Over the years, I have come across many free VST effects and free VSTi Instruments! So, I am just starting to add links to the free VST effects and VSTi Instruments I find useful. I will write up some synth, drum, strings, arpeggiator, compressor, limiter, reverb, equalizer, stereo, and other instrument and effect reviews as I go along this path, too. Enjoy!
Legacy Learning Systems has outdone themselves this time! They created a great guitar learning system that is full of proper learning tools like step-by-step beginner instructions to get the new guitarist going in the right direction. The Learn and Master Guitar system includes chord structures, and explains about chord voicing so you can create the exact feel you are searching for. As you work through these lessons, you'll be well on your way to the advanced stages, and on to finger-picking and soloing in less time than if you were doing it all alone.
Learn & Master Guitar is an award winning Guitar learning system! This course is the winner of the 2008 Acoustic Guitar Magazine Players' Choice Awards, AEGIS Award for Excellence in Education, and two Telly Awards. Learn and Master Guitar is highly praised as the best home guitar instruction course available on the planet.
The course contains:
Learn how to write awesome guitar riffs by learning and applying the techniques to your own song ideas. It's all explained in this free - full hour - video tutorial.
Watch this tutorial to help provide you with some inspiration and get you thinking about your orginal music in a new way. Grab your guitar, sit back, crank it up and get ready to write awesome guitar riffs!
Rondo Music is having an incredible sale! Very many items are marked down so NOW is the time to get a great deal on these highly praised instruments. Guitars and bass guitars are on sale now. I don't know how long this will last, so hurry!
For a great tip on singing balance between head and chest, watch the video below:
Easy to follow beginners guitar lessons, and acoustic covers.
About the Instructor: UKGuitarGirl
In my search for DIY Beginner Guitar Lessons, I found UKGuitarGirl Beginner Guitar Lessons... Her name is Brooke, and as of this posting, she's 21 years old. She's smart, because she recently graduated from the University of Lincoln.
Her passion is learning and teaching the guitar. UKGuitarGirl says, "I love playing the guitar and have been doing so for 10 years. "
On to the Beginner Guitar Lessons UKGuitarGirl...
NEW NOTE (12/21/2013): I don't see any products like the SX GG1 or SX Castillo currently on the Rondo Music website. Check craigslist or ebay for these. It is NO WONDER they have sold out!
NOTE: Rondo was offering the SX Callisto a while back (2011 I think) - Very similar to the GG1! The SX GG1 JR is inexpensive and quite surprisingly a really well made guitar! Rondo Music imports them and sells them for $139.95, and the bang for the buck is way better than you will get from an import Epiphone, Dean, Squier, etc in the same price range.
HarBal, har-bal, or however you want to type it, is a very useful audio mastering application in my home recording studio tool box! From tweaking individual tracks like guitar or bass, to adjusting the frequency balance of whole songs, HAR-BAL is definitely a go-to application!
In this example, I'm taking a raw track digitized from an OLD cassette tape. The tape was recorded live at a gig in late 1981. It stands to reason that the tape sat around for about 23 years before it was transferred to the digital realm.
Here is the original track:
Harbal screenshot of Original File:
I have noticed quite a few posts where folks are looking for the Tascam MM-1 Keyboard Mixer Manual.
This is a really cool 20 channel mixer with some MIDI capability. It can be rack mounted which is nice for storage and transport. The basic audio functions are pretty straight forward, however, most of the questions I see are related to the application of the MIDI functionality.
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I recently put a set of these strings on my Epiphone EB-0 bass, along with the DiMarzio DP-120 'Model One' pickup, in search of that real EB-0 tone heard on so many older records from the 60's & early 70's.
When I first got that bass, it had some old flatwounds on it that sounded like hammered crap, and I was dead-set against ever using flatwounds. But the guys on the Yahoo Group 'SX-Bass Club' talked me into trying a set. So I queried them on the relative tonal qualities of several flatwound string sets (that don't cost like $40!!!), and arrived at the conclusion that the D'Addario "Chromes" would suit me best.
South Austin Guitar Repair features affordable guitar service with fast turn around time.
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I have to start this out with an admission of a long-standing bias against Ibanez guitars. This began ‘way back in the 70‘s when they were making exact copies of the more popular Gibson models, such as the Flying V, Les Paul, and Explorer. Back then, to me, those Gibsons were the ‘Holy Grail’, as far as I was concerned, and it really ticked me off that anyone would profit by copying exactly the designs of those most revered guitars. So upset by that was I that I never once, ever, thought about buying an Ibanez instrument. But they got their due when Gibson sued the snot out of them over that.
Well, time and age mellowed me, I guess, and I pretty much forgot about it when Ibanez stopped making copy guitars and started designing their own styles. The problem then was that I simply didn’t care for their designs. Boy, they just can’t win with me, can they?
Enter the Artcore Series. I still don’t much care for the ‘Artcore’ nomenclature...what’s that mean, anyway? This-core, that-core...what is that? I’m getting old, I guess....but I know a nice guitar when I see one.
A friend of mine likes the setups I do on my guitars, and he wanted me to go thru his entire collection and either set them up like that, or make recommendations on any variations I think best on any particular guitar. So he sent me home with his Ibanez AFS-75TD, in a beautiful silver metallic finish with creme appointments. It’s a thinline hollowbody with two humbuckers and a Bigsby-ish tremolo. I generally hate tremolos, as anyone who knows me is painfully aware of. But this one’s nice. Not a Floyd Rose hell-diving thing, it’s designed for, well, tremolo....not diving two octaves into the depths of Satan’s pit. And it performs its designed function beautifully. Sorry...got a little sidetracked on that, so impressed as I am by it.
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