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  • Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    I have an SM57 in Weymouth I fancy a condenser mic for a bit more versatility. I’m just try ming
    to get some ideas for options and you guys have given m some ideas to check through.

    Edukator
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    The Shure SM 57 is obvious, or am I missing something?

    Interesting vid, Chief. Next time could you play with the EQ a bit, please. For example a deep rounded bottom end thud with the treble and mid wound off.

    I had jam with a mate who has a Fender Rumble 800 stage last week, and the extra cab to make it loud enough. I was quite taken with it; Mustang type software in a bass amp.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    The Shure SM 57 is obvious, or am I missing something?

    The post above? 🤔

    I have one 95miles away but it isn’t good for everything. I can borrow 58s and other various mics but it’s nice to have your own when you want to just try something.
    Tempted by the Rode M3 reviews.

    Edukator
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    I posted in a window I’d left open last night.

    Brrr, hope it wasn’t too cold.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Anyway, enough of that. This arrived about 4 hours ago and it is excellent, only run a couple of borrowed dynamic mics though but everything sounds great, even able to use it with OSX11.5.
    Works perfectly with Garageband, Ableton, Studio One and GuitarRig.
    Happy days. Just need to sort a Mic out and get some work done to pay for it all.

    Foucusrite Scarlett 2i2-1

    Ro5ey
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    Change of topic, if I may gents

    Do any of you use an app for song chords/tab

    You may know my problem…. strumming away while balancing my phone on my left knee trying to read the lyrics and chords of a song….. I’d happy to pay for one if the lyrics/chords are nice and clear without loads of adds taking up screen space

    Ultimate guitar is always at the top of any google search for songs, but I find there are too many option when using that site, so it’s stopped me from trying their app…. am I mistaken or what is your work around for the phone on knee uncomfortableness.

    ta

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    iPad Mini. Sorry I can’t help more.
    Maybe look without the guitar and quickly write the chords down on a sheet of paper old school?

    benman
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    I too have my phone balanced on my knee… but do use the Ultimate Guitar app. I just use the free version, with a free login. This allows you to save favourite tabs to come back to. You can even build playlists of tabs.

    There are no ads on the screen, but you usually have to skip an advert each time you enter into a new tab.

    Ultimate-guitar is a great example of how Web 3.0, commercialisation and apps have just totally ruined a great thing. BITD that site was a great collaboration of guitarists working together to help each other. Now they want £120/year (yeah, I know they have offers sometimes) or have an awful video ad you can’t skip for the free version (as well as trying to hide free/non-Pro tabs from view). It sucks and I hate them for it. I’m sure the Pro tabs are probably OK but a lot of the free tabs are not correct.

    In that spirit, I’ve decided that learning purely from tabs is a pretty terrible way to learn guitar and Youtube guitar lessons will do a far better job at teaching the songs along with some technique tips and music theory along the way. Obviously a proper guitar teacher is even better (and perhaps an online course, I don’t know).

    Yeah, the phone on knee is annoying. You could always get a music stand.

    Tom B
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    With the paid for version of Ultimate Guitar, you get access to ‘Pro Tabs’….which are a better format as there is at least some hint of which the rhythm is….you can see the ones that are rated well etc. Without that, then I’d give guitar tabs on the internet a fairly wide berth! You tube lessons are a much better bet…..or you could ask me nicely….I’ve got about 10,000 pieces in my onedrive, all of which will be better than what you’d get on ultimate guitar!

    I’ve seen my students playing around with something called songster in the past too…..not so sure how good it is.

    For displaying music, most pro’s these days will have a tablet attached to one of these http://herculesstands.com/international/products/multimedia/tablet-holders/ running either fourscore (iPad) or musicsheets (android).

    Premier Icon AdamT
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    I use songsterr for some tabs & chords

    Ro5ey
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    Sorry for the slow reply, I’ve been too busy on Songsterr !!

    Great recommendation thanks guys, just what i was looking for in an app…. (I’ll learn new songs via youtube and then use the app for when I just want to play them)… I might pay the tenner to get rid of the ads, but they aren’t too bad.

    As for the knee balancing conundrum, we kinda need a new tablet in the house and I guess I basically have to sort out a little “practice area” with a music stand or occasional table strategically placed.

    Thanks again guys

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    I just use Marty / Justin / Andy on YouTube on either my telly or Chromebook – if those resources were available 30 years ago I may have actually learned to play – trying to learn stuff from tab books was rubbish.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    OK guys, why did nobody tell me about oversized button tops for pedals?
    Barefoot Buttons seem to have been the originators but there are alloy and plastic clones everywhere.
    As I’m usually barefoot or in socks around the house these feel great. I’ve just tried them out on the looper where accurate timing is important but for me the big one will be modifying some to fit my Plethora that has pressure sensitive switches that need more pressure than my feeble feet are happy with.
    The Barefoot Buttons come in assorted varieties but are inevitably that bit pricier. I may well treat myself for a special button or two.

    Barefoot Buttons

    Ditto Buttons-1

    Tom B
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    Haha!!! They’ve been around for about 15 years haven’t they!!! I’m sure I had some 2010/11 time and I’m fairly sure that they were old news by then!!!

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    15 years ago I had wandered a long way away from guitars. But I can be very shortsighted too.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Any advice on a standalone midi foot controller for programme changes? I could use my HD500- but it is huge and I want sell it.

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