Getting Started feature articles
Harmonic rules for the Ionian and Dorian modes - Harmony Basics - Part 50
In the previous articles we began to study the different means to identify modes. As we continue our way into the depths of modal harmony, today we'll start discovering the harmonic rules that determine these modes.
Recording by parts - Part 2 - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 81
In today's article you'll see how to put into practice the recording by parts technique so that the end result is as natural as possible.
Harmony Basics - Part 49 - Other methods to identify modes
In the previous article we started to see how you can differentiate modes from each other. And we'll keep on doing the same today.
Recording by parts - Part 1 - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 80
This week I invite you to discover a technique that will allow you, in some specific cases, to significantly improve the quality of your recordings. As far as I know, this technique doesn't really have a name, so I decided to call it "recording by parts" for this series of articles. Some of you might think I'm referring to the "punch in / punch ou…
Working with virtual instruments - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 79
The long chapter dedicated to recording electric guitar has come to an end. That said, the articles in the coming weeks will deal with topics that could easily be integrated into it. But I made the choice to separate them because the things we will be addressing go well beyond the scope of the guitar. In fact, the end of the last installment where…
Characteristic notes in the modal system - Harmony Basics - Part 48
After the very brief historical and philosophical considerations of the previous article, it's time to get back to more concrete aspects.
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…
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…
Historical and philosophical perspectives on modes - Harmony Basics - Part 47
In the previous article, I introduced you to modal harmony and recovered, with a slight change of perspective, the concepts of mode, scale and key you saw at the beginning of this series. Before continuing with technical explanations, I thought it would be interesting to put forth some brief historical and philosophical considerations about modes.