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Top acoustic-electric guitar amp brands

Best brands for acoustic-electric amps

Top acoustic-electric guitar amp brands

We sometimes have the tendency to forget that amps are not the prerogative of electric guitar lovers. Acoustic instruments have lots of advantages, but it's hard to play music for large audiences i...

The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 57

Recording bass guitar - Alternatives

The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 57

When you begin recording in a home studio, the first thing you realize is that your main limitation are the room acoustics. And yet, with certain instruments you can forget completely about this is...

A rundown of the most mythical fuzz pedals

Legends: The history of the great fuzz pedals

A rundown of the most mythical fuzz pedals

Fuzzzzz! This onomatopoeia used to describe the first distorted sounds of an amp is hardly a stranger to any guitar player. The fuzz is obviously a distortion effect, but it's a also a culture in i...

Harmony Basics - Part 29

The pedal point and the sus4 chord

Harmony Basics - Part 29

In the previous articles we dealt basically with dissonances and consonances and how they alternate following the different harmonic motions.

Mix engineer David Tolomei takes in-the-box mixing to the next level

Plugged into the Mix

Mix engineer David Tolomei takes in-the-box mixing to the next level

David Tolomei is one of the top mix engineers and producers on the indie and underground scenes. He cut his teeth as an assistant at New York's Avatar studios, which, at the time, was one of the mo...

The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 56

Recording bass guitar - With or without effects?

The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 56

In this new episode dedicated to recording bass guitar, we'll deal with a somewhat thorny issue: should you record the bass with or without effects?

Harmony Basics - Part 28

Harmonic anticipation and appoggiatura

Harmony Basics - Part 28

Welcome to today's article, where we will keep on discussing motion in the harmonic domain. Last time we talked about suspension, so today we'll talk about its flip side: anticipation and its very ...

The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 55

Recording bass guitar - Putting the perfect sound together

The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 55

Okay, now that we've settled once and for all the question of phase correlation, the time has come to mix our bass tracks.

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sales at Sweetwater

Everyday is Black Friday this week at Sweetwater

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sales at Sweetwater

Fort Wayne-based retailer Sweetwater is launching a giant week-long Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale. As partners, we are listing the best offers you’ll get online on music instruments and audio ge...

The best 8-inch powered monitor speakers for less than 700€ per pair

Top 8-inch active monitor speaker sets for 700€

The best 8-inch powered monitor speakers for less than 700€ per pair

Sometimes you need a couple of big speakers, but can't necessarily afford them. Don't panic! There are some speakers with an 8-inch woofer that can manage the low end quite decently without setting...

Harmony Basics - Part 27

Harmonic suspension

Harmony Basics - Part 27

It's sometimes hard to believe the similarities between real-life events and music. You could say that when you are late or early in life, you are not in sync with your environment. Well it's simil...

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