Audio & music gear articles
Review of the Baloran The River analog synthesizer - When the analog flows in the stream!
35 years after the release of The Moog Source, the young French company Baloran pushes the concept to the next level. The River, much more than a polyphonic multitimbral analog synth, is made with pragmatism, modesty, talent and innovation. An outstanding musical instrument!
Recording electric guitar - Combining several mics - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 67
In this installment we'll see in which cases it might be useful to record your guitar amp with several mics.
The community's favorite wah-wah pedal - Top wah-wah pedals for guitar
The quest for the perfect wah-wah pedal is not an easy one. The sound varies a lot from model to model and we don't all want to attack the same frequencies. Any reviews and advice is always very much welcome when discussing this legendary effect... which made us want to ask our readers their opinion. To help you out we chose 50 models among the be…
The community's favorite legendary acoustic guitar - Top legendary folk acoustic guitars
While electric guitars have seen a decrease in sales in recent years, the acoustic guitar market seems to be as healthy as ever.
Recording electric guitar - In practice - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 66
This week we retake the recording of electric guitar with the installment you've all been waiting for: the recording itself!
Recording electric guitar - Prerequisites (Part 2) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 64
Second installment of the chapter dedicated to recording electric guitar. Today we'll discuss a small accessory that many guitar players are fond of to see how it impacts the sound and how you can make the best of it.
Brief guide to guitar synths - A synth in my guitar
The '80s revival that has taken hold of pop culture seems to not have an end. And, obviously, music hasn't escaped this phenomenon, to the benefit of one instrument: the synthesizer. A fact that makes most guitar players sad... But fortunately, there are solutions.
Recording electric guitar - Prerequisites (Part 1) - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 63
This week we'll start a new construction site dedicated to recording electric guitar. This chapter will have a lot in common with that of the bass – some of you might even think that certain passages seem like I'm only repeating myself. But in my defense I must say that that's one of the basic pillars of learning: repeating what you learn until it…
Top brands of power supply units for pedals - The best brands of power supplies for pedals
Everybody knows guitar players love to collect pedals. Pedals are nice and good, yes, but they aren't much worth if you don't feed them some power. Regardless of whether you settle for a small setup with just an overdrive, reverb and delay or an XXL pedalboard you will need a power supply for the pedals. There are countless options and for every t…
Talking mics - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 61
A series like this wouldn't be complete if it didn't have an article dedicated exclusively to the recording tool by excellence: the microphone. For a change, I'll start today with some theory and then go on to close with a practical example.