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...
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? ...
What is a Low Cut Filter For?

What is a Low Cut Filter For?

A low cut filter makes room for your bass and kick. Your vocals, guitars, snares, and countless other instrument tracks will introduce some unnecessary frequencies into your tracks.  Using a low cut filter on those tracks will free up room for instruments whose...