265 episodes

Each week Paul Kent and Dave Hamilton come to you sharing their gigging experiences, tips and tricks learned, and interviews with other weekend warriors and pros. Wanna talk shop with your musical buddies? Look no further than GigGab!

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Each week Paul Kent and Dave Hamilton come to you sharing their gigging experiences, tips and tricks learned, and interviews with other weekend warriors and pros. Wanna talk shop with your musical buddies? Look no further than GigGab!

    The Same Amount of Crazy

    The Same Amount of Crazy

    Keeping your band in sync is never an easy thing, and everyone knows it. Perhaps the most important thing is to make sure you're all on the same page, and that doesn't mean "like every other band." It just means, "like this band." Really it just means you all need to be approximately the same amount of crazy to make it work. Paul and Dave talk through and develop this realization, and share some examples of where to apply it.

    That's not all, though, because gear gab is back, especially for people using in-ear monitors. You'll want to hear the segment about cables there, for sure.

    Discussions about subbing and managing multiple guitarists and, yes, a little bit about the pandemic affecting gigs, too. All this and more... press play, and always be performing!

    * 00:00:00 Gig Gab 266 - Monday, July 27, 2020

    * 00:12:07 Ultimate Ears SL Replacement Cable — $20, free shipping on Amazon

    * Ultimate Ears Pro SL Official (it's better!)

    * 00:16:32 Entering a new scene

    * David Shanhun on Gig Gab

    * Lav mic: AKG 

    * 00:23:41 Keeping The Bookings In-Sync

    * Is Everyone The Same Level of Crazy?

    * 00:31:14 Music Compatibility: Two guitars

    * 00:35:36 Subbing for Tough Gigs

    * 00:48:11 GG 266 Outtro

    * feedback@giggabpodcast.com

    • 49 min
    The Meeting of Four Minds, a Crossover Episode

    The Meeting of Four Minds, a Crossover Episode

    Dan Ray and Adam Johnson join Paul and Dave this week for a crossover episode of Cover Band Confidential and Gig Gab. Listen as your FOUR favorite weekend warriors talk through how they're dealing with gigs during the pandemic, keeping their music lives alive (while prioritizing simply staying alive themselves!), and as they help a listener through finding a new gig.New for this week, you can even watch this episode on YouTube!

    Press play, enjoy, and always be performing!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Where's The QuickStart Guide?

    Where's The QuickStart Guide?

    Gear Gab is back! This time your two favorite weekend warriors are talking about Mackie's new universal-fit in-ear monitors, microphone pre-amps (and devices to help them along), and a little bit about gain and mixing.

    And hey, Dave played a gig this weekend (two of them, in fact!), so he and Paul talk about how that worked, what measures were taken to keep everyone as safe as possible, and what the future of all that might look like as we're slowly marching forward here.

    Don't sweat the lightning, folks... it just made for some interesting breaks in the show. You know what they say? Always be performing!

    * 00:00:00 Gig Gab 264 - Monday, July 13, 2020

    * Dealing With The Thing

    * 00:00:55 Socially-Distanced By more than an Angry Inch

    * 00:13:25 Retaining Your Band’s Energy

    * 00:20:13 The 2021 Plan

    * 00:24:22 Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes Drive-In!

    * Gear Gab

    * 00:36:45 Mackie MP-240 BTA Universal Fit In-Ear Monitors

    * 00:43:28 Mics with Pre-amp gain needs

    * Warm Audio 251

    * Warm Audio 47

    * Fethead

    * Cloudlifter

    * 00:47:31 Working with microphone pre-amps

    * Universal Audio Thunderbolt Interfaces

    * Where’s the Quickstart Guide?

    * Mixing a Big Project: What are the three biggest takeaways?

    * Clean Tracks

    * Use Busses

    * ???

    * GG 264 Outtro

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Asterisk Pandemic — Gig Gab 263

    Asterisk Pandemic — Gig Gab 263

    Try as they might to avoid it, sometimes your two favorite weekend warriors wind up talking about the pandemic. This week weaves conversations about performances, streaming, syncing video, and Hamilton (the show, not the podcaster) with related thoughts about what it'll take to feel safe doing all the things we want to do on stage again. Listen as Kent and Hamilton (the podcaster, not the show), talk through all this and more. And remember, always be performing!

    * 00:00:00 Gig Gab 263 - Monday, July 6, 2020

    * 00:00:55 Asterisk Pandemic

    * 00:17:40 The Hamilton Question

    * 00:34:26 Mike Mendoza’s July Fourth Streaming Festival

    * DaVinci Resolve

    * 01:02:04 GG 263 Outtro

    • 1 hr 3 min
    David Shanhun: Looping, Streaming, Playing

    David Shanhun: Looping, Streaming, Playing

    With David Shanhun, his smooth vocals and articulate guitar work are what you hear, but under the surface is an equal masterpiece of David's looping and arrangements.

    It doesn't stop there: David has taken his fantastic YouTube channel and begun using it to help teach other musicians how to integrate looping into their performances, increasing everyone's game.

    Join us today to learn more about David, hear some looping tips, and some great stories, to boot!

    * 00:00:00 Gig Gab 262 - Monday, June 29, 2020

    * 00:01:04 David Shanhun

    * David’s YouTube Channel

    * Gary Vee Plan

    * 00:07:13 Focusing on serving Musicians as your audience

    * 00:09:37 The amateur competition

    * 00:11:32 David’s “Englishman in New York”

    * 00:16:03 All loops are live… even when things go south!

    * 00:18:13 Mistakes are opportunities

    * 00:21:12 Paul David’s Looping Tutorial

    * 00:22:02 David Shanhun’s Looping Community

    * RC-30 Loop Station

    * TC Helicon VoiceLive 3

    * RC-300 Loop Station

    * 00:24:42 Being a Loop Artist

    * Monitoring a Looper

    * Headrush Looper Board

    * 00:31:00 Making videos... For a living!

    * 00:33:17 Using Final Cut’s Channel EQ

    * 00:35:20 Tip: When recording multi-track, add an ambient mic!

    * And bring socks!

    * 00:39:31 Back to Gigs in New Zealand?

    * 00:44:07 GG 262 Outtro

    * David Shanhun

    * David Shanhun’s YouTube Channel

    * David Shanhun’s Looping Community

    • 46 min
    Playing the Pandemic Stage

    Playing the Pandemic Stage

    Paul and Dave have been secretly working together on a project with their old band, and today that finally was released. Hear your two favorite weekend warriors talk about the process of recording (and coordinating!) a song in quarantine.

    Last night, Dave played the first pandemic gig of Gig Gab's history, and he and Paul talk through the process that got Dave to the stage, as well as the experience of actually doing it. Press play, enjoy, and remember: Always Be Performing!

    * 00:00:00 Gig Gab 261 - Friday, June 26, 2020

    * 00:01:04 Macworld All-Star Band Video for MusicCares Relief

    * 00:27:40 Dave’s First Pandemic Gig

    * 00:47:29 GG 261 Outtro

    • 48 min

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