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The Ease of Recording Software

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

How many of you use audio or midi recording software on your computers? If you do, and you didn't 10 or even 20 years ago, you don't know how lucky you are. Those decades-old software systems were the Model T's of their day - yes, revolutionary - but, as I…

Music that Inspires us

Thursday, January 25, 2007

What inspires you as a musician? Of course, we are inspired by listening to and watching great musicians (especially evident after the Namm show where great players are all over the place), as well as great events that happen in our life. But what about your equipment and guitar sounds?…

Electric Guitar is Alive and Well!

Monday, January 22, 2007

All I can say after surviving NAMM 2007 is that the guitar is alive and well. Almost everywhere I looked, I heard terriffic players, and outstanding equipment was never more than 50 feet away - some by well know companies with huge booths upstairs, some by new bare-bones operations with…

Songwriting - How Do You Challenge Yourself?

Monday, January 15, 2007

The other day I had listened to a recording that I had just made of an instrumental tune that I was quite happy about initially - and I could not get over the feeling of "sameness" it gave me upon completion of the listening. "How could that be?” I asked…

Guitar Tones -  Equal to Your Music?

Thursday, January 11, 2007

The other day I decided to listen to a number of recordings I have made within the past few years, which I have been pretty happy about. I used 2 studios, including my home studio, and used high quality gear (guitars, amps, amp simulators. computer software and hardware), which like…

Guitar wah wah - past and present

Monday, January 08, 2007

What comes to mind when you think of the "wah wah"? Could it be: George Harrison's song of the same name? Eric Clapton's solo on "White Room"? The "Theme From Shaft"? the great riff on UFO's "Rock Bottom"? When I think of the common uses of the "wah", of course…

Guitar Effects - What are your Favorites?

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Do you remember the first time you heard "All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi? Or "Walking on the Moon" by the Police? Or "New Year's Day" by U2? How could a guitarist ever forget those unmistakable, yet otherworldly sounds. Most people who are not guitar players would think "wow, that's…