- 07/17/16Getting started
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.
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 list of the products that caught our eye most.
- 07/10/16Getting started
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.
- 07/05/16Getting started
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.
- 07/03/16Getting started
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 distortions, tremolo bar fans often look for specific types of vibratos. 403 members of the French version of Audiofanzine took part in a poll to choose thei...
- 06/30/16Getting started
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 crucial role to guarantee stability and comfort. But there are so many options out there that it's hard to make a decision. We polled 427 members of the Fre...
- 06/28/16Getting started
The Role of Cadence and Characteristic Notes in Modul... - 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 (i.e. the key!) of the song, to catch the attention of the listener, to create surprises, etc. And this is where the principle of modulation, which we ...
- 06/25/16Getting started
Getting acquainted with harmonic distortion - A guide to mixing music - Part 94
This week we'll continue exploring harmonic distortion.
- 06/23/16Getting started
Let's Get Small - Mini-effects pedals make configuring your pedalboard a whole new ballgame
One of the great things about pedalboards is that they give you the freedom to choose the effects you want for your rig. There is one caveat: Your pedalboard is a finite size, and you can only add effects up to a point before you run out of space. Without having to buy a larger pedalboard, you can maximize the number of effects you have by addin...
- 06/22/16Getting started
De-Clutter Your Rhythm Guitars - Coordinate your rhythm guitar parts to avoid a chaotic-sounding mess
Whenever you have more than one guitarist playing chords in a song, you risk a cluttered and muddy sounding result if the parts they’re playing are not coordinated in advance. That said, there are pretty big differences in the approach you’ll take to rhythm-guitar arranging, depending on whether you’re arranging for the stage or studio. In this ...