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Articles Tagged Guitars

  • Friday, June 05, 2015
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    Ken Lewis 06/05/15 07:18 AM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   When it comes to layering guitars, it may be hard to believe, but often times, less is more — really. I frequently receive songs to mix that have quadruple tracked guitars (or more) that don’t sound any bigger than the double tracks, which, incidentally, don’t sound very good to begin with. I’m going to give you some tips on how I build bigger and better guitar parts in my productions through layering. Change Something! So,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureNewsStudy HallEducationEngineerMicrophoneProcessorStudio

  • Friday, April 17, 2015
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    PSW Staff 04/17/15 09:07 AM,
    Radial Engineering announces the Headload Prodigy - a combination load box and DI that enables one to drive a guitar amp at a higher output in order to maximize the tone, yet produce a lower stage volume when needed. Like the original Headload, the Prodigy employs cement-encrusted resister coils to covert the excessive power from the amplifier to heat and is able to withstand up to 100 watts RMS. The Prodigy may be used in three different ways, depending on… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundManufacturerPowerStage

  • Thursday, April 16, 2015
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    Bobby Owsinski 04/16/15 02:13 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   As any electric string instrument player knows, there are a number of different types of pickups, and within each category there’s a tremendous variation in possible tone. This excerpt from The Ultimate Guitar Tone Handbook explains the nine factors that affect how a pickup sounds. The next time you’re in the market for one, keep these in mind so you can better tailor the pickup to your needs. ———————————————- Just like most… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogInterconnectMixerProcessorSignalStudio

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    PSW Staff 04/16/15 09:16 AM,
    sE Electronics has announced two new products debuting at the 2015 Musikmesse show in Frankfurt, Germany: the RNT, a large-diaphragm multi-pattern tube microphone designed with Mr. Rupert Neve, and the guitaRF, Reflexion Filter created specifically for double-miking and recording guitar amp cabinets. Over ten years in development, the RNT combines a high-voltage tube circuit within the microphone itself, a floor box with a discrete, class-A amplifier circuit using the same custom op-amps as Rupert Neve Designs’ 5088 analogue mixing console,… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingAVManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Friday, April 03, 2015
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    PSW Staff 04/03/15 07:57 AM,
    The new Radial Engineering  JDI stereo passive direct box is now shipping. The first unit was delivered to the Commodore Ballroom, a music venue in Vancouver. “The new stereo JDI allows the Commodore to offer yet another high quality Radial DI option to our visiting engineers and artists,” states Paul Way, front of house at the Commodore. “A stereo solution in a single package, very useful on a crowded stage or pedal board.” The JDI stereo passive direct box includes… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundManufacturerSignalStageStudio

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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    Jon Tidey 03/25/15 12:12 PM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   Acoustic guitars are one of the most dynamic and expressive instruments used in modern music. They have a broad frequency range covering almost the entire audible spectrum. The instrument can serve many different roles in an arrangement as a harmonic, melodic, or percussive element. All of these factors will affect how you approach both the recording and mixing acoustic guitars. Context The first thing to do is think about its role… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Monday, January 26, 2015
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    PSW Staff 01/26/15 02:28 PM,
    Line 6 has unveiled the new Relay G70 and Relay G75 digital wireless systems, designed to support multiple instruments and serve as the “control center” of musicians’ live performance rigs. Each receiver supports multiple transmitters, and features locking 1/4-inch inputs that allow guitarists to plug right in, no special cables required. Preset scenes enable performers to control signal routing, levels and more, with the single press of a footswitch. For example, guitarists can set different levels for instruments with active,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsProductDigitalInterconnectSound ReinforcementSystemWireless

  • Tuesday, December 02, 2014
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    Bobby Owsinski 12/02/14 02:20 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Most guitar players settle on a brand of strings without even realizing why, usually only changing when they can’t get their favorite brand. In this excerpt from The Ultimate Guitar Tone Handbook (written with my good buddy Rich Tozzoli), Jim D’Addario, the CEO and chairman of D’Addario & Company (the world’s largest maker of musical instrument strings), describes what makes a great string as well as some of the differences between the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectMeasurementSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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    PSW Staff 11/18/14 02:31 PM,
    Noted singer-songwriter Edwin McCain plays a concert schedule of more than 300 nights a year backed by the Edwin McCain Band, utilizing a Harman’s AKG WMS4500 wireless system for his acoustic and electric guitars and another WMS4500 system with an HT4500 wireless transmitter and C535 capsule for his vocals. “The C535 is the perfect complement to the sound of my voice,” McCain notes, citing the condenser microphone’s ability to reproduce all the nuances of his voice from rough-edged to smooth… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

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    Mark Frink 11/18/14 01:46 PM,
    There are almost as many ways to capture guitar amplifier sound with a microphone as there are for a piano. And as with piano (and kick and snare drum, for that matter) single-mic approaches can’t always provide the best solution for guitar amps—we must also explore multiple-mic approaches. About four decades ago, at the “dawn” of modern live sound reinforcement, there was the Shure SM58 for vocals and the SM57 for instruments. This eventually included miking guitar amps, because as… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage





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