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The Best Overdrive Pedals for Electric Guitar

The Top Overdrive Pedals for Electric Guitar

The Best Overdrive Pedals for Electric Guitar

The overdrive pedal is one of the most timeless and classic effects for electric guitar, and finding the overdrive of your dreams can be a lifelong endeavor. They have become a true cult object and...

A guide to mixing music - Part 98

Tools to give cohesion to your mix

A guide to mixing music - Part 98

Today I'll shortlist the plug-ins that I use most frequently when I want to reinforce the sonic cohesion of a mix. As usual, this is by no means an exhaustive list. Far from that. My only goal here...

The best studio headphones for less than $50

The top studio headphones for less than $50

The best studio headphones for less than $50

Sometimes, $50 for a pair of studio cans might be over your budget, be it because you don't have the money in the bank or you need to buy four at the same time or any other reason you can think of....

Harmony Basics - Part 19

Using II-V-I and pivot chords

Harmony Basics - Part 19

In the previous article we saw how to use cadences to modulate to a different key. However, regardless of whether you use a cadence or not, a seamless modulation relies on the so-called pivot chords.

A guide to mixing music - Part 97

How to use tape machine and mixing console emulators

A guide to mixing music - Part 97

As promised, this week we'll see how to make the most of tape machine and console-emulating plug-ins.

The 10 Hottest Products of Summer NAMM 2016

Best of Summer NAMM 2016

The 10 Hottest Products of Summer NAMM 2016

The Summer NAMM was just a couple of weeks ago and we were there, obviously! Here's our report (better late than never...): As usual the world of guitar was omnipresent during the event. Here's a l...

A guide to mixing music - Part 96

The whys of using tape machine and console emulators

A guide to mixing music - Part 96

This week we'll keep on discussing distortion by addressing plug-ins that emulate legendary tape machines and consoles.

A guide to mixing music - Part 95

How to use harmonic distortion in a mix

A guide to mixing music - Part 95

Today you'll see how to put into practice everything you've learned so far about harmonic distortion.

The Best Type of Vibratos for Electric Guitar

The Top Tremolos for Guitar

The Best Type of Vibratos for Electric Guitar

Far from being a simple accessory, the vibrato has become an essential element in the playing style of many guitarists. Be it for subtle modulations with clean sounds or dive bombs with fat distort...

The Best Electric Guitar Tuners

The Top Electric Guitar Tuners

The Best Electric Guitar Tuners

Is there anything more annoying than a guitar that won't stay in tune? Most guitar lovers will say no. While there are several factors to consider, the quality of the tuning machines plays a crucia...

Harmony Basics - Part 18

The Role of Cadence and Characteristic Notes in Modulation

Harmony Basics - Part 18

It's not uncommon for a composer/songwriter to feel the need to leave the original key of the song he's writing and go explore some other ones. There are many reasons for that: to change the mood (...

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