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9 ways to improve your music-making computer's performance

Read more about 9 ways to improve your music-making computer's performance at MusicRadar.com Today's computers are power-packed workhorses - multicore and multiprocessor workstations with enough juice for the most formidable tasks. Modern operating systems provide support for vast amounts of RAM, and new solid-state drive technology means that data bottlenecks are a rarity. The days of stuttering and artifa ...

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Lacquer/nitro finishes: what you need to know

Read more about Lacquer/nitro finishes: what you need to know at MusicRadar.com Environmentally unfriendly, volatile and a total sod to work with... But enough about Jeremy Clarkson - what's all the fuss about nitrocellulose? And why do guitar players still want to have their instruments covered in it?Clarence 'Leo' Fender, would be bemused by today's guitar market. Legend has it that he was always looking ...

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Total Guitar 265 on sale now: Speed Up Your Lead

Read more about Total Guitar 265 on sale now: Speed Up Your Lead at MusicRadar.com The new issue of Total Guitar is out now, and this month we're focusing on building lead speed. Inside you'll find exercises and audio examples of how you can improve key lead techniques like alternate picking, tapping, sweep picking, legato and more! We've also included three full-length jam tracks in different styles – clas ...

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PRS SE Tremonti Standard

Read more about PRS SE Tremonti Standard at MusicRadar.com As the second artist to receive a PRS signature model (after Carlos Santana), Mark Tremonti has become an important ambassador for the brand, and the Tremonti SE's debut in 2003 bestowed an affordable weapon on guitarists of a heavier inclination. The Tremonti Standard retains the key features of the SE model, with black binding around the Platinum- ...

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Ben Howard talks tones, tantrums and orchestral guitars

Read more about Ben Howard talks tones, tantrums and orchestral guitars at MusicRadar.com Recorded when the days were short, Ben Howard's electrified second album, I Forget Where We Were, documents a tumultuous season of change - in personal lives, sound and the public eye. Read more about Ben Howard talks tones, tantrums and orchestral guitars at MusicRadar.com ...

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Rig tour: Mastodon

Read more about Rig tour: Mastodon at MusicRadar.com The metal kings bring their live show to Europe, with an impressive array of interesting gear in tow... Read more about Rig tour: Mastodon at MusicRadar.com ...

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On the radar: Oceans Ate Alaska

Read more about On the radar: Oceans Ate Alaska at MusicRadar.com Birmingham's Oceans Ate Alaska thrive on dissonance and complexity. They took their name after reading a headline about a tidal wave and specialise in sonic maelstroms of the tech-metal kind."It's not the kind of thing you'd hear on Radio One," says guitarist Adam Zytkiewicz, tactfully. "A lot of the time people instantly shut it out, but if ...

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JAM Fuzz Phrase

Read more about JAM Fuzz Phrase at MusicRadar.com Designing a vintage-sounding fuzz pedal - as Greek firm JAM's handmade Fuzz Phrase claims to be - has a lot to do with choosing the right transistors and matching them. "We liked the sound best with the level knob on max while dialling in the dirt at mid settings"For this Fuzz Face-style pedal, JAM has chosen the rare CV7003, military-spec version of the OC4 ...

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