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I just created my first midi triggers!!

I just created my first midi triggers!!

Im just setting myself up for a whole new music show for this year – ive made a lot of changes in the way i loose the effects pedal for vocals and all the effects pedals for guitar and a new addition is a full lighting system using open dmx – i have laser / floor LED pars  / smoke machine and also pin spot on a moving head.

Also ive got the behringer fcb1010 connected to guitarix for my guitar effects which was my original idea at looking at amp modelling and turned into creating a full automated show! I can automate the guitar but i dont want that i like to do this myself and have the option to have what i want at any time with the guitar.

The show is created with linux show player which will take in audio tracks and media cues to trigger slight shows and effects. With this on the video you can see the delay is on as soon as i activate – ive turned off vocal delay as the first trigger which sets it to dry. it then waits for my single usb footswitch that sends a space bar or any key i assign and then triggers the delay level to what ever i want to if the song needs heavier echo this gets activated at the same time as it triggers the song . At the end of the song the trigger sets the delay to dry again so i can speak and waits for the pedal. The software also replay gains all the songs levelling them up and each track has its own EQ which is handy if you have weak songs on the bottom end.

Here is the software im using.  http://linux-show-player.sourceforge.net/

And rakarrack is a awsome guitar effects application which im using for the vocals – ive got compression / limiter / EQ / echo / delays / reverbs and multiple variation which also i can pick from the trigger for each song.

here is a link for rararrack http://rakarrack.sourceforge.net/

the next step which ive already connected and working on is making the light sequences and then triggering the light presets to each song so each song has its own light / laser and smoke show. And here is the link for this http://www.qlcplus.org/

All this is done by using midi which hasnt taken long to pick up at all to be honest. But is a learning curve!!

Have to say a massive thanks to the guys at linux show player for helping my out over the past couple of days. Awesome.

here is a demo of the echo being on and me triggering – selects echo dry – starts intro music i fast forward music manually which then waits – then i press go on or foot key press and turns ehco on and starts the song.

 

Wayne Ward – GET BACK – Torremolinos.

Wayne Ward – GET BACK!!

Guitarist / Vocalist based in Torremolinos –  im available for private partied and events.  I have covered the bottom end of the coast and am available for shows and bookings within a two hour drive distance. A great range of music for any event from 50’s to 90’s. If your looking for a musician for your party / event please free to contact me. Here are some of my social networking sites so you can contact me or watch me perform live on youtube. I

f you want the best and the dance floor filling then contact GET BACK! the diary is filling up fast for 2108!  Music styles include rock and roll, country and sixties. Music from the Beatles, Chuck Berry, The Monkees, The Drifters, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Elvis, Wings, Neil Diamond, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Pacemakers, The Shadows, Sam Cooke, Santana, Eric Clapton, Don Gibson, Johnny Kid & The Pirates, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Oasis, Doobie Brothers, Robert Johnson & Much more!! 

wayne ward torremolinos

Also available acoustic version playing a great range of songs for you to enjoy.  Feel free to visit my facebook page here or my youtube page with loads of great live videos for you to enjoy which is here

You can see me doing my solo show or performing live with my rock and roll band -> The Twisters!

 

Make sure if you are booking a special event you visit the act so you know for sure what you are getting. Dont book somebody half baked! get the best !! GET BACK!!

http://waynepaulward.es visit my website.

 

Happy 2018!!

Happy 2018!!

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We have had the most amazing time over xmas! Ive played right through its been crazy! had some awesome food, awesome beer and met some awesome people! just all around awesome! I got booked on new years eve for new years eve 2018! now thats awesome 🙂

We have had a great xmas and nice to be sinking slowly back into work for 2018. The weather is lovely which helps! we have a slight wind and its cool at night but the days are like brand new.  It was nice to see my dad over xmas god bless his soul. Took him to gibralter and the malaga car museum he always enjoys spain.

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Ive added some great new songs to my show as get back and are getting calls and interest from all over the coast. Ive also invested in a great light show including a DMX light control unit.  I also got a spinning pin spot and a smoke machine a laser and another larger floor LED flood panel. The laser isnt in action yet as i didnt knwo you needed a cut out switch to make the unit active but thats currently in the post!! We have sat down and looked at the unit and had it fully functional but need to learn how to program scenes and chases which is the next step and then we have to learn lisa this.. but we have a few weeks before we really need to take the full light rig. Im booked through january and into february but the calls come every day so please any bars / hotels or people wanting to play there parties please make sure you get in contact well in advance id hate to disapoint. I also have been gigging with my rock and roll band the twisters! we are three pice band – upright bass player and drummer and banging out a load of great catchy rock and roll tunes!  Keep a eye out for me as GET BACK or WAYNE PAUL WARD or THE TWISTERS on around the costa del sol.

Tech Time!…

Really enjoying the samsung note 8 its really moving mobile phones into the computer line. Im pretty stock with it and im just waiting for a dax and ubuntu for samsung note 8 installer … but hey thats another blog when i get my hands on it …

in a word presenting > ANTERGOS

antergos

I decided to switch from ubuntu after really they make big offerings and pull them and make to big changes for me. After buying a ubuntu tablet and a ubuntu phone for me and lisa and them just drop  them after a year was pushing it.. then they just pull unity and replace it with gnome just like that!.. i was pissed when they pulled ubuntu one but carried on. They just gone to far for something thats just not that great. I looked for a new system thats kick ass and geared towards gnome and i found antergos. Antergos is a arch based distro without the half day of setting up the arch system…

Ive been there done that wore the t-shirt running gentoo. The system sets up what i consider to be one of the most solid, responsive and versatile linux system ive used to date, bearing in mind i was there at the beggining! i tried antergos in a virtualbox and was planning on using it for a week maybe… a hour lated id made a bootable usb and installed from the live usb which pulls the latest installer and installs the latest version from the internet with all the packages you need !! steam.. office and you get to pick the desktop you want to run! awesome – as you can see i went with gnome! After running and trying it our for a day i could this was the one a proceded to setup my main computer / server and this went great as well! i did notice that gnome file share doesnt work out of the box which ive had a moan about on the forums but any way i followed this tutorial … ohh and i must say reboot after doing all this or it doesnt work – look here

A few things about antergos its rapid and can see the difference compared to ubuntu in speed and bloat … take it this way on the ubuntu xps laptop with ubuntu loaded the fans just run all the time red hot.. since antergos the machine is like new and havent heard the fans! and one other differnce of course is no apt-get install packagename !! i now get pacman -S packagename   nothing to hard about that!!! take a look at the OS its amazing!

We are still selling craft ale with craft on the coast – we mainly sell 3 monos and la catarina but have other beers in stock check out our website which is also growing database of craft ale bars in the costa del sol! http://craftonthecoast.es/

Any way we offer you peace and love for 2018 – and hope. If you have anger please replace this with happiness and love. You get one chance at this life. Again peace, love and hope.

 

 

November 2017

HAPPY NOVEMBER!

Well you may notice my blogs really are not that active anymore.. Not just not having enough time nowadays its also the lack of wanting to actually sit behind a computer when the sun is roaring down! But now we hit November it is starting to cool down slightly in malaga.. although the days are still beach weather the nights and morning cools nicely. Ive been gigged out and been working from nerja right down the coast to san pedro / marbella.

The gigs have been varied from large hotels some seating 600+ to small bars that have 50-60 people in so its been great! Met some lovely people along the way! Looking forward to my xmas gigs which ive booked right through now which is good. Ive added quite a lot of new songs that broaden my music scope for places ive been playing. Also added a few new bits to my hardware for the gigs and shows, lights / pedals / stands and also added a dedicated phone which i use for live cam and also video and photo footage along the way.

Please visit my youtube channel for some of my new show videos! https://www.youtube.com/user/wayneward1972

Thank you for checking me out!

Technology changes ive added a note 8 which is a awesome phone and a massive addition and sound difference to the shows. Tech wise i dumped tablets and just use the PC for heavy coding and still use the old trusty dell xps ubuntu edition which today just loaded with fresh ubuntu 17.10 installs which is awesome!! Check this..

get your free copy here https://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/1710

Ive been that busy i really havent had time to use computers but im coding some sites our this week while it goes a bit quiet for a week. Business wise im selling beer with my company craft on the coast up and down the coast again which we are picking up some loose ends this week and pushing some beer into new bars. Computer wise ive dropped computer repairs and reinstalls totally and im just concentrating on websites. Ive also dropped IPTV and droid boxes as i found it more to be favors which no body really appreciated and ended up being just a loss of time like computers! I will still carry out remote work for my good existing customers though 😉 

Its been nice to see the family and friends who have been to visit and i thank them from the bottom of my heart for coming to spend precious time with us. You all know who you are.

Ive set my recording gear back up and ready for doing some recording over the xmas period so ill post some fantastic new tracks for you to listen to and enjoy hopefully!

Got some new plans and projects for the new year with the music that ill be posting about in the new year!… watch this space.

Any way i finish my November blog and say peace and love to all. December is just around the corner so please get ready for the festive period and have a great time.

ps if you havent listened t o liam gallaghers new album GET IT – its top end and not a band song on it!! -check out china town and paper crown.. as you were….

 

 

a random check in! Hola!

 

a random check in! Hola!

Just a random check in! just to keep people entertained whats going on in my life! Well im nicely settled in our house in spain now – We have been working hard to get work both in selling beer and playing music. Dont get me wrong its not all easy its taken till now to get all the business and documentation thats required so its been hard and now we are just growing nicely. All the things people told me i could do i basically did! the old one about getting into the health system and the biggest joke > your house might get knocked down and all this is just one big fat joke! listed if you want to move to another country for what ever reason you have just do it, make sure you have a trade and not just wanting to bum of the state and make sure you do your homework and in my case years of ground work! Luckily enough we have good business and met some friends you couldn’t buy in the UK! We have had the good people we love visit us and we have big respect for them coming out of there way to see how we live and enjoy our company. Were lucky we have a nice little car and a lovely scooter for when we do actually need wheels.. Life changes out here and you don’t want to be using transport if you can help it let alone having to watch mountains of rubbish on the old TV because its to cold to do anything! People say do you miss the UK you look like your enjoying yourself!? im like are you kissing its well down the pan and has been for years, nothing going on, scruffy and all that as well as the country has no spine and is being taken right under there nose! I didnt like watching that happen so i said good bye to it all, which is hard being a english man.

Any way we have a new addition to the family… no we never bought a kid! ..meet fredo – out maltese

he is cool and such a lovely dog. but dont be fooled by this fur ball he is also known as the town nutter and wrecks balconies!!! This is him posing after his haircut in benalmadena!

Anyway ive been playing quite a lot of gigs out here and get quite established ive managed to cover from torremolinos right down to marbella so far! its been great added loads of new songs to my setup and ive just been added to a massive gig thats coming of in September in benalmadena auditorium  – look out for me on the coast i go out as GET BACK!! as per usual i do sixties / blues / beatles and rock and roll and getting quite well noticed! like any place they need something fresh and a lot of people like to see musicians loaded with guitars in there hands and also be able to use them!

Ive seen some dribble out here and ive seen some good but thats got to stay in my mind and thoughts you never seen this

I acquired a tc helicon harmony gt-x which i havent had time to use for the harmonies yet! but used the delays and revers and slap back delays which are awesome, ill get to use the harmony stuff soon im sure when i do my next acoustic session that includes using a PA! i also added a behringer 300 watt sub to my system (stage pass 600w) which has added a whole new dimension to the sound giving it that bottom end it requires !! BOOOOM!

Dont seem to do much with the computers much now – i dont see so many people using them out here but were in season so its to hot to be sat around key tapping see how this goes out of season im not that bothered to be honest i cant tell you the amount of idiots ive put up with over the past fifteen / twenty years with computers, real nutters! ha sad really but true.

So are there anythings i dont like about spain?

  • I was going to say it gets to hot but i cant really can i!? 
  • Mosquitos – i hate the bastards!
  • Cockroaches – im getting used to the oversized horrible things
  • People dont move out of the way when you walking down the street
  • People stand in the middle of the pavement blocking it chatting!

I cant complain the weather is stable (hot) the beach is good, the bars and beer and wine are just amazing, the places we travel to are simply amazing, all the people we have met are amazing, the gigs are amazing, the lifestyle is amazing its just amazing!! and its just festival after festival – music and more music !!!!!

Seeing the way the families are out here makes me wish i was born here! the children have great respect for there parents none of this favoritism going on just so laid back its nice to see what others have the privilege of enjoying and growing with there children and families properly like it should be. I give respect for this.

So if any of my UK people ever make malaga just pm me ill come and have that wine and a tapas or two.

Thank you for tuning in and reading about my life, don’t forget if people think you cant do something and they say you are in a bubble – just do it, if you want something bad enough you get it. 

Peace and love xx  Amor Malaga

 

Wayne Paul Ward – Musician

Wayne Paul Ward

Entertainer available for bookings in and around torremolinos 

Available with backing tracks or acoustic.

Also has karaoke equipment available.

Time served musician and available to play in band if required. 

  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
  • Lead Guitar
  • Bass
  • Cajon

Please call or email for details – vist the website for more information http://waynepaulward.es/

 

malaga craft ale – 2017, craft on the coast starts to breathe…

craft on the coast starts to breathe…

Craft on the coast is a new company for 2017 based on the costa del sol, malaga. We are company thats specialises only in craft ales. The craft ales that we supply currently are craft ales created in malaga.

The website doesnt  contain any product information as we are just adding the first line of 3 monos craft ale. Please watch the website for updates or twitter feed.

Here is the new website!

As well as supplying craft ale ill also be reviewing some of the amazing craft ales available and created in malaga itself. Here are some of the carma range i tested in januray in torremolinos.

the carma range is quite extensive. ill be reviewing all these amazing ales. One of the craft ales that stood out was burro de sancho ill be taking a closer look at this range.

The top images are from the left a malaga px, the special edition this is one of the good ones, premium quality craft, well hopped and strong character. The middle ale la cuevena  is a different kettle of fish im not sure but i was told this was made from carrots? it wasnt transparent in the glass and to be honest id sat tasteless, weird tasting, reminded me some what of knettle wine i used to buy when i was a lad!. Far right, well what can i say monkey business made by the 3 monos brewing company in malaga. This is the one at 5.8% and bursting with caramel and fruit! 

 

poulton pubs, the good the bad and the ugly

Poulton, the good, the bad and the ugly…

Poulton is a small part of morecambe, what i believe to stretch out so far as the york hotel and the bull hotel, people might beg to differ, i dont care this is what i see to be poulton.  In the small area is some great little watering holes on offer to the sangarians or what ever the name is!?! in the main town of morecambe we have the palentine and the royal / pier which are well worth a look but lets look what little poulton area has to offer. Bearing in mind all this boozers have the same low end carlsberg /fosters low end lager but some stretch past that and offer the quality we deserve….

The Morecambe Hotelmorecambe hotel

 

 

 

This is the one and only place that has it all, you name it – the best thing i can do it bullet point it and then hit the facts.

  • Restaurant
  • Craft ales
  • Beer garden
  • Smoking area
  • Disabled access
  • Function / meeting room
  • Cocktails
  • Bar snacks
  • Hotel rooms
  • Childrens play area
  • Parking area (coming soon)
  • Camra Discount
  • Pay by card
  • Website
  • Online bookings
  • Social interaction

This place was taken from the old run down scruffy old morecambe hotel and made into as what i can only describe as the best boozer in the whole town! It has craft ales and craft lagers and even cocktails! The beer is kept at its best and has the best variation ive seen. The food is another thing, the food here is perfect from the steaks, fish and chips right to the sunday lunches and the great sharing platters are out of this world. The facility to book group meals in the private room upstairs is a great idea. If you fancy a meal out on the sunday and want to take the kids its kitted outside with a kids play area. The refurb really created a fine establishment here and hopefully will start to make people realise running other badly run pubs near by whats required, something to higher the standards to. The staff have come together quite nicely here and work well as a team. Congratulations we have a winner. The good, the best. On a final note if you liked to be looked after by the owners and the staff this is the place to be looked after. Take a look at the website here or twitter https://twitter.com/Morecambe_Hotel or facebook https://www.facebook.com/theMorecambeHotel

The Bull Hotel

bull hotel

 

 

Cracking little boozer, always busy, plenty of regulars. Andy is doing a good job of running it although liked it when bryn had it as he chucked me a few gigs here and there but hey ho that has no bearing on the pub review as i still drink in the pub regular.

  • Craft ales
  • Karaoke
  • Bingo
  • Beer garden
  • Darts
  • Pool
  • Slot machines
  • Sometimes live music
  • Bar snacks
  • No card payment
  • No Camra

Doesnt really need anything the pub, ive always said it needs a card payment, ive never really understand why it doesnt? and a camra discount is a no goer because the beer is sooo cheap as it is. Be nice to see the live music back at least once a week instead of the idiots on the karaoke, but again of thats what the regulars want then go for it! Im personally not one for morecambe town in the evening because of the type of idiots that populate it! and although this pub is on the edge id give it a go for sure 🙂

The York

york hotel

 

You’ll find this pub as you are just entering morecambe, ideal place to stop before you enter the town and have some refreshments.

  • Craft ales
  • Beer garden
  • Function / meeting rooms
  • Bar snacks
  • Hotel room
  • Tea time food
  • Pay by card
  • Occasional live music
  • Car park

Well what can i say, This place has so much potential, Its been taken over from mick, which was a great landlord and a great guy i just feel his partner let the place down, not being able to take her drink and get nasty, i know this because it happened to me! So we did stop visiting until recently it was taken over. Now we enjoy a beer around the york specially if we can get a nice day and its a sun trap on the back and we have the crack with the regulars which is fun! The craft ales can be a bonus in this pub as it seems to be on a different brewery from the rest of all the other pubs and gets some cask ales in you would never see which gives it a edge. All the staff and locals are friendly enough and hardly a clicky joint! The downside of the pub is that the brewery wont shell to update the place and with out slating the place it does need it! Ok the beers cheap so put it up a bit and make the investment. lets have the york decorated and looking good, lets have a bit of live entertainment on a friday or saturday. Do it up and get the function room advertised for use – get some bands on in the back room. This has the potential to be a great boozer but not the backing from the brewery, which hopefully doesnt run the place into the ground like other pubs run by greedy brewerys – im for one a local and would not mind paying a slight more ontop of the cheap good craft ale i get to see this place be brought up to better standards. Give the york a go its a cracking boozer its one i go for one and have six usually!…

https://www.facebook.com/Yorkhotelmorecambe/?fref=ts

The Smugglers Den

smugglers den

 

 

The oldest pub in morecambe, with tails of tunnels running through morecambe for the pirates, and hauntings in the pub!..

Unfortunately the smugglers den has now been closed for a year but soon to be open again im told by some new people from out of town. I was lucky to have this pub for a year and thats when the pub came back to its former glory, shortly to be taken by some pot smokers who ran her into the ground. The brewery managers were on the take and blaming including me the past 3 managers before of the beer being down which was a load of nonsense. When this pub was running in all its glory this was what i made available.

  • Craft ales
  • Bar snacks
  • Tea time food
  • Sandwiches
  • Live music
  • Karaoke
  • Beer garden
  • Bar snacks
  • Darts
  • Poker
  • Bar Games
  • Sky sports
  • Pub background music
  • Open wood fire
  • Ukulele nighs
  • Neighborhood watch meetings
  • Camra discount
  • No card payment

This i hope gets taken over by the right people and looked after as its a proper british little boozer with so much potential. Here is some tips. Do not get mixed up with the brewery or managers it was tied into 100% and dont let it turn into the clicky little place for the few guys who drink at the end of the bar and think its there pub! and last but not least dont let the scruffy people who have there dogs on the seats, behind the bar and all that carry on happen. Its disgusting. Please run this pub properly!! 🙂

UPDATE!!!

The pub is now open!! Ive visited and met the new landlord and lady and they are lovely people! the pub has been cleaned and lots of work carried out and im glad to say they have a great range of craft ales available. Im so glad to see this pub open again ill be popping by for a pint or two for sure 🙂

The New Inn

the new inn

 

 

 

Ahhh the ugly. I cant comment much on this pub as im barred for something i really am not sure about. I was told i was not going to be served for nicking a bin? so i asked about and i was told it was a fag bin outside the door? im really not sure, some drunken idiot must have said i nicked a bin or something im not sure its the kind of mentality of the client-el that drink in here. I did used to drink in the new inn and the beer was always flat, low amounts of beer in the fridges, no craft ale just the bitter for the old lot. Dirty dated old toilets and always fag butts outside. I know the bar is used for a friday night karaoke and the way to generate money is to lock people in and take the money of the drunk people as im sure it would not survive on its local trade. I did try to come to some arrangement when i had the smugglers with jan (the current land lady) to work together but she didnt like the fact i was busy, like far to busy and making money in my normal times compared to her having to stay in the pub all night to late, out of licence hours. She made passing comments when i walking home at 11.00pm calling me a lightweight, which a few times i told her i was sticking in the licenced hours and was making enough, this went on for a while till i have to admit i told her to go and fuck off after a few times of hearing it, probably the reason for fabricating the reason for me being barred. So cant comment on this one, i just remember it being scruffy and not much to it. So i would suggest to give a go but thats your choice!……. Ill try it when it gets a new decent landlord and review the pub properly to give it a chance.  The only way to correct this would be to have a proper apology from jan, to be un barred and to be bought a pint on the house, but this wont happen im sure its not in her nature. When i say this is the ugly its not just the pub thats ugly you know what i mean?!….

There you go thats the good, the bad and the ugly

UPDATE!!

I seen the land lady in town the other day and for a grown woman she is common and disguting mouth on it. She shouts knob head across the pub, im so glad this isnt my mother id be disgusted with her. Now she has taught her scruffy cusotomers to shout knob head to me when i walk past after visiting the better pubs just up the road. I dont know disgusting people. I wouldnt drink in here if you paid me.

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