Nice little name-drop for myself and Si in The National, Abu Dhabi, about Griffin Hammond’s Sriracha doc, in which one of our tunes was featured. Read in full: The National Advertisements Continue Reading
So, been an interesting week. I spent most of it working out how I felt about the alterations to the YouTube Partner Program. Not that I’m raking it in with Adsense or anything, but I was able to subsidise spending on camera gear. Also, YouTube are famously shady about their reasoning when making decisions and … Continue reading Novation Circuit & Guitar Improv Continue Reading
There must be a downside to being good at everything? Or, at least, a downside trying to be good at everything? Today I’m examining the idea of being a “Jack Of All Trades”, and whether this is beneficial or harmful to a musical career. I’m doing so by tracking my freelance career path, and how … Continue reading Jack of All Trades, Master of None Continue Reading
How can you turn your DAW’s default drum sounds into something more realistic sounding? With these producer’s tricks you can make a MIDI kit sound like it’s being played by a real drummer. Continue Reading
Guitar cover of some festive classics, all songs used are in the public domain.
Live Automation allows you to switch or fade-in FX and amp settings in your performance or one-take live recording. Works with other instruments as well as guitars. I’m recording guitars into Cubase, modelling amps and FX with the POD Farm by Line 6. Drums and Bass are programmed with Kontakt instruments. This guitar is a … Continue reading Live Automation in Cubase for Guitars Continue Reading
This video is designed to assist the parents & carers of would-be guitarists. I’ve talked about buying your first guitar already, so this video lists the first things a new student should learn, and the ideal order in which to do so. Continue Reading
Simple guide to guitar electronics.