Bass Tracking for ‘One of my Enemies’

I seem to be on a bit of a roll of late with song ideas! I have tons of videos here with ideas and the 2 I’m currently working on are ‘One of my Enemies and ‘Ready to Die’. I’m working through the middle section of ‘One of my Enemies’ today and have taken the time to re-track some of the bass so as to get it in one take and not rely on snippets cut together. This will help to give it the human element where it’s not all 100% time aligned and perfect. This is how it used to be done, and while time aligning and re-using the perfect take may well make for a more polished end result, it can also sound pretty stale. Read More

A quick snap of my Felt F95 2014 road bike

Felt F95 Bike at Blaenavon

I took the opportunity this afternoon to get out on the new Felt F95 2014 road bike to see if I can actually make a connection with the bike and riding a road bike after many years on the Cube MTB. Well, it looks like today was a step forward. I must confess to the fact that the transition from MTB to Road Bike really hasn’t been an easy or smooth affair. But, after an hour or 2 out on it tonight and actually really enjoyed the experience. I’m starting to feel more comfortable with the geometry and riding position (well, mostly) but feel like I still need to make some adjustments to get it exactly where I like it. Although, after not owning a road bike for many years, I have to admit that I’m not 100% sure what I should be looking for or expecting.
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Tone City Pedals – My First Impressions

Tone City Wild Fire & Angel Wings

Just had a go of the new Tone City pedals I ordered on the weekend and what can I say…. wow!! The Wild Fire is an amazing little distortion pedal; really offers some seriously nice crunch to either a clean channel or an over-driven channel. Couple that with the toggle for Modern or British voicing and the insane amount of level boost on tap, should you need it, and for £39.99 it really does punch above its weight.

I’m still playing with the Angel Wings chorus, but initial tests put a smile on my face.

I can certainly say that just adding the Wild Fire has opened up my Marshall JMD:1 and put a massive grin on my face.

I’m working on a video review that will be up on my Suicide Evolution YouTube Channel in the next week or so, so check that out too

Reaper Tutorial: Auto Punch Selected Items

In this video on Cockos Reaper Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) you’ll learn the benefits of the various recording modes to make your editing and overdubs quick and easy.

This video focuses on the Auto Punch Selected Items record mode where you can quickly punch in and out of one or more sections of a track without affecting the rest of it.

Combine this with a loop and you can edit multiple parts of a track with multiple takes quickly and intuitively.

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Reaper Tutorial: Time Selection Auto Punch Recording

In this video on Cockos Reaper Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) you’ll learn the benefits of the various recording modes to make your editing and overdubs quick and easy.

This video focuses on the Time Selection Auto Punch record mode where you can quickly punch in and out on a specific time selection without affecting the rest of your track.

Be sure to check out my YouTube Channel and subscribe to be kept up to date with all future tutorials and videos as they’re added.