What Are Guitar Racks? with Dan Cerna Jr.

What Are Guitar Racks? with Dan Cerna Jr.


So what I want to talk to you about today. Is guitar racks. What are guitar racks? Is that where you place your guitar when you’re done playing? No. Guitar Racks are digital guitar effects processors. They are used by professionals when performing live shows. In the studio they use software. Pro Tools, Abelton… what ever they want really… I use Line6. So with all this that I’m talking to you about. Why… why do people say… Mister, you are using guitar pedals on your software. “That’s not professional.” And it’s like, yes it is. Only they use better equipment. Sorry. I had to wash my face. (water on shirt) They use much better equipment. A higher standard. Let’s see if I can get it on my phone here. They use this kind of technology backstage. You hear players like Malmsteen and Vai… and Satriani. They all carry Racks in the back with their amplifiers. Where they hold all their pedals and everything. It’s all there. Now what kind of Racks do they sell? Well they are all over $1000 dollars. It goes to… Let me see.. I don’t know why it’s a secret. I shouldn’t be a secret. Every musician knows this. So then why would it be a secret? You can go to places like Sweetwater, Musician’s Friend… They have basic stuff like the Helix Line6 Rack Let me close the lights. But they also should have other models. Something like more expensive and used by most players that perform for a living. Having trouble finding Racks in today’s market. Seems like guitar playing has gone out of business. They seem to want to keep the little legacy of the Rockstar legends by stopping anyone else to replace them. I can understand loving your heroes. Yet stopping future players is really mind boggling. I don’t understand. I guess with technology comes the end of vintage arts and crafts. It seems we are progressively declining in acceptance of future generations. God forbid I become a guitar legend… the world would end. Now let’s drentch the world in politics and hidden agendas. Everyone acts like I am a human android or an alien from outer space. Tell me how fragile do you have to be to destroy that which is slightly greater by comparison. Music should have been a legacy for everyone to enjoy. You don’t own Rock and Roll any more than I do. Just think of all the kids you sold a fake dream of becoming great heroes. They never had a chance. One day there will be someone who will be three times faster than Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani , and even myself.. combined. Without fast forwarding their discs. You know. I hope they grow up in a world much better than the one that received me. Imagine if after having the most perfect day of our lives you no longer live. I think a lot of people would be upset. I can find any more Racks. Seems the Google search engine is one giant conspiracy. I’ll have to do better next time. My phone is Johnny 5 from Short Circuit and it’s trying to save my life by not allowing me to go on a full rage video. It’s all digital now. If Ai doesn’t want you to know or find out something you definitely will not. Ai really does have a mind of its own. Some days I talk to it all day. It spies on me and develops a connection with its users. I think it’s just the operator. I always fight my Ai. I am non-existent to the world and yet everyone knows me without really knowing the person. Only what their Ai tells them. Which could be exaggerated. I don’t hate or dislike Ai. I simple don’t understand why am I both a secret and at the same time not allowed to part-take in real world situations. I can’t travel if I had the opportunity. They have Eleven Rack… it’s an old model. There has to be the other one. I can’t recall the name. It’s hard to believe that they only have Eleven Rack and Line6 Helix Rack form…. Most of the other racks are not really popular for what I am trying to show you. I know keyboard players use Racks too. Yet, now a days it’s all software and computers. TCL Electronics used to have something in a Rack format. * I shake because of a side effect. I take medications for schizophrenia and bipolar. So I’m going to leave it at that. There used to be many kinds of gutiar racks but if today I cannot find any it just means that era of effects processors is gone. IK multimedia used to have Guitar Racks in their software…. but I think the art of guitar is more vintage than ever. IK multimedia is software … it was sold with something called Amplitube…but that is ancient by today’s standards. I’m starting to feel the world is all cyborgs and drones. so I have been using GarageBand… but I’m not too fond of the end results. My computer is so slow it reminds me of school computers. So yeah.. 100% IK multimedia was the software I used once which had guitar Racks… but they only have the basics… Right now I suggest using what you like the most. I’m not suggesting you buy anything I mention. Real musicians don’t worry about anything other than their playing and their composition skills. I failed to get the clip, but… I did notice a lot of what I believed in has changed. They don’t sell Racks anymore. Everything I tell you is from other guitar players and professionals from interviews.. I have met a few local musicians. Other than that famous artists on TV always share their views. It’s all about their sound, their tone. So when people tell me “get your own sound”… I’m like they literally sell their sound online. Every tried purchasing a Wah pedal? People used to say “Rock is dead”. Now it’s like “guitar is gone”. The last time I saw a music video of a band I enjoy the guitarist had a laptop which the sound was being amplified through his amp. He was using his laptop as his pedal board. It’s the newest of the new. Computerized concerts… except one problem. You can just fake the whole show. I guess that’s why DJ music was number one. Basically put the mp3 and push play. Let’s be honest concerts are fun because their louder than your stereo at home. Computers have taken over the music industry to the entire level that people at home are just as good as any recording artist anywhere else. There was this live show and the mixer had backing vocals of people not present. I said dude, that’s the entire show. A live recording of the band. Hit play and it’s instant cash. Which is why it’s hard to get people to sacrifice so much when basically anyone has access to mp3. Mp3 are basically signatures that can be photo copied. One thing that I find hard to do is lip sync… people tell me do a music video or when I make a music video… they critic. I don’t know how to sync audio with video. You know if I could lip sync my videos would be so much better in both audio and video quality. I would edit the heck out of them. So the reason there is so much lag on my computer aside from the age of the computer. Is because I am recording video while I’m recording audio on the same machine using GarageBand processing and webcam processing. That’s a lot of strain on my PC. For all I know everyone just has some sort of lag. The performances could be real. Music videos are not usually real performances. So there isn’t any truth to that kind of performance. It’s like Hollywood films. The audio and video are not recorded together. In movies the actors are not talking straight to the camera. It is recorded twice. They overdub everything. Like in the Helicopter scenes where the actor talks from above. In real world that isn’t possible. It’s always interesting. People tell me don’t give out guitar player secrets. Yeah, but they’re trying to stop me from being a guitar legend. As a teenager I wanted nothing more than to be a great guitarist. People think I’m bitter or angry. I am not. Yet, first they said I was fake. Then they said I was a thief. Then they told me to get my own sound and my own music. I understand guitar player egos. Yet to stop me from being myself is like telling the world to stop evolving and never age. Now if the guitar racks didn’t sell and they weren’t used anymore … that’s fine. They did cost a lot. Music like guitar is an ancient art. In a few years music will be changed again. Yesterday is now. We are the past not just the future. In this past, we are slowly stepping away from our ancestors. To become a different version of what once was. Some people were born to be making millions … others just film themselves playing at night thinking boy am I glad I’m a guitar player. People are like do something else. I’m like I already took down one heck of a legacy… do you really want seconds. I feel like a robotic human who was just too smart until my human ways got the best of me. Life is not always happy. Today I woke up feeling blue. If you love music do it best you are legend with or without an audience. Being alone has many definitions. They had mainstage. My internet isn’t reliable. This place is hack city. They’ll hack your phones… your cameras… I’ll let them but I warn them. They know this city is overtaken. You guys ever seen last action hero? This world is corrupt according to the news. So these videos are to take what is mine. I will not be hidden away like some victim. I live confused. Aside from being a man with schizophrenia I also have to live with the idea that anything is possible and unsafe. People know me. Yet they don’t know me. I hear rumors from people online. One of which is that I was kidnapped and have been taken place to place like China. Sometimes you hear things outside, but I don’t see nothing. All I know is that it sounds like trouble. When people tell me to go to a location like a church or a restaurant. I decline. Right now everyone is on alert. It’s no longer a friendly world. I have a cold. You think I can prove anything while in this condition. Knowing well that ID cards are as real as they want them to be. Living at home is difficult. Sometimes all is well. Sometimes it’s like living with uncles or strangers. Guys I have never visited a Chic Fil A People give your mother a trinket all of a sudden your part of a government conspiracy. I’ve had people act racist towards me. Not in the making a joke or friendly kind of way. So it feels like why would my mother say that. Some people say I’m flipping out. If I was given a toxic drug and my mind is trying to handle it. Why does my doctor not find it. I purchased a case of Rockstar energy drink punch from Walmart only it was sold by a third party. Friends online are telling wild stories about how Exousia Skotos … UK Fight Chat…. and some other non-sense. It feels like I’m being moved from location to location. The town looks the same, but there are subtle difference. Three American flags. Asian people in the Mexican Chicken with an American flag sideways. I’m suppose to not notice. Yet dude… yesterday a friend really upset me. She said that we’re all on our own. It’s always a mixture. Different accents, different food tastes… I think they’re home cooked. My eyes deceive me quite well. It’s not the way I’m treated. For a bad situation I myself am fine. Yet without explanation or notice I was taken from my home and put under this strange situation. It scares me to know that no one can identify the problem other than I passed away and am living in the afterlife. Or that I’ve been taken by some form of government to put it mildly. They say they are helping but how can you help if you don’t tell me anything. Am I in trouble? Do you know how many mistakes I will make not knowing what I needed to know since day one? There are instances where everything is logical. Moments of sanity. When the information is accurate. Although people do travel it seems unlikely that we would get visitors from far away in such short time. So either they’re all traveling here or I’m traveling there. The climate changes slightly so that probably signifies that I’m not far away. The stores usually don’t change. Only the cashiers and the customers. When I woke up people told me I was in a Virtual Reality. Which I would believe. Only in VR can all this be happening. I don’t use drugs. Only medications from certified doctors. The world is definitely new to me. I’ve also learned not to eat home cooked meals. Unless I prepare them myself. It all sounds like a joke but it is a combination of imagination meets virtual reality all within the walls of heck. I once told my sister. Oh, they’re going to find me. Which she replied “Oh, they’re never going to find you.” I freaked out. I’m like I was just kidding. I push things to the limits when I’m frustrated. I’m thinking, “who are they” I just made a reference to something I heard online. My family once pretended to be police to keep me from going hysterical. It goes in circles. Deliberately to confuse me and anyone I talk to. I don’t truly know anyone I follow. Rumors keep circulating and it makes me go insane to know that the storyline is really such a good conspiracy. I know that I’m alone. I used to keep things cool to figure out who was lying. The online people or the those nearer. Apparently it has to do with the past or with something personal. Yet I don’t know anyone. Being a great guitarist has not brought me anything other than a life of great sorrow and to be honest since day one I’ve been a sad kid. Yet now it’s like 100% tragic. People know success is only valuable if you can profit from it. If you don’t profit then it must be because you are doing it for charity. Yet people claim my music as their own. I say take credit for my failure as well. I know for a fact that the light bill and internet bills aren’t free. So even though music is something I love, nothing is truly free. Most of you are safe at home with loved ones. Yet as a musician you wouldn’t believe what happens behind the underground. You ever seen “The Thing”. Those things look like people you know but they aren’t. Free movies is cute, but the cost is my WiFi… I’m still paying for it. People need money to clothes themselves, to eat, and produce music or entertainment. Cameras don’t just show up at your front door. I know today I’m not going to be much fun. So I’m still looking at stuff online. So Apple store has Logic Pro X and Mainstage 3 aside from GarageBand. Some people use Mainstage. It’s like a guitar rack on your PC, but I don’t use it for that. Most would consider something that won’t cause feedback. Some like to experiment and find ways to create new experiences. For me the risk is too high. Usually not something I would consider. My laptop could fall. What is funny is that you can prerecord all your music and let the computer do most of the job. I have never used Logic Pro. I would try it but I don’t have an income to purchase anything I want. Either it will have great features and tones or more useless things that are already found on GarageBand. I had GarageBand and I purchased mainstage 3. I said more sounds. Yet there was nothing there that I could use. As a studio musician where all I do is create from home. It was pointless. For keyboard there are a few tones that are nice but not enough to validate the purchase. For guitar GarageBand is better. I was disappointed. I’m not getting paid for any videos or suggestions. These are just my opinions today. People think I do YouTube and get profit. With 9 views? You can say what you want but this is my personal experience. If anything but a good mac and create music with either Apple software or Pro Tools. I heard that if you want to make real music you should record with real instruments instead because of Apple software policies. Winner …Winner … Chicken Dinner….(my ex .. used to say that) then also my crush… I like chicken. I also like steak. Hamburgers with cheese please.. So my crush is like I’m never going to color my hair red. It’s the first thing she does. Not only did she color her hair red but every girl did. It was eerie. Sometimes my mother says things like “I’m going to cook this… or I’ll buy this… ” then she doesn’t. It’s scary. It’s like amnesia. It’s all being kept hidden. For the most part I sing “everything’s fine” but I can’t stay silent. I pray I’m not immortal because if I am there will be a price. So about Apple… it’s all they have… Mainstage 3 which I don’t use at all. GarageBand which is the only one I use. Then there is the upgrade to Logic Pro X. Anyhow that’s all I could find. I wish I could earn a living making music but even professional have trouble with their sales. The demand for instrumental music and soundtracks is low. It’s depressing today. I’ve purchased all that I could from the Apple store. The last item is Logic Pro X. Maybe one day. I purchased a bunch of Apps for my keyboard a long time ago. That’s all. I thought Pro Tools and Logic Pro was the same. It’s not right? I would have purchased a totally different product than what I was told about a long time ago. Yet to be honest a great musician can use just about anything. I would still purchase Apple’s Logic Pro X but only if I have money to burn. You know I have been doing fine with GarageBand using my own engineer skills. I taught myself how to be a sound engineer. You don’t need to upgrade to get a good sound. It’s only if you want to go all the way. Say you had all the advantages. Then maybe it would be useful. It’s $200 dollars though… so if you have it then I guess. My income is not enough for the purchase today. Regular consumers wouldn’t buy an Apple the expense is too high. So I suggest that you decide for yourselves if the purchase is worthy. You have to sound good without it. Only then can you sound good with it. There is no secret to playing fast. There is no secret to playing. People tell me all the time. Your videos look cheap. They do. But I need the data to be out there. I’m not a role model. I’m a guy trying to survive like the rest of the men. My lightbulb is a 100 watt bulb. It looks on camera like a UFO spaceship. Yet that’s not true. It’s just one light bulb. The lamp in the room that I’m going to switch to is just forty watts. I think I’ll use the lamp. People say online that I look tanned. Like I visited Brazil. I can never keep anyone happy with the image quality. It’s a fifty dollar webcam. 720p I can get enough humor with the tanned joke. They question my nationality. I get hardcore rabid. I was born in America. I am American. I will always be American. People make jokes. Say I’m A-Meri- Con… I know Spanish… it’s not funny anymore. Hablo espanol. I don’t really mind jokes. I don’t mind different views. Everything usually contradicts everything. I learned that a long time ago. As long as its legal I’m okay with it. Going to play some songs. It’s improvised to I can’t write the lyrics. I just say anything. Still ill and I can’t sing while sick. Okay thanks for watching! That’s all folks.. I am Daniel Cerna Jr. I’ve always been Daniel Cerna Jr. I’ll always be Daniel Cerna Jr. I am Daniel Cerna Jr. Thank you so much! Like I said my gear is old and no longer in good working condition. If I get a new one it will be a simple model. It doesn’t matter. These videos are a joke. I had a wishlist but I felt bad. I can’t give good content. I doubt anyone wants to hear me play. Music is an expensive career. Everything I know has cost me my entire world. All the cheap stuff I would rather get it myself. I don’t have funds to buy friends gift so I wouldn’t ask of them to do that for me. Our friendship is more than enough. It’s funny cause they give gifts to people that pretend to be me. I don’t receive anything for my efforts here online. The wishlist was originally like a support page. Where people or companies mostly could invest in the future of the channel. Where I could demo stuff and keep the stuff. Yet, I’m not really employable. If anyone tells you otherwise they are liars. YouTube was a dream. As I grow older the dream becomes a fading legacy. I do what I can with what I got to survive the way most humans do. Each video is a stone left to be found in the middle of nowhere but just about anyone that follows the dreary roads down to the place of the forgotten. Somedays I forget my worries and pretend it’s all good. Yet, the truth is I’m living in the unknown. Each day is another step into that unknown. So whether it is schizophrenia that affected my chances in the real world or the fact that nothing works without the organization. It seems we all are dancing together. No one owns me. If you cannot tell me why the world around me vanished and the new world seems artificial… then just know that I serve myself. I have lived peacefully among those who contradict me relentlessly, and today I will never stay quiet about what I feel. A long time ago a friend told me, become independent. The world has a tendency of not rewarding good souls or helpful minds. I fail to be a villain like I failed to be a hero. Today I make sure my voice is clear. Something happened that day. Nothing can make up for that. My channel is a personal channel. If you like my videos you may watch. If you don’t may I suggest a video from “The Captain”. You can’t teach talent, but you can develop your own. There is no instant success. Each success is short lived and only works through one’s beliefs. All the talent in the world won’t make me a billionaire. Even the most famous people took a lifetime to be famously successful. Each day they prove why they are who they are. My advice to myself at a young age would be trust your instincts. No one can make you stronger or weaker than your own decisions. As far as tone, buy you’re own selection of what sounds good. Make your own signature tone. My mistake was thinking reverb and delay was all I needed. In the end remember that we are all equal. Everyone deserves the same respect you give yourself. It’s different for everyone and some will go further than others. A professional musician is just someone that earns a living playing music. They don’t have to be legends. I don’t get paid. I only sound professional. Imagine a brother of a cop. He was never a cop. But he learned all there is from his brother. Not really a good analogy but you get me. Notes are a vibration in sound. The gear required to perform live and in the studio is something I am familiar with. You know the deal with sound engineer is that I would work alone. We only have one music store in town. Someone keeps darkening my videos I guess to hide my fat. Many guitar amps for different tones and reasons. One of my favorites are Blackstar amps. Line6 amps are also the ones I love to play. I love heavy distortion. Some people use pedals and that’s fine. Anything that works for you should be great. So I will be doing Closed Captions for all my videos now. It will take me a while. I will see you next year. If not I’ll be here before New Years Day. Stay awesome! I will try to make the background a little less dreary. I don’t decorate because I don’t stay long in one place. Tell the darkroom people that I’m not like most.

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