As a musician or sound engineer you may have come across the phrase ‘silent stage’, although the term ‘semi-silent stage’ might be a little closer to the truth, the idea is the same...to reduce the noise on stage to an absolute minimum, and it’s not so hard to achieve. Plus, the benefits of a silent stage are rather substantial.
With around 80 different types of electric guitar strings to choose from, with various brands, gauges, materials, coatings etc, it can be a bit daunting choosing the right strings for your electric guitar. So, let’s break it down for you and try to keep it simple.
We love a good whammy at the weekend (or any day of the week for that matter)! But we have heard numerous players saying that they have fallen out of love with their Digitech Whammy and that it doesn’t track as well as it used to, but what they might not realise is that it probably just need calibrating. Continue Reading
Just to make things clear off the bat, we've already assumed you have a decent computer and recording software. This video is just based purely on the hardware only. Taking that into account, there are loads of free options that you can go for regarding recording software like:
Pro Tools 12 – Subscription, Perpetual Licencing and Pro Tools First
AVID’s Pro Tools software has long been the industry standard DAW for recording, mixing, editing and post production. With Pro Tools 12, you now have various options when it comes to what licence you can own to run the software. Read on to find out what your options are…
The synthesizer has been forging new sounds, enabling ground-breaking music, and even creating entire genres since the 1960s and 70s when Bob Moog first brought the compact synthesizer to the masses and inspired musicians to experiment with new electronic sounds. Since then, instrument pioneers and advances in technology have brought us a whole host of weird and wonderful instruments, but during that time the fundamentals of synthesis have not really changed, and despite the many advances in digital technology things have gone full circle and the basic synthesizer is making a resurgence.
This article takes a look at the fundamentals of synthesis, and aims to point the reader in the right direction when it comes to choosing your first synth.