I'm moving towards home recording and I'm looking to buy a computer to do so. What are the most important features/minimum requirements to track guitars, bass, vocals, and digital drums from a program like EZ Drummer? I'm not currently looking to track other people; just myself at home.
I'm actually thinking about going premium here. It's safer than Craigslist, eBay, and Reverb at this point. I'm just tired of getting burned by PayPal's 180 day dispute policy. Will it sit longer here? Probably. At least it's a little easier to control sales here though.
What about the poorly designed DSLs and TSLs where the boards became conductive when they got hot? I'd hardly say an amp that can't make it through a gig without dropping in volume is user error when it was clearly poorly designed.
This is encouraging for several reasons. A) It confirms Randy is semi retired. B) It shows there is a new pool of engineering talent. C) It displays an optimistic view from the employees. D) It addresses overseas distribution which is great news for our European and Asian friends. We have...
Fair enough. At this point for tube amps it's probably getting the right combination of feature sets more than anything. Since there has been such little true innovation the competition has been much stiffer, especially in the past 5-10 years.
Fluff made an interesting point in his live stream: what has Mesa truly innovated in the past 20 years? Don't get me wrong, I love my Mesas. They've added features to amps but haven't created anything on the level of simul-class in some time.
When I played originals I went straight into a Boogie Mark IV with a tuner in the FX loop. I left it on and just used the loop bypass function.
Playing covers? Woof...a drive, a chorus, and a delay gets it done for the most part.
When I was in the game there were certain requirements. You had to always have in stock (again in my day; things have changed) a Dual Rec and 4x12, a Lone Star, a Mark IV, a bass rig, and then x number of dollars of inventory on hand.