Audio & music gear feature articles
Top brands for acoustic folk guitars - The best brands for acoustic folk guitars
Today is the turn to list the top brands for acoustic guitars. Indeed, after having done the same with electric guitars, we decided to let acoustic guitar players express their opinion.
Recording electric guitar - Alternatives - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 78
Ever since we started this series of articles, there's one thing we've repeated over and over again: the main flaw of almost any home studio is room acoustics. However, for some instruments you can bypass this issue completely, and it just so happens that electric guitar is a textbook case. Let's take a look at the different possibilities you have…
The community's favorite amp emulators - The top high-end hardware modeling amps for guitar
After the war of the DAWs and electric guitars, now is the turn of high-end amp emulators! Once again we asked our French community to share with us their preferences regarding high-end amp emulators. We intentionally reduced the list to the most important and reputed options on the market.
Recording electric guitar - Tips and tricks - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 77
This week I will reveal to you some very simple tricks that ought to allow you to get a guitar sound that is more "lively" or "produced," for lack of a better word.
The community's favorite battery-powered interfaces - The top audio interfaces running on batteries
Having an audio interface is very nice. Being able to use it anywhere is even better. Several manufacturers have introduced audio interfaces running on batteries to cater to the needs of nomad or wildlife-loving musicians who work only with a tablet, smartphone or laptop. With this in mind, we decided to ask our French community to tell us about t…
The community's favorite modeling combos - The top entry-level modeling combos for guitar
Whether you're just starting out with the guitar or you're simply looking for an affordable and practical tool, modeling combos are an attractive alternative to amplify your instrument. All major brands have their own models and the offer is huge, so it's not easy to choose one! That's why we asked our French community to vote for their favorites …
Recording electric guitar - Amps in a home studio - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 76
"S**t, I forgot that!" Have you ever had that feeling when you came out of a test or an important interview? I bet you have, surely at least the "s**t" part... Well that's exactly what I thought a couple of days ago regarding the chapter dedicated to electric guitar... Fortunately, the publication rhythm of the series gives me the opportunity to s…
Recording electric guitar - DI Joe - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 75
When you talk about electric guitar, it's inevitable to think about the instrument and an amp. To the point that when you mention "direct recording" to some guitar players, they cry "heresy!" and shun it as a sort of safety net for budding audio engineers. And yet, many legendary tracks include guitar parts recorded sending the guitar signal direc…
The community's favorite Ableton Live controllers - Top Ableton Live controllers
Many of you out there use the famous Ableton sequencer and at one time or another have surely considered getting a controller to gain some creativity, comfort and speed.
Recording electric guitar - Hardware - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 74
In this new installment I will suggest some mics and DIs to record electric guitar. By no means is this list meant to be an exhaustive one. As usual, I will stick to the standard solutions which have proved their worth through the years, so the least experienced among you know how you can go safe.