Sometimes dreams come true. I always dreamed of owning, one day, a Divided By 13 amplifier. Fred's Taccone amps are super highly regarded, expensive, and pertain to the highest league of "boutique" amplifiers. They're hand-wired and hand made one by one in southern California. The FTR37 is their flagship amp, and it's a 37 (there's … Continue reading Divided by 13 FTR37 – My Demo Recording
"Joué is an expressive and modular MIDI controller that feels like a real instrument." How many times a MIDI controller promised to feel like "a real instrument"? This time, Jouè is applying a LEGO-meets-MIDI approach to deliver the promise, and judging only by the videos, the results look incredible. The approach here is to have … Continue reading Jouè – A Modular Controller for your Software Instruments
Span by Voxengo is a multi purpose and ultra useful FREE analyser plugin available in multiple native formats for both PCs and Mac. SPAN is a free real-time “fast Fourier transform” audio spectrum analyzer AU, AAX and VST plugin for professional music and audio production applications. For the most part it was derived from Voxengo … Continue reading Span – a very useful FREE analyser plugin
Looks like Fender is introducing a new offset model at NAMM, set to start middle next February. Due to the resurgent popularity of classic models like Jazzmaster and Jaguar, Fender is probably aiming at alternative players here, albeit using a proven Tele pickup architecture and tone controls. Block inlays are also in fore a comeback! … Continue reading New Fender model at NAMM? The Meteora leak.
As soon as you open The Electro Harmonix Superego+ (Plus) box, you can read: "Your psychological thriller". The pedal delivers some very intriguing, lush and organic sounds, especially when it comes to pads, drones, infinite sustain and synth-ish sounds. And you can definitely come up with some thrilling ideas by playing with it. The pedal … Continue reading Electro Harmonix Superego+ Review and Sound Clip
Neuroscience is the branch of science that studies neural (brain) activity. Neural activity is responsible for intelligence, thinking, movement and coordination.. and for musicians, it is responsible for both the learning of new things and the way your body is able to play (via your instruments) the musical ideas your brain comes up with. The … Continue reading Can Neuroscience improve your chops?
In an unexpected (for me) Christmas Launch, Reverb.com, the leading gear online marketplace, just launched Reverb LP, dedicated to record (especially vinyl) trade between private citizens and shops worldwide. Looks like Reverb.com wants to compete further with eBay and especially Discogs, which is the most important website for vinyl collectors trade at the moment. Good … Continue reading Reverb.com launches Reverb LP
I finally completed my new hybrid analog/digital guitar recording rig! I couldn't be happier ... I've got a great sound, amazing easiness of use, and a lot of options at my fingertips without resorting to editors, menus or other stuff. So for now, I can say that I'm happy after selling my beloved Fractal Axe … Continue reading Recording the Friedman Dirty Shirley Mini – Clip included!
I just recently sold my Fractal Audio Systems AXE FX II XL on Reverb.com I had been an all-digital guitar player for 3 years after switching from the analog world. In the past, i owned A LOT of tube amps: Marshall, Mesa, VOX, ENGL, Fender...you name it. For me, the AXE FX has been a … Continue reading Why I sold my Fractal AXE FX and I’m going back to Analog
ALL the samples from Mars for $39 on sale! (more than $1000 less than list price...) Seriously, do yourself a favor and buy them now. All the samples are playable with NI Kontakt or other samples, and some even included custom GUI for making it all way easier and better looking! Here's the link to … Continue reading Buy this now! All Mars Samples for $39