Submitted by Scarebear on 11 March, 2014 - 20:01
Did you know there is a Pro Tone Pedals Winter Riff Wreckage contest going on right now? Well, there is. I know because I decided to enter (plus I like to keep up to date with all-things Pro Tone Pedals on account of my awesome Skumstortion pedal). Anyhow, you're probably wondering how terrible my entry is. Never fear! My entry (also embedded at the end of this article) is terrible in playing ability, but awesome in tone. I'm hoping that helps me win the third prize of kudos.
Regardless of the outcome, you can learn how I made my recording by continuing to read this article.
Submitted by Scarebear on 6 March, 2014 - 22:23
I've been playing guitar terribly for many years now. I've also been recording my terrible guitar playing using various iOS interfaces and the apps I love for many years. Lately I decided it was time to try and record my material onto the PC using a USB audio interface. Little did I know exactly what I was getting myself into. I assumed I could simply search the Interweb for USB audio interface and pick the obvious recommendation that was suggested. I'd have liked for that to happen, but no. It seems there are multiple options each seemingly as good as each other. Damn you Interweb!
So what could I do? The answer seemed pretty obvious to me. Just ask the Interweb to decide for you. Easy right!?
Submitted by Scarebear on 5 March, 2014 - 13:31
There are a few amplifier manufacturers in the UK. I won't name them, but Ill assume you know one or two. Not residing in the UK (and not being as aware of these things as I should be) I hadn't heard of Matamp. After discovering their Mini-Pro (or Mini-Mat as it's referenced on their website) and the way they put together their promotional PDFs, I can say I'm a fan.
Submitted by Scarebear on 28 February, 2014 - 18:46
I discovered Record Picks on Twitter. To be honest when I first read about their plectrums I was more interested in the cool factor of plectrums made out of old albums than anything else. I knew I had to get some to improve my own cool factor. I needed to be cool by association. What I didn't know was how impressed I'd be by the plectrums themselves.
Submitted by Scarebear on 26 February, 2014 - 20:55
This week's article was a difficult choice for me to make. I had a couple of options to choose from at Reeves Amplification. There is the Custom 10 or the Custom 12. I decided to go for the latter. If Spinal Tap can go to 11, I figure I had better go to 12.