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Gospel Guitar

For those who love to minister, through guitar, "psalms, hymns and spiritual songs" on a team/band or with solo arrangements.

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Latest Activity: Sep 1

Discussion Forum

Worship Music for Children 11 Replies

Started by Walt Pilcher. Last reply by Walt Pilcher Aug 30, 2013.

What are your favorite "psalms, hymns and spiritual songs" to play 34 Replies

Started by Doc Fleetwood. Last reply by Ricky "Lone Wolf" Turner Jun 20, 2013.

Workshop for Christian Guitarists at Messiah College

Started by Randall Zwally Feb 16, 2013.

Workshop for Christian Guitarists 2012 at Messiah College 1 Reply

Started by Randall Zwally. Last reply by Tom H Feb 8, 2012.

Hal Leonard Publications Fake Books 2 Replies

Started by Uyless Wayne Golden. Last reply by Rev. Bill McIntyre Feb 8, 2012.

Using the Baritone in Church!? Anyone?

Started by Olav Loef Sep 30, 2011.

Worship songs for beginning guitarists? 7 Replies

Started by Louis Klein. Last reply by Rev. Matt Fontana Aug 12, 2011.

I have a song I need chords for 6 Replies

Started by Christin Ellington. Last reply by FloridaGull Aug 9, 2011.

Looking for some Advice 16 Replies

Started by George Knight. Last reply by Christin Ellington Jul 19, 2011.

Workshop for Christian Guitarists

Started by Randall Zwally Feb 14, 2011.

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Comment by Arlie Box on March 3, 2012 at 12:02pm

Sry about the auto play... I did a "View selected source" to get the object code from the Welcome Page. I didn't see that the autoplay was turned on.

If it becomes too much of an annoyance to anybody contact Doc Flletwood, or me & one of us will remove it


Comment by Arlie Box on March 3, 2012 at 11:55am

After searching high & low throughout the house, I finally found a halfway usable copy of this, on an old CD tucked away in a closet. It's not a very good mix, and the 4-track I recorded it on is long gone now. I still have the masters, if they survived the years.
My friend Lottie Lahey wrote the lyrics and the whole time I was recording this, I was thinking of some older Charlie Daniels tunes.

Hope you like it

Walkin' On The Other Side

Comment by Robert on February 9, 2012 at 12:32pm

While we're on the subject, here's a link to setting up a home studio from Disc Makers that you might find interesting.

Comment by Robert on February 9, 2012 at 12:29pm

Yes, it's a trade-off.  I've played a bit with the StudioLive and it's sweet - but it doesn't seem to be designed to be used by the musician while performing.  Too many settings that you have to step through with buttons.  Being a former radio person, I like the analog interface of the Mackie, and with 6 Aux sends/returns, you can add whatever effects you like live.  For EFX while recording, I'd probably use software plug-ins on the DAW anyway, adding them in post-production for material recorded live.

Comment by Tom H on February 9, 2012 at 8:40am

I did check out the Mackie i series mixers and they do record multiple discreet tracks. In that regard, they are similar to the Presonus StudioLive. They don't have an effects channel built into the hardware but they do have excellent routing which allows you to use you computer plugins for effects in a live setting if you want, which is pretty cool. And they are a lot less expensive ... very interesting.

Comment by Robert on February 9, 2012 at 7:51am

Sure, Tom. 

And just for information, most Firewire interfaces today are of the 800Mbps type (1394b or c) and can handle multiple discrete tracks.  Mixers equipped with USB 2.0 are the ones that only feed 2 tracks.  USB 3.0 should be able to perform as well as Firewire 800, but no one seems to have applied it to that yet.  And back in 2008, the IEE released standards for Firewire 1600 and 3200 (1.6 and 3.2 Gbps), promising devices that would use this higher bandwidth, but so far, none have appeared.

Comment by Tom H on February 8, 2012 at 2:48pm

I'll have to check it out. Thanks.

Comment by Robert on February 8, 2012 at 2:29pm

My understanding is that it's 16 discrete tracks thru 2 firewire outputs.  There's a sketchy review / demo at, and, of course, Mackie has more detailed info.

Comment by Tom H on February 8, 2012 at 2:14pm

To clarify (Robert): Does the Mackie ONYX 1640i mixer record 16 discreet tracks? I thought they only sent the Master out (2 channels) via Firewire.

Comment by Robert on February 8, 2012 at 1:51pm

Arlie -

Nice unit and one I've seriously considered.  What I like most about the Mackie (tho it's about 5x the price) is that it can be used for FOH and monitor PA mixing while recording up to 16 tracks.

My ambition (daydream?) is to have one for touring and another at church for recording both music and sermons.  Coupled with a CD duplicator/printer.

Anyone else out there want to weigh in on how they record their music, pros and cons of different gear?


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