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Live & Recording

STUDIO MONSTER – A Day At The Recording Studio

This being the fourth recording session as a band to date, we have a better grasp on how recording goes, and what speed bumps a band is always going to encounter almost every time. Problems happen, no matter how prepared you think you are to detour and prevent them, so you’ve got to be ready. […]

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Guitars

eMedia Guitar Collection Pack Software Review

One of eMedia’s most popular offerings is the Guitar Collection Pack, which is a bundle of four programs, Guitar Method, Intermediate Guitar Method, Blues Guitar Legends, and Guitar Songs Volume I, that provide the advancing guitarist with enough learning options to keep busy all winter […]

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Gear

Zoom Q3 Handy Video Recorder Review

There is no doubt that the emergence of YouTube has forever altered how we all make, teach, and discover music. These days, if you aren’t doing it on video, you’re just not doing it. Thusly, some sort of camcorder has become part of just about everyone’s kit and many of us are always on the lookout for a machine that does its thing easier and cheaper […]

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Effects

Evolution of Boss ME-Series Guitar Multi-Effects

Anyone familiar with Boss’ excellent array of stomp box flavors will love the ME-30’s sounds. The flanger is particularly good, and the ring modular (a metallic, industrial timbre that can turn the simplest phrase into wickedly unrecognizable bleeps, squeals and grunts) is a welcome surprise, especially when you consider that most ring modulators available today cost as much as this entire unit […]

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Effects

Line 6 JM4 Looper Video Demo

JM4 Looper features 100s of Jam tracks and drum grooves in more than 10 styles performed by top LA and Nashville session players. These tracks aren’t rigid and robotic; actual recordings laid down by A-list drummers, bass players and guitarists – Watch Video […]

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Live & Recording

Fractal Audio Axe Fx Review with Video Demo

Fractal Audio Axe Fx Overview The Axe-Fx is a breakthrough guitar amp simulator and studio effects processor. Unprecedented computing power is dedicated to driving its highly detailed algorithms that deliver the sound and feel of […]

Fostex VM04 Digital Mixer
Gear

Fostex VM04 Digital Mixer

Fostex VM04 Digital Mixer The Fostex VM04 stereo digital mixer features 20-bit A-D converters and 24-bit internal data processing, as well as 44.1 kHz operation. In addition to S/PDIF digital connectors, the VM04 sports a […]

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Gear

Twenty-Bit Rock

Ask people who have owned 24-track, two-inch recording studios what they think of ADATs, and they’re likely to become extremely perturbed. Not because they’re offended by the notion that digital technology could ever sound as “warm” and “punchy” as analog equipment, not because they refuse to take any recording medium that uses $10 hi-grade video tapes instead of bulky $150 reels seriously, […]

Peavey ReValver Mk III
Amplifiers

Peavey ReValver Mk III – Virtual Amp Software Review

For years, Peavey has been renown in the music industry primarily for its amplifiers and guitars. Of course, today’s musician relies on far more than just a good amp and axe to make music. Many artists have shifted to replacing their large, wife-wrath-drawing rigs (with their tangled pile of cables) with a more wife-friendly alternative: software. […]