David's Demos

The former address was www.thebandwizdum.com

 

So, what the hell is new?    Right Now: Episode #1 POSTED!

 

 

Rockin' Soxx Trivia:

There are hundreds of Photoshop elements in the video.....several hundred .....many are barely noticeable.

This project did, in fact, take over 632 hours. And that is not including writing & recording the song. 

The song was written on the red guitar seen @3:00 in 1990/91. It was originally metallic blue, hard tail and ebony fretboard.

The song was written in the back room of the garage. (Behind the Atlast wal)

There are 51 versions  (changes, mixes. ect) of the Rockin' Soxx song.

As of Jan 2018, no one has guessed all the personas. :)

The scene from 2:46 through 3:17 was filmed just before the eclipse and just after. My studio was uncomfortably hot. probably just as hot as the original movie set was. 

The Stunt Hoagie used in this episode is now available on eBay. 50% is going to charity.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/202155115308?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

@7:49 I was making eye contact with Rockie the Cat. Coincidently, he later left the house and did come back for an unprecedented 3 days.

@6:26 The nebula is in the shape of Soxx's tattoo.

This was the most difficult project I have ever done....and the most fun.

Whats next for Episode #2?

hahha... I dunno yet. I just wrote a new, rock-cliché love song and perhaps it would be good to do an episode more "universal."

I agree, episode #1 is aimed toward guitar culture.

When is Episode #2 coming out?

Wow, good question but, it is a matter of economics. I am deep in the hole from #1's production. Once songs are posted for sale on iTunes, ect, perhaps there will some return to get #2 in motion. BUT sharing #1 is free and every hit is like .001 cents.

Want to make a donation!?! www.paypal.me/DavidSGFerringer

Or Shop from the Amazon link:

 

 

Of course, I used a Rockman Sus 200 to track the tune. (more about the rig below)

 Since I have tracked most of my old demos with a Rockman, I suppose that tone is forever ingrained into my tunes.  It took some tinkering but, I now have a tone that is working great for me.

Chain:

Ego Comp >

Rockman EQ > (Used on Clean Channel)

Y Splitter B > Sus's All Return (Clean Channel)

Y Splitter A > AMT SS11a >  Sus's Distortion/Edge Return  (Dist Channel)

Pedal Board >

Digitech MEQ > (critical in shaping the post freqs and db levels )

Rockman Chorus  >  (Stereo)

Reverb > (Stereo)

PC Sound Card

I am a chronic experimenter. I feel the Sus's Compressor Circuit is a bit on the squashy side. This layout bypasses it. The Wampler Ego Comp is fully adjustable, works great and feels invisible. So its one more step towards improvement.

 

 

The AMT SS-11a is a fairly unknown Russian (Twin 12AX7) Preamp. It's character is fantastic. I use it to add "tube growl" and a smidgen of boost in the Sus's FX loop. 

With that said, here is a note straight out of the Rockman Sustainor Manual:

Was that a warning or a challenge?!?

 

I am digging the Digitech Polara Reverb. A lot of quality packed into a pedal.

 

....how does it sound? To me, the Tracked Tone is great and it is quiet enough to run sans smart gate.

The last point on tone: In the age of High-Quality Digital Guitar Modeling, I think there is a cool-factor of running a 30 year old, Pure-Analog ROCKMAN. Also, I would guess there are very few rigs in the world implementing the same "Questionable Pre-emphasis.

And that's kinda cool too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is an older Demo...yup its rough.

 

 
 

Current Digital Audio Workstation:

ASRock EP2C602 Dual 2.2 GHz Xeon CPUs

Samsung SSD 960 Pro NVMe

64 Gig RAM

GeForce GTX 1060

Windows 10 64bit

Cakewalk Sonar

Layla 3G

 


 
The wizdum name? In 7th grade I misspelled "wisdom" on a spelling test. I phonetically answered WIZDUM. The irony was hysterical to me. I did legally register the band name in...2006.



 
The Logo?
in 2003, I was goofing around with Photoshop and this was something I didn't delete. I thought I would come up with something better but, so far I haven't.

  When I see it, it boosts my mood.








A few notes to share to my fellow axe slingers:
I have tried many brands of strings over the years. D'Addario NYXLs are my favorite, by a Parsec.









The worst strings are Fender Bullets. They had rust inside the sealed plastic package. They felt "dry" as well. I compared a
new set of these to a new set of NYXLs. The Fenders had a slight drop in volume and took a lot stretching to stay in tune.
...sorry Fender, but the truth is the truth.





Dunlop Max-Grips are the only pick that stays put between by fingers.
But, they aren't quite perfect. I came up with an improved design. One of these days I will either submit it to Dunlop or have them manufactured myself.











I have used a DiMarzio Tone Zone DP155F pickup in the bridge of all my main axes since I can remember....20 years?





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