There are two services exclusively that I’m offering as of now – jingle writing, and song mixing. Learn more at the links below:
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What is normally an overlooked amp by many guitarists, the Roland Cube 30x has a TON of surprise in it.
I received this amp Christmas Eve 2010. It was a ton of fun to play with for a few months, but as I started writing my first EP that March, I kind of brushed it off as “lesser” than my half stack (a Crate GLX1200… I know), as it was “just a practice amp”.
Fast forward three years, I pulled it out of my closet in preparation of jamming with my little sister as she would be getting a drum set. I noodled around on it after not playing through it for a while, and found myself on the Dyna Amp setting. Out of the nine settings this amp holds, the Dyna Amp is by far my favorite. And it’s made me completely rethink my perception of amplifiers!
After practicing nonstop with the Cube 30x, I decided to check it out as a recording amp. And just as when I played around with the Dyna Amp setting, I was blown away again when I heard back the recorded guitar tracks from this amp. It’s midrange is very rich, and with the bass knob just past 9 o’clock, it had a ton of punch and provided a solid tone. (Of course mic placement is a huge key to getting anything sounding great when recording, but regardless.)
Bottom line, besides one or two other settings (the built in Jazz Chorus for the clean channel is a major beneficial factor), the Dyna Amp setting is really all I use the amp for. Which doesn’t bother me at all, as I’m already used to amps having two settings – clean and distortion.
It’s also found a home in my own rig as the second amp next to my Jet City 100. Plus, did you know my recent guitar cover of Black Label Society’s “My Dying Time” was recorded completely on the Cube 30x with a Shure SM57?
All that aside, it’s a bit difficult to classify this as review. But I’ll just say this – give it a shot. Take in your guitar and pedals and try it for yourself. If you’re looking for a new amp, why not possibly save a few hundred/thousand dollars if this could be what you’re looking for?
I’m not saying it’s a Marshall JCM 800 (though the Dyna Amp setting sounds like it’s modeled after it), but don’t make the mistake of overlooking it because of it’s price and size!
It’s quite amazing!
Today at 1pm CST on the Facebook page, you can enter to win a physical copy of “The Labyrinth of Suffering” on CD!
All you have to do is share the status posted on the page at 1pm CST, and you’re entered!
The winner will be determined by opening the list of who’s shared the status (in order of appearance), and a random number generator – random.org – will be used, and the winner will be contacted immediately.
Good luck to everyone, and thanks for entering!
Hello everyone! There’s big news!
Last night, my song “From Me to You” made it’s radio debut on Tennessee’s Hay 98.3, courtesy of DJ Josh Ayers! It was spectacular. A bit strange, but very cool! Josh has his weekly Underground Music Show, Monday nights 8/10pm EST. Thanks again, Josh!
In news about the album, the drums are almost done. There’s one more song to program the drums for, and then the fun starts with recording! I’m predicting the album will be out sometime in the middle of December. So just around a month from now (Check out the Facebook page for sneak peaks at a few songs). It’s release will be a day of joy, and I can’t wait for you all to hear the new music!
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Hey guys! The folks at Gear Addicts launched a contest recently, where you can remix the song “No Nevermind” from the band Outtasite. The winner is chosen based on how many plays the song has on sound cloud.
If you’ve got an extra minute, I’d really appreciate it if you’d listen to mine below. Thanks!