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    Recording electric guitar - Prerequisites (Part 2)

    02-13-2018 04:57 AM
    Second installment of the chapter dedicated to recording electric guitar. Today we'll discuss a small accessory that many guitar players are fond of to see how it impacts the sound and how you can make the best of it... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A synth in my guitar

    02-08-2018 02:21 PM
    The '80s revival that has taken hold of pop culture seems to not have an end. And, obviously, music hasn't escaped this phenomenon, to the benefit of one instrument: the synthesizer. A fact that makes most guitar players sad... But fortunately, there are solutions... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Voicings, important notes and notes to avoid

    02-02-2018 12:40 PM
    Today we'll continue exploring voicings... but going back to the basics! Because it's really nice to talk about open, closed, added-tone and what-not chords but if you don't know which notes you can or cannot use, then you might end up a bit frustrated... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Recording electric guitar - Prerequisites (Part 1)

    01-31-2018 02:07 AM
    This week we'll start a new construction site dedicated to recording electric guitar. This chapter will have a lot in common with that of the bass – some of you might even think that certain passages seem like I'm only repeating myself. But in my defense I must say that that's one of the basic pillars of learning: repeating what you learn until it becomes a part of you. So..... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Voicings for the II V I pogression

    01-26-2018 12:32 PM
    Ever since I started this series I have striven to give you a bunch of theoretical tools that allow you to understand as well as possible the mechanisms behind Western harmony, always trying to avoid complicating things too much. At least that was my goal, and I hope I've achieved it. But don't worry I'm not saying goodbye just yet, far from that!.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Getting to know your gear

    01-24-2018 10:27 AM
    Following the previous article, I think it's appropriate to discuss a crucial topic when you want to take recording seriously: the knowledge of the tools at your disposal. That's why today I will show you a method that will help you understand better the characteristics of your recording gear. This, in turn, ought to make your life easier when it comes to making choices during a recording session... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Top brands of power supply units for pedals

    01-22-2018 01:50 PM
    Everybody knows guitar players love to collect pedals. Pedals are nice and good, yes, but they aren't much worth if you don't feed them some power. Regardless of whether you settle for a small setup with just an overdrive, reverb and delay or an XXL pedalboard you will need a power supply for the pedals. There are countless options and for every taste: multiple outputs or not, isolated, with different voltages or plain 9V, etc. Several brands compete for the lion's share of the market and it's not always easy to make yourself a clear picture. So, again we asked our French readers to tell us which are their favorite brands. And we got some interesting results we wanted to share with you... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Voicings and added-tone chords

    01-20-2018 01:40 AM
    In the present article we'll discuss added-tone chords in more detail, but first let me finish the previous installment... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Talking mics

    01-16-2018 12:11 PM
    A series like this wouldn't be complete if it didn't have an article dedicated exclusively to the recording tool by excellence: the microphone. For a change, I'll start today with some theory and then go on to close with a practical example... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Open position chords

    01-12-2018 11:15 AM
    In the previous article you saw how to create an interesting harmonization and, at the same time, develop clear bass and harmonic lines by simply inverting chords. But it isn't enough just to invert the chords, you can also play with their structure to open them!.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Doing away with the complexes

    01-11-2018 01:29 AM
    This week I will digress a bit to reflect upon recorded music and demystify it all a bit..... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Mixing in the Fast Lane

    01-10-2018 04:39 PM
    Grammy-winning engineer and producer Tony Maserati has worked with countless high-profile artists including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Jay-Z, and Jennifer Lopez, to name just a few. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    The best USB audio interfaces with two mic inputs under $300

    01-10-2018 04:58 PM
    We know you love your first tiny one-preamp audio interface as much as you do your girlfriend, but you have to admit that it probably has become a bit limited, especially since you started playing with other musicians... Are you looking for a two-preamp interface with advanced and attractive features? Have you fallen in love with a model recently?.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    The community's favorite drum brands

    12-28-2017 04:10 AM
    Even drummers have the right to be polled! That's right, instead of picking on drummers, this time we decided to let them pick their favorite drum brands! The idea was to try to find out which is the most mythical acoustic drums brand for the Audiofanzine community... Read more on Audiofanzine

    My first voice leading

    12-27-2017 06:03 AM
    In the previous article I introduced you to the concept of voice leading and voicings. Today we'll explore them in detail... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Recording bass guitar - Naming names

    12-26-2017 03:49 PM
    This week we'll discuss an issue that might seem less exciting than the rest we've seen so far but which was specially demanded by some Audiofanziners. It's basically a lean and mean list of mics and DIs recommended to record an e-bass... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The top analog synths

    12-23-2017 03:20 AM
    Today we continue with the top lists of 2017 and the time has come to present the community's favorite analog synths!.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    The community's favorite electric bass guitars

    12-22-2017 10:37 AM
    After polling the Audiofanzine community for their favorite DAWs and electric guitars, the time has come to find which are their favorite basses. Who will share the throne with Ableton Live and the Fender Stratocaster among the big winners of this year?.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Introduction to voice leading and voicings

    12-20-2017 07:29 AM
    In the previous articles we explored the different harmonic motions which originate from the alternation between dissonance and consonance, and without even noticing it we started to lay the foundations for voice leading. Say what?.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Recording bass guitar - Tips and tricks

    12-19-2017 08:59 AM
    Today's topic is somewhat off-topic. In fact, while the tricks you've seen so far allow you to improve "soft" and average electric bass lines, they can certainly be used both during tracking and mixdown, with hardware or plug-ins... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Best brands for acoustic-electric amps

    12-13-2017 10:25 AM
    We sometimes have the tendency to forget that amps are not the prerogative of electric guitar lovers. Acoustic instruments have lots of advantages, but it's hard to play music for large audiences in big music halls with them. What can you do? Use an acoustic-electric guitar with its corresponding amp, duh! However, as usual, it's not easy to pick the right gear. Should you go with the iconic electric guitar amp brands or with a specialist?.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Recording bass guitar - Alternatives

    12-09-2017 12:51 PM
    When you begin recording in a home studio, the first thing you realize is that your main limitation are the room acoustics. And yet, with certain instruments you can forget completely about this issue. And why do I bring this up right now? Well, because it just so happens that the bass guitar is one of such instruments. So, here's a non-exhaustive list of recording solutions that allow you to ignore the acoustics when recording a bass in your home studio... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Legends: The history of the great fuzz pedals

    12-06-2017 10:30 AM
    Fuzzzzz! This onomatopoeia used to describe the first distorted sounds of an amp is hardly a stranger to any guitar player. The fuzz is obviously a distortion effect, but it's a also a culture in its own right. It actually defines a whole category of rock by itself and symbolizes the desire for emancipation and renewal of an entire generation. Audiofanzine invites you to (re)discover the greatest models that have left a mark in music history... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The pedal point and the sus4 chord

    12-01-2017 04:58 AM
    In the previous articles we dealt basically with dissonances and consonances and how they alternate following the different harmonic motions... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Plugged into the Mix

    11-30-2017 12:24 PM
    David Tolomei is one of the top mix engineers and producers on the indie and underground scenes. He cut his teeth as an assistant at New York's Avatar studios, which, at the time, was one of the most prestigious commercial facilities in the country. He later opened a studio in NYC's East Village, where he recorded, produced, and mixed client projects for almost eight years. These days he mainly works at his own studio in Los Angeles. Tolomei’s client list includes artists such as Dirty Projectors, Beach House, Future Islands, John Cale, Miya Folick, PIXX, Torres and Half Waif. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Recording bass guitar - With or without effects?

    11-28-2017 01:15 PM
    In this new episode dedicated to recording bass guitar, we'll deal with a somewhat thorny issue: should you record the bass with or without effects?.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Harmonic anticipation and appoggiatura

    11-24-2017 02:44 PM
    Welcome to today's article, where we will keep on discussing motion in the harmonic domain. Last time we talked about suspension, so today we'll talk about its flip side: anticipation and its very close relative, the appoggiatura... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Recording bass guitar - Putting the perfect sound together

    11-22-2017 12:09 AM
    Okay, now that we've settled once and for all the question of phase correlation, the time has come to mix our bass tracks... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Everyday is Black Friday this week at Sweetwater

    11-20-2017 09:06 AM
    Fort Wayne-based retailer Sweetwater is launching a giant week-long Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale. As partners, we are listing the best offers you’ll get online on music instruments and audio gear during this special week. Offers are sorted by categories so you’ll easily find what you’re looking to spend your hard-earned money for... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Top 8-inch active monitor speaker sets for 700€

    11-19-2017 12:35 PM
    Sometimes you need a couple of big speakers, but can't necessarily afford them. Don't panic! There are some speakers with an 8-inch woofer that can manage the low end quite decently without setting you back more than 700€ (about $800). We haven't tested all of them, but you probably have had (or have) the chance to listen to most of them... Read more on Audiofanzine