Extreme Metal Production Secrets

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This set of videos, via soundonsoundvideo, features Mark Mynett talking to Russ Russell about extreme metal production.

The audio and video quality on this aren’t great, but Russ Russel has a lot of interesting extreme metal production secrets to share.  Continue reading Extreme Metal Production Secrets

GuitarJack Review

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This video takes a quick look at the Sonoma Wire Works Guitarjack – a device for connecting your guitar to your iPhone or iPod touch.

How To Print Custom Guitars Off Of Your Computer

Check out this video of the Zoybar TOR – a custom guitar that was ‘printed’ from a computer, using 3D modeling technology.

Here’s how to print your own custom guitar:

  • Design an awesome 3D guitar using Blender, an open source 3D modeling application, or customize a 3D model that you find on the Internet
  • Print it at an online 3D printing service, like Shapeways
  • Put it together and rock

Of course, it would probably help a lot if you know something about 3D modeling software and the capabilities of 3D printers.

Zoybar Tor Guitar

The materials for the Tor cost about $175.

At that price, it’s not too hard to imagine printing off your own custom 3D guitar, or sharing models of 3D guitars over the Internet.

Check out the Tor photo and demo and let us know what you think of the possibility that you might ‘print’ your next guitar off of your computer.

Recording Guitar For YouTube Videos

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Mark McGuigan posted this video on recording guitar for YouTube videos.

Specifically, McGuigan demonstrates how he records video lessons. This includes mic placement, audio effects and editing and video editing.

While the focus of this is on recording guitar for YouTube video tutorials, this information is just as useful if you’re interested in recording guitar jams and other performances.

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Steve Vai “Now We Run”

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Steve Vai and the String Theories band perform the opening track Now We Run live In Minneapolis.

The show was recorded and filmed at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN before a sold-out audience as part of Vais successful Sound Theories world tour.

Vai is widely known for both his unprecedented guitar playing techniques. The addition of violinists Alex DePue and Ann Marie Calhoun add a dimension to Vai’s performance. The other musicians in Vai’s band are: Bryan Beller (bass), Jeremy Colson (drums), Dave Weiner (guitar and sitar) and Zack Wiesinger (lap steel).

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The Guitar Army

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The Guitar Army

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Eddie Van Halen Shreds – On A Bad Day!

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Eddie Van Halen shreds – on a bad day! Continue reading Eddie Van Halen Shreds – On A Bad Day!

Fender Factory Tour, 1959

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Fantastic Fender factory tour footage, filmed in 1959 by Forrest White. Edited by Ross Lenenski of Denison University.

Music by Russell “Daemonzed” Eldridge. Russell’s Stratocaster guitar is from the American Deluxe Series made at the Corona Plant (Fender), USA in the Year 2000.

Leo Fender is in the second shot. No CNC machines back then, everything was done by hand. It is amazing to realize that every guitar made that year is now worth a small fortune.

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Wireless MIDI Guitar Synthesizer Freakout

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Bence Bécsy playing Wireless MIDI Guitar Synthesizer.

purpose of this recording is to demonstrate the tracking speed and accuracy of the synthesizer sound.

Left channel: guitar
Right channel: synthesizer

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Roland Guitar Synthesizer Challenge

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Here’s an entry in the Roland Guitar Synthesizer Challenge by Wayne Joness, featuring vintage Roland Guitar Synthesizers, the Roland GR-300, Roland GR-700 and Roland GM-70.

The synthesizers are all controlled by a vintage Roland G-303 Guitar Synthesizer Controller.

In addition to the GR-300 and GR-700, the GM-70 is used to play a Roland XV-5080 Sound Module.

All Parts were played by guitar, with the exception of the drum loop programming.

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