Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Guitar Soft Synth Geekout

Johnny Greenwood rocks out and geeks out with Max/MSP.

[via MusicThing]

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Looping Pedal Roundup

To follow up April's article on looping, GP Mag has a roundup of loopers. Noticeably absent is the new BOSS pedal just release at NAMM, or anything from Line 6, but I guess they really only have the DL4 delay modeller (which is hardly feature rich looping against this line up).

These options just made me want MIDI clock sync, all the more. They don't even mention it as lacking in the Jamman, but do say it doesn't do reverse. Reverse? Who cares. If you're Jimi Hendrix then you need reverse, once. But a drummer? Yeah, a rhythm section? Think I might like one of those.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Guitar Player TV

Just when I thought it was safe to go back on the internet. Announcing GP TV.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Brad Sucks

Brad has been in high blog rotation lately. Can't remember where I first read about him but there's a new interview at Garagespin. Anyway he makes music, and it doesn't suck.

And I wouldn't normally think this is cause for alarm but I have reason to believe he may be from Ottawa. Little things like mentioning Canadian dollars and the Barrymore's back drop behind him and his band tipped me off. But he never goes into the "where-from" in the about or contact pages. Which is sorta neat. Like some ubiquitous nationless meme.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Coolest 4th Year Workshop Ever!

I vaguely remember 4th year. It was about coasting, or so I recall.

Some engineers from the University of Illinois take it up a notch, wiring up a mail order 5E3 kit with a few sensible modifications, AB compare it with their prof's original Tweed Deluxe and write a paper on it.

I especially like the noise reduction notes: star grounding, plastic washer for the input jack, and coax cable for early signal path. As my Tweed Princeton still gets Radio Mundo crystal clear, seems I need to heed their hints.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Tulip Festival

Friday, May 05, 2006

Evils of the Augmented 4th

Breaking news from the BBC: The Devil's Music.

Unfortunately only a passing mention of the blues, despite the importance of the Aug4. I mean it is the Blue Note.

[via Boing-Boing]

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The ED

Custom built single channel mid power all tube amps from Stoney Creek, with all the bells and whistles: trem, reverb, effects loop, and seperate gain and boost settings. Some nice sounds, too, but who ever heard of a 6BM8 tube?