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My Audio Interface and my recording process 


Here's a 3-part video series featuring my audio interface, the Audient Sono. Aside from demoing the gear, you can get a peek into how I record bass and electric guitars into my DAW (Logic Pro)

Buy your Audient Sono here: (AFFILIATE LINKS)


PH: GC ROCKBOARD: *Use code GCPERF10 for 10% discount at checkout




Black Friday Gear Deals! 

Here are my gear recommendations for this week’s Black Friday Deals! (All links are affiliate links which are of no extra cost to you but gives me a small commission to support my work) 



The REVV G20 amplifier is on sale at Sweetwater, get 15% off this limited purple edition that’s just like the G20 that I personally use


The Eventide H9 Max Dark comes with a free OX-9 Aux Switch which is essential to use this pedal live. PLUS register your H9 Max as soon as you receive it and you get the entire H9 Series Plugin Bundle for free until Dec 31.2020! Smoking deal! 

Headrush Gigboard

The Headrush Gigboard is my workhorse multiefx pedal and for a limited time you get a FREE Headrush expression pedal when you buy now


Click here to shop all the Black Friday deals at Sweetwater! 



For those outside the US, I have links for you as well! 




Of course Black Friday includes #PRACTICEMAKESPERFECTO merch! Use discount code PDCMERCH11 at the following sites:


My picks for Amazon Prime Day 2020 

My Recommendations for Amazon PRIME Day. 

Amazon PRIME Day happens Oct 13-14 and epic deals can be had so I’ve compiled all my recommendations in one post to help you along with your shopping. ***Please note that all links are affiliate links, they’re of no extra cost to you and I get a small commission for my recommendations*** 

Mooer Air P10 digital wireless - Mooer has finally offered a compact digital wireless in their range. Solid build with 4 channels, reversible positioning, ultra low latency and uncompressed sound… all coming in at a great price! It’s a must-have 

Music Nomad Guitar Care - I love Music Nomad products, they make it easy to clean and maintain our precious guitars with their tools and cleaners. Here are the must-haves in home guitar cleaning station 


XSonic Xtone Pro Audio Interface - the Xtone Pro is the ultimate audio interface for guitar players, works with everything, iPhones, iPads and Computers! You can watch my full demo  video here. 

You can also check out all Amazon’s best selling items in Musical Instruments

And their awesome Prime Music service 

Happy Shopping!

PERFTREON - Website Membership Subscription! 


Hi all! Excited to announce that I'm finally opening member subscriptions to my website!  Your monthly support will help me create more music and content on an ongoing basis. 

  • Access to all digital goods including PDF TABs, MP3 Backing Tracks and Video Lessons 
  • Access to members-only content  and resources (private TABs and backing tracks, behind-the-scenes stuff) 
  • Early access to new videos and music releases 
  • Your name included in the credits of my videos 
  • Members-only posts/comments/questions/suggestions that will be answered personally

Thank you so much for your generous support and I will see you guys in the members-area!

Farewell, Chapman Norseman 

Sometimes musicians need to sell their instruments to make ends meet, especially during these trying times with no gigs and live performances.

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My Into The AM pants are available from this link and get an automatic 10% discount off your order!

R.I.P Julian Bream (1933-2020) 

I never had the chance to meet or watch you perform live but all your recordings and videos taught me all the wonderful tonal colors that you masterfully pull out of the guitar! You'll be forever in my heart. 

Here is Manuel de Falla's "Homenaje de Debussy", one of Julian Bream's last recorded video performances.

The Guitar Solos that Shaped my Playing 

These are some of the guitar solos I learned in my early years that helped shaped my guitar playing today. What guitar solos shaped YOUR playing?

BUY my Guitar Solo TABS and MP3 Backing tracks

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Buy Into The AM #StayInspired shirts from this link and get an automatic 10% discount off your order!


Here's a fun demo of the new Mythos Pedals and R.J. Ronquillo SUSMARYOSEP 3-in-1 Pedal!

BUY my Guitar Solo TABS and MP3 Backing tracks here

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Mooer GE Labs App Giveaway and Jam Project! 


Download Mooer GE Labs from the Apple App Store

DOWNLOAD #PDCGELabSolo Backing Track Here (email required)



- No purchase necessary

- Open Worldwide, Void where prohibited

- Giveaway not affiliated with YouTube, Instagram or Facebook

- Must use GE Labs App in entry

- GE Labs redeem codes as prizes are the ff: Five (5) Standard Pack, Three (3) Premium Pack, One (1) Infinite Pack

- Entries chosen is totally up to the discretion of Perf De Castro

- Chosen entries are final

- Chosen entry owners agree to have their video performance part of announcement video

- Use hashtag #PDCGELabSolo in the title or description

- Deadline for entries May 25, 2020



Fundraising for TAAL Volcano Relief Efforts 

I am raising funds and awareness for TAAL Volcano Relief Efforts in Batangas Philippines. Thousands of families are displaced from their homes when Taal Volcano erupted January 12, 2020 spewing ash and volcanic rock that covered hundreds of kilometers in the perimeter. While the volcano has entered a calm spell, the  effects of the eruption still lingers leaving many in need of food, water, shelter and clothing.

Batangas is my father's home province and I have been to all the places currently evacuated and it's difficult for me to sit idly by and watch things unfold without doing anything. So with this in mind, I have put up for auction my personal Chapman Guitars ML1 Standard Guitar on Ebay. This is the very guitar I have used in a lot of my video lessons on my YouTube Channel. If you have ever wanted to own a guitar that I have owned and played, this is your chance while helping out with relief efforts for the Philippines. If the winning bidder so desires, I can also autograph and date the guitar for posterity. It will come with a fresh setof my Curt Mangan Signature strings and a pack of signature picks from Anatomy of Sound.

Chapman Guitars ML1 Fundraising Auction on Ebay

Aside from the auction, I am also donating all profits from my t-shirt and merch sales from my Shirtly.PH store in the Philippines and TeeSpring stores for US and Europe. This will be in effect until the end of February.

Philippines Merch Store link:

US and UK Merch store link:

Finally, if you want to donate by yourself without going through the Ebay auction or merch stores, you can find a list of organizations to send donations to in this list compiled by CNN Philippines.

List of Relief Efforts for donations as compiled by CNN Philippines

NAMM 2020 Day 0: Behind the Scenes on Setup Day 

This may be the very first NAMM2020 video you'll see this year! Enjoy this sneak peek behind the scenes on setup day.

Check out the latest NAMM News from Sweetwater through these links:

NAMM Show Report: 

Win Free Gear! 

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Rivermaya with Perf De Castro US Shows 2019! 

July 2018 I played a FUN show with Rivermaya at 12 Monkeys in Manila and it was so good that we decided to take it on the road! This September 2019, we're playing select cities in the US and will be performing all the beloved Rivermaya hits spawned from the band's 25-year long career. We'll be sneaking in some few surprise songs that will be a treat to the audience!

Click on the pics to buy your tickets and more details:


And here's a couple of videos for a taste of what to expect from these shows:


See y'all at the shows!

Pinoy Rock Revue in NorCal! 

PINOY ROCK REVUE is a collective that I put together that pays tribute to our Pinoy Rock heroes. We perform Pinoy Rock songs that are rarely heard these days as well as certified Pinoy Rock hits, making this show a must-see event for all Filipino music lovers.

This August 2019 Pinoy Rock Revue comes to Northern California on August 3, 2019 in San Francisco and August 24, 2019 in Sacramento. Enjoy these videos from past Pinoy Rock Revue shows and hope to see you in any or all of the shows!

Buy Pinoy Rock Revue tickets to Aug 3 SAN FRANCISCO


Buy Pinoy Rock Revue T-Shirts on Threadless