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Board to Death Ep. 24 - Broken Social Scene

Uri Garcia

Brendan Canning and Andrew Whiteman give us a look at a portion of their effects arsenal while on-stage with Broken Social Scene in this tag-team episode of Board to Death.

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Show Us Your Junk! Ep. 15 - Patrick Brown (Different Fur Studios)

Aaron Rogers

“This is a historical place and people should know the history of it,” says Different Fur Studios owner Patrick Brown.

It’s true -- the discography of the San Francisco-based recording studio reads like a list of the most influential albums of all time.

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EarthQuaker Session: Stems - "Good Times"

Aaron Rogers

Akron’s goodtime indie-rockers Stems (featuring EQD wire wizard Justin Seeker on vocals and guitar) stopped by the studio to tear through this earworm of a track titled, appropriately enough, “Good Times…”

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Board to Death Ep. 11: Pallbearer's Brett Campbell & Devin Holt

Aaron Rogers

“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...

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Board To Death Ep. 4: CHON (pt. 1) - Mario Camarena

Aaron Rogers

The Warden compression pedal . . . is kinda like, crucial to our tone,” says CHON guitarist Mario Camarena.

We met up with Mario prior to CHON’s incredible sold-out performance at Cleveland’s legendary Agora Ballroom to learn how his pedalboard has leveled-up from having only three pedals, to the final boss-worthy behemoth it is today...

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Tech Talk with Joe Golden: The Diatonic Major Scale

Joe Golden

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...

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CHON: "Koalas Are Just Super Baked All Day"

Aaron Rogers

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.

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Aaron's Bass Hole - Compression 101

Aaron Rogers

“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...

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