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jwhitcomb3

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jwhitcomb3 last won the day on November 14 2019

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About jwhitcomb3

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  • Birthday 03/01/1963

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  • guitars
    Ibanez Talman Prestige 1702, Vox Virage DC, Vox SSC-55, Fender Aerodyne Strat,
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    Quilter MicroPro Mach 2 8", Boss Katana 100 1-12, Fender Cyber Deluxe
  • fx
    Boss MS-3, t.c. electronic HyperGravity, Wampler Tumnus

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  1. The Raconteurs' 2019 album "Help Us Stranger" kicks all kinds of ass.
  2. I developed over 60 Unisyn profiles. Now I don't own a computer that can run Unisyn. Last I spoke to him, neither does Unisyn's author.
  3. It was a decent low-mid priced synth for its day. I wrote an editor for that family of devices for MOTU's Unisyn back in the 90's. I worked on the project with Marcus Ryle, who went on to co-found Line 6.
  4. My favorite tonewood combination on an acoustic guitar is a cedar top on koa back and sides. Koa is good compromise between the woody-ness of mahogany and the deep full richness of rosewood (more on the rosewood end), and the cedar top works with it to provide an airy top end sparkle. Cedar is not as dynamic as a spruce top, but you don't have to play cedar in for years for it to open up - it sounds great from day one.
  5. Two cable: guitar to GT-1000 to amp. I don’t use the amp emulation in the GT, just use it in place of a pedalboard. I use the amp’s reverb.
  6. I see 10 cables there...not counting power cables. Tried that route, have gone with a multi-effects unit (GT-1000) instead. Not looking back.
  7. I have a bass handy, but no bass GK pickup. A major entry barrier for the SY-1000 is that you need a divided pickup to get the goods (you have access to a small subset of capabilities with a normal pickup).
  8. What? No! Censorship! My right to free speech is under attack! I'm going to sign an Executive Order to clear this up! Or I could just post the thing to SoundCloud... Thanks for letting me know.
  9. Been having fun exploring the Boss SY-1000 guitar synth. https://www.boss.info/global/products/sy-1000/ Cool being able to use the actual guitar signal as an oscillator source for any of the three simultaneous synth instruments (along with a signal path for real guitar tones). Here's a demo of a preset I put together over the weekend. One take, no overdubs.
  10. Messed around with them for a guitar with a pitch-to-midi converter, as they generate fewer overtones to confuse the processing. Hard to bend. A bit dull sounding, but cool for jazz. I have a few sets that I expect I will never use.
  11. I started getting into synths in the 80's, a time when synths were moving from analog to digital. Early in my career after a stint as a defense contractor I designed synth editor/librarian software for MOTU, including for synths like the Korg O1W and Wavestation, Kurzweil K2000, Roland JV1080, the E-Mu Proteus family, Ensoniq, Yamaha, Alesis, and many others. It was a cool job, and I had a brand new synth on my desk every week to mess around with. Some industry guys I worked with went on to be pretty big deals, for example, I worked with Marcus Ryle to develop editors for Alesis when he was wo
  12. Fender purchased Kaman Music, who owned Hamer. Not sure how that gets laid at Jol's feet.
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