I've sure posted this before but I'm looking at updating my static "professional" landing page a little bit and, as always, I'm pretty sure this is the best photo that has ever or will ever be taken of me, 5 years ago now

(Shout out to Niles at North Quabbin Productions)

number 20, another one actually made with a loop pedal. Epiphone SG -> super-cheap Sonicake reverb+delay -> EHX Ram's Head muff reissue -> EQD Aqueduct

(No muff on the background guitar)

number 19, more ikaosillator 🤷 this time with some reverb and knob twiddling in post

18, another quick one with iKaosillator (I should try it on ipad, all I can really do on my phone is swipe a digit around and call it good because the screen is so small)

number 17. I'm trying my best not to slip into the usual "x days behind, why bother spiral," although this week hasn't made it easy.

Recorded to this one on an actual cheap looper pedal, which is why my timing is a little janky (need to spend more time fooling around with loops) and why it's a little noisy. I was able to get the recorded loop off the pedal via USB and fiddle around with it... the recorded audio was *very* quiet compared to how loud it was coming through the amp, not sure if that's a Hi-Z/impedance thing or what.

Anyway, Jazzmaster, EQD Aqueduct, Orange CR35RT

number 16. It's randomly generated code (neat feature that's built into the REPL,) which feels like cheating, but the major breakthrough today was getting MIDI sorted out. I'll spend some time actually fooling around with code tomorrow.

This is strudel, in a web browser, controlling Streetlytron Pro on an iPad over bluetooth, playing a blend of the 'Harry Male Solo' and 'Birotron Choir' voices.

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number 15, pretty uninspired but good "don't overthink it" tracking practice. Gave the Epiphone Dot some love, it had been a minute. Jag bass, Rock Drum Machine

number 14. I surprised myself with this one, which was going to be a "meh just do something and go to bed" one... I just looked at the clock 😵

I wasn't aping Ritchie Blackmore on purpose, but I am seriously loving the trem on the Jazzmaster.

Everything was straight into the iPad this time. Garageband smart drummer. The lead tone was using one of Saturn 2's modeled/overdriven amps, and I gotta say it's pretty nice

number 13, closing the gap. Lazy 12-bar blues, guitar with detuned reverb (Bleass shimmer) and optigan drums. This wound up a lot lower-fi than I would have liked because I didn't pay attention to my signal chain/gain staging, and I wound up scrapping a track because I forgot about Auria Pro's fun "randomly mangles your midi data" feature.

Managed to get number 12 in this morning, I remembered that I had grabbed Korg's "iKaossilator" app when they made it free for a while (I think that was early pandemic?) but had never really used it. It's pretty slick.

number 11. I definitely need to re-learn how to get talking MIDI to my iPad, it's a great platform but the built-in sounds are not my style.

Also, I should rtfm/watch some videos about FabFilter Saturn 2 because I have a sense it's an incredibly powerful tool if you actually know how to wield it

Tenacity worked without too much additional fuss, actually, so here's number 10. I'd forgotten how fun and meditative is.

...and as always, it's got me thinking about again. I should start going through Eli Fieldsteel's videos for the 4th or 5th time, if *only* to make my own SynthDefs to use from FoxDot

10, you can enjoy this source code until such time as I'm able to actually record it to disk 😒 (I fell victim to the classic blunder, which doing anything audio-related in Linux)

Ugh, it keeps getting late on me, but here's number 9, more and foolishness, badly mixed

number 7, I was fooling around feeding this guitar part into Borderlands Granular and I don’t know what I was going for, but i guess it works as a bass/pad. Drum loop via SoftDrummer.

number 6. Presets from the Model D iOS app, which I think I grabbed for free-or-nearly-free back when they first launched it and have barely used smdh

Good morning pocket friends, and my goodness it’s a pretty one

* Look, I had kind of been eyeing them before they discontinued them earlier this year and this was probably one of the last new ones left in New England, and used ones are already selling for higher than list on Reverb, because they're very good guitars. And anyway it's only a Squier and I sold that other guitar last month and left my strat when I picked this one up, these things even out, don't look at me like that

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