One of my favourite guitarists is Andy Summers and I’ve recently been working on improving my playing of his Police era style ‘guitaring’ to add texture to my Earth Balm re-recording and new track work. I admire the palm muting, chord voicing, tone, effects use and the philosophy of ‘less is more’ in the work. I might even invest in some Mooer effects pedals to model his sound (no, he doesn’t use or endorse them but they are a cost effective way to get his trademark sound). The Elec Lady (now I believe called the E Lady) is particularly good.
Finally, the remixing and re-recording has begun. It’s quite a learning curve returning to Cubase after so many years away from sequencing / recording. I began the Earth Balm project back in 2000 sequencing and recording with Cubase / Cubasis but shortly after opted for the ease of Acid Music and the use of samples and audio recording. Listening back to the early Cubase / Cubasis files recently, I realised just how much the last Police album “Synchronicity” influenced what I was doing – much Andy Summers’ style synchronised delay and chorused guitar and muted add 9 lines. Sonically, think “Tea in the Sahara” and “Wrapped Around Your Finger”. I need to get a whole heap of keyboard practising in, wish me luck!
To everybody, regardless of Creed etc. season’s greetings and to those who are Christian, Merry Christmas.