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Hi all,

A bit out there:

I'm trying to get an interesting sound from my bass (something which isn't a regular tone or distortion / overdrive). I've got a Boss ME50B but having tried to use the inbuilt synth effects, I find they sound pretty filthy.

Just wondering if anyone has used this board and mastered the synth sounds?

I'm looking for a tone which I can play over some clean piano and drums (sounds strange but I think there is a market for this sort of thing!!) - other ideas are welcome.

Thanks,
I'll listen to your's tomorrow? What did you think of the sound quality though?
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The music isn't really to my liking but the mixing is good. I guess the riff is a bit catchy too. How did you record it?


Thanks for the comment.

I'm from London so we drive on the left! ha.

I used a Line 6 UX2 with Ableton Live. Very simple 4 track recording.
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A useful tool.

Say you are looking to get into a band but have no idea which album to listen to, post the band name on here and someone should respond in the following way:

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Got that. But i cant make it work. I set everything i want flip the On switch but i cant hear anything.


Check the audio output settings.
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Bit of help required.

I have had a Line 6 UX2 for quite a while now and am loving it, however the only way I can hear what I am playing is by plugging in some speakers into the headphone jack of the UX2 itself. Do any of you know how to route the sound to the computers sound card so I can keep my speakers plugged into the computer rather than the UX2? I know I can route all sound through the UX2 but I want to buy a surround sound kit and have it all in one place.

Thanks in advance.
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i agree with encores unless they are planned


This is exactly my point, all encores these days are planned. The crowd could have gone home and the band will still come out and play their hit song.

It seems like some bands are making the encore set as they go off after the main set. This is how it should be done.

I saw Staind recently and they played an amazing encore, just Aaron Lewis playing ACOUSTICALLY to a crowd he brought to perfect silence.
Pit,

I was watching Biffy Clyro last night in London and the lead singer announced "We are Biffy Clyro and this is our last song, you've been great". Now everyone knew that they hadn't played their best song and they were going to come back on for an encore.

Surely a band should play their full set, then if the crowd demand an encore they should play something spontaneous rather than having something planned for the encore.

I know there are few bands that don't play encores, like System Of A Down, they just played their set and walked off, and then you have the other extreme that will play 6 encores like Metallica.

I think it would be cool for a band to play their set, then if an encore was demanded then they should take a request from the crowd. What do you think? But now days an encore is almost 99% expected regardless of the bands performance and so the crowd won't go home until the rodies dismantle the bands gear!
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I'm having the same problem, the imported file looks great but there is no sound even after setting up an instrument because the notes are in the wrong key and I dunno how to change it!
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