“For live stuff, I stick with pedals that are going to be the most useful,” says Pallbearer’s Brett Campbell. As the frontman for the Arkansas sludgelords, Campbell’s ideal tone is much like his powerful vocal delivery, “heavy…warm, and clear.” To achieve his signature sound, Campbell needs gear that can keep up with his low A-E-A-D-F#-B tuning. “[The Hoof] is very controllable for a fuzz,” he says...Read More
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Most Western music is comprised of 12 tones or notes. I always think of them of as ingredients in a recipe. Each tone responsible for lending its flavor to the dish. To be less hippy-dippy about it, each note has a relationship with the other notes in the scale, and some are tasty when paired...Read More
San Diego’s CHON writes intricate, ultra-linear fusion-inspired math rock, but with a twist. You can dance to it...We caught up with guitarists Mario Camarena and Erick Hansel shortly after tracking had wrapped to discuss the making of the album, and find out how they fared upon entering the Wide World of Effects Pedals for the first time in the band’s eight-year history.Read More
Norm Block is a Los Angeles based producer, mixer, engineer, and drummer. He operates the Cautionary Tail record label and is owner of Happy Ending studios, whose clients include jennylee (Warpaint), Greg Dulli / Mark Lanegan, Christian Death, and Spacehog.Read More
“When the Levee Breaks.” “In the Air Tonight.” Californication. One of these things is not like the other. Compression can make or break a song, or an entire album, and yet remains a mystery to most listeners, puzzling even the savviest of musicians.
Dynamic range reduction, or compression, is present at every stage of the recording process from individual instrument rigs...Read More