The roland gr55 is expensive but offers the best array of high quality guitar synth sounds for just about anything you would want to play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7OYsGAp_QY, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0dlH7wSL1c, Some more inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXeXHJdP8Kk. Should I get a sampler/looper? And I have some neat gear to suggest for the multi instrumentalist. enjoy insanity. As far as I’m aware nobody knows my band name, nor my real name, nor my location, nor my genre. Like I said, as of now I just do acoustic shows, but I want to try and recreate my actual albums live instead of just doing the acoustic versions of them. How about pedals so I can do things on the fly? Your hands aren't the only things you'll need to keep warm during your one-man winter busking crusade. Busking with an old acoustic guitar is yesterday's news – don this portable electronic tech to make sweet music. I have tried and failed to get a band together multiple times (rural area, not a lot of musicians) and am only now starting to accept that if I want to play more live gigs, I will have to go it on my own. I have an album's worth of material easily and am trying to prepare the future. There's also synth pedals and pedals to make you sound like a cello or an organ. I compose and structure majority of the music I write on one of these babies. Raffle: Win Eurorack DIY kits by North Coast Synthesis and Patching Panda. i'm gunna have to keep an eye on this! This takes time and practice but can end up sounding really great. Then I could hit a pedal at a time of my choosing to start the bass track? Is there like a pedal where I can switch between virtual instruments on the fly? Why, the melodic sound of a piano of course. If you want to pick up a piece of kit that will forever blow your mind and do anything you could really imagine in a creative way, check out elektron’s octratrack. Take to the streets as a 21st-century busker with this collection of wearable music making gear. Unleash your inner beat demon with this wearable drum machine T-shirt which packs in nine different kits from retro 808s to Jazz. Will the ZTE Apache be the world’s first 8-core smartphone? I've recently just gotten back into writing/recording. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the WeAreTheMusicMakers community, Continue browsing in r/WeAreTheMusicMakers, Press J to jump to the feed. I got suggestions for either for sounding nicer and fuller as just guitar and vocals. I had an RC-3 but its not complex enough and it sucked tone from my guitar. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXeXHJdP8Kk. I now only play acoustic sets, but I want to be more full in the future. Edit: Forgot to add that I have a Akai MPK25 MIDI controller and a Tascam US-1641 Audio Interface. Become a one-man band with these wearable music gadgets. If you can show me where I promoted myself I’ll delete it. Her thing is a loop pedal (RC-30) while playing guitar, pedals to make her guitar sound like a bass (octave pedal and I think an EQ to cut out the highs), then a Roland SP-404 for drums and a korg synth (both of which are easy to get used for a good price). So you've got your robot sound effects sorted, a guitar riff on GarageBand all set up and a drum beat looping on your chest. And with built-in music controls and speakers, you can plug in your iPad Mini and make sweet music on the go – and annoy everyone else on the bus. You could even use a violin bow on your guitar or an ebow to sound more violin-like. I have Cubase LE 5 which is my DAW for recording and I used to have a shitty version of Reason for some live midi action, but I have been looking at Reason 10. What are the crucial purchases in your opinion that I need to make? It just depends how into it you want to get. I also have my audio interface which I could use essentially as a 'Line Out' to then send everything to the PA system. Registered in England. What's missing? I'm basically looking for a way to play live. Still, it's alright – the jacket's machine washable, so you don't need to worry about the public showing their appreciation for your musical gifts by emptying a pint over you. I haven't been able to afford one but has been on my bucket list for awhile. Those 8-bit effects will be perfect for your chiptune epic. Its smaller 8.9in display offers up a more portable solution for on-the-go music crafting with GarageBand - still one of the easiest ways to create your own music without needing a degree in music theory. In my mind I kind of get the song going and once it's going I just have to worry about singing and playing guitar. So one of my favourite solo performers is a guy called Jon Gomm, does some really cool stuff. Any help appreciated. Mune: An electronic instrument with an acoustic soul? BJ Nelson - July 3, 2011 4:16 pm. I was thinking more about loopers and samplers. If you continue surfing the site, you agree to the. It's usually a guy walking around with a huge drum contraption on his back, busking for dollar bills. You're bursting with more talent than a Mozart/Metallica hybrid, but are struggling to express yourself in a manner that do your skills justice. I do the something similar with an RC-1, hoping to upgrade to an RC-30 soon. I just need a good way to go out and play the stuff in a live setting.