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Aug 14, 2013 4:15PM

DJ Gear and Basic Techniques for Musicians

Hey, Musicians: Forget this “DJs are the competition” concept. That’s like guitar players sayingdrummers are the competition.    


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Oct 25, 2012 6:44PM

Dynamic Duo

In the July issue of Electronic Musician, we looked at basic dynamic processing.


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Jun 25, 2012 2:46PM

Dynamics, Demystified

Dynamics are essential in adding expressiveness to music, but excessive or inconsistent dynamics can be the baneof live performance.


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May 23, 2012 6:00PM

Master Class – DJing for Musicians

Hey, Musicians: Forget this “DJs are the competition” concept. That’s like guitar players sayingdrummers are the competition.


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Feb 21, 2012 3:12PM

Booking House Concerts


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Jun 1, 2011 1:00AM

Recording Heavy Guitar Sounds

DESPITE THE latest in digital modeling technology, it’s hellishly difficult— and some would say, impossible—to create a preset that captures the essence of a tube amp ripped to the max like a top fuel dragster coming off the line.


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May 1, 2011 1:00AM

Five Sonic Missteps

TODAY, THERE may be a zillion signal-processing options available to the average guitarist.


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Apr 1, 2011 1:15PM

A Re-amping Primer

A couple of years ago I was working on a song where I added a rockin’ guitar part, and, as I do a lot more recording than playing these days, it took quite a few passes before I got enough good bits for a decent comp track. Then, by the time I got all the other instruments and vocals onto the song, the guitar part sounded a little thin. I couldn’t bear to go back and re-record the darn thing. I spent a lot of time with various effects before I turned it back into something acceptable, but I couldn’t help but wish I had been able to choose the amp sound at mixdown. That’s when it occurred to me that I can! Well, not actually for that track, but ever since that day, I’ve saved my amp selection until later. Here’s the basic 411 on how I delay my tonal decisions.


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Feb 1, 2011 1:00AM

Tips for Tracking Lap Steel

It’s now somewhat common for all manner of “Americana” instruments to show up at your studio, as more and more people wash out in the traditional rock-androll milieu, often turning to less-conventional instruments in an attempt to remain relevant.


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Dec 1, 2010 1:00AM

Last-Minute Panic Guitar Fixes

How can it have gone so sideways? We’ve recorded tracks to the best of our abilities and gear—pushing man and mail-order recording equipment beyond all limitations, and now when it comes time to mix, the guitars sound wretched.


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