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Mar
14
comment Spectrum analyzer on electric guitar
Please, let's stop calling the guitar a transposing instrument. It simply uses a different clef, not violin 𝄞 but octave-violin 𝄠. (IMO the same should be done for bass with the 𝄤 clef; that isn't commonly done, but for guitar 𝄠 is actually the standard.)
Mar
4
answered Chorus pedal, before or after the distortion?
Mar
4
comment Does the type of wood on a solid body electric guitar affect its tone or sound?
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Mar
2
comment Multieffects Pedal to USB Recording Device
My favourite for distortion/amp stuff in particular is iZotope Trash. In general for virtual effects, the plugins included in Reaper are a great starting point, and they're actually gratis!
Mar
2
comment Multieffects Pedal to USB Recording Device
You can do that either by connecting the RP500 via USB and somehow soft-routing it as an FX plugin (not sure if/how it works with that model), or you can plug one of the M-Track's outputs back into the RP500's guitar in and record from its stereo out. The technique is called re-amping, you can look it up for further advice. — However, the main idea behind my suggestion to record the clean guitar signal was to not use the RP500 at all in a way that's audible in the final result. I would instead do all FX, amp-simulation etc. with software plugins in the computer.
Mar
2
comment Are electric guitar types associated with certain music genre?
@Basstickler: I started a CW answer list, for everybody to extend upon.
Mar
2
answered Are electric guitar types associated with certain music genre?
Mar
2
comment Are electric guitar types associated with certain music genre?
@Basstickler: actually I'd say such an “association list” question is fine, but only as Community Wiki. This kind of stuff is what the feature is there for.
Mar
2
comment How to differentiate between a diminished fifth and an augmented fourth interval?
This gets even more relevant in barbershop harmony, to some degree also in blues and soul: the 7-limit tritone 7:5 is actually a consonance, and sounds very different from its inversion 10:7.
Mar
2
comment Why would expectations of students vary largely between instruments?
When your instrument is the viola, you're pretty restricted anyway, so... — Seriously: it's a fact that almost all instruments have a preference for certain keys. Violin, cello, guitar, probably also oboe, indeed viola, and flute, they all prefer keys with a few sharps. But they are flexible enough to also handle a few more ♯s (though I suppose from B major upwards, you'd also struggle, wouldn't you?) or several ♭s. Now, for the bigger instruments it is probably really more difficult to “squeeze” in such a non-idiomatic key. I've never tried any brass instrument, so I wouldn't judge.
Mar
2
comment Why would expectations of students vary largely between instruments?
I once heard a violist complain his instrument “wasn't supposed to play in F-major”. Turns out the key was actually C – he'd merely misread a grace note for a ♭.
Mar
2
answered Confusion about major and minor second intervals
Mar
1
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Mar
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revised Multieffects Pedal to USB Recording Device
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Mar
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answered Multieffects Pedal to USB Recording Device
Mar
1
comment Electric guitar effects and amplification
@topomorto: yes, of course simple analogue amps aren't very flexible in their range of overdriven sounds. But the point I was making is basically: too much sound-flexibility is not necessarily helpful for a beginner to have – in fact it tends to distract from the playing itself, and from developing the technique necessary to get a good and versatile/dynamic sound out of the guitar itself, to start with. That's just a personal opinion of mine: all guitarists I really like are able to get a good sound even with the most minimalistic amp setup (or with an acoustic guitar).
Mar
1
comment Electric guitar effects and amplification
Ahem. So you're arguing that any music with electric guitars can not be listened to over a home stereo? — What's correct is: if you apply power stage overdrive to a home stereo amplifier, it would likely not end well for the tweeters, perhaps even overheat the woofers and/or circuitry, and definitely sound horrible. But, you'd probably have to mod the amp circuit to even get there: modern amplifiers, at least professional ones, should have a limiter built-in, precisely because power-amp overload is so disastrous. OTOH, unfiltered preamp distortion sounds not nice, but it's pretty harmless.
Mar
1
comment Electric guitar effects and amplification
If you mean a consumer stereo system (I wouldn't really call that a PA) then it'll probably have only RCA inputs. But, yes, you can still use those, get a twin 1/4" to RCA cable, plug it into the stereo line-out of the FX processor and the AUX in of the stereo system (or whatever it's called).
Mar
1
comment Electric guitar effects and amplification
Use a simple 1/4" instrument cable from the guitar to the FX processor, and then a pair of such cables from the processor to the PA.
Mar
1
comment Electric guitar effects and amplification
@MattL.: right, but then you need to start with a good guitar amp for the “basic sound”.