Guitar amplification articles
Vernon Reid Talks Tech - The Living Colour guitarist on film scoring, DAWs, amp simulators and more
When you hear the name Vernon Reid, your first thought is probably of his work with Living Colour, featuring his speedy and inventive guitar playing. But Reid is also an accomplished composer, scoring for films and TV, and he enjoys talking about gear and technology. Audiofanzine recently had a chance to chat with Reid about those subjects and m...
The Amp That Armed the British Invasion - Classic Gear Spotlight: The Vox AC30
In today’s digitally dominated world of music gear, one way to tell how highly a guitar amp is regarded is whether it’s been emulated in major amp-modeling software packages. One of the amps you'll find in virtually all modeling applications or plug-ins is the Vox AC30.
Stack Attack - Tech 21 Hot-Rod Plexi Review
Although most amp modeling is digital, Tech 21 has always created its amp emulations using analog circuitry. The Hot-Rod Plexi pedal ($179) is the latest example. It’s an effects processor that’s designed to be used with an amp, so unlike the SansAmp processors, it has no speaker emulation built in.
- 05/05/14Getting started
How much power does your amp need for rehearsals and ... - Choosing the Right Wattage for Your Guitar Amp
Thanks to "Doc" Emmett Brown, everybody knows that you need 1.21 gigawatts for a DeLorean to go back to the future when its flux capacitor runs out of plutonium.
Classic Amps the EZ Way - A Review of Toontrack's Classic Amps EZmix Pack
Toontrack recently released a new collection of amp models with effects called the Classic Amps EZmix Pack, which can be opened as presets in the company's EZmix 2 software. How do these emulations stand up in the competitive amp-modeling category?
The Blue-Toothed Combo - Exclusive Line 6 AMPLIFI 150 Review
Line 6 enters the Bluetooth era with the new AMPLIFI series, which combines multimedia speakers and a modeling combo in a single box.
- 01/11/14Getting started
Heavy Guitar Sound Basics - How To Get A Metal Guitar Sound
Due to its violent nature, heavy metal needs a particularly polished guitar sound or it might become unintelligible. Here are several tips to achieve a heavy and accurate sound at the same time.
- 12/31/13Getting started
Basic Instructions For Getting a Sound of Destruction - How to Get a Punk Guitar Sound
Ah, punk! Some say it's enough to pick a guitar, an amp, a jack, and a strap (the longer the better), crank it all up and it should sound like it's meant to.
- 12/18/13Getting started
How To Get a Crunch Sound - The Basics To Making Your Electric Guitar Sound Crunchy
After having found your clean sound, let's now look at how to color your sound with a bit of distortion.
- 12/16/13Getting started
How To Set A Guitar Amp To Get A Clean Sound - How To Get A Clean Sound With A Guitar Amp
We have already seen how to set correctly the knobs of your instrument. But we still have to shape the signal before it comes out of the loudspeaker.