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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

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

Yamaha MIDI over Bluetooth

Yamaha MD-BT01 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Dongle

Wireless MIDI devices like the OWOW MIDIS I talked about in this post work by sending MIDI controls wirelessly over Bluetooth. Why Bluetooth and not, say, Wi-Fi? Because Bluetooth is significantly more energy efficient, consumes a lot less power and is less prone to interference than standard 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi. Now, we all know that Bluetooth is vastly … Continue reading Yamaha MD-BT01 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Dongle

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