I was incredibly excited to be offered a chance to play around and explore BOSS’ new digital delay pedal, the DD-200. The embedded video review includes sound demos and a guide to the pedal’s functions.
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/hKwKDxYGVW4 You can take hours off your composition timeline with presets and templates without compromising on originality - here's how. Features a BONUS TIP regarding mastering.
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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C13vX8HD_wA I recently got hold of a cassette walkman with AM/FM radio, for use in my live synth rig. I can live sample long, evolving pads or ambient effects from cassette tape to give a retro, vapourwave-esque feel to performances. I also discover that I can sample live radio shows for an interesting, but much … Continue reading Live Sampling & Radio Walkman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwLbwZni5Yg A list of the music tech gear that's been on my "need" list for a long time. What's on your shopping list?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YHQxBU2JkQ Delay & Reverb are two very common guitar FX, but they do essentially the same thing. When should you use one rather than the other?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1laKXixi2E How can you turn your DAW's default drum sounds into something more realistic sounding? With these producer's tricks you can make a MIDI kit sound like it's being played by a real drummer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8Bs-Sk18fM Live Automation is one of the easiest ways to transform a simple track into an exciting and explosive piece of music. Automating your guitar FX allows you to switch or fade-in FX and amp settings in studio tracks, exactly as you would in a live performance situation. I'm recording guitars into Cubase, modelling amps … Continue reading Live Automation in Cubase for Guitars