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Articles Tagged Guitars

  • Thursday, December 08, 2016
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    Barry Rudolph 12/08/16 08:18 AM,
    Because of its fundamental importance in popular music, the electric guitar is the subject of intense scrutiny and wide differences of opinions. Just what makes a good guitar sound? Compared to all the subtle and not so subtle sounds that come out of an electric guitar amp, fidelity judgments of vocal sounds are easy to make! With good knowledge of the different guitar and amplifier sonic capabilities, coupled with good microphone techniques,we can achieve the ultimate guitar sound that “fits”… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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    M. Erik Matlock 12/07/16 07:48 AM,
    I took guitar lessons over this past summer. I’ve been around bands and music my entire life, and at one point was an unbelievably mediocre bassist. I had enough ability to know the notes on the neck and follow a chart. I was even pretty solid with rhythm and accuracy. But that, as they say, was that. Anyway, the guitar lessons taught me a lot of things that I thought I already understood. They produced enough new information to feel… View this story
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  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 12/06/16 02:13 PM,
    Acoustic performances, and the instruments themselves, usually need to be handled differently than the electronic side of things. Thumping kick drums, compressed bass guitars and the like are not the norm for performances intended to be more musically subtle. A more natural sound is desired and it starts with microphone choice and deployment. Fortunately, most instruments can be picked up quite nicely with just three types of mics that most sound folks already have in their inventories. A mic locker… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallConcertEducationEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, December 05, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/05/16 09:37 AM,
    Radial Engineering announces that the 4-Play direct box, designed for artists who employ multiple instruments on stage, is now shipping. The 4-Play begins with a standard ¼-inch input for acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass or just about any instrument. A mute footswitch lets you silence the switcher when connecting or disconnecting the instrument. The signal is then routed to a selector footswitch that sequentially activates up to four outputs allowing each instrument to have its own dedicated channel on the… View this story
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  • Monday, November 28, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/28/16 10:51 AM,
    Radial Engineering announces the Tonebone Headlight, a compact guitar amp selector, is now shipping. The Headlight is able to sequentially activate up to four amps using a single footswitch. A second muting footswitch may be used for quiet on-stage tuning or switching instruments between songs. It can also be set up to turn all of the amps on at once. According to Radial’s head of Artist Relations, Jim Rhodes: “Radial has been making guitar and amp switchers for years. But… View this story
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  • Tuesday, November 08, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/08/16 08:08 AM,
    Featuring a mix of Renaissance, Celtic, American, and classical melodies, Many-Strings is a musical collaboration that features Jamie Burns on hammered dulcimer and her husband, Chris, on guitar. Performing for over 15 years, the rich interaction between their instruments creates a sound that is simultaneously upbeat and melodic. To ensure the audience hears every nuance, they rely on the ISOMAX 2 instrument and E6 earset microphones from Menlo Park, CA-based Countryman Associates. Multi-instrumentalist Chris Burns has a rich background in… View this story
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  • Friday, November 04, 2016
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    Mike Sokol 11/04/16 06:45 AM,
    Provided by Live Sound Advice.   The first installment of this series (here) drew some pretty interesting feedback. One reader called me a “Nazi” who was trying to interfere with his tone, adding that he would never turn down his guitar amp. On the other hand, a pretty well-known producer/engineer told me I was exactly on-point, and that some notable touring acts are beginning to implement the sort of monitoring techniques that I first began working with nearly 40 years… View this story
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  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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    PSW Staff 10/25/16 08:42 AM,
    Producer and engineer Fab Dupont recorded David Crosby‘s new album “Lighthouse” (GroundUP Music/Verve Label Group) at Groove Masters, Jackson Browne’s private studio in Santa Monica, then mixed it at Dupont’s own Flux Studios in New York. The microphone choices were many, but the chosen were very few, with the Lauten Audio Eden tube microphone featured on Crosby’s lead vocals. The album was produced by multi-instrumentalist Michael League of Snarky Puppy fame and co-produced, recorded and mixed by Fab Dupont. Dupont,… View this story
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  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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    PSW Staff 10/19/16 09:09 AM,
    Apogee Electronics announces JAM 96k for Windows and Mac. JAM 96k is a professional 96kHz, 24-bit USB guitar input that makes it easy to connect your guitar directly to your Windows or Mac computer. With JAM 96k and your laptop, you can make studio-quality guitar recordings anywhere. JAM 96k is a digital converter and instrument preamp featuring Apogee’s PureDIGITAL technology. There are three models of JAM; The original JAM for iPad and Mac, JAM 96k for iPad and Mac and… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorStudio

  • Friday, October 14, 2016
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    Matthew Weiss 10/14/16 07:01 AM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   So I’m going to be talking about mixing the bass in an alt-rock type of record. Sort of calling upon a mid-90’s alt-rock/pop sort of sound. These multi-tracks can be downloaded from David Glenn‘s website, he’s a friend of mine, a fellow contributor to The Pro Audio Files, and an excellent teacher. I really recommend checking out his stuff. So this is going to be about considering the bass in… View this story
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