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 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Any piano players have any advice for the Stick?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:41 am 

Replies: 31
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Honestly I'm not sure tunings make a huge difference (not counting bass oriented tunings of course). I play 12-string Classic. I briefly toyed with Matched Reciprocal quite a while back but just never warmed up to it. I think it's all what you're used to though so if you're just starting out, the re...

 Forum: Equipment   Topic: SoftStep 2

 Post subject: Re: SoftStep 2
Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:28 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 290


Just to follow up ... I grabbed an old Boss expression pedal and ran it through the calibration process. While perusing the manual page on how to do that, I noted a section where they specifically say that a standard passive volume pedal will NOT work.

So there's that :-)

 Forum: Equipment   Topic: SoftStep 2

 Post subject: Re: SoftStep 2
Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:32 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 290


I have, in fact, NOT done the calibration so I'll give that a whirl later today. Historically most hardware that expects expression pedal input will work with a standard passive volume pedal using an insert cable. The Rocktron guys actually recommend it and their units generally work better with a v...

 Forum: Equipment   Topic: SoftStep 2

 Post subject: Re: SoftStep 2
Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:42 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 290


The way I use the Rocktron for my Stick rig is such that the bank up/down buttons actually increment patches one at a time. All the rest of the buttons are setup to send CC or NOTE messages. I need several buttons available to control loops. So the only way this unit will work for me is if I can pro...

 Forum: Equipment   Topic: SoftStep 2

 Post subject: SoftStep 2
Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:05 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 290


Hi all, I know this particular piece of gear has come up in conversation already but I picked up my very first SoftStep over the weekend. I haven't had enough time to really dive deep yet but just wanted to share some initial thoughts. I've dabbled with most of the more popular MIDI foot controllers...

 Forum: Classifieds   Topic: FS: Zoom TAC-8 Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:28 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 338


Hi all,

I completely forgot about this until a recent studio cleanup operation. So I actually still have this and it is still virtually unused. Still hoping to get $500 but will consider offers.

Now I'm just looking to free up some much needed physical space :)

 Forum: Inspirations   Topic: Longest hiatus? Lil advice

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:05 pm 

Replies: 11
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 Forum: Equipment   Topic: Stick / MainStage / Softstep - Anyone using this?

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:56 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 217


I've tried to go full computer/digital setup for live gigs 3-4 times now and every time I've ended up going back. I can't put my finger on what bothered me about it. But I was always convinced that everything was great until I plugged back into my old rig after a while and it felt like ... well ... ...

 Forum: Stick® Method   Topic: Improve your timing?

 Post subject: Re: Improve your timing?
Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:16 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 573


Very good video! This is actually a peeve of mine. So few people even think about working on their timing and the end result is that ... dare I say ... most players have poor to mediocre timing. This really sticks out when someone attempts to play as a solo. To me, it's something so incredibly fixab...

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: New guy Q. Capo's, pull offs, open tunings?

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:29 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 449


Of course, one of the other things an altered tuning on a guitar does is to push your brain into other directions it might not go on its own. So in that regard, its probably worth experimenting. That said, I use several different guitar tunings on a regular basis but have never tried altering the tu...
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