tirsdag den 12. april 2016

Magnetisk pick-up i akustisk guitar

 DIY-mounted in an old but very well adjusted Washburn plywood Guitar given to me for free by a friend. #diy #guitar sounds just fine.



Jeg fik denne fine Washburn krydsfiner-guitar forærende af en ven, der skulle flytte - det er 5 år siden. Guitaren levede siden et uværdigt liv som lejrbåls/kanoturs/musiklokale-guitar på h.h.v. Friskolen og Solgården.

Men så fik jeg den ide, at forsøge at installere en Artec MSP-50 ENN Pick-up (til 29€) i den. Pickuppen er tydeligvis en efterligning af LR Baggs' fremragende M1-pickup.

Og hvordan lyder det så med en magnetisk pickup i en western-guitar. Rigtig fint til sammenspil, ikke spor elektrisk, ikke markant dårligere end skolens forskellige westernguitarer med piezo-pickupper i 3000 kr.-klassen. 



onsdag den 11. november 2015

Chris Chaney om bas lyd og teknik

Fantastisk interview med Chris Chaney om P-bas, linedrivers, Darryl Jones licks og andet bas-nørderi. Awesome.

mandag den 2. november 2015

M-Audio Keystudio 49i works AGAIN with El Capitan

Strange! Really strange.
I had actually given up on my Keystudio 49 since M-Audio does not support those (since Mavericks) and since they did not work in Mavericks and Yosemite.

For some reason while browsing the classifieds for a new sound module and/or keyboard-controller I plugged it in and fired up Mainstage 3 and... Voila - works like a charm. It seems that the USB class driver somehow shaked off some flaws.

I can't say whether this is a general thing or just my Mac's combination of up and downgrades, emergency hotfixes etc.

But I encourage anyone having stowed a Keystudio 49i away to give it one more go on Mac OS X El Capitan.

UPDATE: as of El Capitan OS X 10.11.4 Keystudio 49i audio driver is very unstable. USB keyboard driver works, but audio stream is randomly cut, rendering the sound card section of the unit useless.

UPDATE: under OSX Sierra the Keystudio49i is totally useless again. The Midi part does transmit to my DAW/Garageband, but the audio part interferes with what efter audio driver I'm using (Scarlett or Apple Core) and causes crashes. So Keystudio 49i is dismissed from my desk once again.

Sing boy, sing (Rasmus Seebach)

It's my ambition to become a better singer! Therefore I take private lessons with Mrs. Berit Skildal, one wonderfully crazy gifted missy!
In order to follow my progression, I will blog occasionally about my singing and voice training. I might even create a master menu on this page dedicated to voice.

Having been a professional bass player for 30 years, I know how to learn an instrument. Voice just seems to be so much harder.

Luckily, there is plenty of stuff on the internet to help out.

Anyway. To the point: here's my first live performance of the song "never can tell" by Chuck Berry. You're welcome ;)