Here’s a little blues number called ‘Don’t let the devil ride’. There are a few covers knocking around - personally I love the live version Kingfish does - you should check that out to see it done right.
Ok, so I spent a little more time setting up the audio for this one
The guitar is taken directly from my FRFR cab into a Focusrite 2i2 audio interface then into my macbook. Vocals via an SM58 into the same audio interface. Recording on Garageband with just a hint of reverb and compression on the guitar.
I put a drum groove on a boss looper, then I played a simple bass line over that. There are a few timing issues, but your feedback would be very welcomed.
Can’t recall seeing a performance of yours before, but that was some great playing. I found your intro to get some more info. You’re obviously a pretty accomplished, experienced player. Just what I need in this community - a bluesman
Great groove, a sweet touch, singing was great. Every bend, slide etc all spot on. I listened 3 x times for the timing ‘issues’. Where are they?
I’ve been playing for 3+ years, and am hooked on the blues, getting all the foundations down. Hoping to get to that level of playing in the next few years.
Again, great stuff, a real treat. I can see myself seeking advice from you in the near future. And thanks for another great blues tune to learn.
Nope. That was fine by me.
You and Mr. Clay still don’t make me like the blues… but you make me want to be able to play them like that
I see you swapped your Les Pauly thingy for a cool tele
Much improved sound on this.
Will we be treated to a jam-buddy performance one day?
Barely noticeable though really. I call it being musically loose with the rhythm. Of course, when you’re the one playing it, its different.
Having another listen, to pick up any more tips, and see what I can steal .
There is a constant hiss though for me. If I look at the spectrum analyser there’s a high spike around 16k. Maybe some folks don’t hear in that range or on a speaker where it’s not noticeable. If it’s part of the amp character maybe just try to attenuate around the 16k frequency a bit as it got a bit grating over the whole piece. Or check if it was something else in the chain that created this high-pitched hum. (If not audible check with a spectrum analyzer, you’ll see a spike).
It’s an otherwise nice and slick arrangement and it sounds mixed well overall as well
Thanks Marcel - interestingly there was a rogue cable in my FRFR cab which was causing some noise - I didn’t hear it until I’d finished recording but couldn’t hear it on the playback so didn’t worry about it. My ears probsvbly aren’t up to 16k any more! I’ll try and find a spectrum analyser and take a look.
Hi Marcel - I spent a little time experimenting this morning and found the culprit was that slightly dodgy cheap lead into my FRFR cab. Turns out I can hear the 16k hiss but it’s quiet for me and not distracting and I didn’t notice it with the guitar playing.
Thanks for pointing it out - hopefully I’ll have better recordings and I’ve also learned how to use the spectrum analyser in Garageband which is very cool