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#HitIt The Ultimate Guide To Drum Pro...

#HitIt The Ultimate Guide To Drum Programming

#HitIt is a new e-book on drum programming from Chris Nothdurfter. This 150+ page guide to is packed with practical tips, tricks and advice to get your programmed drums sounding realistic and professional.   The book starts out with a brief explanation of the drum kit, MIDI mapping, note values, tempo and time signature, then […]

How to make your guitar picks last lo...

Video: Russian Circles Rig Rundown

Video: Russian Circles Rig Rundown

Premier Guitar always has great gear videos. I’m a big fan of Russian Circles‘ music so I was pretty stoked to find this video interview and run through of the guitar and bass gear. There’s also some interesting info on the recording process, particularly with combining amps. The video was recorded at Electrical Audio in […]

The Story of the Focusrite Studio Con...

The Story of the Focusrite Studio Console

Focusrite has produced a really interesting documentary about the Focusrite Studio Console. There are only 10 in the world and they travel to see them all. During the production of the video one of the consoles was destroyed. Rupert Neve designed the console to be the absolute best quality, with a transparent but larger than […]

Video: Cry Baby – Wah Pedal Do...

I was talking to Ryan Canestro about guitar pedals this week and he let me know about this documentary on the Cry Baby wah pedal. Trailer   Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World tells the story of the wah wah effect pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day. Musicians, […]

Video: Guitar Recording Tips with Mis...

In this video Misha Mansoor (Periphery, Bulb) shows his current guitar recording setup including the AxeFX II, Cubase 6, double and quad tracking, and basic EQ. I don’t agree at all with his gain staging and signal to noise ratio explanation but other than that it’s a cool video. Via Top Secret Audio

Simple Salvaged Wood Diffusor

Simple Salvaged Wood Diffusor

This week one of my neighbors left his unwanted Ikea bed frame in the alley. Among the parts of the bed was a set of SULTAN LADE slatted base. In other words: 20 3/4″ pine boards for free. Keep an eye out for these because they can be used for a ton of simple DIY […]