I’ve tried both the miking up an amp method and the direct input method of recording heavy electric guitar, and each has different good and bad points, which I am about to share with you…

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Some people insist that metal is heavier than electronica. Here is the genre to show them to prove them wrong. Gabber (also known as Gabba or hardcore), literally translated, means “buddy” or “friend” – which has pretty much nothing to do with the style. Unless your friend is a bass drum so distorted and overdriven and generally mangled that it has obtained a musical tone. In which case say hi to him for me…

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Sometimes there’s no avoiding it – if you want to play guitar music live, even with synths and samplers, there’s no substitute for the real guitar-bass-drums behind the electronica. Samples just don’t cut it. So when you’re starting up your band, or if someone has left and you need to replace them – here are some tips to make everything less stressful!

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Okay, so I want to make a big fat immense sounding pad effect to compliment a beautiful high choir sample, but all the presets seem lacking. It is easy to assume that since none of the presets have that power, it is unfeasible to get the sound I’m looking for. WRONG! All it means is it’s time to take things into your own hands…

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There are a million people in the world trying to make brilliant quality music, but only a few of them seem to be able to transform those tinny synth presets into immense, powerful soundscapes. I have just figured out how, so it’s time to blow off the lid on this secret…

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With my recent spate of gabba inspired searches, I happened upon this little gem on youtube…

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