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    Voicings and cadences

    03-20-2018 11:16 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 02:45 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 05:35 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 11:23 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 10:57 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

    03-05-2018 12:02 AM
    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 03:01 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 01:38 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 02:41 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 02:57 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 01:23 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 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