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  • so, I'm a n00b at guitar....

    I recently bought a cheap acoustic guitar, and only know 2 chords at this time, but I am a keyboard guy, and considering getting an analog MicroKorg, but wonder if they will sound better if I record them in analog or digital?

  • #2
    "analog MicroKorg" - is not analog.

    It's digital faking analog. Because of this, you should record in digital because of the risk of explosion.
    Moe---It puts the SINES in the basket, or else it gets the hose again.http://www.hotrodmotm.com


    • #3
      i know. i was trying to make some fun around here.

      I hear recording on analog tape brings forth angels and eliminates debt.


      • #4
        It really depends on where your guitar was made and what kind of toobs are in your amp. you gotta get some NOS glass in there bro
        Korg Triton Extreme, Yamaha CP33, Vermona Lancet Mono, Voce V3, M Audio Venom
        Carvin TL60t, G&L S500 tribute, Agile AL3010 > Carvin MTS Combo Korg AX3000G

        Bus to Neptune


        • #5
          Guitar really difficult for me. Learning penthatonic (spell?) now


          • #6
            Guitar as a second instrument is an interesting topic to me.

            If only this was a serious thread...


            • #7
              I seriously DID buy a new acoustic guitar, with a neat electric pickup in it. wanted someting to play that required no power but myself, and a Piano didn't seem very portable. And much smaller toy piano things that required no power were aimed at babies and not musical. So.... guitar I went. $200 for some offbrand Epiphone or something, with instructional DVD, a little Amp, a tuner, and crappy zip case. A buddy sent me fingering for a C? chord and I learned it. Then I moved or removed one finger and made up some dissonant chord from there. And that is all I know right now. It's like a real analog synth and goes out of tune all the time. hahahahaha

              I have ZERO intention of getting good, just wanted something unplugged to doodle with and SLOWLY learn over the years. But I like it, and even plugging it in and running effects on it is super cool. There are plenty of tutorials for free online to learn to play and I already own a fingering chart. Plus I have that DVD that I should watch some day.

              ... maybe I WILL buy a Microkorg just for fun too....


              • #8
                ^ If my progress on guitar is any guide, "slowly learn" pretty much nails it. For one thing your fingers will turn into hamburger if you play too much at once I've made steady progress but it's taken a while. Sometimes it seems I'm not getting better, but looking back a few months it's obvious that I am. I mostly learned from youtube vids myself. Marty Schwarz (sp?) and Justin Sandercoe are two of my favorites, they have a ton of songs to learn and some good exercises.

                For recording I've been using my little zoom H2 (bought for recording shows and band practices). It has condenser mics and acts as an interface, I record guitar right into my DAW. I generally like miked acoustics much better than direct, though of course it depends on mics and pickup quality....and the guitar itself.

                I'm so glad I got an acoustic, I understand what you mean about not having to plug in. Got a wall-hanger for it so it's so quick to grab it and lounge on the sofa practicing.


                • #9
                  Doesn't the world have enough guitarists?


                  • #10
                    Hey wwwjd, if you have any intention of making any progress at all, I would HIGHLY recommend going and getting a good setup on that guitar if you haven't already. You can usually find a good reputable place who will do it for not too much $$ (here in St. Louis, I have a couple of highly respected places that will do a basic setup for around $40). The comment above about your fingers turning to hamburger is true, even on a good guitar.

                    A lot of people make the mistake of thinking, I am just learning or noodling around, so I am just going to spend the bare minimum for now--and they end up with a guitar with awful action, that is hard to play even for a veteran--I learned that one the hard way, starting out on a no name pawn shop piece of junk that, looking back, was utterly unplayable. A good setup, with a nice low action, will do wonders for making learning easier.
                    My gear list:

                    Guitars: Epi Les Paul w/ BG Dark Buckers; '06 MIM Fender Strat; '89 MIJ Fender/Squier Tele; '90 MIJ Fender Strat; Seagull S6
                    Amps: Vox AC30; Fender Champion 600; Vox Pathfinder 15
                    Pedalboard: CS-2/Fulldrive II/SD-1/DD-20/DD-5/Behringer verb/Fish & Chips/Ernie Ball VP/TU-2

                    Mandolin: Loar LM-520

                    Keys/Synths: Korg Triton; Korg TR-Rack; Roland SH 201; Yamaha MM6; Yamaha DX7; Mac Powerbook w/ Komplete Elements 7, Vanguard; Reaper; Reason; Korg Electribe ES-1


                    • #11
                      I bought it at guitar center and they offer some kind of "setup" for like $40, but I talked to a guy there that really seemed to know his stuff.... he did a basic setup/checkup on it for me free - check the wood, the alignment, the strings, the tune, and played it a bunch - before I left. AND my guitarist bass playing friend went with me and approved of it... he AND the center guy (whom I respect) both seemed impressed with the feel of it for being a bottom feeder price. I bought the one with the better style wood, not the cheap wood (whatever it was, I did some research and got the best of the cheapest junk)

                      Thanks for all the input.

                      My stupid iPad is what inspired me to buy a guitar. The free guitar app is so fun and easy to play I thought, why not get a real one? I can see how set chord patterns are easier to write songs with: you only get six notes to play each pass, not 88


                      • #12
                        What is this "gee-tar" you speak of? Is that one of them sticks with strings on it that goes "plunk-plunk-squaaaathBLATFFSQUEEEeeeee"? I tried to play one of them things, once; All my windows broke and mah dog caught fire. 'Twern't good, no sir.
                        Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.


                        • #13
                          a guitar is EXACTLY like a piano minus a couple hundred strings, but you touch the strings directly instead of remotely hammer on them. Also guitar looks more phallic thus making women swoon rather than yawn like if you were sitting at a typewriter.


                          • #14
                            a guitar is EXACTLY like a piano minus a couple hundred strings, but you touch the strings directly instead of remotely hammer on them. Also guitar looks more phallic thus making women swoon rather than yawn like if you were sitting at a typewriter.

                            All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)


                            • #15
                              Its got wires that vibrate and give music...

                              Oh yeah, and finger number one is finger number two... drove me crazy at first going from guitar to piano.

                              ...Music can be used to stimulate mass emotion, while mathematics cannot; and musical incapacity is recognized (no doubt rightly) as mildly discreditable, whereas most people are so frightened of the name of mathematics that they are ready, quite unaffectedly, to exaggerate their own mathematical stupidity.

                              G.H. Hardy in A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).