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    Voicings and cadences - Follow-up and end

    04-18-2018 07:40 PM
    The present article closes the mini-series we started with article 39 focusing on the use of voicings within the most common cadences. And we'll finish studying voicings based on added-tone chords looking at the interrupted cadence and rhythm changes. Let's go!.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Recording electric guitar - With or without effects? - Part 2

    04-15-2018 09:46 PM
    Second part dedicated to trying to solve the question of whether you should record an electric guitar with or without effects... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Recording electric guitar - With or without effects?

    04-04-2018 01:43 PM
    Today we'll tackle a rather delicate topic: Should you record with or without effects?.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Voicings and cadences - Second-to-last installment

    04-02-2018 08:20 AM
    With this article we close the chapter on voicings within the framework of cadences by seeing how you can add tones to the cadence chords in the previous articles... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Recording electric guitar - Direct recording

    03-30-2018 09:17 AM
    Today we will discuss direct recording an electric guitar... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The best paid tape emulation plug-ins

    03-28-2018 02:00 PM
    Oh, the sound of tape! That "something" that so many people miss in digital recordings. Although there are plug-ins that do just that... .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Voicings and cadences - Follow-up

    03-27-2018 12:59 PM
    In the previous article we discussed some examples for three types of cadences: seventh chord progressions based on the circle of fifths, the perfect cadence and the plagal cadence. And we also looked at examples of voice movements within these different cadences... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Recording electric guitar - Double-tracking

    03-26-2018 11:58 AM
    This week I will show you a technique that is pretty widespread when it comes to recording electric guitar (but not only), namely: double-tracking!.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    The community's favorite hardware speaker emulators

    03-24-2018 12:22 PM
    Speaker emulators seem to be highly in demand right now, mainly as a solution to record yourself and play live, benefiting from the sound of a tube amp. There are obviously lots of software tools to do that, but hardware solutions are becoming more and more popular... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Voicings and cadences

    03-20-2018 10:16 AM
    Today we'll go once again over what we saw in articles 34 and 36 regarding voice-leading according to cadence, exploring in detail voice movements in relation to the most common cadences... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Recording electric guitar - Pseudo-stereo

    03-19-2018 01:45 AM
    Today I will show you a nifty trick derived from the previous installment which will allow you to get an quasi-stereo electric guitar sound with two mono takes... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Power to the Music

    03-21-2018 04:35 PM
    Whether it's producing, tracking, mixing or mastering—Bob Power has done it. He's been around long enough to have seen the changeover from analog to digital, the demise of the record industry, the rise of the internet—you name it. He made his mark in the business with his engineering and mixing of the influential hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, as well as his production and mixing work with R&B artists like Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Me'Shell Ndegéocello, The Roots, and Chaka Kahn; and he's stayed busy ever since. Nowadays he also teaches music production at the prestigious Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Parallel voices

    03-13-2018 10:23 PM
    The previous article allowed you to get to know chords better, discussing open and drop chords. This week we'll take a look at a case where voices evolve in parallel, with a special focus on octaves and fifths. I know, I know: parallel octaves and fifths are forbidden, right? Indeed, when you want to stick to classic harmony, it is... .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Recording electric guitar - Combining several mics

    03-07-2018 09:57 AM
    In this installment we'll see in which cases it might be useful to record your guitar amp with several mics... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The community's favorite wah-wah pedal

    03-04-2018 11:02 PM
    The quest for the perfect wah-wah pedal is not an easy one. The sound varies a lot from model to model and we don't all want to attack the same frequencies. Any reviews and advice is always very much welcome when discussing this legendary effect... which made us want to ask our readers their opinion. To help you out we chose 50 models among the best-sellers, but we also included in the list several pedals which don't usually get spotlights but nevertheless have a good reputation due to their quality. We also decided to only include models which feature an expression pedal and are still available for sale today... Read more on Audiofanzine

    The community's favorite legendary acoustic guitar

    02-28-2018 02:01 PM
    While electric guitars have seen a decrease in sales in recent years, the acoustic guitar market seems to be as healthy as ever... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Drop voicings

    02-27-2018 12:38 PM
    In the previous article we briefly studied the movements of each voice within the context of voice-leading, based on the motion of the root. Today we'll focus on a particular sort of voicing: drop voicings... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Recording electric guitar - In practice

    02-26-2018 01:41 AM
    This week we retake the recording of electric guitar with the installment you've all been waiting for: the recording itself!.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Off track

    02-23-2018 01:57 PM
    Today's article is somewhat special but serves to illustrate perfectly the advantages of splicing into episodes this sort of series... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Voice movement in voice-leading

    02-20-2018 12:23 AM
    In the previous article you saw the notes that are best suited to create voicings and those which ought to be avoided. In this one we will focus our attention on voice-leading and certain rules you should consider when exploring this technique... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Recording electric guitar - Prerequisites (Part 2)

    02-13-2018 03:57 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 01:21 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 11:40 AM
    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 01:07 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 11:32 AM
    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 09:27 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 12:50 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 12:40 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 11:11 AM
    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 10:15 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