Thursday, 15 December 2016

Words and Music

While I was in the process of writing and recording The Guitar Vinci Code, I was asked to take part in a short documentary-style clip for Canadian filmmaker Pat Parent. The clip features music from Down Devils Road and Leap Of Face, and can be found on my YouTube and facebook pages.
Many thanks to Pat and his crew, who made the experience a most enjoyable one.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Guitar Vinci Guitar Stuff

When I record an album or EP, I usually have a few extra Ormsby guitars around that find their way onto various tracks - On Leap Of Face, I used no less than eight guitars during the recording. On The Guitar Vinci Code, however, I stuck to my three signature series guitars - the GG6, GG7 and GG6FG - for the entire project. A few of the tracks have more than one guitar on them, and there's even one track where I used the GG6 and GG6FG for tracking, but will be using the GG7 to perform live. I found some great tone combinations, and the guitars performed flawlessly.

As well as simplifying my guitar selection, I skipped the amp/plugin combinations and ran the Ormsbys through one simple rig that rapidly became a recording favourite - a Mesa/Boogie Recto Verb 25 head into a Mesa CabClone guitar cabinet simulator. This lethal and versatile combo served me well through the recording, offering up all the required tones without undue fuss. The ease with which I was able to achieve excellent workable guitar sounds contributed greatly to my enjoyment of the recording, mixing and mastering process, and helped me produce a work I can be proud of.

I will go into more depth about how I recorded the guitars for the EP in future posts. In the meantime, I will leave you with a pic of the GG guitars in their natural habitat.

The Ormsby Graham Greene Signature Series

...and the rather awesome front cover artwork from the EP, courtesy of my beautiful and multi-talented wife, Donna:

The Guitar Vinci Code cover concept and design: Donna Greene


Friday, 14 October 2016

Post Hiatus Post

After a semi-enforced break from musical and personal productivity, I am back on track with a new instrumental EP and a view to playing live again in the near future. Some of what I experienced during the break will be addressed in subsequent posts but for now, suffice it to say that I welcome myself back to functionality, and will crave your indulgence by posting some current links to information about my new release, The Guitar Vinci Code.

Interview with Maria Haskins (Rock and Roll)
Review of The Guitar Vinci Code

The Guitar Vinci Code