Weaknesses, what...Thanks @simoncroft @Relaxing at Cam and @Alan L Cole for participating.
I'm not going to blow smoke. You know what your strengths and weaknesses are as I know mine. We all need to strive to do better whether it be timing, thematic development or musical vocabularity. One step at a time, eh?
Right. Let's get on with it.
Thanks for grabbing the torch @IsaiasO while Monte is on sabbatical. One and done for me as well. Nothing fancy here. Just keeping the lines simple and hopefully not stepping on a nice atmosphere of the backing track.
P.S. - I always forget my eBand has a Solo button where you can assign another patch and switch on the fly so I used that here for a solo section.
That patch change in your recording reminds me of one that I use on my Zoom multi-effects pedal. Lately this setup is what I've been using:
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Left to right:
1. Zoom MultiStomp for reverb and delay effects (because the Zoom G1on runs out of space to chain effects, usually at the expense of reverb and delay)
2. Boss EQ-200 - currently, set flat and used to boost the signal about +6db if needed
3. Zoom G1on multi-effect pedal (reprogrammed using the Tonelib-Zoom program to change the sequence so that patches that I use are easier to navigate to)
4. NuX Loop Core looper pedal - this is where the "single-take" magic happens. The entire signal chain is pushed into the 6mm stereo jack at the top side of the pedal. This pedal captures the recording in a digital WAV file that can be downloaded from the device through a USB connector on the front top side of the pedal---no DAW required.
I use a pair of NuX B-2 Wireless Receiver/Transmitter units to get the guitar to the mono input of the Zoom G1on. I use these to help isolate hum and eliminate impedance issues created by cable connections to the input of the G1on---works very well for that purpose.
Signal levels are adjusted at my laptop (backing track level which is pushed in through the G1on's 6mm jack on it's top side) and at the "Master" volume of the G1on and can be tweaked some more in any of the patches. Everything is running in stereo. I listen to the mix through headphones connected to the Out-L and Out-R of the NuX Loop Core.
It's a simple set-up---no frills, tailored for these improvs. That is what I used to record the last few tracks that I've posted, here, to Strat-Talk.
Thanks for joining this thread; another voice, set of ideas, tones and techniques to ponder.
Cool setup. For these challenges mine is simple. I load up the backing track onto a USB drive and plug that into my eBand. Pick a tone (or two), match my level to the backing track, hit record and play. The output is a wav file of the combined backing track and what you played. No chance for editing at this point. From there I’ll usually cut out any count in and fade the track out in Audacity.
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Yes, that appears even simpler. I'm guessing that you have a pedal board on the floor, too...maybe?