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Make Better Music with Harmony Central | View Online | V16.18
 
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Welcome to “Make Better Music.” In this edition, we welcome a new media partner, Edge Magazine, as they interview working drummer Josh Freese. Craig Anderton explores spontaneous recording and launches a new Pro Review Xpress of the Line 6 Firehawk 1500 guitar amp. Chris has an affair with the Spires Fuzz Effect Pedal, while Phil has the scoop on a processor powerhouse: Warm Audio's WA-2A all-tube compressor, and also checks out the Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine pedal, and Cort's Nylectric electro-classical guitar.

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Recently, Prophets of Rage guitarist Tom Morello claimed that gear “does not matter at all, ever, in any circumstance.” Putting aside the contradiction of that statement coming from someone whose most iconic work is arguably reliant on very specific gear, it does expose a persistent undercurrent in the musician community that using less gear is a sign of a “master.” But isn’t a real master someone who has mastered whatever collection of gear they’re using? We call B.S. on elitism, and here’s why…


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Feature Article: "Spontaneous" Tracking: A New Way to Record
By Craig Anderton

Combine tracking, improvisation, and looping for greater spontaneity

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Expert Review: Warm Audio WA-2A Leveling Amplifier
By Phil O'Keefe

Holy superlatives Batman - will this become a new studio standard?

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Expert Review: Earthquaker Devices Spires Fuzz Effect Pedal
By Chris Loeffler

Pre-vintage fuzz love affair gets dirty and primitive

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Feature Article: Josh Freese - No Alternative (An Interview)
by Scott Donnell

Can a drummer represent the consummate working musician?

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Expert Review: Electro Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Pedal
by Phil O'Keefe

Imagine a “mellowtron” with no tape, no weight hassles—and no keyboard!

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Pro Review: Line 6 Firehawk 1500 Amp
By Craig Anderton

Line 6 set out to create the “ultimate stage amp.” Did they?

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Expert Review: Cort Sunset Nylectric Electro-Classical Guitar
by Phil O'Keefe

Apparently it’s mating season for classical and electric guitars

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Feature Article: HC's Rock Rewind
by Team HC

Thanks for the memories

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Craig Anderton  Editorial Director
Phil O'Keefe  Senior Editor
Chris Loeffler  Senior Editor
Scott Donnell  Contributing Editor
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