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Listen to new DB3, Atomsmasher (Rough Mix) at RocketHub!

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Listen to Sonar (Live) Mastered!

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RocketHub Update!

Thanks to all our generous RocketHub fuelers, in just a few weeks we reached our goal of $5000, and we are continuing the campaign for the next 69 days, please take a look at our RocketHub page, you can view the latest preview of Anamnesis from the DVD, and hear a live recording of Ravenswood from the upcoming album!

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David Barrett Trio RocketHub 2

DB3 has just started a new RocketHub campaign and we're already at 16%. There are many cool rewards, please take a look: David Barrett Trio RocketHub Campaign

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Alan Parsons Isolated Guitar – David Barrett Trio (Belmonte)

Posted above is the isolated guitar from Belmonte, produced and engineered by Alan Parsons and Noble Street Studios in Toronto. We used a Mack Heatseeker and Skyraider for amplification, Pigtronix Fat Drive, Echolution, and Envelope Phase for effects. Alan prefers miking guitar with condenser microphones, we kept the 12 string electric guitar bed track, and added a second (detuned slightly sharp), and a third (detuned slightly flat), and added a solo on the Gibson ES175, so it was a very straight ahead session but with some great sounds and an old school recording technique thrown in! We...

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Album Release Party for the Laud Album

Album Release Party for the Laud Album Thursday March 13, Doors at 7:00PM Show at 8:00PM Whistler's Grille & The McNeil Room (upstairs) 995 Broadview Ave., Toronto, ON, M4K 2S1 Album download cards and t shirts will be available Tickets $10 at the door

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Dagmar Custom Guitars featuring David Barrett

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David Barrett The Laud Album

I have a new acoustic album featuring an instrument called the laud, it's also know as a Portuguese 12 string. The Laud Album is comprised of 11 solo tunes, some older ones from previous records, and some brand new compositions, most of which were written on the instrument in open tunings. Thanks to Paul Reid at HotHouse Creative Inc. for the awesome album art and Adrian Berkovits at Smoothwater Sound for mastering. It's one of my favorite instruments and a key songwriting tool for DB3, hope you like the minimalist nature of this album, it was recorded in one day in December of last year!

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Dagmar Custom Guitars – Jane

A couple years ago, the brilliant Canadian luthier Pete Swanson and I had a discussion about guitars and the type of qualities I’d like to see in a simpler Dagmar design, including a Gibson scale, alnico humbucking pick ups, and a wrap around bridge. A year later Pete and I met up and he gave me his latest design to try, I absolutely loved it! It’s body and neck are hollow, and an awesome solid off white colour, there’s a carbon fiber truss rod that was given to Pete by J.B. Allred by way of a recommendation from the hugely innovative Ken Parker (Parker guitars). According to Pete, the neck...

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Lost solo album, The Atomsmasher’s Noisy Trade

The Atomsmasher's Noisy Trade. the lost David Barrett soundscape album from 2003, has just been mysteriously added to iTunes after a decade (albeit with incorrect bio). It was an interesting record and a return to guitar music for me...and great album art by Bill Douglas! The Atomsmasher's Noisy Trade available on iTunes"

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