Friedman Mini Dirty Shirley

Recording the Friedman Dirty Shirley Mini – Clip included!

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!

Friedman Mini Dirty Shirley

Why I sold my Fractal AXE FX and I’m going back to Analog

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

A Little Thunder Guitar Pickup

A Little Thunder 2.0 – Bass Sounds for Guitar

Guitar Pickup technology is not rocket science. It's a tried and true system that remained largely unchanged since the introduction of active pickups in the late 70s - although most of today's guitarists prefer much earlier versions, i.e. one of the infinite reinterpretations of the single coil, P90 or humbucker pickups that were invented in … Continue reading A Little Thunder 2.0 – Bass Sounds for Guitar

FREE Plug in collection

7 FREE Virtual Instruments I Recommend

Virtual Instruments are pieces of software that allow you to play an instrument without relying or owning any physical hardware. They have internal sound engines (which can be modelling, synthesis or sample based) and are able to generate sounds and music. Most of them are usually controlled though some kind of MIDI (wired or wireless) input. Let's … Continue reading 7 FREE Virtual Instruments I Recommend

FREE Plug in collection

9 FREE Plug-ins I Recommend: Effects

Music production and recording nowadays largely relies on the use of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and plug-ins. Plug ins can be roughly split into two categories: Virtual Instruments Effects Virtual instruments can either be used to mimic real instruments by employing software (modelling or sampling based) or can be new types of instruments altogether, and … Continue reading 9 FREE Plug-ins I Recommend: Effects

midi control for ehx 9 pedals

MIDI Control for the Electro Harmonix 9 series Pedals

Personally, i am absolutely in love with Electro Harmonix 9 series Pedals. You know, the Mel9, Synth9, C9... those guys. These are probably the coolest, hippest, most innovative thing happened in guitar FX since the Kemper Profiler and Fractal Axe FX. They pack a lot of retro vibe together with ultra fast tracking, great unguitar … Continue reading MIDI Control for the Electro Harmonix 9 series Pedals

EHX Slammi+

Electro Harmonix Slammi+ Polyphonic Pitch Shifter Pedal

Today, Electro Harmonix introduces the real evolution of the ubiquitous Digitech Whammy Pedal. The real innovation about this pedal is that it is perfectly able to do polyphonic pitch shifting in real time. They are calling it the Slammi+. What does it mean? It means you can instantly turn for example, your standard guitar into … Continue reading Electro Harmonix Slammi+ Polyphonic Pitch Shifter Pedal

Nux Cerberus

NUX Cerberus gets Firmware Update, Software Editor for Windows and Mac

The NUX Cerberus is a compact, lightweight and very powerful All-in-One Multi Effects unit for guitar. Its main features are: Marshall Bluesbreaker - inspired Analog Overdrive (100% analogue signal) Marshall Plexi - inspired Distorsion Modulations: Chorus, Flanger, Univibe, Tremolo (all vintage stomp box inspired) Delay: 2290-style, analog style, tape style Reverb: Plate, Spring, Hall Tap … Continue reading NUX Cerberus gets Firmware Update, Software Editor for Windows and Mac

the Fusion Guitar

The Fusion Guitar – Electric Guitar meets the Smartphone

Electric Guitar is contemporary music's most iconic and widespread musical instrument - yet sales have gone down dramatically over the last decade - falling from 1.5 million per year to 1 million. Without debating the reasons behind lacklustre performance of guitar biggest brands (Fender, Gibson and PRS all have their share of problems) , fact is … Continue reading The Fusion Guitar – Electric Guitar meets the Smartphone

Teenage Engineering OP-Z

Teenage Engineering OP-Z is approaching. And it looks amazing

Teenage Engineering is the Scandinavian company that invented the OP-1, one of the hippest devices for electronic musicians of the decade. Extensively used by some of the most prominent contemporary musicians such as Bon Iver, Alt-J and others, the powerful, ultra-portable synth/sampler/production tool is already a classic and is still very sought after, with prices on … Continue reading Teenage Engineering OP-Z is approaching. And it looks amazing