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  • #2
    This is simply astonishing. And precisely what I want to accomplish if I ever did guitar based ambient in a live scenario. The boundary for me is spending the $ on all those killer pedals! :eek:

    Look his collection...WOW. There's hope for me yet...I mean, it only takes a few to get started.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Cheers,
    -S1gns
    Synphaera Records
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    • #3
      Originally posted by S1gnsOfL1fe View Post
      This is simply astonishing. And precisely what I want to accomplish if I ever did guitar based ambient in a live scenario. The boundary for me is spending the $ on all those killer pedals! :eek:

      Look his collection...WOW. There's hope for me yet...I mean, it only takes a few to get started.

      Thank you so much for sharing!

      Cheers,
      -S1gns
      have you looked at this software - it is designed for live playing / interaction. I own it but have never got around to really getting into it. There is a free version, incredibly powerful http://www.sensomusic.org/usine/
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      • #4
        Lovely stuff. I don't think he's using a lot of his pedals there, sounded quite... clean? Except for the obvious delays and reverb. I need to finish my control box (just an arduino and a few pots etc) so I can play a bit more in this area (I find flicking between guitar and mouse a no no )
        Latest release: never to be repeated

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        • #5
          Beautiful. These ambient guitar pieces really make me want to get a guitar. Playing this way would be so much more visceral than playing a synth!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GaryG View Post
            ...I need to finish my control box (just an arduino and a few pots etc) so I can play a bit more in this area (I find flicking between guitar and mouse a no no )
            I've noticed that about guitarists - we're quite willing to kneel on the floor and twiddle knobs on various fx pedals (or raise them up by putting them on a table) but we don't want to flick a mouse about. I suspect twiddling knobs looks cooler - at least I hope so, I've done it myself often enough...:biggrin:
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            • #7


              I genuinely find it easier with knobs; maybe less of a distraction, you can just grab a knob without really looking whereas you have a second or two delay as you reorientate yourself with the mouse pointer etc.

              Kind of glad this forum doesn't have a 'quoted out of context' thread... :D
              Latest release: never to be repeated

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ho66it View Post
                Beautiful. These ambient guitar pieces really make me want to get a guitar. Playing this way would be so much more visceral than playing a synth!
                And, risking the wrath of guitar-heads everywhere, you don't really need a particularly expensive model either. As long as it's comfy and playable and has fairly quiet pickups then all the usual other considerations are pretty irrelevant. I guess a decent sustain is useful but even then if you're slapping on lots of reverb... I find a trem useful so probably best not to buy the cheapest strat copy you can find but I've found the beginners Yamaha pacificas (for example) have perfectly usable trems. As long as you're thinking subtle tonal wobbles as opposed to all out trem abuse.
                Latest release: never to be repeated

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GaryG View Post


                  I genuinely find it easier with knobs; maybe less of a distraction, you can just grab a knob without really looking whereas you have a second or two delay as you reorientate yourself with the mouse pointer etc.

                  Kind of glad this forum doesn't have a 'quoted out of context' thread... :D
                  :rotf: maybe we should start one? nonono:
                  My new album is available now, here: https://thoughtexperiment.bandcamp.c.../supersymmetry
                  Check out my (hopelessly out-of-date) SoundCloud page: https://soundcloud.com/thought_experiment

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GaryG View Post
                    Originally posted by ho66it View Post
                    Beautiful. These ambient guitar pieces really make me want to get a guitar. Playing this way would be so much more visceral than playing a synth!
                    And, risking the wrath of guitar-heads everywhere, you don't really need a particularly expensive model either. As long as it's comfy and playable and has fairly quiet pickups then all the usual other considerations are pretty irrelevant. I guess a decent sustain is useful but even then if you're slapping on lots of reverb... I find a trem useful so probably best not to buy the cheapest strat copy you can find but I've found the beginners Yamaha pacificas (for example) have perfectly usable trems. As long as you're thinking subtle tonal wobbles as opposed to all out trem abuse.
                    I agree, the pacificas are actually pretty good - quite amazing for the money. But if you can go a secondhand G&L, mine is from 1987, they are a fantastic guitar and seem very undervalued eg http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-G-L-...-/141094631441

                    also the other guitar I have has a sustainer pickup which is great for ambient. Here's one at a ridiculously low price http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jackson-DK2S...item4d13d77f9f

                    the G&L can get this sort of sound (more jazzy than ambient, but you can hear the quality sound) https://soundcloud.com/greghooper/th...nd-two-tunings
                    the jackson is doing the high bits at the start of this https://soundcloud.com/greghooper/consistent320
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GaryG View Post
                      Originally posted by ho66it View Post
                      Beautiful. These ambient guitar pieces really make me want to get a guitar. Playing this way would be so much more visceral than playing a synth!
                      And, risking the wrath of guitar-heads everywhere, you don't really need a particularly expensive model either. As long as it's comfy and playable and has fairly quiet pickups then all the usual other considerations are pretty irrelevant. I guess a decent sustain is useful but even then if you're slapping on lots of reverb... I find a trem useful so probably best not to buy the cheapest strat copy you can find but I've found the beginners Yamaha pacificas (for example) have perfectly usable trems. As long as you're thinking subtle tonal wobbles as opposed to all out trem abuse.
                      +1 I'd always recommend the Pacifica as a starter guitar, the quality rivals some guitars at twice the price. One thing to remember to include in your fx chain (right at the beginning), if you're using loooooong delays and cavernous reverbs, is a noise gate - you don't want unintentional handling noise repeating back at you for 30 seconds or more...of course the craftier player will thump his axe a couple more times and make it into a perfectly intentional rhythmic backdrop ;)
                      My new album is available now, here: https://thoughtexperiment.bandcamp.c.../supersymmetry
                      Check out my (hopelessly out-of-date) SoundCloud page: https://soundcloud.com/thought_experiment

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                      • #12
                        Well thanks for all the input you guys! I won't be getting one anytime soon, but it's definitely on my long term to do's. I will certainly take your advice into account

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