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MusicRadar basics: introduction to guitar pedals and effects

Read more about MusicRadar basics: introduction to guitar pedals and effects at MusicRadar.com MusicRadar basics is brought to you in association with Boss.Don't forget you can link up with Boss UK on Facebook and Twitter.Guitar effects are a great was for any guitarist with any setup to take their core sound and enhance it. You can guarantee your favourite guitarists have used effects to find their own voi ...

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The quick guide to warming up a digital mix

Read more about The quick guide to warming up a digital mix at MusicRadar.com Analogue recordings and mixes have accustomed our ears to a certain type of warmth, but we now work predominantly in the software world.Digital audio environments can be perceived as cold and clinical when compared to the hardware realm, but we do have the flexibility of exceptional sound quality, almost-infinite headroom, instant ...

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7 ways to create classic mixes with UAD plugins

Read more about 7 ways to create classic mixes with UAD plugins at MusicRadar.com Universal Audio offers a formidable array of plugin processors, emulating a suite of classic analogue hardware units that have won through over the years. This has allowed its UAD systems' many users to continue using this hallowed gear in virtual form, and many big-selling and highly respected productions can now claim to con ...

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How to film your band with GoPro

Read more about How to film your band with GoPro at MusicRadar.com We're all familiar with seeing GoPro footage on YouTube and TV of sports such as surfing or downhill mountain biking. Increasingly, musicians are finding uses for the tiny cameras too, clamping them to their instruments and shooting video from all kinds of interesting angles and sharing the results to amazing effect online. The new GoPro Her ...

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VIDEO: RGT Performance Award – Level Two

Read more about VIDEO: RGT Performance Award - Level Two at MusicRadar.com Move your playing up a gear with some new chords and rhythm ideasTutor: Chris BirdVideographer: Martin HolmesDownload Total Guitar issue 260 for the accompanying explanation - available in the UK and, digitally, worldwide via Newsstand for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch and Zinio (http://www.zinio.com) from 27 October 2014.Buy a copy ...

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VIDEO: Rockschool Grade Five – Rhythmic variation

Read more about VIDEO: Rockschool Grade Five - Rhythmic variation at MusicRadar.com Develop your rhythm skills as you accompany the bass solo in Rockschool's Grade Five track, 'Geek'Tutor: James UingsVideographer: Martin HolmesFull tab and audio for GeekYou'll find the full track, backing track and tab for Rockschool's Grade Five piece, Geek, below. Clicking on the links will stream the audio/open the tab. ...

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VIDEO: Bring The Noise: Coax crazy sounds from your guitar (kill switch)

Read more about VIDEO: Bring The Noise: Coax crazy sounds from your guitar (kill switch) at MusicRadar.com Try out this experimental idea as used by the likes of Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal, Buckethead and Tom MorelloVideographer and guitarist: Charlie GriffithsDownload Total Guitar issue 260 for the accompanying explanation - available in the UK and, digitally, worldwide via Newsstand for iPad, iPhone & iPod ...

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VIDEO: Ask TG: Pinched harmonics

Read more about VIDEO: Ask TG: Pinched harmonics at MusicRadar.com This issue, Chris and Steve discuss that tricky rock guitar technique: pinched harmonicsVideographer: Martin HolmesTutor: Steve AllsworthPresenter: Chris BirdDownload Total Guitar issue 260 for the accompanying tab and explanation - available in the UK and, digitally, worldwide via Newsstand for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch and Zinio (http: ...

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VIDEO: Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow

Read more about VIDEO: Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow at MusicRadar.com The Conquering Dystopia guitarists play 'Tethys' from their self-titled albumJeff and Keith play 'Tethys' in fullExplanationDownload Total Guitar issue 260 for the accompanying explanation - available in the UK and, digitally, worldwide via Newsstand for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch and Zinio (http://www.zinio.com) from 27 October 2014.B ...

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6 ways to get more out of your DAW's piano roll

Read more about 6 ways to get more out of your DAW's piano roll at MusicRadar.com To the untrained keyboard player, the MIDI piano roll editor represents a means to work out musical passages using musically useful symbols and an easy-to-grasp grid-style note entry system. Events are represented by colourful horizontal bars arranged in the grid, their vertical positions delineating their pitch and their posi ...

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