This is a live* play-through video of “Tiny Happy Critters.” I’m using a Carvin CT3 into a SansAmp GT2 pedal that is being recorded straight into Avid Pro Tools 9.
The GT2 is a great tool. If I was actually recording this song again, I probably wouldn’t use on the lead guitar sound (as I do here) especially not with this particular guitar and the neck pickup. (The “solo” part of the track). However, I just love what this pedal can do and I’m pretty sure I’ll be using it for the rhythm guitar parts on this thrash metal project I might be doing.
This particular track, that ended up on the Orbit EP, I was very fond of when writing and recording it, but I feel there’s something wrong with the “groove.” Whether I should blame my playing or my drum programming – I don’t know. But, I think the sum of those two elements just don’t really work together the way I would have wanted them to. All that said, I still like the track – otherwise I wouldn’t be posting this shit.
*I did four live takes into the DAW and chose the fourth one. HOWEVER, there are a couple of places where I briefly replaced the audio with a couple of seconds of an earlier take. Two of these are very obvious, as the video footage is only from the fourth take. See if you can spot them. (Hint: Obvious!!!)