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...
Amplitube: Playing with the Output Section

Amplitube: Playing with the Output Section

How does changing the output of an amp change its sound? Any guitarist knows that 6L6s, solid state, and EL34 amps each have their own sound.  One of the cool things about Amplitube is that it allows you to switch out the output section of your amp on the fly....
Are Amp Simulators Any Good?

Are Amp Simulators Any Good?

You can get usable tones from an amp simulator like Amplitube. I know that this is a sacrilege, but it is possible to get a nice guitar sound from an amp sim.  While my first inclination is always to mic up my amp, and I’d rather just do that if I am working on...
How to Use a Low Cut Filter

How to Use a Low Cut Filter

Why use a low cut filter? We talked about why you should use a low cut filter in a previous piece. Play with it a bit There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to eq. First, decide what you want your instrument to sound like.  Do you want it close and intimate? ...