rolling music cry for help thread for noobs

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this is a thread for noobs to get help to become less noob like

^ 諷刺 (ken c), Tuesday, 23 February 2016 14:35 (three years ago) link

i have been trying to find somewhere that can help me make some cool sounds out of my guitar and microkorg

i tried looking for tutorials on youtube and the like but haven't found many useful ones - many of them just like to talk for ages without going through examples which is what I prefer. really just after simple pointers as to the kinds of effects to put together to experiment with different sounds.

But it's really hard trying to experiment blindly (deafly?) without someone really giving you some first steps to build on or tell you maybe all the sounds are crap because you are using a shite multi-fx or something. I fiddled and found one or two combos that sound reasonable but can never seem to refine them that they blend in well with everything else.

If you have come across any good material, will be most grateful.

^ 諷刺 (ken c), Tuesday, 23 February 2016 14:41 (three years ago) link

Do you have any local guitar shops nearby? (I have no idea where you live). Failing that, I know a thing or two abt a thing or two, so if you give me some idea of what sounds you like or what you're trying to do, I'll try to help, because I own all the pedals.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Tuesday, 23 February 2016 14:54 (three years ago) link

Also, you are likely to find that very few effects combinations work for both the guitar and the microkorg. Finding effects you like will be easier (probably) on the guitar because the source sounds are a much smaller range.

Do you already have a multi-fx unit? Which one?

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Tuesday, 23 February 2016 14:57 (three years ago) link

haven't used it for a long time but iirc the microKorg responded really well to distortion, especially the more square wave-y sounds. can't go wrong with delay on synths, maybe something really short just to thicken it up rather than a tempo-based delay (assuming that you're playing with a band?).

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Tuesday, 23 February 2016 15:10 (three years ago) link

six months pass...

I do not understand why this thing exists

https://www.roland.com/us/products/mobile_ua/

It's a USB audio interface - with no line in. It's just for playback. I don't understand. Help.

Anacostia Aerodrome (El Tomboto), Monday, 12 September 2016 18:44 (two years ago) link

it looks like something that would be useful for people who use ipads or iphones as DAWs and want to play things from those devices on good sound systems but without using the headphone jack as the output?

sorry that's all i got

sarahell, Monday, 12 September 2016 19:30 (two years ago) link

also on the subject of mobile products by roland -- I want to highly recommend the roland street cube battery powered amp. It is amazing and runs on 6 AA's.

sarahell, Monday, 12 September 2016 19:31 (two years ago) link

i'm currently using a focusrite audio interface for what seems to be the use of that roland, because the sound quality of the line out on my recently purchased laptop sucks. but i assumed this was a bad diy solution to a problem which would be much better remedied by getting a new sound card

lazy rascals, spending their substance, and more, in riotous living (Merdeyeux), Thursday, 15 September 2016 01:20 (two years ago) link


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