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by ds23pallas
Wed May 12, 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Satriani's early equipment
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

The sound on Surfing is quite characteristic of the Rockman pre-amps.

I think I read somewhere that he used of those little Rockman combos for the solo tone, although I could be wrong.
by ds23pallas
Tue Apr 20, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: The G3 Jam
Replies: 12
Views: 3313

I thought RITFW was great. Little Wing was good except for Yngwies constant "interuptions". I didn't much like Voodoo Chile - possibly the least funky cover of that song I've heard! Yngwie murdered the main riff when it came back in after all the solos :( I did feel a bit sorry for Yngwie during som...
by ds23pallas
Fri Apr 16, 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Satch with Vai's tone?
Replies: 18
Views: 6323

Sorry - I thought you meant Vai would sound like Satch!
by ds23pallas
Fri Apr 16, 2004 11:50 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Cakewalk Sonar 3
Replies: 2
Views: 1518

I have Sonar 3 Producer - it's my main recording platform. What's your question?
by ds23pallas
Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:25 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Satch with Vai's tone?
Replies: 18
Views: 6323

Ice9 wrote:He would sound like Satch.
I disagree - Satch has very distinctive phrasing, as does Vai. No matter what the 'tone' they would still sound like themselves to a certain degree.
by ds23pallas
Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Finding the Satch tone
Replies: 13
Views: 3413

For the 'Surfing..' sound I use a pitch shifter, set to +11 cents on one side and -11 on the other (by cents I mean using the 'fine' control, it's 11% of a semi-tone up).

That and an EQ boost at around 6.3Khz gives a pretty good tone.
by ds23pallas
Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:33 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Steve's Distortion & effects switching
Replies: 6
Views: 4062

that's all fine and dandy but if you really want to know that ds-1 he uses is not any normal ds-1, but rather a robert keeley ds-1 mod that he had custom made
I thought he'd now gone back to using the standard DS-1 instead of the Keeley mod?
by ds23pallas
Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:09 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Ibanez Picks
Replies: 26
Views: 9200

I went into my local Ibanez dealer today and they've started selling the 'signature' range of Ibanez picks; they had the Joe Satch (clear), Paul Gilbert (white) and Vai ones (white or brown). I bought 3 of the white Vai ones, 1mm with Ibanez on one side and Steves signature underneath the new 'VAI' ...
by ds23pallas
Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Harmonisers
Replies: 13
Views: 4162

Steve uses the H3000, you can't them new any more but you can pick up a used one for about £800 if you're lucky. There's a few on ebay.com at the minute. If you want a new one then you're looking at either an Orville or an Eclipse; either of these will cost you at least £2000 :cry: If you're feeling...
by ds23pallas
Sat Apr 03, 2004 3:27 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Harmonisers
Replies: 13
Views: 4162

So Steve has a harmonizer with a delay in it? Although the Eventide products are generally called 'Harmonizers' (in fact that word is an Eventide copyright) they are in reality multi-effects untis, and pretty much the best money can buy. They'll do almost any effect you can name, including distorti...
by ds23pallas
Fri Apr 02, 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: *UK* Music colleges and courses?!?!
Replies: 8
Views: 2589

I did the Cambridge board A-level in Music back in 1995-1996. It gave me a good grounding in theory (I already had associated board theory plus Grade VII classical guitar so I had a jump start) and really helped my ear. A lot of the course was focused on ear training and transcribing melodies by ear...
by ds23pallas
Sun Mar 28, 2004 1:27 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Does mathematics belong in music ?
Replies: 30
Views: 9096

And sweeping it is, considering it's an utter falsity.
And that's exactly why I said personally. If listening to Mozart is what you like then great, but personally I prefer C20th composers.
by ds23pallas
Sat Mar 27, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Does mathematics belong in music ?
Replies: 30
Views: 9096

Here is something I thought of... Is math an explanation, or an excuse? I don't know that it's either - it could be considered an explanation of some serialist works, but I don't think it could be applied to modern guitar music in the same way. I wouldn't think of it as an excuse; if a composer cho...
by ds23pallas
Sat Mar 27, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Does mathematics belong in music ?
Replies: 30
Views: 9096

I'm not sure musicians are pre-disposed to Mathematics, but I think using mathematical composition techniques can produce some entertaining results. For me it's very satisfying to analyse a peice of music and discover the mathematical patterns with in it. It's also a nice challenge to try to compose...
by ds23pallas
Sat Mar 27, 2004 9:02 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Best Radiohead Album
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

I'd have to say that my fave album is a toss up between Kid A and Ok Computer Same here, although HTTT is pretty close as well. Most people think The Bends is their best, and whilst I like the Bends and Pablo Honey I prefer their more experimental stuff. I think OK Computer is probably the best mix.