WE SLEEP in a bit. Dunno why, but we’ve both woken early the last few weeks and then fallen back to sleep for an embarrassingly long time!
Main job of the day is to check the set list for Saturday’s show in Belfast and rehearse – it’s a big, sold out show so I wanna make sure I’m on my game!
I have a guitar student this afternoon who’s moving form acoustic to electric guitar so I decide to try and set up an patch on the Quad Cortex that we can both plug in at the same time and even jam a little at the end of lessons.
After an inordinate amount of time trying to work out why I can’t get any input signal from the second guitar when a mic works fine..there’s no apparent settings to change from mic to line level for the input, so I imagine it’s detected automatically…I stop farting about and get busy with some other stuff.
As it turns out may student got an amp for Christmas and has brought it along. I spend most of the lesson showing him how to use it and what al; the various effects do. And how to adjust them.
Back in the studio a bit of online research reveals a ‘secret’ screen not he Quad Cortex accessed by a swipe down on the touch screen. I’ve generally been using Cortex Control on the computer to change settings and this doesn’t seem to be available via the desktop software. Not that I can see anyway.
A simple on-screen setting and I get everything working!
Margaret’s busy negotiating a couple of shows – one in Oxford next month and a festival in Romania in April….