Monday, May 30, 2011

The clustered thoughts of random emotions,
Mixed, like vomit.
Taken in, then thrown out again.

The time that passes,
A sign of success or failure?
The light dims.

The future is untold - and will never be shown.
The cracked lips with never-ending blood flows.
Yet, still alive, and it ponders.

Never again, shall one be whole.
Such insignificance.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Let Them Talk

I am completely biased, but I just got this album off iTunes:

I'm completely blown away. Finally I get to listen to this.. Doctor play good blues.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Final Bit.

The final step for my quest for tone would be the Line 6 POD Studio UX1, and boy, am I amazed. I guess I can pretty much throw away all of my pedals now.

But that's the problem. It's all digitalised and, my God, there's a shitload of things that can be done.

Can't wait for the finals to be over so I can get down and dirty with this!

I recorded a crap version of King of the World. Not perfected in every way to respect Neil Zaza's original composition.

Oh well!

More updates next time!

Friday, May 20, 2011

ART TubeMP Studio V3 - II

So, here are a few shots of the ART TubeMP Studio V3.

I was writing that previous blog post on my iPad before I slept, so I got a tad bit lazy to explain further.

This is my very first tube preamp, and yes, I do see the point of people arguing back and forth between solid state amplification technology and tube amplification technology (speaking from the perspective of a guitarist - although this can be use for plenty of other things).

The thing that captured my attention about this preamp is because that it has 48v phantom power, runs on 9v AC power, it's small..and has a VU meter which is very pretty!

Plus this retails for about.. USD$70 ~ AUD$100 after shipping based off the stores here. I got this via eBay.

I had few runs with this earlier on, and I had no idea regarding its potential, but, my word, it really does give your instrument .. a different character if you're running it directly without EQ. An interesting thing about this preamp is that it comes with a limiter system (called OPL in their terms), and it works pretty well.. But I'm not a fan of limiters when it comes to guitars and stuff. But if you're blasting the input up to its maximum, then the limiter will come in handy - especially if you don't want to accidentally get some tube distortion.

Sure this is a studio-equipment thing, but I doubt I'll caught not having these with me during gigs or practice sessions.

It sounds -really- good.

What an awesome step forward in my music journey!

ART Tubemp Studio V3

I must say, being a growing musician, I always see the debates of tube-technology amps, against solid state amps, and everybody's making a big fuss about it.

Today marks the day that I see at the uninteresting debate turns into life, and it DOES make a huge difference.

I just got my ART Tubemp Studio V3, and it is amazing! I spent hours again rediscovering what the tube technology can really provide in terms of tone, and it does make a huge difference!

Trust me on this one, I couldn't help myself but smile! It sounds really good!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Vision to the furthest,
With nothing in sight.
The breeze, and the rain,
The scent of corpses in the air.

Vision to the furthest;
Empty roads,
Empty lives,
Empty souls.

Trapped within,
The screams for freedom,
The exoskeleton,
The punishment.

The voices in their heads,
The brightest lights in the darkness,
A paradox.

Skinned to the knees,
The beauty in horror,
The moving eye; the stitched lips.
The banshee's screams of joy.

Vision; removed.
Thoughts overrun.
Freedom in an arm's reach,
Stolen by failure.

Warriors by day, crippled by night.
War put up by fights after fights.
The hung spirit,
Trapped within its beliefs.

Vision; non-existent.
Death becomes irrelevant.
Pass the phase; to understand the truth.
Lies the ultimate beauty.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


So my setup will be the Line 6 POD Studio, the M-audio Oxygen 25 and the Art TUBEMP Studio v3. figure out how am I going to get everything up and running ..hmmm...

Of Tone and Preamps.

Sure, I overspent on an overall average of $100, which is my critical level, but I couldn't stand it anymore.

So, I'm running through a solid state amp, the Roland Cube 30X, and always wanted a tube amp.

Problem is, I never had a tube amp. Or a good one. Until I remembered about .. Preamps in studios.

I bought a cheap ass one for fun - $100? Will see how different it is. Can't wait to see how well it does in the digital side of music.

It's called the Art TUBEMP Studio V3. When it arrives, pictures will be up.

Till then, my fellow friends.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Unleashing Thoughts.

Empty promises.

Not to say that I believe in karma, or anything, but if I can't even fulfill my own promises, I don't think anyone else will fulfill their promises towards me.

Guess it works as a double edged sword.

So, what should I do? Branch off from the world, escape from the past and begin a new life?

It's more to like a reset button on a device.

If I do that..

.. Really, how many people will remember of the existence of one who faded?

Another mystery of life, and suicide.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hot Toys - Iron Man Mark VI


That's the new addition. The dude on the left.

More shots @ My Flickr site.

My God, the job done by Hot Toys. You gotta love 'em, and hate 'em at the same time. They define imperfection perfectly.