Your Guide to Alternate Guitar Tunings
By Shawn Leonhardt from Guitar Tricks (www.guitartricks.com) and 30 Day Singer (www.30daysinger.com)If you have not already tried different guitar tunings, there is a whole world of music you are missing out on. The notes of the strings have a major
How to Connect Your Guitar to Android and iOS Devices with an iRig/iRig2?
Connecting iRig/iRig2 to your mobile devices is a pain in the guitar strings sometimes. Yet, music technologies are getting better and better every day. We will dive into the depths of the best known guitar interface to connect your Android
Tuner ・ What, Why, How, Which?
Let me answer the missing questions first. Who ・ Everyone should use a tuner to tune their instruments. When ・ All the time. What is a tuner?A tuner is a device used by musicians and technicians to measure the pitch of a musical
Anatomy of a Compressor – What is what, do you need one?
A compressor is a limiting amplifier. It limits the volume of the louder parts of a signal according to some sets of parameters.Threshold This is the point where the compressor starts to compress (attenuation) the magnitude of the signal. When your signal reaches
Parallel Processing Explained
We use our effect pedals consecutively, side by side in the real world. But it doesn’t mean that they are in series, sometimes. And it doesn’t mean that we can’t use them in parallel fashion, in the digital world.In a
The World of MIDI
“MIDI is a technical standard that describes a protocol, digital interface, and connectors and allows a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers and other related devices to connect and communicate with one another. A single MIDI link can carry
Signal Chain Explained
Guitar signal travels a lot before it hits your ears. The guitar signal is generally picked by guitar pickups. Here, the physical movement of the strings is transformed into an electrical signal by pickups. This signal is very weak. Either it
5 ways to use an Equalizer pedal for better tone (+1 bonus)
Equalizer (EQ) pedals are maybe the most useful tools in a signal chain. It can make a bad sounding amp to sound good, it can simulate the “radio effect”, it can manipulate some other effects to react differently. Here are 5+1
How to get Slash’s guitar tone with your smartphone
Have you ever dreamed that you walked into a Guitar Center and bought every gear that Slash (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver) uses? It would cost you thousands of dollars, a small fortune.We broke down his guitar rig into pieces, analyzed
How to get Jack White’s – The White Stripes guitar tone with a smartphone
We all are familiar with the cult songs that he wrote such as “Seven Nation Army” and “Blue Orchid” in which he’s got oddly satisfying guitar sounds.He describes his playing and his tone quest as fighting. He believes that one must struggle