Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Way To Tweak AWESOME TONE From Your Line 6 Vetta!!! (Part 3)

Still using your Line 6 Vetta 2 Amp? So am I!!!
My Vetta, version 2.5, is still sounding HUGE in 2017,
still doing an excellent job as a great live rig!!!

And I still use LINE 6 EDIT to make every single custom tone!!!

The Vetta is such a great GUITAR AMP for having the complete palette of tones,
that can be switched in an instant, with a foot click.

And the BEST way to get AWESOME TONE out of the Vetta
is to exclusively use Line 6 Edit to craft perfect tones that fit your unique rig.

I'm currently working on a secret project that requires me to use a live guitar amp,
so the Vetta has been utilized on a regular basis for the last year.
I crafted the guitar patches for this song in the usual fashion.

I don't use any Cab Models at all, since I'm usually running my Vetta through a Marshall 4x12 with GT12T75 speakers, and it colors the amp models nicely.

I did however have a light wrinkle I had to iron out.
Because I'm rehearsing live in a small studio, I'm going through the PA rather than my Marshall 4x12. To compensate for this change, I had to adjust the Bass setting on my patches a bit, from 20% up to 30%

I run two Mogami XLR cables from the Vetta to the Board, and the AIR is set to Global: U-67 Mic.

I'm really enjoying creating new Guitar Patches, utilizing two blended amp models, to create HUGE tones for this new project with the Line 6 Vetta!!!!

Monday, October 17, 2016

See the new Video for "Maxxed Out At Full Capacity"!!!

See the new video for the song "Maxxed Out At Full Capacity" from the XONE album of the same name, available at itunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, Spotify

 Maxxed Out At Full Capacity

Title track from XONE's new album "Maxxed Out At Full Capacity", available at itunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, Spotify

The song is about how exciting the NHL is today!
Hockey is the best team sport on the planet,
and today's stars in the NHL are better than ever!

The game is growing fast, even in non-traditional markets.

Here, in Los Angeles, the Kings used to have trouble selling out the old Forum for games, but now at the Staples Center, they are "maxxed out at full capacity"!!!

NHL Hockey Rules!!!
If you aren't watching, you are missing out!

Maxxed Out At Full Capacity

Friday, October 7, 2016

Download the song "MORE" for FREE!!!

You can download the new song MORE from the XONE Reverb nation site!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

XONE - Maxxed Out At Full Capacity!! New Album Available!!!!

XONE's new album "Maxxed Out At Full Capacity" is finally here!!!!! The album is available for digital download from Itunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, Spotify!!

"Maxxed Out At Full Capacity" was recorded over 12 months at THRAEXX Studios. I wanted to see if I could produce an album completely by myself. I play every instrument, and sing every vocal part. I also wanted to see if I could record it in a year. I was able to pull it off with the support of a lot of people. My family and friends rolled with my crazy schedule. I worked for 19 hours per day at the studio, twice a week for twelve months to record everything. Then I spent six months, editing, mixing and mastering, what I feel is my best work to date

I hope you will buy this album, give it a few listens, and tell me what you think!

You can download the song "MORE" for FREE

To make this album I used: Ibanez Guitars, ESP Basses, D'Addario Strings, Line 6, Marshall, Mackie, MOTU, GAP Microphones, TC Helicon, Sonar, Ozone

Get "Maxxed Out At Full Capacity" at itunes

Get "Maxxed Out At Full Capacity"at Amazon MP3

Get "Maxxed Out At Full Capacity" at Google Play

Soon to be available on CD

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New XONE Album Coming October 4, 2016!!!!

Album will be available on itunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, Spotify

Friday, May 20, 2016

Wrestling For President - Video !!!! (Starring Arnold & Jesse)

Here's the Video for the comedy song "Wrestling For President"! It stars impressions of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura, following a "win" in a future Presidential Election. Click here to see the Video. Hope you like it!

Wrestling for President is available on the Album: XONE - The Emperor's Dream available at Itunes, Amazon MP3, and Google Play!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Song #5: The Emperor's Dream

The title track from the XONE album: The Emperor's Dream, refers to the period of time when a Dictator is left with only his own thoughts, and the reality that follows is undeniable to his own mind. For instance, North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un is told daily by his throngs of yes men and sycophants, that he is the the most perfect specimen of Korean manhood. He probably believes it, especially while they are professing as much to him all day long, every day, but at some point, when he is all alone, he has actually seen himself naked in a full length mirror, and he knows he's really a fat, ugly piece of $#!T!. This creates a reality check known as The Emperor's Dream!!

Every tyrant who has ever lived, has had The Emperor's Dream. It comes with the territory of being a despot, and a despot's need for control. From Egypt's Ramses II, Rome's Caligula, Spain's Franco, to Russia's Vladimir Putin, despots have instilled within their subjects an idol worship that is tightly controlled. The people are forced to revere their leader as a deity. The modern dictator utilizes modern media to prop up their idolatry, similarly to Ramses II and his hieroglyphics. Images of the leader are plastered everywhere out in public, and usually with a portrait in every home. It's an illusion that the dictator knows is false, but promulgates his power and installs fear into every citizen.

The image of a Dictator is very carefully crafted by state controlled media. Only certain images are allowed to be seen. Images are deliberate and planned for propaganda effect. The images will make the despot look strong, fatherly, and more than anything, legitimate. Vladimir Putin makes very good use of his state controlled propaganda machine. He makes sure that pictures depicting him shirtless, carrying a hunting rifle in the wilds, playing ice hockey, or competing at Judo, cementing his image as a strong, virile leader of the nation in the minds of Russians who are spoon fed these images every day. It's hard for the Russian people to believe this crafted legend isn't true, when it's all they are told.

But the Dictator knows that it is all a lie.
He knows that his Judo opponents are are "willing opponents", ready to be thrown.
He knows that for the other legitimate athletes: playing hockey with Putin, is akin to playing soccer with Pablo Escobar, or wrestling with John DuPont. (you let the boss win, known as "sand-bagging")
What's important is that the boss comes out looking good, for propaganda purposes.

In keeping with the carefully crafted images of despots, one thing that you rarely see, is a picture of a dictator sleeping. The exception to the rule is Hitler. The depiction of Hitler sleeping tugged a particular volk heart-string, and appealed to the German people, "proving" his hard work for the greater German Reich. It was part of a completely crafted image.

But look for a picture of Stalin, or Putin, or Assad, or, Peron, or Amin, or whichever Dictator you choose, and you will not find a picture of them sleeping or being vulnerable. In fact, it's only when they are forced to be in public that you can catch a vulnerable moment, such as Putin at the UN, or Saddam Being captured by US troops in Iraq in Dec 2003

Conversely, if you look at the leaders of Democratic nations such as USA, Britain, you will find pictures of them being very human and vulnerable, such as Presidents asleep on Air Force One, struggling with the hard decision, recovering after surgery, etc...things that you never see Dictators doing.

No, the only time that you'll ever see a dictator laying down or being vulnerable, is when they fall victim to the only thing that they cannot control in their world, and that is the passage of time. And time comes for all tyrants eventually.

Or when the People took matters into their own hands

Dictators like, Ceausescu, Mussolini, Gaddafi, Stalin, and Saddam, et al, have to work very hard to keep up the illusion of their perfection. For instance, Kim Jong Un has promoted to North Koreans the disinformation that he does not urinate or defecate. He is "perfect", so he doesn't do those things. It's totally preposterous, especially since we know that a fat glutton like Kim Jong Un has huge bowel movements that clog the imperial toilet regularly. As well, Kim Jong Un is depicted in the North Korean state run media, as being the most handsome man in North Korea. Sorry, but that's a fatty double-chin he's got there, and he looks like a wrecking ball stepping onto this submarine.

And when a dictator like Kim Jong Un lays down at night and he's alone with his own deepest thoughts,
he knows that he's not perfect, or handsome, or sexy, or anything remotely like that. He knows he's a fat, fatty-pants, who only has a hot wife (and mistresses) because he's a ruthless dictator, who stomps out all opposition with brutal finality. And he knows this is true, deep inside, and he can avoid that reality when the throngs of crowds are chanting his name, or clapping about his latest missile launch. But when he lays down at night and is waiting for sleep to take him over, he has the same thoughts that every despot who came before him had. That is The Emperor's Dream.

"This is what Kim Jong Un dreams at night,
This is what Comrade Putin dreams at night,
This is what Saddam used to dream at night,
Joseph Stalin used to cry himself to sleep at night..."

Get The Emperor's Dream at Itunes, Amazon MP3, or Google Play