 and i cant get any sound when using ASIO. I can get sound whilst using directX but the delay is more than frustrating. People have suggested that my sound card might be the problem, that it wont support asio,

From the M-Audio website....

"Fast Track Pro also features near-zero latency direct hardware monitoring and low-latency ASIO software monitoring,"

Take a look in the M-Audio control panel, there should be level indicators to show you whether the sound is being seen at input, whether it's making it to the mixer and whether there's any signal at output.

Set everything to defaults and start again. Pay attention to the routing options in amplitube, which inputs are you using?

Are your speakers digital or analogue?
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What is this 'speaker emulation' you speak of? When I do line-out from the Vypyr directly into my computer's mic port it works fine

Speaker emulation is just circuitry used to make the signal sound like it's coming out of a speaker, instead of out of a line-out.

Y'know the MIC port might have a pre-amp to boost signal level, have you tried playing with the gain on the line-in of the Tascam?
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Another thing, and it could be completely wrong, but the line-in on the Tascam is 1/4 inch. When I plug the keyboard in directly with the 1/4 inch, it works.
But the line-out on my Vypyr is 3.5 mm. I have a little converter thing that can convert the cable head into 1/4 inch, could that be the cuase of any problem?
Probably not though, because the headphone jack on the Tascam is 1/4 inch and I have to use the same converter thing for that, and it works fine.

Is the output on the Vypyr stereo? Is the 1/8" to 1/4" convertor stereo (three poles) or mono (two poles)?

There is a difference between stereo and mono jacks, and using a mono jack in a stereo socket can do bad things, I think most devices nowadays have protection, but it used to be you could blow a pre-amp by inserting a mono socket into a stereo jack.

See this image :

This might have nothing to do with your problem, just always good to be aware.
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I too would think that just plugging the line-out through the line in on the Tascam would get the jobe done, maybe I'm just doing it wrong. At first I couldn't get the microphone to work either, but after some tinkering I figured it out.
As of now though I still can't get a signal from my amp though.

I noticed on the Tascam there's a 'Mono On/Off' switch. Have you tried setting it to Mono? And try both line-in inputs to see which one is mono.

Also, if you're using the Right input you should have MIC/Line selected and not Guitar because you're inputting at Line level not at an 'instrument' level (i.e there should not be any additional gain required.)

I would have thought that there was a how-to in the documentation for the Tascam...

edit: make sure Phantom power is turned off as well
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^How much might that cost?

There's a few of the GE-7's on evilBay

edit: there's also cheaper variants from manufacturers like Behringer...

Just trying to work out whether I can justify the expenditure when I'm saving for a new amp.

Take a trip to your local music store and plug into an amp similar to yours. Ask if you can try out a graphic EQ pedal and play around with it. The variety in tone/sound you can get is huge.
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I've also just been plugging my guitar directly into my computer's mic port with my Peavey Vypyr's line out, and while it sounds functional, I'd like to run it through my new audio interface as well. The only problem is, I can't figure out how...

It should be as easy as using the Vypyr's line-out into the Tascam's line-in. The line-out on the Peavey 'should' offer some form of speaker emulation, if not by default it should be able to be turned on.

On the interface, it has a port for a guitar plug, but how would I go about doing that?

You use that to directly connect the guitar if, for example, you wanted to use VST effects on the PC.

The interface has a line-in feature, and I was hoping I could just plug the line-out from my amp into that, but I can't get that to work. Shouldn't that work?

Yes it should, but see my earlier comment there might be somewhere with the Peavey that you need to configure the 'speaker emulation' on the line-out. If I'm not mistaken the Vypyr does amp modelling...

edit: just looking at the Vypyr 15, not sure which yours is, it looks as if the headphone output doubles as a line-out. If you plug in a set of headphones what is the sound like?
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Using the gain channel on my (stock) VK it's muddy, indistinct and too bluesy. However cranking a variety of combinations and types of distortions from different effects create buzzy, harsh and unnatural rumbles that jar with the rest of the song.

I'd be inclined to look at adding a graphic EQ inline, maybe between the guitar and the amp. You can cut the mid range frequencies and adjust the amount of gain into the amp using that. I use a BOSS GE-7 and find it gives me a greater amount of control.
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I thought I might add that Behringer are notorious for having terrible customer services. Never dealt with them though.

I don't think that the interface pictured is from Behringer, it looks to be the taiwanese knock-off of the Behringer
Find other people to play with. Nothing will get you back into playing more than the enthusiasm of others.
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Should your thumb be over or behind the neck?

It goes where it's needed. As has already been commented, for bending it can help with the leverage needed. but for runs up and down the neck it is a better technique to use it behind the neck.

Even some open chord changes can be better performed using your thumb to fret notes on the low E string. Stay versatile and use both methods
I usually use my second finger to support the bend, when bending with the third, but use the first finger to stop any noise from adjacent strings. It adds some support, but sits a little higher to mute the string(s) that could produce any unwanted noise