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27 Mar SoloDallas features “MatiRock” with “Rocking Out”

Well, you see, when something is this good, you want to showcase it.

Matirock is an excellent example – but there are many here at SoloDallas’ (sorry for boasting this lol) of a humble young guy. Well mannered, skilled, “available” (he will help you as much as he can, personal experience).

So I would like to feature among the main posts here the guys that really stand out.

And Matirock did stand out with his “Rocking Out”.

Thanks for sharing with us your great contribution, Mati!

 

Fil :)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpnOIpN1nss[/youtube]

 

Mati, please provide a list of equipment used and recording techniques. Will be posted here.

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27 Mar SoloDallas’ Band Rehearsals

Well,

naturally it is not called “SoloDallas” band; I’m just the lead guitar player. But I named the post this way so that it would be understandable.

This was the third rehearsal, and things to me look (and sound) good.

Today I finally was able to bring in my 2204 and a 4×10 1970s cabinet. To tell you the truth, I think this cab “cuts” a bit too much in the mids (cut’s through, but a tad too much).

Used two guitars, the “Husk” les Paul and one of the several 1969 Gibson SG standards.

Anyways, I recorded the band before my two weeks long departure, as I wanted to have something to listen to, as I know I will be missing this place, my band and playing guitar.

Here it is to you, humbly. The drums and bass player are two known Italian pro’s that use to play for Mr. De Greogori (unknown to all of you most likely).

English speaking natives, please be kind towards the singer; I think he has a great voice, but naturally, English is not his first language (and neither his second one lol).

I recorded everything personally, with my two AT4047 put rather high (at eyes hight) on the corners of the room we play in. Recorded through an Mbox 2 Pro into my portable Mac Pro via ProTools 9.0.x

In no way by god do I remember the names of the songs lol. These are all covers, some of them are John Hiatt’s. I realize it may well not be your music genre (although, it’s well rooted into the blues) but still, first I wanted you to have a listen to my new band :)

Secondly, you know I always put myself on the line to give personal example of the fact that, AC/DC – yes, them – will let you play anything related to blues/rock with pride. If you consider that I still almost don’t know the structure of the song and that I have improvised every single solo, this should speak at lengths.

But anyway, enough with the chatter. Here we play for you, our first audience, with pleasure :)

PS should you wonder where I am in the stereo position, you’ll find me on the left! 😉

 

Love,

Fil

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Song 2

Song 3

Song 4

Song 5

 

 

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24 Mar SoloDallas’ “Back In Rack” (lol) With Avid’s Eleven Rack™

Well,

you haven’t seen me for two days, have you?

Certainly you couldn’t care less, I know, and you’re right :)

But I was working on this “tune”, if we can call it so (and I don’t know).

Thing is, that last sunday Avid’s Mr. Chris Townsend had gotten in touch with me regarding my use of Eleven Rack. He had seen a couple of my videos (maybe less) and he said he liked them. So he said that they would give me a beta version in advance to the General Availability for the public of the latest update for the Eleven Rack (it’s a pay-for update and they gave me a perfectly working beta for free!).

Eleven Rack is a splendid piece of Hardware and Software – a modeler, they call it – that emulates the whole signal path from guitar to “tape” (hard disk), that is, amplifier, effects, cabinets, microphones and many super cool other functions. We had talked about it a bit when I was using it so much last summer.

Mr. Townsend and his Team just released a much awaited update to the software (firmware) of the machine, that allows for even more things than before, with new amps, effects and… speaker breakup. (more…)

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