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New MW3 Maps: Piazza and Liberation

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Activision has created and released new DLC map packs for Modern Warfare 3. The new  Liberation and Piazza maps for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 were made available yesterday to all PlayStation 3 premium Elite subscribers, with regular players able to purchase next month. New MW3 DLC Maps Here’s a quick synopsis of the 2;

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PETA Kills

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Browsing around online, I found a pretty interesting article, I’ve heard about them doing this years before, but this has a bit of data that I thought was worth reposting.  The full article can be found here and the most important excerpt i found was. “Fifteen years’ worth of similar records show that since 1998 […]

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Cake’s I Will Survive Bass Tab

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Cake is pretty good band, they definitely have some good chops and songwriting skills. A few years ago they covered I Will Survive and did one helluva job. Here’s the bassline for it, which is repeated throughout the whole song. 

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Billie Jean Bass Tab

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Here’s the bass tab for Mikey J’s classic song, Billi Jean. Everyone knows the bassline for this song, it’s just that popular. It’s really easy to play and once you get the hang of it, you can break off into your own runs on the in-betweens. RIFF.1 (in F#)

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Free Web Fonts from Google

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If you need a good base of web fonts to use for your website, Google now offers a great selection of free webfonts that you can use for your site just by adding some info to your CSS file. They have about 450+ fonts available and I’m sure more will be added as they update […]

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Autotune T-Pain Effect

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Antares Autotune is a program developed to help smooth out vocal recording to fix small tonal errors of warping or varying off key.  It can also be used as an effect when done properly such as by Cher or T-Pain.  To get that robotic, tinny, computerized sound, you just have to play with the settings […]

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Recording and EQ’ing Rap Vocals

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So when recording Rap / Hip Hop / RnB vocals, there’s a different technique then rock vocals. Rap is usually more of a spoken word type of singing, which gives a different set of  qualities that you have to plan for. As it’s not as pronounced as opera singing, where the vocalist is belting out […]

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Mixing Your Sound; Working with EQ

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Equalizing is the most important part of mastering the audio tracks that you have recorded. Without it, everything would sound muddy, garbled and lifeless. Each instrument has a range from roughly 20Hz to 20kHz, with the majority of the sound in the 400Hz-16kHz frequencies. When you are recording one instrument, it sounds fine because it […]

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Creating Your Own Hit Songs

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There’s no “set-in-stone” method to writing a song.  Each type of music is a little bit different than the rest, which is what gives them their “oomph”. The beauty of music is it can be anything, Phil Collins made songs using just drum beats and a melody, Skrillex and Dead Mau5 layer noise on top […]

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Recording Guitar with the iPad

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It’s really amazing what you can do with an iPad. I just bought a Griffin Guitar Connect to plug my guitar into my iPad so that I can use it for a amp simulator / effects unit, same thing as the iRig.  This literally changes everything about recording an playing guitar. Guitar Connect for iPad […]