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Old 11-29-2012, 10:02 AM  
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Post your top 5 rock bands of all time

I'm interested in seeing what era most people's favorites come from and if there are more US bands or UK bands (or Scandinavian if you're Reaper16)

Clean sweep for the Brits for me.

1. The Beatles
2. Rolling Stones
3. Led Zep
4. Pink Floyd
5. The Who

Define band however you want. If you want to throw Elvis on your list, do it.

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Old 01-09-2013, 11:15 AM   #421
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I hate to bump an old thread but I wanted to update my situation and let people know what I did.

I got a Harman Lexicon Alpha DAW for Christmas. It was a gift but I found them on Amazon for about $50, so I'm sure that's where she got it. It came with Steinberg CuBase LE 5 (mixing and recording software).

I downloaded some free amp sims and cabinet impulses and I'm SUPER impressed so far.

In fact, I'm using CuBase with an Orange amp head and Celstion 4x12 cabinet as my PRACTICE AMP to just sit here and play.

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Small 5 watt and 15 watt amps that are "designed" to sound like 100 watt amps suck ass.

First off the designs don't allow for a large output transformer or large tubes. Outside of an AC30 (Matchless, Bruno - all AC30 clones), EL84 based amps sound like shit. It's just impossible to make a 5 watt transformer sound like a 100 watt transformer.

Personally, I think they're a waste of money. There are far more elegant solutions to miking up a cab, including sound proofing and treating a closet, isolation cabinets like those offered by James Demeter, Randall, Silent Sister, etc., THD hotplate or just running a 100 watt head straight to a cabinet for a load with the master volume set to zero, then sending the effects loop signal directly to a DAW for use with cabinet sims in Guitar Rig, ReCabinet, Red Wirez.

They're a marketing gimmick.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:06 PM   #422
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:49 PM   #423
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I hate to bump an old thread but I wanted to update my situation and let people know what I did.

I got a Harman Lexicon Alpha DAW for Christmas. It was a gift but I found them on Amazon for about $50, so I'm sure that's where she got it. It came with Steinberg CuBase LE 5 (mixing and recording software).

I downloaded some free amp sims and cabinet impulses and I'm SUPER impressed so far.

In fact, I'm using CuBase with an Orange amp head and Celstion 4x12 cabinet as my PRACTICE AMP to just sit here and play.
Awesome, Dude! Congrats! Shoot me a PM anytime if you have questions about Cubase, drum programs, etc. Enjoy!
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:51 PM   #424
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hmm, which one of these doesn't belong here?
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:48 PM   #425
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:09 PM   #426
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one of these things is not like the others!

Healy was simply BAD ASS! RIP
man I just listened to the See The Light album last week.
See The Light would be on my "stuck on an island list of songs", possibly my favorite song EVER. it just tears it up.

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Old 01-09-2013, 04:26 PM   #427
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:39 PM   #428
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:13 PM   #429
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Awesome, Dude! Congrats! Shoot me a PM anytime if you have questions about Cubase, drum programs, etc. Enjoy!
Necro bump again.

I traded some of my gear that I never use anymore for a Zoom C5.1t ASIO unit.

It's basically the same as the Lexicon Alpha but also includes 5 programmable foot switches and a programmable expression pedal.

So now I not only have the ability to sim amps and cabinets, I can sim stomp boxes and pedal effects too.

So awesome.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #430
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New top 5 band for me. The Lillingtons. (Thanks for the tip, Punkindrublic)
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:11 PM   #431
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Can't believe I missed this thread just finished reading it all for the most part.

In no order and at this moment

Queen
Porcupine Tree
ZZ Top(mostly 70's though)
The Rainmakers
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:45 PM   #432
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Eh, I might be able to shed some light or background on some artists, recordings, etc. but I'm not going to bash anyone's musical taste.

Music connects with the listener on a very deep level, something that goes beyond description. If Ratt or MC5's or Eric B. & Rakim is what makes you happy, that's great! It's not for me to judge anyone's musical taste and interest.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:49 PM   #433
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:21 PM   #435
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New top 5 band for me. The Lillingtons. (Thanks for the tip, Punkindrublic)
Glad you like em. Bands like TBR and the Lillingtons are true pop punk because they stick to the ramones formula of making simple catchy songs.
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