|Sundry Short Style Samples:
- Reggae - A
simple reggae track, guitar, bass, drums & keys.
- Cocktail - A
light piece of cocktail lounge music
- Latin Rock - Santana(ish)
style latin rock.
- Blue Spy - James
- Spaghetti Western - Cheesy
western movie theme mixed with a bit of modern country.
- Video Game Level
- A bit 'o fun. All parts aside from drums done in two guitar takes. Guitar 1
covers all the guitar rhythm, bass and keyboard parts in one (with a guitarsynth), guitar
two is the solo.
- Big Rock Intro - Big
buildup to a rock show...
- Showoff -
- Heavy - I'm not
really a heavy metal player, so I went with a very heavy feel instead of fast metal. Power
trio style - guitar, bass and drums. Synth sound is guitar synth.
- Industrial - All
sounds (including drums) from one take of guitar/guitarsynth. Serves to show what
can be accomplished with a guitarsynth and a little imagination.
- Arabic Ringtone
- Short, simple clip.
- The Edge - Messing
around with a dotted eighth note delay the way The Edge from U2 does. Also added
- Open Tuned - Solo
electric guitar piece in an open tuning (DADAAD). Some nice tapped harmonics, fast
arpeggios and lots of open strings.
- Three-Four - 12-string
electric ballad in 3/4 timing with a nice Ebow melody.
- The Madding Crowd (1.59
MB) - Playing around, mimicing "playing off" a digital delay by
using two guitar takes. The nasty, distorted solo at the end shows how a through-neck
guitar and distortion can make harmonics stand out. All synth done on the guitar too!
- The Train (3.87
MB) - Needs re-recording, but this is a solo guitar piece I play where I
use some of the rhythms of a train, speeding up with each repetition until it
"crashes". It's a good example of just how percussive an electric guitar can be.
The piezo and magnetic pickups are panned away from each other and it makes an interesting
example of the different things each picks up.
|Guitar Synth Clips
|Some clips showing off my new
Carvin NS-1 nylon guitar and Roland GR-55 guitar synth:
- Dark Step Pad
- A stepped phaser on a simple pad, creating a nice beat-synched synth part to overlay
- Nylon Nights - Nights
in White Satin cover. A good example of how the GR-55 can work in a cover setting.
Cello on bottom three strings and string section over all six. I fade in the string
section with the footpedal from the first chorus.
- Scat Vocal - An
extremely fun patch using scat vocal samples. The samples are layered, so they change
depending on how hard you pick - difficult to control accurately, but very rewarding when
you get it right.
|Files From Piezo
Pickup Saddles: Basic Effects
- CompressionSound Samples
- comp1.mp3 (493 KB) -
Magnetic pickup blended with uncompressed piezos. The peaks are louder and the quieter
parts are softer than those of the magnetic pickup.
- comp2.mp3 (493 KB) -
Magnetic pickup blended with compressed piezos. The dynamics of the piezos are now similar
to those of the magnetic pickup.
- EQ Sound Samples
- eq1.mp3 (340 KB) - A
- eq2.mp3 (336 KB) - Piezos
EQ'd to fit "around" the magnetic sound.
- Delay Sound Samples
- delay1.mp3 (572 KB)
- Piezos with no delay.
- delay2.mp3 (532 KB)
- Piezos with short delay and panned.
|File From Nashville Tuned Guitar
(1.28MB) - A normal 6-string electric guitar in one channel and the nashville tuned guitar
in the other. Play with the L/R balance to hear one or the other.