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Everything posted by windsong

  1. Hello from Spain

    Welcome to the site and forum. Hope to hear some of your tunes. Are your songs both in Spanish and English?
  2. Hi from east midlands UK

    Hi Chris and welcome to the forum and site.
  3. Isn't She Lovely Fingerstyle Lesson

    Wow! Really some nice playing, also nice website. bookmarked
  4. Collab 1 wi' Carol

    That sounds so good.
  5. Can of Mace. Wow! That doesn't sound too well.
  6. Midnight Clear

    Keith, is this a new recording? So smoothly played.
  7. If you don't have Guitar Pro, download TUX. com it will play guitar pro files for free
  8. Silent Night

    Life is about emotion, love in ones heart. That was felt in your playing.
  9. A little guitar boogie

    Hi Carol Thank you for your kind comment. How's it going down south these days. Of course, I'm north of you.
  10. Something I played on my new Les Paul a little guitar boogie take #2.mp3
  11. A little guitar boogie

    Thanks Mike. I really got a good Gibson Les Paul. Very happy with it.
  12. Silent Night

    From the first note being played, it sounds like "rockerbob". Such emotions go into your playing.
  13. Wicked fusion guitar in Instagram collaboration

    Sorry about being a bit late but this should answer your questions. What is a VST plug-in? VST stands for Virtual Studio Technology. There are three types of VST plug-ins: VST instruments: These plug-ins generate audio and are either virtual synthesizers or samplers. Many VST instruments emulate the appearance and sound of famous hardware synthesizers. Popular VSP instruments include Massive, FM8, Absynth, Sylenth 1, Reaktor, Gladiator, Vanguard, and Omnisphere. VST effects: Effects process audio instead of generating it. VST effects function like hardware audio processors, like reverbs and phasers. VST MIDI effects: MIDI plug-ins process MIDI messages and send MIDI data to other VST instruments and hardware. VST Plug-ins VST plug-ins can be used within a digital audio workstation, in programs like Pro Tools and Logic. They’re frequently used to emulate hardware outboard gear such as compressors, expanders, equalizers, and maximizers. You'll frequently find these distributed to emulate certain models of hardware; there's some for vintage compressors, and you'll frequently find effects that emulate vintage hardware (both in instrument and stompbox-like effects). Think of VST plug-ins as really affordable ways to make your home studio sound like a really expensive commercial operation. VSTi Plug-ins Aside from VST plug-ins, you'll also find VST-instrument or VSTi plug-ins. These can emulate really cool, but expensive, hardware (like Hammond B3 and Nord Electro). The quality of these VSTi plug-ins can vary from acceptable to really poor; it all depends on the quality of your system resources (RAM and scratch space on your hard drive, for example), and how well-sampled the instrument is. You also want to make sure that your VSTi plug-in offers true polyphonic content, meaning you can make life-like chords that don’t sound too artificial. Quality There are thousands of plug-ins available. Some only take a few hours to produce and are free, but the quality is terrible. Some are made by huge companies and sound amazing, but are expensive. VST plug-in developers try to recreate the sound as closely as possible, but the original instrument is probably always going to sound better that the plug-in. You might be trying to get the rich, full-bodied sound of an organ, for example, but who owns an organ? No one has access to every type of instrument, so a plug-in will have to do. The good news is that VST plug-in technology is improving, so quality can only get better with time. VST Plug-in Standard Created by Steinberg, a German musical software, and equipment company, the VST plug-in standard is the audio plug-in standard that allows third party developers to make VST plug-ins. Users can download VST plug-ins on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. The vast majority of VST plug-ins are available on Windows. Apple’s Audio Units are standard on Mac OS X (it’s actually considered a competing technology), and Linux lacks commercial popularity, therefore few developers create VST plug-ins for the operating system. Where to Find VST Plug-ins There are thousands of VST plug-ins available, both commercially and as freeware. The Internet is flooded with free VST plug-ins. Home Music Production and Bedroom Producers Blog have robust lists of VST plug-in recommendations, and Splice and Plugin Boutique also offer a ton of free plug-ins.
  14. Wicked fusion guitar in Instagram collaboration

    Pretty cool. What if any VST's are you using?
  15. What's are the best guitar brands?

    Maybe if it is determined by the amount of sales of well known manufacturers that may help you some. I have a Zen-On Guitar Seisaku-Sho classical and its better then my Aria classical. Both well known manufacturers of guitars.
  16. Well, the weather is changing now, so to be putting out the winter clothes. I don't really like the winters here, much too long. Keep the stove on till May sometimes.

  17. Old fender amps

    Like to see 3 pictures of it including the speaker used in it.
  18. Xin con goi ten nhau - Guitar Solo

    Nicely played. Can get the feeling it would end up in a kung fu movie at the final fighting scene of a love affair being slowly tortured with emotions being the kung fu kick that does the evil turkey in.
  19. My new model Gibson Les Paul Studio , Modern weight relief model. OK, let me give you a little break down on my new Les Paul Studio. It has a body, "a very sexy one actually" made with and it’s design of Mahogany, but they say it is "Modern" weight relief. BS. Sucker ain't light at all. Got to sit down and play this baby. The top is of maple wood "American" grown, hmm...? Also, this hasn’t changed since day 1. I just thought I’d throw this in for laughs since we all know where the Gibson cases are made in, right. Well, if you don't know, ask around. Hint, not in America. Now, let me say something about the fine and easy to play fingerboard with Trapezoid Inlays, dang, what the heck is that. OK, I just threw that in to keep your attention on this post. If you need to, get yourself another cup of coffee, or if like me, another beer. Yes, the fingerboard, well it turns out to be "Granadillo". Yikes, a new word in my vocabulary. The "Granadillo" wood has a slight reddish look to it. And beautiful to look at. OK, so what. How does it feel while them finger tips are dancing all over it? Man, Gibson scored a "BIG" ten on this one. One of the finest fretboards I feel that Gibson has added to its collection of the Les Paul. It took a little of getting used to, but really its a very easy to play over fretboard. OK, now get let's down to business, Gibson business that is. The hardware: Chrome Tune-o-Matic, hmm... sounds a bit of history there. OK, cool with me. The vintage style Tuners, well, what happens if your grandfather isn't with you and you ask, what the heck are them.... Hey, man, now it's time to get down and boogie on the electronics, you know the pickups. OK, it’s packed with the 490/498T, Push/Pull Coil Taps. Sorry guys on this one, just don't have lowdown on this tech stuff, but it’s like single coil and the hums that one can switch on and off too. Pretty cool, but a bit confusing to figure out in the beginning, heck even the sales person didn’t know which one is which. Hey Gibson, what happen on the treble, lacks the punch, sorry, but that is how my ears hear it. Maybe if I had a Marshall amp, it might be different, but actually on my Vox Pathfinder 10, I do like the more bassy tone that these pickups deliver. A real mellow and rich tone to my ears. OK, let's move on to the plastics: My first thought was, "Chinese made", like what company in America wants to stay in business making these, let’s say 100, for maybe 20 cents. OK, maybe I'm pushing it, but.. they’re a bit flimsy. The speed Knobs, wow, nice name, right! So 21st century lingo here. I give them a well balance passing on them, not bad at all. I like the feel of them and they are “black”. OK, now the case, yep, made in Canada, hey man, where is our man "Trump" now. Overall, a workhorse of a fine guitar. Gibson gets a 10 on this one. Hey, Gibson, if you are reading this, I'm in Japan where I bought it. Please send me a set of Gibson strings, I can’t afford them now.
  20. a little write-up on my new electric guitar

    Well, I'm off the drug the doc gave me and not limping anymore, just hope it doesn't attack me again.
  21. a little write-up on my new electric guitar

    Thanks Carol. Hope all is well for you. I'm enjoying the guitar very much.