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Man, all this electronic music is just so clean!   If only there was a magical button to give it that edge… that grit… that audible equivalent of teenage angst.

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So we’ve got out microphone chosen, what next? Where do we put it?

This video explores the different tones achieved from different mic positions!

Again, useful for metal and rock guitarists :)

Click here for Part 2 of the heavy distorted guitar tutorial!

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

Distortion.   What does it make you think of?

If you’re a rocker you’ll jump to guitars, a drum and bass head then you’ll spring to some violent synths… a studio engineer and you’ll head for the nearest noose.   It’s certainly a versatile technique.   But where did it come from?

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The Kaoss Pad:   It’s a massively popular tool.   From the clunky original KP1 to the more streamlined(ish) KP2 and now with the fully customizeable KP3, it has consistantly provided an innovative way to add effects and quick shot samples to electronic music.   Even Matt Bellamy had to attach one to his guitar – so what we’re sorting out once and for all here is the answer to the question:

“Is it worth it?”

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The MPC1000, being a massively versatile sampler, has a ton of effects on it (Even more with the upgraded JJOS), and two sliding controllers with which to operate these live.   However, the Kaoss Pad, apart from looking a lot more impressive, has got even more cool features that make it worth using in conjunction with the  MPC1000.   Here’s how I connect it in my electronics setup.

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