Dotted Eighth Delay Studies

Setting up the U2/Hillsong delay in a variety of situations.

The Sessionists

Esther Subra (vocals), Serena Chew (keys), Justin (guitars), Alphonsus (drums and percussion)

Thoughts on G.A.S.

Why you should save up for an expensive guitar.

Setting Up Disaster Area DPC-8EZ and DMC-8D MIDI Controllers

An easy-to-follow video tutorial to get those patches programmed!

An Overview of My YouTube Channel

Feel free to browse some of the playlists on my channel. Hopefully this leads to you liking and subscribing!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Speaker Emulation: Do I Need It?

The short answer: most definitely. There's only one time a direct signal from the guitar into the board is acceptable, and that's to record a pure clean signal from the guitar. Jeff Baxter very famously recorded pure clean tracks for sessions when a clean guitar was required. Just check out what he says about equipment in the following video:

Here's a simple riff I recorded back-to-back, the first without speaker emulation, and the second with a 4x12" cab emulation from my Korg Pandora:

The distortion has peaks and spikes that are just ear-piercingly intolerable, doesn't it? Hence, a speaker emulation achieves its effect by mostly rolling off treble content.

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