Sometimes life is awesome.

I got to interview one of my all-time favourite producers and musicians recently – Misha “Bulb” Mansoor of the amazing band Periphery. He revealed a bunch of useful tips when it comes to producing, particularly for Metal guitars, but also some more general stuff too.

I recently bought my Axe Fx Ultra by Fractal Audio after doing a lot of research online. It was supposedly the big thing that all guitarists and home-studio owners had been looking for – A way to sound like a high quality tube amp without buying a high quality tube amp. That and pretty much every effect under the sun you could possibly need for your guitar.

But is it worth it? In this video, I’ll be taking a look at the Axe Fx Ultra and seeing whether it lives up to the hype…

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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!

Now we finally get into the computer and start playing around with the recorded waveforms!

This tutorial explores EQing, compressing and limiting, giving a few examples of the changes in tone that can be achieved!

Check out Part 6 here.

In part 5, I compare the POD XT guitar amp simulator to miking up an amp – essentially this is a test of the accuracy of the microphone replication on the POD XT!

Check it out here :)

Today we explore the differences that using Kieran’s Jackson and Epiphone have on the sound, as well as exploring pickups for different tonal qualities!

Fun times! :D

Click here for part 4 of the tutorial!


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