Back in 2014 when I was first getting serious about my YouTube channel, I knew I wanted to do something about music, but wasn’t totally sure what at the time. I experimented with several ideas back then, and one of them was making videos of local bands using multiple cameras and high quality audio, then editing and syncing it all together. As time went on the channel evolved to what it is now.
Recently I revisited these videos and remembered how much I liked them, so I thought I would bring this series back to the channel. I created a playlist with the 3 best shows from 2014 (BELLS≥, Big Figment, and Stereobird), and as new concerts are recorded, they will be added to this list “Demonic Sweaters Presents”.
Hey everyone, this is an awesome contribution by musician Robb Allen who created these two very cool sf2 soundfonts inspired by the guitar tones of Rush’s legendary guitar player Alex Lifeson! These things sound awesome and will work great in Fluidsynth, or any other soundfont compatible software. Robb says he wants to offer them for free to the Linux music-making community as an appreciation for all of the other great free software out there for us to use.
The first one is called “Xanadu Guitar” and works great for rhythm and some lead work. Hear the demo below, and you can download the soundfont here.
The second one is called “Spirit Guitar” and I really love this one, it’s got a great flange to it that is similar to the guitar sounds in the songs “Spirit of the Radio” and “Free Will”. Check out the sample below and download it here.
Hey my faithful blog readers! Lately I’ve been re-learning all of my Manasota songs from 2016 which has been challenging! It’s a really funny thing when you can’t play the songs you wrote yourself and forget what you did, haha. Anyway, that’s all changing and I’ve been figuring them all out again, which has been fun and challenging. I also, just finally updated to Bandcamp pro, and now have the ability to share videos on the Anthill Recordings Bandcamp page. I’ve put together a live(ish) version of Moai and Jellyfish and is now there in the Manasota page (embeded below). I plan on making some more live(ish) versions of the Manasota material.
I also wanted to show my appreciation to those of you who regularly read this blog and created a special discount code ‘blog20’ that will give you 20% off Manasota on 180g vinyl! Since it’s only $10 right now, that’s be a dirt cheap $8 for the record with free shipping in the USA and cheap shipping everywhere else! This promotion will last for one month, so the code will no longer work after 10/8/19.
Listening on vinyl is quite pleasurable, and it really sounds great. I really want you to be able to enjoy it yourself at a very affordable price. I think if you hear it for yourself, you will definitely agree.
Please consider making a contribution to The Brady Campaign https://demonicsweaters.com/2019/08/f… This is an updated and better version of my video on Elementary OS. I recently switched both of my laptops to this wonderful OS, and I go through the reasons why, plus offer some tips and tricks for the system.