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I haven't been posting much about it, but my guitar learning is coming along pretty well! This is the riff from Judas Priest's "Breaking the Law". (I should clarify that this is the entirety of what I know from that song).
Posted on 15 October 2021, 20:22
Huzzah, my tablet arm finally arrived! No more looking awkardly off to the left to follow my drum lessons. 🎉
Posted on 23 August 2021, 13:16
Posted on 9 August 2021, 21:00
Aww yisssss! (Now hopefully it works with Guitar Hero... I've seen anecdotal reports that it does, but nothing official from the manufacturer). Also this controller is over ten years old now and the plastic is doing that weird thing where it gets sticky, so I'll need to clean it up.
Posted on 9 August 2021, 13:39
Oh hell yeah, in continuing with the "Stuff arriving earlier than expected" theme, my drum stool, kick pedal, and drum sticks were just delivered!
Posted on 2 August 2021, 11:16
Good news! The drum kit is set up and works perfectly. Bad news, the reason there was a delivery estimate of Wednesday and why I received the drum kit today is because the kit was shipped directly from Roland's warehouse in Dee Why, but the drum stool, kick pedal, and drumsticks are coming from the place I ordered them from in Newcastle, and those three things are what're arriving on Wednesday. 😛
Posted on 30 July 2021, 14:20
Well uh, that arrived significantly faster than I was expecting (Australia Post said the ETA was Wednesday next week).
Posted on 30 July 2021, 10:57
BOOM. Trigger pulled on the TD-17KV! 🥁🎉 I am EXTREMELY excited about this, I loved playing the drums in Guitar Hero World Tour but they were frustratingly poorly-made, and would frequently not register hits which would break my streaks. (And fun fact, with the right adapter these Roland drums can actually be hooked up to Guitar Hero which I am TOTALLY doing).
Posted on 28 July 2021, 19:47
Woohoo, my new guitar input arrived! I took it for a quick spin and the sound quality is noticeably improved over the old one, everything sounds crisper and clearer (old was 16-bit/44.1KHz, new one is 24-bit/96KHz). This was paid for by selling some of that funny money that Keybase gave everyone a few years back, turns out it's actually worth something now!
Posted on 23 March 2021, 13:08
Okay this seriously rules: my guitaring is going well and at the moment I'm practicing some power chords, and have been just using the metronome in BIAS FX Mobile to keep time. I remembered out of the blue that GarageBand has a "virtual drummer" thing where it'll automatically play a whole drum kit for you with all sorts of different styles and presets. BIAS FX can run in the background while doing this, so I gave it a go and it's SO MUCH FUN! Way better than playing along to a metronome. 🤘🏻 (Yes there's a handful of cocked-up chords in there where my fingers didn't quite get to the right place).
Posted on 28 February 2021, 20:23