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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 used the full spectrum and has clarity, but when you add 4+ instruments, now they all are muddying up the spectrum which gives you a uneven sound with some instruments overpowering others.Read More »Mixing Your Sound; Working with EQ

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 of bass beats for their songs.  Each way is different yet all are still popular.  Here’s a handy quick-sheet for coming up with your own songs.Read More »Creating Your Own Hit Songs

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 iPadGuitar Connect for iPad

You can now go anywhere and compose a new track, record multiple tracks along with drums, bass and vocals, or even play live with an assortment of different amplifiers and effects. These are a few of the apps that I’ve been playing with over the weekend.Read More »Recording Guitar with the iPad

Dimebag Darrell Tone

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Although his setup was as simple as can be, the cutthroat tone that launched forth from his axe is seldom achieved by amateurs and professionals alike. It’s probably the most sought after sound in the metal community, and has been ever since he emerged on the scene with Pantera in the early 90’s.

The Legend Himself; Dimebag DarrellThe Legend Himself; Dimebag Darrell

Pantera themselves were a force more innovative than any other during that period, forming a mechanical tightness that has been constantly imitated but never surpassed.Read More »Dimebag Darrell Tone

Guitar Tone Settings

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So I found a whole list of general settings for different guitar sounds.  These are just the basics for the overall tone and not as in-depth as you may want. You can use these to give yourself a good starting point and then Google more info about the guitarist you’re trying to emulate and see what effects they use on top of the initial amp sound. Give ’em a try and see if it helps you!


Jimi Hendrix of Jimi Hendrix Experiance Read More »Guitar Tone Settings

Guitar Equalizers: Ins and Outs

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For a good even tone no matter what the setting or amp or guitar, you always need a good quality EQ from your guitar to the rest of your effects chain.  For any type of clean playing, it’s necessary in order to smooth out the frequencies of your guitar and amp type.  No one wants to hear a guitar with a loud chime every time one of the higher strings are played, the same as tho you wouldn’t want to have the bass note drown out the rest of the notes in a chord.

The Danelectro Fish n ChipsThe Danelectro Fish n Chips

A good EQ is used to help cut back on the frequencies of your guitar. Read More »Guitar Equalizers: Ins and Outs

Cassidy Beat

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This hot fire comes straight from The Longmore Lounge.  Featuring Chief Bluntz and Focus rapping over a Cassidy beat. Check it out! [audio:|titles=Where My Niggas… Read More »Cassidy Beat

Lucifer Beat Remix

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Here’s Focus rapping over Jay-Z’s Lucifer Beat. Recorded the other night at The Longmore Lounge Studios. [audio:|titles=Lucifer – Focus]

Workout Beat Remix

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Here’s a  C-Milli Studios LLC Production featuring Chief Bluntz, Kay-Mack and Focus. [audio:|titles=Work Out Remix – KMack Chief Focus]

Aim 4 the Head

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Straight out of The Longmore Lounge Studios comes Aim 4 The Head by Chief Bluntz recorded in effort by C-Milli Studios. Check it out. [audio:|titles=Aim… Read More »Aim 4 the Head