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How to article relating to Effects pedal building, modding, guitar cusomisiation and setup and more.
Get massive stereo with your guitar rigWritten by Helmut Watterott
Making the Valeton GP-200 the centre piece of you pedalboardWritten by Helmut Watterott
Making the Valeton GP-200 the centre piece of you pedalboard. The Valeton GP-200 is a very powerful and useful digital multi-effects pedal with good guitar amp simulation and guitar cab simulation. In this video I show one scenario of makine the Valeton GP-200 the centre piece of your pedalboard for flexibility and consitency.
How to import Valeton GP-200 Patches and Impulse ResponsesWritten by Helmut Watterott
Check out this video on how to import (and export) patches and impulse responses for the Valeton GP-200
Lets go STEREO - stereo guitar effects pedalboard setup videoWritten by Helmut Watterott
Recording and Mixing Real Drums Full Tutorial - Recording live drums does not have to be dauntingWritten by Helmut Watterott
Drum recording does not have to be difficult or expensive, this video tutorial hopes to show that getting a great drum sound is possible with limited funds, experience and space.
How to dial in your guitar amp for the best toneWritten by Helmut Watterott
Gear Review Episode 4 - BAND - DRAGUNOVWritten by Helmut Watterott
Gear Review Episode 4 - BAND DRAGUNOV
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DRAGUNOV is a guitar and drums duo creating a soviet, dark, infectious, apocalyptic and instrumental post metal right on the edge of doom.
Effects pedal order and which pedals go into the amp effects loopWritten by Helmut Watterott
A quick video to explain and show how to order your effects pedals on your guitar effects pedal boards.
Does it Slipknot? - Creating the Slipknot guitar sounsWritten by Helmut Watterott
A Noise gate is NOT noise reductionWritten by Helmut Watterott
Using custome impulse Responses with AmplitubeWritten by Helmut Watterott
Gear Review Episode 3 - BAND Zreet and the track Мефистофель (Mephistopheles)Written by Helmut Watterott
An overview of the gear used to record Мефистофель (Mephistopheles) by Zreet. We also feature the track 'Mephistopheles'.
Beginner Guitar Lessons Series now on YoutubeWritten by Helmut Watterott
Gear Overview Episode 2 - Consumer - Consumer EPWritten by Helmut Watterott
An overview of the gear used to record the Consumer album, Consumer. We also feature the track 'Witchslayer'.
Gear Overview Episode 1, live and recording - Band is TSO and the album HearthWritten by Helmut Watterott
How to setup your DI and Interface to record guitar DI tracksWritten by Helmut Watterott
This article is a quick info on how to set up your guitar, interface and DI in order to record a great DI track and then apply an amp sim like Amplitube or BIAS or any other amp/cab sim. This article will focus on a few different setup option and the differences between them.
How to record your amp via DI BoxWritten by Helmut Watterott
A quick video to illustrate how to record YOUR amp to your day with a DI box. The DI box used is the Behringer DI100 and we are running the speaker out straight into the DI box. This records the amp with power amp signal to the DAW via the DI. This allows you to add your own IR's or speaker sims to the signal.
Recording a natural DI guitar trackWritten by Helmut Watterott
How do you record a clean and clear guitar signal through a DI Box and still get an organic performance.
Guitar Rebuild part 12 - Finished Guitar Sound SampleWritten by Helmut Watterott
Guitar rebuild part 11 - Overview of the finished guitarWritten by Helmut Watterott
Guitar rebuild part 10 - Cleaning all the guitar hardware before installingWritten by Helmut Watterott
A quick video to show the cleaning of the hardware. Please check the cleaning fluids here on small pieces of your hardware before you follow these instructions.
Full guitar setup tutorial - Fret Levelling tutorial and Intonation tutorialWritten by Helmut Watterott
See the full 3 part video tutorial on how to setup your guitar from scratch. Please have a look at our tutorial which takes you through the complete guitar setup process. It explains in details how to level your frets, set the truss rod, restring your guitar and set the intonation.
Guitar Rebuild Part 09 - Getting the body ready for spray paintWritten by Helmut Watterott
The dents, bumps, holes and scrathces in body of the guitar have been dealt with in the previous section. Now the fillers need to be sanded down and the suface needs to be prepared to accept the spray paint.
Guitar Rebuild 07 - Why finish the scratch plate / pickguard before the bodyWritten by Helmut Watterott
The scratch plate and pickguard, as well as loading the electronics was done before the body so that we can measure exactly how big the body cavity needs to be to accommodate the humbucker pickups and wiring.
Guitar Rebuild Part 08 - Fixing dents and scratches on a guitar body before sprayingWritten by Helmut Watterott
A quick video to show how to fix dents and scratches and fill in holes on a guitar body
Guitar Rebuild Part 06 - Guitar wiring and electronics, scratchplate/pickguard and killswitchWritten by Helmut Watterott
A look at the guitar electronics and pickup wiring, the scratchplate/pickguard and the installed killswitch.
Guitar rebuild Part 05 - Adding a waterslide decal to the guitar headstockWritten by Helmut Watterott
What we tried to achieve here was a very clean matt headstock. Black decal on white. We wanted the logo to be applied in a way that you can't see how it was applied.
Guitar rebuild Part 04 - Fret Leveling and using a Fret RockerWritten by Helmut Watterott
In this video we use the fret rocker to check for frets that might be hight or low and adjust them with a file. we also ase a fret board protector to prevent any damage to the fret board near the frets we are working on.
Guitar rebuild part 03 - Cleaning the fret board and using the truss rod to straighten the neckWritten by Helmut Watterott
Guitar rebuild project part 3, Fret and fret board cleaning and straightening the neck
Guitar rebuild part 02 - The guitar parts that we are going to useWritten by Helmut Watterott
Video two of our guitar rebuild project. In this video we just show the parts we intend to use.
Guitar rebuild part 01 - Guitar details and stripdownWritten by Helmut Watterott
Over the next months I will be reviving an old westfield guiter (note no caps on westfiled, just doesn't deserver it). This is the first video to introduce the project.
How to get a tube valve into your guitar preamp stageWritten by Helmut Watterott
Valve Preamp for guitar amp by using the Behringer MIC200 vacuum tube preamp. The Behringer MIC200 is a vacuum tube pre-amp. It is mainly used for mic pre-amping but due to its versatility it can be used to warm up any signal in need of a preamp.
Reducing the noise in Amplitube and other amp simulators, Static noises and humsWritten by Helmut Watterott
Amplitube Noise Problem solved without using noisegate
The internet is full of questions and posts in forums asking for help with reducing noise when using Amp sims and modellers like Amplitube3, BIAS, Guitar Rig and Revalver. This article is one solution to help reduce the noise, static noise, hum etc in the sound from your amp sim.
The ghost in the compression or mp3Written by Helmut Watterott
There is a loss in the mp3 encoding as all are aware. What happens you manage to retrieve only the lost piece and play that back?
What is the right pedal order on your pedalboard?Written by Helmut Watterott
There is no right or wrong order to pedals although many would like to make you believe that. Truth is that it is all about what 'sound' you are after. The suggestions here are to the generally agreed pedal orders on a pedal board for the most typically desired tone and sound results.
Guitar effects pedal / stompbox buffer test and comparison - BOSS, Behringer, Rockteck, ZOOMWritten by Helmut Watterott
Too much scoop can make your sound poop - keep some mids and lower your gain for live metal soundsWritten by Helmut Watterott
In live environments, especially clubs, pubs and other small venues the 'scooped mids' metal tone can be a problem. Scooping the mids may leave your tone thin and disappearing in the mix.