I ordered myself a Custom Shop Carvin back in September. It was the delivered this afternoon. Here’s a few pics. Expect a review soon.
Greetings folks. It’s just a rough week for me this week as far as getting videos uploaded and done. I am trying to work every chance I get but I’m spending most time in studio actually sorting out and getting Steven Slate Drums 4 setup and working in Sonar X2. It works fine straight up.. but I wanted to route EACH track/drum in SSD4 to a separate track/fader in Sonar x2. Its a laborious process but I think I have it down.
I’m now going to work on getting some of my track presets setup in Sonar X2 so I can simply “drag and drop” track presets over to my EDIT window and create the new tracks with all the sends, FX, names, Inputs and Outputs all setup in advance. Once I sit down to work on the recording bit.. I am going to fly.. I don’t want to have to click this.. go to a menu that.. etc.. just drag.. pick up my axe.. and record a take. No wasting time.. the ideas will come fast.. and will get recorded fast. That is my goal.
So again, sorry for the lack of a video this week… I should have plenty of action next week… but meanwhile.. I suggest you check me out on Twitter @ PeterJCruz. I tweet from my phone all the time so you can keep up with latest happenings from me whether I am updating my blog here.. or Youtube.. or whatever..
Rock on folks!
And a happy one at that. All the best to you and your loved ones.
I’m beginning the process of writing material for my 2012 opus, and I have high hopes for a seriously rocking disc. So stay tuned for progress on the writing.
Meanwhile some goings on . I picked up a Samson CT20 clip tuner and it’s pretty slick. Also, after doing the Tone King Holiday contest I just threw down a quick preset from Guitar Rig 5 to finish up the guitar audio to import back to the video…. And it sounded amazing. I’ve gotten compliments on it and it’s growing on me. Sooooo I’ve begun tweaking that preset and adding some more “mics” to it and using the Control Room Pro feature to it fullest in Guitar Rig. The idea is to get the wall of sound with fewer tracks and its promising. I plan to record a simple track with different guitar sounds to make a decision on what I want for the CD. I also found a killer filter bank/harmonized part in Guitar Rig 5 that I already have riffs and ideas for a song. This is going to be sick!!!
Lastly, let me say guitarist Neil Zaza is HORRIBLY UNDERRATED. I just ordered his upcoming CD “Clyde The Cat” and it’s great. He is such a melodic player with insane chops. His tone, articulation, melodic sense and shredability are off the charts. Since I preordered it before Christmas I got to download it and will receive it once it’s released with his last CD “212.”
That’s it for now…. Rock on!!