Berklee Online presents

Dumbalina by Allston Amps: The Latest, and One of the Greatest, Dumble-Inspired Amplifiers

Something very cool is happening the basement of Mr. Music, Boston’s favorite family-owned music store in Allston, Massachusetts.

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Programming Drum Beats with Your DAW

I always sequence my drum beats in real-time, using a MIDI controller, such as my keyboard or drum pads.

Another Compression Tutorial

Most of my compression tutorials focus on recognizing what compression can sound like in your mix.

Two-Rock Tone Rocks! The Custom Reverb Signature Amplifier

Through the years I have owned or tried a lifetime of guitar amplifiers: Fenders, Matchless, Ceriatone, Alessandro, Brown Note, Bludotone, Groove Tube, Boogies, Dumble, Seymour Duncan, Carr

Using Compression in the Mix

Wondering how much compression you should use in the mix? Maybe you’re skeptical that compression really makes a difference?

Using ReCycle: Making REX Loops

As promised, I’ve finally put together a comprehensive video about using Propellerhead’s ReCycle software and how to create your own REX loops.

Dumble Overdrive Special in a Box: The Ethos Overdrive

This week I am writing a review on one of my favorite Overdrive pedals: the Ethos Overdrive Pedal.

A Tube Screamer for the Twenty-First Century

Today I am posting a review I wrote for Berklee’s Guitar Faculty newsletter, Open Position. I thought it would be nice to share it with a larger community of tone-seekers.

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.