The Vox Pathfinder 10 is an inexpensive amp (close to AUD $100 new if you know where to look) which makes itt a great platform for modding. This post is mainly for my own records, but also for anyone out there who knows what they are doing. This is the circuit diagram, not drawn by me!
Well, the word is out. This Tuesday, my album “Last Chance To Hear” is finally being released on Bandcamp!
And I’m incredibly excited to announce that one track features a very special guest vocalist… None other than William Shatner!
Meanwhile a new single, “The Remarkable Man”, is now up on Youtube:
My album launch for “Last Chance To Hear” is on 8 April! Come along for a rare live performance of old and new tracks, and partake of some fine drink appreciation with me (responsibly).
Well, the “Last Chance To Hear” album is now completed, the artwork almost nailed, and we’re just about ready to ship everything off for manufacture.
Thank you everyone who came along on the TuneLeak journey! You will receive more information later this week about ordering “Last Chance To Hear” from my Bandcamp page, if you are so inclined.
This was a fun experiment! Based on your feedback and my own experience, I’ll definitely do something similar for the next album, maybe with a couple of changes.
In Part 2 of the interview I explain why I officially leaked the “Last Chance To Hear” album as it was recorded.
Here is Part 1 of an interview about “Last Chance To Hear”, in which I explain some of the inspiration behind my new album.
Unleashing… the opening track from my new album-in-progress, Last Chance To Hear!
Appropriately titled, “Last Chance To Hear Part 1”.
(Yes, there is a Part 2 and it will most likely close the album.)
This is perhaps a little more over-the-top for me than usual – one part demented chat show theme and one part acerbic call to arms. Then everything goes to heck.
As always, the new track is available for download from the TuneLeak website. If you purchase it, you’ll receive an equal discount off the album once it becomes available. Everybody wins!
In which I talk about new music, old music, how to possibly have a career, and amoral super-villain geneticists.
Many thanks to Preston Frazier!
Got a Line 6 Variax you want to hook up to use the Workbench software, but don’t own a POD device you can use as an interface to a PC?
Nope? Well it’s my blog. And I’ll probably forget how I did this if I don’t post it here.
With a network cable, a couple of 5-pin DIN sockets, and just the right amount of electrical tape, I achieved the classy result you see below:
I borrowed this hard-to-find diagram from the internet and added pin numbers for MIDI sockets. I used sockets so I could connect it to one of those USB-MIDI cables on the run. You could just as easily use plugs. Just pay attention to the orientation of pins 4 and 5. I accidentally had them reversed at first and the result was not immediately spectacular. (Ignore the AES and 7V stuff.)
Voila! Line 6 Monkey and Variax Workbench now happily recognise my Variax 600 via MIDI cables.