Guitar Videos Update
I’ve recently uploaded four new videos up on to my Youtube ‘guitar channel’. They are there just to show some techniques that I hadn’t done anything with before, regarding the video stuff. The playing itself is just ‘noodling’ really, but it’s becoming more fluent ‘noodling’, as I’ve been playing for a while almost every day for a few months now.
Currently I play the guitar for fun really, it’s a world away from my ambient work, but I enjoy playing a ‘real’ instrument. It’s quite ‘grounding’ after all the computer music work I do. I think it’s good for the mind as well – engaging with the ‘abstract’ (if that’s what it is), nature of improvisation.
Using Pitcher with tremolo arm.
Using the ‘Pitcher’ pitch correction plugin, in FLStudio. Shades of the infamous ‘T-pain’ sound, but hopefully in a more unusual manner. Pitcher’s tuning is a bit ropey in places, but I guess that’s because I’m using it in a way that it wasn’t intended:
Pitcher and Slide Guitar:
Something a bit more restrained. Pitcher ‘fills in’ the notes when the slide is used and my less-than-pristine slide technique (regarding intonation) is covered up pretty nicely too !
ADT type effect using the ‘GSnap’ pitch correction plugin.
http://www.gvst.co.uk/gsnap.htm Has an interesting effect particularly with vibrato. You have to set the dry / effect level to roughly 50% for this to work. Note ‘wrong note’ (note outside the pre-defined scale) at 0:57 !
Fake Speed Guitar:
Lastly, here’s some ‘fake-speed-guitar’ with Pitcher and the Slide.
Just for a bit of fun…