Questions, Answers, & Music Gear!

Hello!

So here are the most common questions I get asked almost every day. Take note!

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Q: How long have you been playing guitar?

A: I have been playing guitar since I was 16. I learned chords from friends and I also figured them out using my ear. I took one guitar lesson in my life from Ken Song (amazing jazz guitarist! He can play anything!). I learn best by ear.

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Q: Can you do a cover of _______ in your next video?

A: Honestly, I choose songs based on whether I like them or feel like it’s a challenge. Sometimes, I choose certain songs because I like to do a variety and mix it up. I know people don’t like some of the songs I cover, but truthfully, I don’t really care. Music is objective and everyone has their own taste. I do check up occasionally on requests made through my forums. You can request here. I like to have fun too! :)

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Q: What do you use to make your videos?

A: I use iMovie most of the time. Sometimes, I use my FlipHD. How I achieve good sound is through my equipment which I list below. Sometimes, I just use my built-in MacBook Pro mic. It all depends on how I feel at the moment.

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Q: What kind of equipment do you use for recording?

A: Here is a list of some stuff I use –

Apogee AD-16x

Apogee DA-16x

API 3124+

Edirol Audio Interface (Not in use)

Digi002 (Not in use)

I use Pro Tools HD2 (Not Shown)

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Dynaudio BM5a’s (Left)

Yamaha NS-10’s Studio (Right)

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Atus Computer Speakers

Mackie Big Knob

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Furman PL-8 Series II Power Supply

Universal Audio 1176LN

Patchbay

Focusrite Producer Pack

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Neumann M149

Blue Ball

Royer R-121

Shure SM94

Neumann KM184

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REMEMBER, it’s not what you have, but HOW you use what you already have. Expensive gear is just icing on the cake. NOT the cake itself. As they say, you can’t polish a terd.

Now I’m sure you guys are getting thoughts about how I got all this expensive equipment. To sum up a long story, I worked hard, and also got a little lucky. That’s what this business requires, or any business for that matter. We’ll save the business talk for some other time!

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Q: (Or statement) – Hey, let’s make a YouTube video!

A: As far as YouTube is concerned, I’ll ask you if I want to make a video with you. If you mean songwriting, I only write with referrals from friends or people I trust. I’ve written songs with too many people who I did not like writing with, so I’ve made this rule for myself to keep me from becoming a mess of stress! Hope you understand!

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Q: Why do you always look mad/sad?

A: I look that way because I was born that way.

Mom’s face + Dad’s face = David Choi’s face = mad/sad face.

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Q: Why don’t you smile?

A: Tell me a joke and I’ll have a reason to smile!

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Hope these questions clear some things up for you all!

Have a great day :)

David

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