MusicRadar Basics is brought to you in association with Boss guitar effects (CHECK)
MusicRadar Basics is a video series for musicians designed to answer all of those questions that crop up when you first start playing an instrument. In this series, in association with Boss, we're looking at guitar effects.
Once you've got your initial guitar and amp rig sorted, the next step is usually to invest in your first effects pedals. From delay, reverb and drive pedals, to multi effects units and loopers, it can be incredibly overwhelming and confusing when presented with the dazzling array of stompboxes and accessories at your local guitar shop or online retailer.
In this series we'll talk you through what guitar effects are, how they work, the types available and what they sound like. We'll also delve into signal chain and pedal boards and introduce you to your amp's effects loop.
Overall we'll keep it clear, simple and jargon free, and help kickstart you on the path to finding your own signature guitar sound.
MusicRadar Basics is a video series for musicians designed to answer all of those questions that crop up when you first start playing an instrument. In this series, in association with Roland, we're looking at the world of digital pianos.
Taking up a new instrument can be an exciting but intimidating process. That's where we come in. In this series we'll talk you through the ins and outs of digital pianos, from how they work and how they differ from acoustic pianos and keyboards, to the myriad sounds and features they offer musicians. We'll also look at the many accessories available, as well as advise you on what to look for and what to ask when buying your first digital piano.
Overall we'll keep it clear, simple and jargon free, and help get you on the road to owning and enjoying your first digital piano.
We're all familiar with seeing GoPro footage on YouTube and TV of sports such as surfing or downhill mountain biking. Increasingly, musicians are finding uses for the tiny cameras too, clamping them to their instruments and shooting video from all kinds of interesting angles and sharing the results to amazing effect online.
The new GoPro Hero 3+ Black Music Edition bundle contains removable instrument mounts, a microphone mount, and a Jaws Flex Clamp allowing you to mount cameras on anything from a cymbal stand or guitar headstock, to a mic stand or keyboard, meaning you're only limited by your own imagination when it comes to shooting a video.
In this series we will show you how to get to grips with your own videos shoots, working with audio, and producing amazing edits using GoPro's Studio software.