Eager to buy something special for the guitarist in your life? Want to buy them a gift they'll actually use? Here we have the 5 best and 5 worst holiday gifts for guitarists to help you navigate the minefield of musical gift-giving!
Recently I had a chat with my good pal Tom Anderson, filmmaker and writer at FStoppers, about some of the ways audio and images can work together. If you've followed me or the blog for a while, you'll know I have a soft spot for sonification so it's only natural that this article resulted from … Continue reading Sonification Article on FStoppers
Hey people, just wanted to share this article I wrote for Music Tech Magazine where I share examples of times Holywood set designers use music hardware in their sci-fi environemnts! Here's the intro: With their complex interfaces and shiny, animated LEDs, music equipment is a great choice for set designers looking for futuristic set design. … Continue reading Music Tech Magazine – Aliens, Superheroes & Spies
Is there an easy way to move a piece of music from Digital Scoring Software, (Sibelius, Dorico, MuseScore, Guitar Pro, etc), to a Digital Audio Workstation, (Cubase, Pro Tools, Ableton)?
Intro taken from StabbedPanda.com: "Combating the technological and societal restrictions of quarantine during the COVID-19 outbreak, a group of musicians combined forces to create an album in aid of Olympias Music Foundation.The project is led by Cambridge-born musician Jay Plent, (Scatterchild), and features a variety of artists from his creative network working in a variety of … Continue reading Collabavirus: Isolate & Collaborate
Did you know you can bow a crisp? Nope, me neither.
https://youtu.be/HGg7NkEMbjc Video review of Boss' new digital delay pedal, the DD-200. Includes demos of some of it's sounds and a guide to the pedal's functions. More info from the Boss website Affiliate links:- Boss DD-200 on Amazon.co.uk Instruments used in the video:Cort M600t & KX508MS through Line 6 HD POD Pro;Korg Monologue.
https://youtu.be/Y44ieu62_Kg Where is the best place to put your delay pedal to get the cleanest, best-possible-sounding delay sounds? The signal chain for guitar effects isn't always straightforward, especially if you want super clear delay sounds.
https://youtu.be/pLLYUJOffw0 This week's video is me showing off my guitars in roughly the order I got them and silently wondering: do I have too many guitars? I'm also talking about each guitar's origin story, mods, seeing if they work, playing a bit, generally enjoying my own company. Some of the dates I mention don't match … Continue reading Do I Have Too Many Guitars?
https://youtu.be/EkrAa4q7igI I'm super lucky to be one of the first in the country to play around with the brand new 3rd generation of Scarlett audio interfaces by Focusrite. In this review & overview we look at all the ins and outs of the new 2i2, along with the improvements made to the existing Scarlett range.