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December 2014

Gear Blog

Delving Deeper into the Audio Interface

May 11, 2012
Let’s delve even deeper into I/O territory and also touch on some other features and extras that will help you narrow down your interface choices.
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Going Direct with Analog Equipment

May 11, 2012
I have come up with some lightweight, space-saving solutions that sound every bit as good as an amp when used properly.
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Effects Loops 101

May 11, 2012
Some effects loops let you attenuate the signal level heading to the input of the effects device. Effects loops: What are they and why would I want one? Back
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Of Tree Elves and Hide Glue

May 11, 2012
There are some notions about how certain things affect guitar tone and volume that, I think, we just don’t know for sure.
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Choosing An Audio Interface

April 6, 2012
The interface you choose has to work with the software you will be using.
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Listening Deeply to Acoustic Guitar Sound

April 6, 2012
Mostly, the guitar is supposed to be about sound. But that’s the hardest of all of these to pin down.
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SX Hawk MN P90

April 6, 2012
The P-90s make the guitar sound full and very Gibson-ish, while the Strat-style body, neck, and bridge give it more of Fender vibe.
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Perfectly Imperfect

April 6, 2012
Over time, I’ve become fond of what some might call imperfection. It might be a flubbed note on Live at Leeds, or a semitone of flatness on a Neil Young vocal.
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Tone Stacking With Two Amps

April 6, 2012
If you want to use two amps simultaneously, there are some things you need to know before you flip on those power switches.
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Resuscitating a Sound City Concord Combo

April 6, 2012
Once I pulled the chassis on this cool vintage combo, I was stunned to see a couple of melted ceramic resistors.
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