Down for the Count – Album PRE RELEASE on SoundCloud & BandCamp

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Today we’ve pre-released the new album “Down for the Count” on SoundCloud. The album includes songs that were made available for some time and new tracks. It also includes the #1 single “Miserable” (over 2,000 plays on SoundCloud alone). On the album there are several cover songs as well as original songs. It will be  … Read more

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Multitrack Recording Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD

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The Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD is a 4 in/4 out audio interface allowing you to record up to 4 intstruments or vocals at the same time. The 4 inputs all have 48v Phantom power and are equipped with fantastic “dead silent” Midas pre-amps. It’s a step up from the cheapest models with Xenyx pre-amps. This makes it  … Read more

DIY Guitar Upgrade: stratocaster mini humbucker (from China)

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Upgrading your guitar, especially a stratocaster, telecaster or les paul model, isn’t too difficult. You can buy complete kits for it, or just put in some new pickups yourself. A few years ago I build a stratocaster from material left over from other guitar kits. I “painted” it by mixing ink and water and rub  … Read more

Cheap Home Studio? FREE Studio Software! Magix Samplitude Pro for Windows

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An easy to use and (more-or-less) free DAW is Magix Samplitude Pro for Windows. It comes with several hardware units like Miditiech’s Audiolink III. It’s an “OEM” product, but you can also download it from the website of manufacturer. DIY Recording at home doesn’t have to cost much. Of course there’s the Linux solution, as we  … Read more

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Recording with Ardour Studio and Digitech Trio Band Creator

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A video about how I record songs in the studio using Ardour Studio software and Digitech Band Creator. I do not always use Band Creator, but in this case I did. ► UPDATE – there’s a new section with video’s about recording available on this page. Many have wondered how to record with Band Creator in  … Read more

Sing me a Song (free download)

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Today I’ve recorded “Sing Me A Song”, a free song available on SoundCloud (and Audiomack also soon) in my studio. It’s less than two minutes(!) and the full lyrics are included at soundcloud. I’ve posted a short demo of it before. Including a video. The song was recorded using Ardour Studio (here’s a video about  … Read more

How To Play Surf guitar using Free VST plugins

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Did you ever want to record authentic sounding surfguitar and never found a good plugin to achieve that ‘surf sound’ with your guitar? Cranked up the reverb..? Searched for plugins creating the sound? Well,.. there’s no need to do this. In fact, lot’s of reverb won’t get you there in the first place. And there’s  … Read more

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Sing Me A Song (acoustic demo)

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Today I felt inspired to do a short acoustic song. Instead of recording a full version in the studio, I recorded a (demo) version on video. It’s available on Youtube. I’ve recorded it using my Sony Cybershot camera and afterwards did some minor editing using Sony Movie Studio. Some compression added on the audio but other  … Read more

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