+1 for Gimp. I use it at home. Growing up with Photoshop, it took me a bit to find my way around Gimp but once I did it was solid. It's pretty powerful software for being free.
On another note, we haven't had practice in weeks and now it looks like tomorrow night won't happen. We're recording in just over a month and haven't been practicing much at all lately. Stupid holidays. I miss my rig.
This singer sounds great with the funeralish/depressive heavy going on. Must have headphones and bump him up in the mix a tad. This is def a style of singing I would like to try, mixed with some sludge hardcore screaming/death grunts/black metal screaching
Here's a little snippet of the jam I had with my friend Tony on guitar last night. He was borrowing my Les Paul (since he doesn't have anything set up for B) and Carvin X100B, using his Wren & Cuff TFR. Just one quick cut of a part we were working on. Too bad I don't have more, the big chorus type part we're working out to come after this sound killer, I think. We were going for something between Sleep, Yob and Melvins.
So I miss having a tube amp. I know any tube amp I get wont unseat my Sunn as my gigging amp, but I miss having one to use if I wanted it.
Problem is, I don't want to spend a ton of money to get something that I'll ocassionally use.
I was hoping for something in the 200 watt range, preferably with KT88's or 6550's as I have prefered those over 6l6's and such in the tube amps I've owned. Also with a relatively simple control system...I've got the complex stuff covered, plug and play is what I'm looking for in a tube amp.
Here's the kicker though...don't really want to pay more than $700 max (preferably less). Like I said, it's mostly an amp to have for having a tube amp's sake...
The ones that come to mind are the Traynor YBA200, and Mesa D-180 (although that has 6l6's)...any other suggestions or amps I should keep an eye out for.
I have a D-180 and love it. That's the amp I'm playing through in all the recorded clips I've posted on these threads.