The community's favorite amp emulators - The top high-end hardware modeling amps for guitarLearning
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…
The community's favorite modeling combos - The top entry-level modeling combos for guitarLearning
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 bra…
Recording electric guitar - Amps in a home studio - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 76Learning
"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 co…
The community's favorite hardware speaker emulators - Top hardware speaker simulatorsLearning
Speaker emulators seem to be highly in demand right now, mainly as a solution to record yourself and play live, benefiting from the sound of a tube amp. There are obviously lots of software tools to …
The Living Colour guitarist on film scoring, DAWs, amp … - Vernon Reid Talks TechLearning
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, scorin…
Classic Gear Spotlight: The Vox AC30 - The Amp That Armed the British InvasionLearning
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 f…
Tech 21 Hot-Rod Plexi Review - Stack AttackWritten test
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 des…
How much power does your amp need for rehearsals and gi… - Choosing the Right Wattage for Your Guitar AmpLearning
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.
A Review of Toontrack's Classic Amps EZmix Pack - Classic Amps the EZ WayLearning
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 s…
Exclusive Line 6 AMPLIFI 150 Review - The Blue-Toothed ComboWritten test
Line 6 enters the Bluetooth era with the new AMPLIFI series, which combines multimedia speakers and a modeling combo in a single box.
Heavy Guitar Sound Basics - How To Get A Metal Guitar SoundLearning
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.
Basic Instructions For Getting a Sound of Destruction - How to Get a Punk Guitar SoundLearning
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.
How To Get a Crunch Sound - The Basics To Making Your Electric Guitar Sound CrunchyLearning
After having found your clean sound, let's now look at how to color your sound with a bit of distortion.
How To Set A Guitar Amp To Get A Clean Sound - How To Get A Clean Sound With A Guitar AmpLearning
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.
Line 6 POD HD500X Review - Are you POD-to-date?Written test
The final exam of the music course I took at the Audiofanzine academy, read as follows: "With a theorem-article of at least 10,000 characters, resolve the equation LINE 6 POD HD500X where X = (new fo…