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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.
The community's favorite modeling combos - The top entry-level modeling combos for guitar
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 brands have their own models and the offer is huge, so it's not easy to choose one! That's why we asked our French community to vote for their favorites …
Recording electric guitar - Amps in a home studio - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 76
"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 couple of days ago regarding the chapter dedicated to electric guitar... Fortunately, the publication rhythm of the series gives me the opportunity to s…
Introduction to modes and modal harmony - Harmony Basics - Part 46
Today I invite you to continue on this harmonic trip with a completely new topic. But it's not just any topic! In fact, it might just shatter some of your most deeply entrenched beliefs and fundamental certainties regarding harmony! Let me introduce you to modes and modal harmony!
Sound designer Scott Gershin talks tools, techniques an… - From Hollywood to Virtual Reality
Scott Gershin is one of the top sound designers working today. He's been creating sounds for over 30 years and has a credit list a mile long, which includes films such as Nightcrawler, Pacific Rim, Hellboy 2, Star Trek, American Beauty, and Shrek, among many others. His game credits include Doom (2016), Resident Evil, Epic Mickey, Gears of War, Re…