Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Recording Tips

Inside a Session Gig

February 8, 2012
Taking instructions, reading music, and prepping your gear.
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Grooving To A Virtual Drummer

January 10, 2012
Aside from using the loops in my TV productions, I like jamming to them. It’s a great way to practice locking into a real drummer’s beats.
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The Best Gear?

January 10, 2012
Owning gear isn’t the goal. The goal is to create music, and the equipment is simply what you need to reach that goal.
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Noise Begone

December 20, 2011
These tools are amazing—they can take a track that seems way too noisy to ever use and turn it into a much cleaner, nearly noise-free, workable track.
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Ask a Working Guitarist, Part 1

November 22, 2011
Looking the part, drum plug-ins, and protecting your ears in the first round of reader questions.
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Dealing With Delay

November 15, 2011
To give yourself—and your mix engineer—the greatest flexibility in the final stages of production, consider splitting your signal before it hits the delay and capturing two guitar tracks, one clean and one effected.
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Hush Up!

November 15, 2011
This month, let’s take a look at things we can do to reduce noise after it’s been recorded into our guitar tracks.
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The Beauty of DI

October 18, 2011
The fact is that modeling software has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years and—in many real-world situations—it can sound even better and be a more suitable choice than traditional amplification.
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Thickening Agents

September 20, 2011
It’s much easier to capture a fat-sounding track if you have a good, thick guitar tone coming out of your amplifier.
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Amp Mic’ing vs. Impulse Responses

August 30, 2011
A microphone is a filter of sorts, and I think what mic(s) you use on your cab and where you place them can have just as much effect on your tone as switching guitars, amps, or speakers.
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