Using the ART Pro MPA II to Warm Up DI Guitars

Using the ART Pro MPA II to Warm Up DI Guitars

My go-to preamp for DI guitar. Plenty of people love guitar amp sims, and plenty hate them.  This video doesn’t get into that; it is simply a demonstration of how you can use the ART Pro MPA II to introduce real tube saturation into your signal before processing...
Apollo Twin Solo Review | The Little Red Light

Apollo Twin Solo Review | The Little Red Light

Maybe more of an overview than a review… I love this piece.  The Apollo series offers professional quality, it’s built like a brick, it is very portable (allowing me to use it on a few different computers), and it is STABLE.  I’ve never had anything...
Beef Up Your Kick Drum with Kramer Tape

Beef Up Your Kick Drum with Kramer Tape

Tape to the Rescue. I accidentally discovered the use for Kramer Tape on bass drums a few years back during a session.  I’ve never found anything that had such an impact on kick drums like this plugin. Give it a listen yourself.  ...
How Does a Compressor Work? Compression For Beginners

How Does a Compressor Work? Compression For Beginners

Each of the knobs does something important. The threshold is when the compressor starts working. The ratio tells it how much it should compress once the track’s volume goes over the threshold. The attack tells how fast it should start compressing. The release...