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Articles by Rich Tozzoli

Sonic Secrets From The Clubhouse

December 20, 2011
At Clubhouse recording studio in Rhinebeck, New York, owner and engineer Paul Antonell has a collection of more than 50 new and vintage amps, and guitarists from around the world seek out his studio and personal expertise to deliver memorable tones.
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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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Exploring Impulse Response Reverb

October 18, 2011
While the sound of amp simulators gets better each year, to my ears the Achilles heel has always been reverb.
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Al Di Meola on Total Focus

September 20, 2011
So why is it that so many of us are still drawn to stuff from the past—things like classic songs and albums?
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Secrets of Compression, Pt. 2

August 16, 2011
This month, we’ll explore compression for guitar as it relates to guitar pedals
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Secrets of Compression, Pt. 1

July 19, 2011
Compression in the studio and how you can apply it to your tracks during mixdown.
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Mixing—It's All in the Details

June 14, 2011
Mixing can be the most frustrating part of any project. The pressure is on you or whomever is mixing the music to get the kick to be heard with the bass, every vocal level balanced with just the right amount of EQ, every guitar lick punched through, and every reverb just right.
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Home Studio Ergonomics

May 17, 2011
LEFT: In a studio, position your chair and monitors so your head forms an equilateral triangle with the tweeters. This “sweet spot” provides the ideal listening position for mixing
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Guitar Orchestration: Orchestration Maneuvers in the DAW

May 17, 2011
Add depth, dimension, and emotion to your recordings using techniques gleaned from masters like Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Jimmy Page.
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Pocket Power Tools

April 19, 2011
Four apps that Rich relies on: Cleartune Chromatic Tuner, Sonoma Wire Works FourTrack, Guitar Jam Tracks--Acoustic Blues, iReal Book, AOL Radio, and Voice Memos.
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