I recently got Native Instruments FM8 software synth and I’ve been getting some good sounds for Midi Guitar with it. Using Ableton Live 6 I am able to load (and arm for recording) six instances of FM8. That way I can play the synth in a natural guitar-like manner. What I mean is that I can bend one string, sending a pitchbend message for one string (one midi channel) without that message bending the pitch of what’s happening on all the other strings. It seems to work rather well. I thought that it might be of interest to other midi guitarists.
www.premierguitar.com PG’s Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the TomasZewicZ Amplifiers room to check out a demo of the TZZ-40 Overdrive. The new 40/70 is switchable between 40 and 70 watts and comes with a footswitchable overdrive. The amp has a Master Volume, Cut, Presence, Bass, Middle, Treble, Overdrive, Drive, and Preamp level controls. Tubes: 12DW7, 12AX7, 3-12AT7s, and 4-EL34s. For more LA Amp Show 2010 videos, or to view Premier Guitar’s COMPLETELY FREE digital edition magazine, be sure to visit www.premierguitar.com
Watch a dynamic stage performance of Pink’s live band at the Native Instruments booth during NAMM 2008. Justin Derrico, Adriana Balic, Corey Britz and Mark Schulman play a purely computer-based setup based on Kore, Guitar Rig and Battery.
This vid is of me performing Imperfect, a track from my album, Small Town Eyes. iTunes link: bit.ly There will be lesson vids up for this song shortly, just waiting for the tab to be typeset! Lot of you asking about harmonica lessons. I’m just nt good enough – but there is a YouTube guy called Adam who gives amazing lessons free! Check them out: www.youtube.com The album is out on Feb 28th – but you can pre-order right now on iTunes. You can also order the physical CD from HMV shops or the HMV online store – and or Amazon!
Study Ableton Live online with Berklee: www.berkleemusic.com Check out this video from Berkleemusic.com and create killer break beats to spice up any mix using Ableton Live’s Clips Envelope Editor and Volume Steps Tool.