Tips from the Pros

May 27, 2016

From amp sims to vintage emulations, plug-ins are part of today’s virtual effects racks in the studio.

April 28, 2016

If there is one hard-fought battle that consistently emerges in the music industry, it’s the one surrounding trademarks.

March 2, 2016

Session guitarists walk into studios like gunslingers laying down track after track of grooves, licks, and solos that make recordings come a...

March 2, 2016

You like the beefy sound of humbuckers, but also the clarity of single-coils.

January 15, 2016

You can make dramatic changes to a guitar’s tone with EQ, so here are some common tonal options.

December 8, 2015

As I said last month, the mysterious man who walked into the room while we were jamming on Cream tunes was the producer Bob Ezrin.

November 2, 2015

Why create your own guitar loops? Because sometimes you nail a part and want to repeat it—or, especially, modify it (create variations, tran...

November 2, 2015

People often ask me how I write orchestral music.

November 2, 2015

There is a way to fine tune your tone that often gets overlooked but can really help put some icing on your tonal cake: your guitar cord.

November 2, 2015

I thought I might go a little off topic this month, just to give you a little history as to how it all began for me—at least professionally.


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