How focusing on one tool cured writers block, and made one sharp, chilly, ‘stoic’ EP

Tools and technology are often described as obstacles. But sometimes focusing on a tool can refine musical process and composition – as main(void) reveals.

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Tape Emulator Shoot Out

We’re all familiar with the phrase ‘be careful what you wish for’. To read a history of the technology developed to take the world’s murkiest, earliest recordings through to the full-frequency, ultra-pristine, multi-track recordings of today is to read about ‘audio transparency’ emerging from noisy …

Electronic Guitar: EBow vs Aeon

Guitarists have been envying the sustain capabilities of other instruments probably since the first picker heard the extended notes of a pan-flute, violin, or church organ. With the advent of the electric guitar, the instrument’s sustain was enhanced by loud amps, distortion, fuzz, and compressor …

Arturia Pigments: The EM Masterclass

With so many wavetable synths flooding the market in the wake of Xfer Serum, it’s easy to mistake Pigments for yet another clone of that insanely popular softsynth. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Pigments is very much its own synthesizer, cribbing elements from iconic analog …

Everything you know about pedal order is wrong

Clickbait headline aside, there have been certain “rules” about the order in which effect pedals are chained. Still, as we shall see, they beg to be broken. Often, the first question newbies to the world of stompboxes ask is, “What is the best order for a pedal signal chain?” — or, words to that, …