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We recorded this song about four weeks ago. I used my Kemper rack for the guitars and was pleasantly surprised when I was able to use it literally the same way I use an amp (by backing off in places and then turning up to get more gain) The Kemper responded just like an amp!

This Santana song is not one of his more popular instrumentals but has been one of my favourite songs for a really long time. I’ve always wanted to do a version of this and thanks to my two very good friends, Dave and Larry I’ve been able to do just that.

My first thought was to do a completely different take on the song but after listening to the original I realised that the playing, feel etc was perfect.

This is therefore my tribute to a guitar player who had a great influence on me when I was younger and probably still does.

The only change that we made was to lengthen the song. I felt that the original version is just too short.

Mics used:


  • AKG D112 (Kick)
  • SM57 (Snare and Toms)
  • Behringer B1s (Overheads and Hi Hat)
  • RODE Nt2A (Room)

Hammond C3:

  • SM57


  • Kemper (recorded direct)


  • Sansamp (recorded direct)


  • Roland FP8 (recorded direct)


  • Lounge Lizard Soft Synth

The track was recorded and mixed in Cakewalk

I hope that you’ll enjoy this version of a beautiful song.