The Digitech GSP1101 – Still A Clear Winner!!

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For over a thousand years (maybe even two thousand!), the practice of bloodletting has been piercing human skin all over the world. What in Les Paul’s name does that have to do with the Digitech GSP1101 Guitar Preamp?? Stay with me… Physicians usually used leeches for bloodletting – just plop them on the skin and …

Recording Studio Wiring – Successful Cabling Tips & Tricks!

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When music is first born, it’s often sent floating off into the air, via the instrument of our choice, like stars dancing through the cosmos. When it’s time to record that music however, every single note and noise needs to be corralled down a long & narrow line until it reaches the stage where it …

What Is The Best Acoustic Guitar For Beginners?? – Ya Gotta Start Somewhere!

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  My very first car was not a Porsche. Not even close! It was an Oldsmobile “Delta 88”: Light brown, except for the lower side panels, where they’d scraped off a ton of rust, spread it with epoxy and painted it black!!  lol But I didn’t care, ‘cuz sometimes, you’ve just gotta go with something a …

How To Play A Bass Guitar, Pt. 2 – Splash Those Colors!!

Whale-splashing CARTOONED with BASS

  One of my favorite artists is Van Gogh. I have his painting called “CafĂ© Terrace at Night” hanging in our kitchen. Van Gogh is known for using vibrant colors in his creations. He would often paint an object using bright colors you would never see on the object in real life. That’s probably a …

Studio Soundproofing – Options That Won’t Break The Bank!

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As any good gigging player will tell you, music is about what you don’t hear, and don’t play, as much as it is what you do. As Miles Davis put it: “It’s not the notes you play, it’s the notes you don’t play.” When it comes to studio recording, there are two things we really …

UAD Plug Ins – Your 7 Essential Must-Haves For The Holidays!!

Plug ins Christmas!! CARTOONED

Ho-ho-HO! It’s Ho-ho-Holiday SALE time!! At least at Universal Audio Digital, it is! If you’re here, there’s a good chance you already know that an Ocean Way Studio-full of UAD Plug ins are now on sale, through the end of December. Cool, right?! You better believe it! We serious G.A.S.-ers need all the help we …

Reference Tracks For Mixing – The Roads To Take You There!

The road to good mixes!

The last album George Harrison ever produced was released in 2002. It was released the year after his death. His son Dhani, and his good friend and fellow “Traveling Wilburys” member Jeff Lynn, produced the tracks George had almost finished before he passed. It’s probably my favorite album he ever made. The opening song of …