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18 Dec 2008

All this recording stuff is rather new to me. I went to my music store and purchased an external soundcard / midi controller (or whatever) the Konnekt 24 from TC electronics. It's very good, but also a little pricey. And considering my level of playing a bit overkill, perhaps?

Konnekt 24 comes with two build in effects: Fabrik R and Fabrik C. I understand that it's reverb and compression.
In the shop they showed me the use of "send effects". I understood that you send the effect to a separate track (in your sequencer - in this case Cubase LE), while playing. That gives you the advantage of having the effect separated from your guitar track. Then you can actually play around with the effect settings after recording.

The problem is, that I don't get it. I haven't been able to do it by myself.

So if someone could explain to me how to record using send effects? With an explanation, that even I understand? How do I proceed? Step by step?

Thanks a lot in advance.
18 Sep 2008
I'm sweating my way through your wonderful Blues licks lessons and wonder if you could make a lesson in the style of the magnificent Buddy Guy? Nobody else have done it (at GMC at least). And I think it would be another hit from you!
Thanks a lot for your contributions so far.

5 Sep 2008

I'm trying my luck with your wonderful "Soul lesson".

It's beautiful and a lot of fun to play! For a beginner/intermediate player like me, it contains lots of challenges.

One I find hard to overcome is the little fast run in the second part (solo part?) of the piece.

I can play it slow (at let's say 60-70 tempo), but it seems to me I can only make it this fast and not any faster.
(I'm not really a shredder, so usually I'm not into speed...I do appreciate though, when it functions as a little "decoration" like here..).

So I play the little bit over and over again, but it's really hard to make it any faster. Off course I could just let out some of the notes, i.e. play it like a "normal" sequence. But that's not what I want. Because it sound so cool when kept!

Some advice?
28 Jun 2008
Hi Ivan,

First let me praise your efforts here at GMC. You are a very good guitarist and a skilled teacher! And I begin to believe that we have a lot of common preferences in musical styles: blues, funk etc.

I'm working with the Blues solo for beginners and find it spot on for my level. I can play most of the parts almost up to speed, except for the fast run. But it's slowly getting there.

I have one problem though: it's difficult for me to put it all together. I start out following the backing track (the slow one) pretty well, but then I loose it. I can't really find the correct spots to jump in on the different parts. Then I try to follow you in the full take, but that's just too fast for me. After a little while I fall out of it. So I guess I'm dreaming of a slow, full take, with you playing the whole thing at, let's say 70 bpm or so. Or some advice to get around this problem...


24 May 2008
Here's my first (or actually second) take, where I play Muris Jazz Rythm and the beginner solo upon it. Still a few mistakes in both, and I haven't made any modifications mixer wise. Please give some feedback.
I'm a beginner / intermediate, so please be patient with me. But constructive critisism is much appreciated.
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Hi Torben, No problem hope you had a rocking day!
James Brown... Nice one! break it down:)
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