The Blues Volcano practice Sunshine of your Love
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The Blues Volcano rehearse Purple Haze in their secret hollowed out volcano deep below the earth’s crust
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The Blues Volcano practice Dust my Broom
The blues volcano practice Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Had a bit of a learning curve practice using Logic for the first time to record the band. I thought I was pretty organised having set up project beforehand with click tracks already loaded and ready to go for the songs. I had BPM counted the original tracks so that I was near enough creating click tracks to the exact tempo of the songs. When it came to it though our drummer Clive had great difficulty in hearing the click loud enough and also wanted different tones etc. Thats when it got tricky to sort out how to get the click louder in his headset without it being ridiculously louder in the PA. Anyway I couldnt figure it during the practice but afterwards I figured that the audio has stereo outputs 3 and 4 as well as 1 and 2 . So I have now put my mini mixer which has its own built in headphone pre ampinto the 3/4 output and bussed the click track into it. I can now split the signal so that a bit comes out the PA but most goes to the drummers headphones and I can turn it up until his head blows off!
I think also were going to need to do some experimentation into different clicks or loops to give a musical feel to the click track to help Clive along.
All can make it except Clive but Howard will be able to come instead.
I think For this practice we should run through as many songs as we can in no particular order to keep as many of them current in our repertoire. It will be helpful for Howard as well to get experience of as many of our songs as possible. So no new songs this time but come with your own list of 4 or 5 songs you particularly want to run through and let’s see how it goes
Guys this is a tentative date for next practice – can you all either email me or better still leave a comment on the blog if you do it. Usual time.