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- 01/31/18Getting started
Voicings, important notes and notes to avoid - Harmony Basics - Part 35
Today we'll continue exploring voicings... but going back to the basics! Because it's really nice to talk about open, closed, added-tone and what-not chords but if you don't know which notes you can or cannot use, then you might end up a bit frustrated.
- 01/30/18Getting started
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 ...
- 01/26/18Getting started
Voicings for the II V I pogression - Harmony Basics - Part 34
Ever since I started this series I have striven to give you a bunch of theoretical tools that allow you to understand as well as possible the mechanisms behind Western harmony, always trying to avoid complicating things too much. At least that was my goal, and I hope I've achieved it. But don't worry I'm not saying goodbye just yet, far from that!
- 01/24/18Getting started
Getting to know your gear - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 62
Following the previous article, I think it's appropriate to discuss a crucial topic when you want to take recording seriously: the knowledge of the tools at your disposal. That's why today I will show you a method that will help you understand better the characteristics of your recording gear. This, in turn, ought to make your life easier when i...
- 01/18/18Getting started
Voicings and added-tone chords - Harmony Basics - Part 33
In the present article we'll discuss added-tone chords in more detail, but first let me finish the previous installment.
- 01/15/18Getting started
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.
- 01/11/18Getting started
Open position chords - Harmony Basics – Part 32
In the previous article you saw how to create an interesting harmonization and, at the same time, develop clear bass and harmonic lines by simply inverting chords. But it isn't enough just to invert the chords, you can also play with their structure to open them!
- 01/11/18Getting started
Doing away with the complexes - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 60
This week I will digress a bit to reflect upon recorded music and demystify it all a bit...
Mixing in the Fast Lane - Talking technique with Tony Maserati
Grammy-winning engineer and producer Tony Maserati has worked with countless high-profile artists including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Jay-Z, and Jennifer Lopez, to name just a few.
- 01/01/18Getting started
The best USB audio interfaces with two mic inputs und... - The top USB audio interfaces with two mic inputs for less than $300
We know you love your first tiny one-preamp audio interface as much as you do your girlfriend, but you have to admit that it probably has become a bit limited, especially since you started playing with other musicians... Are you looking for a two-preamp interface with advanced and attractive features? Have you fallen in love with a model recently?