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Feb
7
comment Are some synthesizers and keyboards able to interchange sounds?
perhaps a more salient image is one of trying to load a roll of film into a brush with the intent of using it to paint photographs.
Feb
6
comment Andy Timmons Dimarzio AT1 pickup sound
don't underestimate the importance of microphones in capturing the audio for recording. I don't know the artist, but I did a video search and I was struck by how much he manipulates the pickup selector switch, sometimes 2-3 times in a run (!)
Feb
6
comment Can I learn an instrument just by practicing songs?
There's a lot of pearl clutching going on in this thread, but the short answer to "Can I?" is "YES absolutely." Most of the answers focus on why you might not want to and why it might take longer, but in light of your stated goals there is no reason why you need lessons.
Jan
4
comment Does the kind of wood used in making a violin affect its sound?
I have, I was more thinking, in terms of the OP question: the materials of the soundboard are very important, but how important are the materials for the soundbox? If you are going to skimp on something for economy...
Jan
3
comment Does the kind of wood used in making a violin affect its sound?
I have seen unsourced statements about guitars that 80-90% (however that was derived!) of the "sound" of a guitar comes from the soundboard and the materials used for the sound box were less important than the shape. (More simply: the soundboard = "sound," the sound box = volume). If this is true, is this commonly thought of as true for violins as well?
Dec
28
comment How do I play this ornament/slur? (Guitar Tab)
You are correct: I called the "g." a slide and lift movement, rather than a glissando. However I must take issue with the idea that the transcription addresses in any way what your other fingers are doing.
Dec
27
answered How do I play this ornament/slur? (Guitar Tab)
Dec
12
comment New Guitar Setup at Time of Purchase
I do it myself as well for adjustable saddles, but for a fixed saddle he might be better off getting it done by a pro.
Dec
11
comment Playing tabs on a guitar tuned down to C#
For the OP: to make explicit what cadmium's comment was pointing out: adjusting the tuning on all the strings the same (scenario 1 in Matthew Read's answer) is the exact same thing as a barre. A barre is conceptually moving the entire nut, and a capo is a tool to (temporarily) move it.
Nov
28
comment Guitar Hum disturbances
I agree, but depending on the person's experience and vocabulary, they might not know what clipping is or how to describe it. Also, electrical humming is most noticeable when you are NOT playing, so I am gambling a little.
Nov
28
answered Guitar Hum disturbances
Nov
15
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Nov
15
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the best way to work on my fret hand finger independence?
Oct
11
answered What is the best way to work on my fret hand finger independence?
Sep
27
comment wet/moist sounding effect, replicating effects or sound. electronic music
envelope follower the louder the sound, the more of a response you get. It does not typically produce sound on it's own, it is assigned to a parameter. In the video I linked, the part where the individual links the LFO to the y-axis of Formant filter is basically assigning an envelope follower to a specific parameter. (see for instance: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Envelope_detector ). The idea here is "how can I make the amplitude of a signal change another effect?" One could adjust "stereo width" based upon volume, crank the reverb as the inverse of the volume etc.
Sep
27
comment wet/moist sounding effect, replicating effects or sound. electronic music
I have a guitar amp simulator which has a module which allows you to assign the guitar input to ANY (and multiple) effects parameter: on/off, pedal, volume, gain etc. It is called an envelope follower. The Thor unit appears to allow multiple inputs as well as targets.
Sep
27
answered wet/moist sounding effect, replicating effects or sound. electronic music
Aug
28
comment How common is perfect pitch?
Most people asking about "perfect pitch" have this idea that it is genetic and innate. The evidence seems to deny this possibility. It is very difficult to disentangle language and training from the phenomenon.
Aug
28
answered Can I connect my semi-acoustic guitar to my computer and get output from its speakers?
Jun
26
comment How to Make Kim Thayil of Soundgarden (Outshined) Sound
note that for large portions of that song, there are 2 guitars and a bass line which are all playing essentially the same thing. This gives it a wide stereo sound and lots of low band (especially with drop D tuning) even before you start talking about effects.