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.
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Posted on March 24, 2017 by Matt Park
Posted on March 14, 2017 by Dan The Man
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:
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Posted on March 9, 2017 by Richard Bottom
Every computer music setup needs a way of getting signals into and out of the computer, and to achieve this you really need to invest in an 'audio interface', often referred to as a “sound card”.
“But I have a headphone output and microphone input on my computer already. Why do I need a separate box to do the same thing?”
Read on to find out…
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Posted on October 20, 2015 by Dan The Man
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.
Read on to find out more…
Posted on October 7, 2015 by Richard Bottom
Using pieces of hardware to control music software can really speed up your workflow in the studio. There are now hundreds of options for hardware controllers that specialise in controlling virtual synthesizers and drum plug-ins, DJ software, or DAWs and their effects plug-ins, in fact almost all of your entire studio! To get to grips with this technology, and to assess what’s currently available, read on…
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Posted on September 17, 2015 by Richard Bottom
The use of software to record audio and create music has evolved over the last few decades to a point where the majority of studio work is now done with the aid of a computer. There are still a few people out there using “stand alone” multitrack recorders like the Tascam DP-series, and even a few are still recording to multi-track analogue tape, but the use of a computer has become the primary way of capturing and creating music.
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Posted on September 14, 2015 by Richard Bottom
If you ever want to record anything in the real world – vocals, guitars, drum kits, choirs, or even birdsong, then you will inevitably need a microphone. Fortunately, there’s a million mic’s out there ready and willing to help you with this task. Unfortunately, there’s a million mic’s out there ready and willing to help you with this task! The choice is immense, and that can be a real problem for anyone looking for the “perfect” mic, if such a thing existed.
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Posted on July 29, 2015 by Dan The Man
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…
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Posted on May 11, 2015 by Dan The Man
Our resident guitar technician, Robin, shows us how to re-string a Martin acoustic guitar. Also, he shows how to prevent the bridge pin from popping out when doing so.
Posted on March 19, 2015 by Dan The Man
Part 2 Added!
At Absolute Music we offer one-to-one tuition and music workshops in our studio complex next to the superstore. Absolute Music's expert music tutors offer lessons for beginners and experienced players alike; teaching one-to-one lessons over 6 days a week.
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