TC has a new looper pedal called "Ditto" coming out. Nice and small, easy to use and records for 5 minutes at 24bit resolution. Im using the Line 6 delay modulator right now but always interested in what else is out there. It would be nice if it didn't eat batteries like their other pedals. Im really into less pedals and keeping the guitar signal clean so with
true by-pass this might be worth checking out.
There's a new electric guitar from Godin that is midi and wireless. Im always interested in any guitar that can be used like my guitar synth rig. I believe it hooks up through blue tooth to your lap top with no interface, has it's own software which can be up-dated and has a joy stick on the guitar. So all you need is a laptop and this guitar( no wires) and you have a guitar synth rig that may be the perfect rig. Of course you need amplification for live but pretty cool product. The tracking is suppose to be excellent. We will see.
I have been checking out the free version of Spotify for the last few days and Im impressed. You can find just about anything your looking for. They have said their goal is to have every piece of music ever recorded on their site. On the other hand I won't be receiving much compensation for my music that's up there but plenty of exposure is a great thing.
I just found out TC will be sending out (for free) a software program that you can use to program their tone print pedals. This is great news as I was not totally satisfied with just the downloaded patches they offered. Im using the Flashback & Hall of Fame pedals set on wet through the effect send & returns of a small mixer and the sound is very nice but now I can make it even better.
Musicians are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, they face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they'll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every note, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life - the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because musicians and singers are willing to give their entire lives to a moment - to that melody, that lyric, that chord, or that interpretation that will stir the audience's soul. Musicians are beings who have tasted life's nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another's heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.” - David Ackert, LA Jazz Times