Gear & Equipment
In our first audio post, Rosana Caban describes and demonstrates some bad mic techniques to watch out for in the studio.
Rosana Caban gets you some insight on Propellerhead’s latest software offering, “Record”. Link to free demo download included…
More distortion knowledge chunks from resident amp-turn-up-too-loud-er Kristian H. Read if you want to rock.
Kristian H gets his science on and explains Distortion… that love-able guitar sound that’s ruined parent-offspring relations since the 1950s.
Ryan Gavan comes correct with part 2 of his look at how different woods affect the tonal characteristics of the guitar. This installment focuses on necks, fretboards, and “tops”…
If you’ve ever played your guitar live with your band and thought, “Why does this sound like crap?”, then you’d better read Mason’s suggestions on how to get your stage sound under control…
Ever wonder about the different kinds of woods guitars are made of? Ryan Gavan has. Read a lil’ bit about the many kinds of woods used in guitar production and how they affect the tone of the instrument.
Ryan Gavan gives the beginner guitarist a peek in to the world of guitar effects. If you’ve always wanted to explore the use of pedals and more experimental sounds in your playing, but don’t know much about the subject, here’s the place to start.
Wait, you can tune these things? Really? Drummer Nate Laguzza explains drum tuning top to bottom, including tips on new heads, how to match pitch and muffling.
Mason Razavi discusses the finer points of tone for the electric guitar player, including EQ, amp selection, and more. Whether you’re fresh to the game or mad pro, you should probably read this to be sure you’ve got the basics correct.
Matt Decker talks a little bit about his guitar rig and setup, which is of course optimized for metal.
Ever thought about building your own guitar? Kristian H shares his experience and talks about what he went through building his own strat-style guitar.
Primary Instrument: Guitar
Profession: Performer, Producer, & Songwriter