Tag Archives: eleven rack

Re-recording Rivermaya’s “Gravity”

Here’s a fun project I just finished. “Gravity” is from the 1st RiverMaya record which started out as a riff and a set of lyrics that I wrote and it ended up as one of 2 songs that was borne out of a group collaboration.

This video was shot with a GoPro as I recorded the parts. Here’s the list of gear used:

  • 2005 Gibson Les Paul Special double cutaway, stock, Curt Mangan Signature Strings
  • MIM Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster, DiMarzio Area T pickups, Curt Mangan Signature Strings
  • Warwick Thumb Bolt 5 string bass
  • Avid Eleven Rack, Pro Tools, BFD2 drums, Presonus MP20 mic pre, Warm Audio WA76 compressor, ribbon mic


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Gibson Les Paul Doublecut P90 jam

Just installed a fresh set of my Curt Mangan signature strings on this 2005 Gibson Les Paul Special Doublecut with stock P90 pickups. In this video I jam to a tune inside my head (haha) and explore the tones of a P90-equipped guitar, watch how I tailor my licks in reaction to the tones of the different pickup combinations.

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The ‘Bird jams “On the Way”

Here’s a quick one-take jam on Jack Thammarat’s tune “On the way”. As with most of my jams, I outlined the structure and played my own thing over it. I find this approach more fun than if I were to learn the original note for note.

I used my Gibson Firebird V plugged into a Digidesign Eleven Rack recorded via USB into Sony Vegas. The video was shot with a Samsung S3 phone and later synced with the recorded audio.  Enjoy!

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Perfecto De Castro’s “B-Tracks”

Perfecto De Castro releases “B-Tracks”, a collection of music that may be used as guitar backing tracks or as bike video soundtracks, available as a free download

Please consider making a donation to help me keep making these tracks available. Any amount is welcome!

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