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October 18, 2018, 09:06:01 AM
Just seen your follow up message lol


October 18, 2018, 09:04:02 AM
@Combobob - the Kristal forum still looks to be online to me?  I've logged in and everything.


October 17, 2018, 08:18:28 PM
RJ, you could always try some Tom Waits!


October 17, 2018, 03:55:05 PM
I've had a nasty cold that made me hoarse but today I felt much better and was able to sing!  Not well but I really enjoyed being able to practice at lunch. :)


October 16, 2018, 10:56:56 PM
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October 16, 2018, 07:47:07 PM
I suggested to Matthias that he finally close the Kristal forum as it is still a haven for spam that I have to clean up each day. It looks lilke he did it...


October 13, 2018, 08:11:35 PM
Much wailing and gnashing of teeth from the west.....


October 07, 2018, 10:24:18 PM
NZ definitely consider living there , hmm wait isn’t it located on the ring of fire ? I don’t have luck with fire . Lol


October 07, 2018, 12:34:48 AM
On vacation in NZ. Beautiful weather and scenery.


October 06, 2018, 10:57:50 PM
TTM Archive is updated, TTM Winners Soundcloud updated...if you have S/C and haven't followed the Winners Circle yet you can right here:


October 05, 2018, 01:02:30 PM
FRIDAY !!!!! Yaaaay !!  


October 01, 2018, 06:43:59 PM
It would have won too  ;D


October 01, 2018, 11:52:51 AM
Hey White, Fred was the truckers dog in Smokey & The Bandit. My entry was going to be about his (Freds) view of the whole race to get the beer.....  :P 8)


September 30, 2018, 08:42:02 PM
Wow, that's ........
Who's Fred?


September 30, 2018, 03:03:23 PM
Well.....Fred jumped in the pond & I can't get him out, so no entry from me this time.... :(

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Other / Vocal Doubler
« on: October 13, 2018, 07:02:38 PM »
Hey folks, here is a plugin that we all can use, called Vocal Doubler from iZotope.....


You have a few hoops to jump thru, but not to bad, and it is at Our Favorite Price Point!  8)

Ballad / Re: Hard Luck Cafe - live recording
« on: October 12, 2018, 02:54:49 PM »
I think that was fine Kev, it came across that you like the tune for sure!  8)

General Recording Dicussions / Re: Recording videos?
« on: October 06, 2018, 12:28:52 PM »
Why thanks you Mr. Neil, there are a lot of us around here!  :P

I feel that EVERY person on this forum is a pro at something, and when the advice is shared we ALL profit from it....unlike some places where they will do it FOR you instead of telling you HOW to do it....does that make sense?

Anywho, I have wanted to try me hand at a video, but it never gets past the set up / record / playback / oh look at all the cool effects I can use on the clip!  :P  8)

General Recording Dicussions / Re: Recording videos?
« on: October 05, 2018, 02:45:21 PM »
A quick search brought up a ton of stuff, but these look the most promising...



The 2nd one from DIY Musician includes some behind the scenes videos to show how they did it. Tho I am in the "want to make one, but have not got around to it" club I see a lot of info, both good & bad out there. The folks here have gave you some solid advice so far, and I would like to add something I have found in my amateur photography & green screen playing around...

We are working I 2 dimensions. When lighting a scene you MUST make sure to do some kind of back lighting on you / the subject to separate them out from the background. Something as simple as a 60-100watt clip on lamp shining on the hair or shoulder from above & the rear will help pop the subject away from the background. 

As for camera / camcorder / cell phone, I am a believer in use what ya have NOW to get started, and then as you get deeper into it you will discover what you really need for YOU, not what someone else says you need.

Good Luck with it, you are a braver soul than I am!  :P  8)

General Discussion / Re: I have you all to thank for my first real gig!!
« on: October 04, 2018, 01:09:25 AM »
That is outstanding Red, I am sure you will do great!

Member Blogs / Re: The 2016 Adventure....So Far....
« on: October 01, 2018, 11:50:56 AM »
Thanks guys, and good catch agr.....that was the wrong track, the correct one is up now! And yes, the tuning was C# which put it in F# when I tracked. It did feel comfortable to "sing" in that key for sure.

Ya know, ya get bored and try to spice practice up, so I have been going thru a LOT of tunings. I have a little book that is fun to run thru that has a ton of various tunings..... ;D

I'll attach it to this post for ya..... ;)

Thanks again folks!  8)

Member Blogs / Re: The 2016 Adventure....So Far....
« on: September 30, 2018, 05:12:45 PM »
OK, Another long time no post....err...post.... ::)

I have been thru a lot of equipment since the last post, the main one trading my GNX4 for a TC Electronics G-Major and swapping a fella thru Craigslist my B52 At-100 for his B52 LS-100....he wanted tubes & I wanted solid state....I am happy with all my pre's tones & just need the power section to drive the ISO cab. Don't get me wrong, the AT-100 is a MONSTER of an amp, and I would buy it again in a min if I was playing out, but sitting here with 1/2 it's power tubes out just seemed to be a waste some how, and this guy rocks out a lot, so.....

I have the full collection of the Joyo "Amp" pedals now that everyone was raving about a few years back,  the AC Tone, American Sound, California Sound, British Sound,  and the Extreme Metal pedal...$100 for all in VERY nice condition. Tho I don't think that they are close to the amps like folks say, the tones ARE useable. You can check what they are modeled after on THIS PAGE

These in combo with the G-Major & Cab Sim box give me a decent DI guitar amp now that has a better feel than straight into the box.......

OK, on to some sound samples. A warning first....


I am NOT joking, a little back story is in order......the guy I swapped B52's with is in to porn....heavy....as in posters of his favorite stars, etc, all over the music room (made me a little scared to touch anything but I digress... :o )

After I got home a cleaned everything REAL well I started jamming, and this song is what came from those jams. The Main Rhythm guitars are the B52 LS-100 DI out from it's speaker comp jack to the G-Major and straight into Reaper. The Bass & Leads are thru the Joyo's into the Power section of the B52, into the ISO box mic'd with a couple new mics (E609 & Gear1 Kick Drum Mic) which went thru the 1820, back out to the G-Major, and then into Reaper. My "newest" alt tuning is Drop C# which I am really liking for the outstanding full sound open chords have, even capoed. Guitars were the SG down tuned,  the Peavey Raptor in Open G for the little slide parts, Jag for the bass & Dobro was BiaB.

I did some....eh...research into Mandy Flores....NO REALLY!  :P  Anyhoo, she is a smart cookie with some contradictions tossed in, and I wanted the song to reflect that.

And once more.....


Lyrics attached.

Enjoy!  8)

Country / Re: Bear Tracks
« on: September 27, 2018, 05:57:43 PM »
I know what ya mean! My other choice was an old tune called Get Along Home, Cindy, which fits
this progression.....

I wish I were an apple
A-hanging on the tree
And every time that Cindy passed
She'd take a bite o' me

Get along home, Cindy Cindy
Get along home, Cindy Cindy
Get along home, Cindy Cindy
I'll marry you some day.

You ought to see my Cindy
She lives away down south
She's so sweet the honeybees
Swarm around her mouth.
   :o  :P

She told me that she loved me
She called me Sugarplum
She drew her arms around me
I thought my time had come

She loves me in the summertime
She loves me in the fall
If she don't love me all the time
I want no love at all.

The first time that I saw her
She was standin' in the door,
Her shoes and stockings in her hand,
Her feet all over the floor.

My Cindy is a pretty girl
My Cindy is a peach;
She throws her arms around my neck
And hangs on like a leech.


Country / Bear Tracks
« on: September 27, 2018, 04:53:21 AM »
PGMusic is having another contest for the folks that bought the newest Xtra Style Pak 5, and after I heard this rhythm track I knew i had to do this one. I used the Rhythm from the Pak, but layerd 3 diffrent Lead Instruments from other packs along with a few of the newest Vocal "Ohhs & Ahhs"


Guitars / Re: Last one for a while !
« on: September 24, 2018, 04:53:35 AM »
One click and each pic came right up.....that is some nice inlay work!

Battle of the Bands / Re: 2018 BOTB vote and results
« on: September 18, 2018, 03:01:48 PM »
Congrats guys!

But wait until NEXT year........... ;)

Battle of the Bands / Re: 2018 BOTB vote and results
« on: September 13, 2018, 03:33:45 PM »
OK, mine is in along with a few questions / etc......Good Luck everyone!

Battle of the Bands / Re: BOTB 2018 - Bands and Details
« on: September 12, 2018, 07:26:46 PM »
DARN IT! I don't have a clue what my problem is making the tracks downloadable.....the track is in my folder on the Main TTM FTP site Neil....

And I vote for....err....voting on the 3 tracks we have up....they are some good ones!

Open DAW Challenge (the ODC) / Re: September 2018 ODC - Burt Is The Word
« on: September 07, 2018, 12:41:27 PM »
I am around 12 clicks N of I-70 with a solid tailwind and not a bear in sight. Now I just need to find a choke & puke for me and this ol mutt Fred, and then I will get back to ticking off the miles for a few more hours..... ~:)

(I think I will write a song from Fred's perspective.....)  :P  8)

Open DAW Challenge (the ODC) / Re: August result
« on: September 07, 2018, 02:32:17 AM »
Congrats Neil!

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