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The Tone Power of the Stratocaster

One eye-opening revelation in the quest for tone happening to me back in the early ’90s: I was playing with a relatively popular Boston-based band called the Heavy Metal Horns.

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Signature Tone and Picking

This week we will talk about attack devices, or ways to get a string moving. I know it sounds too simple to be true, but this one post might be the difference between you and your signature sound!

The Quest for Good Guitar Tone

As I look back through my life as an electric guitarist I see many milestones and turning points. It seems that my musical journey of discovery has taken me to many new and exciting places.

ReWire Session Template

In lesson two of my Remixing course I ask students to cook up a comprehensive rewire session that will work as a template for remixing.

Guitar Notation Basics

Guitarists might read three different types of notation. Each has its strengths.

Changing a Loop’s Tempo in Pro Tools

“How do I tempo change a loop in Pro Tools?” This is a common question and the answer is, “There are lots of ways.”

Improve Your Sampler Chops

The usefulness of a good sampler in your production toolkit can’t be under estimated.

Understanding Velocity Layers in Reason’s NN-XT Sampler

By grasping the concept of velocity layers in a sampler you will be able to better use and more easily create your own dynamic and exciting sampler patches.

New Year’s Inspiration

A few pearly words of wisdom to start off the new year. You know how I’m always going on about finishing your productions

The Virtues of Virtual Tracks

Ever wish that you could do take after take in a session without having to look at the clutter of tracks piling up?