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26/07/2019
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Spectrasonics Omnisphere and Roland Synth Integration

A Brief History of Spectrasonics Let’s begin with a brief background on what Omnisphere is and how it can expand your musical horizons. Spectrasonics sum up Omnisphere as ‘an incredibly deep synthesizer with a massive Core Library that will take a lifetime to explore’. Well, I agree… we are still exploring. Founded in 1994 by Los Angeles composer Eric Persing and his wife Lorey, Spectrasonics quickly became a leading developer of world-class sampled sound libraries. As Chief Sound Designer for Roland Corporation since 1984, Eric was already well-known in the music industry... Read More

03/07/2019
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How To Arrange Your Pedalboard

Solutions for your Signal Chain Effects pedals offer a new world of possibilities to guitarists. Since the very first tremolo effects unit came around in the 1940s, the pedal buzz has grown and grown into what is now arguably the golden age of pedals and effects. There are so many great companies pushing the boundaries of stompbox technology that one is often spoilt for choice. However, some things have remained a constant, and signal chain order is one of those. Time for a small disclaimer: there is no right or... Read More

28/05/2019

Unleash The Power of Your JD-XA

The Roland JD-XA is a unique crossover synth that brings together analog warmth and digital versatility in one super-creative, no- compromise instrument. First, there’s a four-part, all-analog monster with true analog filters and a direct dry output. Next up is a four-part digital engine powered by Roland’s SuperNATURAL synth technology, plus an impressive selection of potent effects. The JD-XA’s engines can be used independently or interactively, providing an incredibly flexible platform for sound design, studio work, and live performance. Use the analog and digital parts side by side, stack them... Read More

19/03/2019

HOW TO: Update the Boss GT-1000 (Version 2)

The BOSS GT-1000 Version 2 software is here! It’s easy to install and you’ll get access to more models, tones and presets. Before we show you how to update your device, let’s hear some of the new presets in action. All of the new presets start at ‘Bank 47’. Big thanks from Mark Harley of BOSS UK for demoing the pedal. In this next clip you will hear several presets created by Mark to showcase the new firmware update in the style of Steve Lukather (Toto), David Gilmore (Pink Floyd), ... Read More

05/03/2019

DOWNLOAD: Line 6 Helix Jimi Hendrix Preset

Our good friend Andy Hillier has created an awesome Jimi Hendrix preset for the Line 6 Helix. You can download the preset here and watch how it was created in the following video. This preset will give you classic ‘Wind Cries Mary’ cleans to ‘Purple Haze’ Octaver fuzz tones. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PRESET

05/03/2019

DOWNLOAD: Line 6 Helix Slash Sweet Child O’ Mine Preset

Andy has been at it again and created an iconic artist tone for the Line 6 Helix.  This time he has re-created the Sweet Child O’ Mine lead guitar tones.  Want to sound like Slash? Well now you can… Download the presets below and watch the video to see how they were created.  INTRO – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PRESET SOLO – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PRESET