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  1. That did cross my mind but, it looks like a few people do bother about the Eurovision 2021 winning Italian band 'Måneskin'. They have a rescheduled, headline tour, kicking off later in the year (48 dates)...starting off stateside. https://www.livenationentertainment.com/2022/03/maneskin-announce-first-north-american-concert-tour/#:~:text=Commencing on 31st October 2022 in Seattle%2C the,rescheduled European tour in 2023%2C plus new dates.
  2. You will probably need to check and experiment with the buffer sizes in your Audio Interface settings before you do anything else. It's probably set quite high for recording. High is okay for mixing: "When recording, use the lowest buffer size as possible. When mixing, change it to a higher setting like 1024 or 2048. The standard buffer sizes are 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096 and 8192. Higher sample rates = lower latency. 128 samples at 44.1 kHz is slower than 128 samples at 96 kHz, for example".
  3. Oddly enough, it seems there is a vague link with Marcus. Stars Guitars (Luthier Hideo Kamimoto), who did the modification for 'Geraldine', also provided Marcus' first preamp for his '77 Jazz Bass. Marcus Miller: "Things only got better after New York luthier Roger Sadowsky installed a Stars Guitars preamp in 1979, extending the pickguard in the process. (When it was destroyed by a direct box surge at Media Sound Studios in 1983, Sadowsky replaced it with a Bartolini TCT preamp."
  4. Have you tried the small utility over at the Crucial Ram site? It will scan your system and give you all the information you want/need. It takes a minute or two. Don't worry about the link, it's not clickbait and doesn't slap a load of shitware/adverts on your PC. After the scan, it will give you options you need. Once you have the info, you can either buy from them or, trawl the net to see if there are better deals on what you need. https://uk.crucial.com/store/systemscanner
  5. In similar way, like the Gary Willis track you posted, these players of a high standard are lyrical and melodic when soloing around the changes or, performing solo pieces. They know in their head, exactly what the next note (or phrase) will be, rather than letting the fingers aimlessly lead the way searching for notes.
  6. I really like 'Renaud Garcia-Fons' solo pieces...
  7. I quite like it.... Just Sanborn with his usual blues licks. Quite laid back for him. Probably in keeping with the vibe from the film(s) and Michael Kamen's scoring. Sanborn's Alto features prominently throughout. Same as Clapton as well.
  8. 'Heavyocity' have started to release a free VST Instrument series called, 'Foundations'. The first two Instruments are now available: https://heavyocity.com/product-category/foundations/ Hybrid Piano: https://heavyocity.com/product/foundations-piano/ Staccato Strings: https://heavyocity.com/product/foundations-staccato-strings/ EDIT: I forgot to mention; you get a serial number so the Libraries can be used with the free Kontakt player. 👍
  9. I did like Dylan's version but this version works for me as well.
  10. Any Bassists on here remember 'Pop Plan' and Dave Tanner's, 'London Orchestrations'? It didn't matter what Function/Corporate Band you were playing in, or depping in, you ended up mostly playing the same tunes, note for note. The only difference between the bands would be what colour shirts or Jackets you would be wearing.
  11. "However, playing the song live was made difficult by the fact that the whole band would have to tune to the drone pipe. Thus the song, though iconic of the band's early repertoire, was probably played live no more than 30 times[7] The last occasion was in 1976, following an incident where Scott set down the pipe-set at the corner of a stage during a concert at St Albans High School in St Albans, Victoria, Australia and they were destroyed by fans.[2][8] Subsequent (relatively rare) live performances employed a recording of the song's bagpipe track or an extended guitar solo by Angus Young.[3]" 👍
  12. He has nice subtle tempo movement and lovely, musical phrasing, which all makes for better listening and holding my attention. Usually Bassists tend to just plough through these Cello pieces and they sound like they can't wait to get to the end. Very nice. Thanks for posting. 👍
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