The 7 part tutorial on guitar tone draws to a close with a quick explanation of how the techniques of panning the guitar far left and right, layering multiple tones and double tracking can affect the guitar tone!

For me, it’s back to some Reason tutorials for a while!   So watch out for those in the near future :)

Watch Part 7 of the guitar recording tutorial here!

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Okay, so you’ve got your chart-topping single all composed.

The synths are catchy, the beats are interesting and the vocals are filled with sexual innuendo – but nothing seems to mesh!

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Do you remember the days before the internet?   Dark times, where people ran amok in the streets and the term “Be Kind, Rewind” was more than just a Jack Black comedy?

The only way people could get their fix of music at home short of playing it themselves was from CDs (or Tapes and Vinyl if you’re old school).   But then the World Wide Web came along and changed that…

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Recently, my band You and What Army supported the band Hadouken - a band that’s huge over here in England and is on Major Record Label Atlantic records – Check it out:

While I was there I learned quite a lot…

Before the show


Prepare Yourself

Do some excercise to prepare your body for running around (If you’re not going to perform to the people then they’re not going to remember you.   At a live show it is NOT all about the music, that’s the CD.)   Eat healthily so you’re in even better shape.   Organise extra practices and in general just keep on top of things.   Make sure you leave NOTHING until the last minute.   There will always be things that crop up that will take up your time – if you’ve dealt with everything you can deal with, then you can’t say you didn’t do your best to prepare.

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This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples and to see my blogs 2 months earlier!

With the advent of Electronic music, it’s much easier to copy sounds – a simple cut and paste and you’ll have exactly the same music as someone else.

But which sounds have been copied and pasted the most?   Which sounds have people overused to the point where they’ve become intrinsic to the popular music industry?

Let’s find out…

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This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples and to see my blogs 2 months earlier!

Being from England has a lot of bad points – Rubbish weather, dodgy chip shops and if you move more than 30 minutes in any direction you’ll struggle to understand the accent that you find there… but there are some good points about it too.

England is a veritable breeding ground for new electronic music genres.   Let’s flick back through the pages of time and see what England has provided us…

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