The Holidays are over, and we're back recording a new song that we wrote just before Ray's 50th - "All For One". As usual, we're struggling to find the time between family and work commitments - but we're marching on - albeit slowly! We have an idea to include a video - but that really depends on time/technology and will power....
For those interested in the techie stuff, we've achieved a guitar sound with power and depth. We did this by splitting the channels coming from the Les Paul - one fed a Mesa Boogie Mark IV with an SM58 close up to a 2x12 cab. The other channel went clean into the computer, which was then treated with Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5. We also added a Yamaha APX-5 electro acoustic, treated with a little reverb and chorus. The resultant mix is, we think, lovely! It has power, as well as ambience. Bass guitar was a American Fender Jazz, D.I.'d with very little treatment - giving that classic throaty growl. Keyboards are courtesy of a Hammond B4 simulator for the organ sounds - patch "Lordy"!
We're looking forward to getting this one finished, and sharing it with you.