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The Rock-itt : March 2011
Music Hardware Facts – Analog meets the digital age. Gone are the old days of learning a song, the Internet has revolutionised the way we learn songs and make music. There was a time when the only way to learn a song was sitting down with a tape desk and guitar and constantly pressing the rewind a play button until you go to something close. These days you can pull up the live version of the song see the band playing and interacting on stage. Do a quick search and some guy in is music room will have a cam era focused on is neck and will be stepping through each of the chord or lead changes of the song. If you can’t find a video then you can search for the tabs and print out usually a pretty good representation of the riffs to take to your next rehearsal along with the words so everyone in the band can b focused and you can nail the song in no time. If you still need to hear the song just grab your iphone search the song name and play along with it through the PA. Rehearsing can also be done utilising the Internet. My band will lay down the drums and bass as an MP3 file and email it around so the rest of the band can practice their bits and make good use of the rehearsal space. When we have an original, the song writer will record a draft of the song and let the rest of the band make comment and suggestions on the arrangement add a few words. One band I know invested in the Zoom R-16 kit and microphone to suit the different players. This R-16 kit can work as a controller, mixer, recorder, and also as an audio interface and can record up to 8 tracks simultaneously. They are also battery powered but R-16 can only do 44.1 sample speeds but is still compatible with most professional recording tools like Pro Tools, Avid and other systems. The band does all their recording remotely, with a number of the band members scattered around Australia they use this common kit and software and to lay individual tracks keeping it all online and accessible and only come together for the occasional rehearsal a live gig. Also Keep a look out for some classic kit coming out of America at reasonable prices with American Black Top Stratocasters versions being sold in shops for under seven hundred and fifty dollars and Gretche semi acoustic classics at never before seen prices the time to upgrade some of you kit could be now. Free Online guitar lesson We haven’t disappeared, just moved around the back into Market Lane, almost opposite the entrance to Manly Library We are offering the same great deals on all types of custom picture framing 3 Market Lane, Manly NSW 2095 Phone: 99778262 Mob: 0423 619 144