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Fix those little “gotchas” before they make it into the final mix   by Craig Anderton   MIDI sequencing is wonderful, but it’s not perfect—and sometimes, you’ll be sandbagged by problems like false triggers (e.g., what h...
Live Sound
By Chris Loeffler   Going Direct As an amp purist, I have to admit I’ve often been intrigued by the potential direct amp-in-a-box pedals as an alternative to lugging around heavy gear and having to dial in the sound to every room. Not enough to have...
Strings
Sometimes simple changes can lead to big results   by Craig Anderton   Want a bigger sound from your guitar? Consider using medium gauge strings (.011 top instead of .010). Sure, you won’t be able to fly around them as fast as lighter-gauge strings...
Keyboards and Pianos
Get more emotion out of your ’boards by putting on the pressure   By Craig Anderton   Synthesizer keyboards are basically a series of on-off switches, so wresting expressiveness from them is hard. There’s velocity, which produces dynamics...
Drum and Percussion
  DRUM CHARTS A How To Guide For Drummers  by Dendy Jarrett and Ryan Fowler   In previous drum articles, I've mentioned charting for drummers. Conventional charting involves a thorough tablature representation of the song, while the simpler&nb...
Modules and MIDI
Fix those little “gotchas” before they make it into the final mix   by Craig Anderton   MIDI sequencing is wonderful, but it’s not perfect—and sometimes, you’ll be sandbagged by problems like false triggers (e.g., what h...
Bass Guitars
                                                             VFTS – Wayne Nelson – LRB Years ...
Guitar and Bass Amps
Series, parallel, and series-parallel, and their effect on impedance By Phil O'Keefe   Every so often someone will ask a question on the forums regarding wiring guitar speaker cabinets, and rather than repeating myself in multiple forum posts, I thought a...
Recording
The more interesting the synth sound, the better   By Craig Anderton   One of the great advantages of virtual instruments is that many parameters are automatable, so you can introduce dynamic changes as you do with other elements of a mix. But which ...
Guitars
Replace your pickup selector switch with a panpot   by Craig Anderton   I've tried several designs over the years to be able to do a continuous pan between the bridge and neck pickups, like how a mixer panpot sweeps between the left and right channel...
Bluegrass and Folk Instruments
A Do-It-Yourself Tone Frame for Mandolin & Ukulele Enhance Tone and Projection by Getting your Mando or Uke Away from Your Body By Jon Chappell   There are usually two reasons to do something yourself rather than to pay for it to be done by someone el...
Effects
It's time to play "stompbox reloaded"   by Craig Anderton   The studio world is not experiencing a compressor shortage. Between hardware compressors, software compressors, rack compressors, and whatever other compressors I’ve forgotten, you&rsq...
Bass Accessories
  Familiarize yourself with the different types of bass strings and find the sound you’re after. Gauge, material, type of winding, coated or uncoated...shopping online for strings or at your local music store can be a daunting task for the uninitiat...
Guitar Accessories
Replace your pickup selector switch with a panpot   by Craig Anderton   I've tried several designs over the years to be able to do a continuous pan between the bridge and neck pickups, like how a mixer panpot sweeps between the left and right channel...
Misc
  The business of touring contains a diverse collection of animals.  We all develop our own routine and idiosyncratic way of getting the job done.  Some things work well – some things routinely crash and burn.  As I’ve have sai...
Controllers
The more interesting the synth sound, the better   By Craig Anderton   One of the great advantages of virtual instruments is that many parameters are automatable, so you can introduce dynamic changes as you do with other elements of a mix. But which ...
Microphones
Take Your Sound Quality Up Another Notch without Busting Your Budget Too Badly   By Craig Anderton   We all know the usual litany of ways to improve your sound: "Buy a better mic," "buy a better preamp," "buy a better..." Yeah, you get the idea. (My...
Band and Orchestra Instruments
Using a Volume Pedal for that Violin Technique — without the Fancy Footwork by Jon Chappell     Many guitarists, from Eddie Van Halen to Adrian Belew, are masters at dipping and raising their volume pot as the play lead lines, which buries, or mas...
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