Guitar in general

Cover version of Dire Straits Six Blade Knife

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During the last weeks I played around a bit with the backing tracks from the Jam with Dire Straits book by Total Accuracy. Some of these are great and sound very good. Unfortunately, the  one for Sultans of Swing seems  almost unusuable to me because of the harsh rhythm guitar sound. Since I still had a Cubase file with the MIDI drum part of Sultans – something I did with a cover band I played with in the mid 90ies – I decided to revive it. It was  programmed for the Alesis SR 16 drum computer we had in those days, but now I used it with Battery, a VST instrument by Native Instruments. The backing tracks Battery allows you to load many different drum […]


Mark Knopfler on facebook and myspace

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In todays post I just want to direct your attention to the official Mark Knopfler facebook and myspace pages: Mark Knopfler on facebook Mark Knopfler on myspace Both have been regularly updated during the last weeks. The facebook pages now feature some preview clips of Mark Knopfler’s new album Get Lucky (release scheduled for September 14), e.g. a video ad in which you can hear snippets from the songs Get Lucky, Border reiver, and Remembrance day, and you can listen to the full track Border reiver.