"It seems the logical approach would be to separate the live-performing artist inside you from the one who wants the best results from a recording session. One has nothing to do with the other. There's no line to draw. One of the best solo…"
"A "cover' band is one that's known for sounding like the original. There's a Steely Dan concert DVD where they're in the limo on the way to the gig and commenting (favorably) on a couple of bands that "cover" their…"
"Problem solved, at least regarding the Boss 8 track recorder (which is really 6 due to 2 dedicated-stereo tracks). I thought that when you've recorded the six tracks and then recorded a track over one track, the new track records over the…"
"Thanks for the response. I never use the song sketch mode, so the problem isn't wave files. When I check to card to see how much memory I've used when I get the "card full" message, it's nowhere near a gig. What I…"
"Anybody else using the Boss BR 800? I like it but there's a problem with an error message I'll get not far in recording that the memory card is full. It happened again last night when I was 7 minutes into the first track of…"
"Capo design has changed a bit through the years (along with my hair color and quantity) and the one I use now is the best so far, a Kyser. The trick is to get it close enough to the fret to deaden the strings but permit the fingers to navigate the…"
"I purchased a 416ce-ltd from Madison Music around 2 years ago and it was strung with Elixir mediums (0.13). The next set I used were Elixirs with an 0.12 E-string and noticed a distinct drop in bass response and have gone back to what was…"
"If I were to either play a classical guitar live, and especially if I were to record it, I would consider a pick-up mounted either inside the hole or attached to the guitar soundboard and use the output to augment what the mic picks up.
"Years ago I purchased a program from a British gent called "Wave Repair" and used it originally to clean up vinyl recordings and then later to clean up cassettes. A neat feature was "Get Fingerprint" where once you've…"
"Maybe occasional prompting of audience participation for a particular song would be a way of setting a boundary line. There's a chorus of the Kinks' Autumn Almanac that cries for a sing-a-long. I might go so far as to work out…"
"Here's my take on the open-mic versus straight gig. As I have not sung in public since college, and then I was part of a nine-person folk group (Early Morning Rain, 500 Miles, etc.), I wouldn't want to expose myself (in all manners)…"
"Electrics can use much lighter srings than acoustics, and especially if they are flat-wound, they are much easier to play. I agree with David Lenef that you should practice barre chords on acoustics to build up both finger muscle and finger…"