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How to create moving, modulated basslines in Cakewalk Z3TA+2

Read more about How to create moving, modulated basslines in Cakewalk Z3TA+2 at MusicRadar.com When it comes to modulation, Cakewalk's mighty Z3TA+2 soft synth is ridiculously well equipped, bristling with all the envelopes and LFOs you could possibly need to bring life and mobility to your patches.In this walkthrough, we're going to build a throbbing, beefy bassline in Z3TA+2, drawing on various mod source ...

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Pickipedia: learn to play 23 rhythm guitar riffs

Read more about Pickipedia: learn to play 23 rhythm guitar riffs at MusicRadar.com Armed with our encyclopaedic cornucopia of rock picking patterns, these 20 essential riffs (and three challenges) are designed to take your rhythmic precision and speed to the next level. Read more about Pickipedia: learn to play 23 rhythm guitar riffs at MusicRadar.com ...

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Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s

Read more about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s at MusicRadar.com So what's the difference between this and the recently reviewed Squier Classic Vibe '50s Strat? First, there are the finishes: the one you see here is Burgundy Mist, and were Prince a cash-strapped student, we could imagine him saving his purple pennies for this sexy number. "If you find vintage-voiced Strats too spiky, this fits the bi ...

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Electro-Harmonix reveals Octavix octave fuzz pedal

Read more about Electro-Harmonix reveals Octavix octave fuzz pedal at MusicRadar.com We'd already been given a sneak preview at Electro-Harmonix's NAMM stand, but the Octavix octave fuzz has now been officially unleashed on the world.Based on the fuzz sounds of the late '60s (think Hendrix), the Octavix is adjusted via three knobs: volume, boost (which actually controls the amount of fuzz) and octave.Elsewh ...

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Joey Sturgis hosts free CreativeLive Studio Pass workshop

Read more about Joey Sturgis hosts free CreativeLive Studio Pass workshop at MusicRadar.com Producer to the metalcore stars – including Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men and I See Stars – Joey Sturgis is set to reveal his production secrets in a free three-day CreativeLive Studio Pass workshop.The event will be streamed live from February 4-6 from 9am-4pm PST (5pm-12am GMT), when Sturgis will share tips ...

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NAMM 2015 VIDEO: new pedals from MXR and Way Huge

Read more about NAMM 2015 VIDEO: new pedals from MXR and Way Huge at MusicRadar.com NAMM 2015: Cast your eyes downwards at the NAMM Show and you'll see all manner of new guitar effect pedals scattered across the floor. Check out the video above to see the latest offerings from MXR and Way Huge. Read more about NAMM 2015 VIDEO: new pedals from MXR and Way Huge at MusicRadar.com ...

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18 expert sound design tips and tricks

Read more about 18 expert sound design tips and tricks at MusicRadar.com Ever found yourself losing focus and direction during a sound design session? We've all been there. Musical sound design is an amorphous, open-ended art, and it can be all too easy to lose sight of what it is you're actually trying to create. But fret not - we have the remedy in the shape of 18 tried and tested techniques guaranteed to ...

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