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How to Use Pedals with Your DAW

We all love plugins, but if you've invested a good bit of money in guitar pedals, why not use them with your DAW? Many high end pedals beat plugins hands down, and offer a different sound. Radial makes a box where you can connect a line level signal from the recording system; it unbalances the signa...

Chase Bliss- The Future of Effects Pedals

If you have not gotten to experience any of the pedal offerings from Chase Bliss, you owe yourself that treat. They all share the best of both worlds: an analog heart with a digital brain. With the dip switches, expression or CV input, MIDI implementation and the saving of presets, these pedals tran...

Gain Stacking Tips- Double Barrel V4

Guitarists or Gain Stackers, If a guitarist can only have 2 gain stages on their pedal board, what do you need? If you need any type of conventional sounds, you need a transparent amp like overdrive, and then you need a mids-heavy punch in the gut. There are many pedals on the market that do this. C...

Desktop Tube Amps- Fryette

I have talked ad nauseum about digital amp sims and direct recording for guitar. A new exciting development is the desktop tube amp, (usually 1 watt) made for direct recording. These are a great alternative to software amp simulations. They are real tube amplifiers that respond like real tube driven...

Impulse Response Creation

A while ago we discussed the use of “Impulse Responses”. Impulse responses are digital models of a speaker cabinet, a speaker, a microphone, and the placement of the microphone. These are used in conjunction with digital amplifier simulators to help us create a natural guitar signal chain direct...