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Hi team. Sorry it's been a while, but in between promoting the new Ivy Blue album 19, university, and dealing with some health-related things I haven't had heaps of time to get onto the NZ Bands site. But now that I am back from all of that, let's have a bit of fun shall we? Right, so the people I want to talk to today are guitarists and the subject I want to discuss is Effects Pedals. Why e...
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Before we talk about the specifics of acoustic guitar EQ I want to make sure you're approaching equalization with the right frame of mind. Picture the scene - your living room has become a home studio for the day. The drum kit is out in full (and the drummer seems to have gained five more cymbals). The bassist finished setting up hours ago and has been waiting patiently. The singer is late (n...
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Now before I get started, don’t go getting all emotional if you feel that your songs may “suck” after reading this post. I’ve wrote and recorded many horrible songs in my day, and I wouldn’t be the musician I am today had I not persevered through those early days of not really knowing what I was doing. If any of these points hit home, take it as a learning experience rather than a put down. We all...
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Have you had that experience when you are in the middle of a recording or mixing session and you suddenly realize that you aren’t having any fun? I sure have. You think it’s just a minor funk that you’re in, but a few sessions later you still feel the same. You start to wonder: “Has music making lost its fun factor?” To be honest, I’ve had this experience multiple times in my life. When I...
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If you''ve got a storming vocal on tape you''re halfway towards a great production. PAUL WHITE offers some tips on perfecting this most important of recording skills.Even if all the music you make is created via MIDI, the chances are that at some time or other you''ll have to record vocals using the traditional tools of a singer and a microphone. The vocal line is invariably the focal point of a s...
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