Best free plug-ins this week: ANA-1000, Reviber, Dyno

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It’s time for this week’s roundup of the best free tools for your DAW. This time around, we have a virtual analog synth, a sonic enhancer, and an “intensenator”. If you’re into free plug-ins (and who isn’t?), check out ANA-1000, Reviber, and Dyno. Lurker Beats ANA-1000 Lurker Beats, also known as SynthIV, is giving us […]

Best free plug-ins this week: Time Tracker, GT Analyser, and ambient drums

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It’s time for this week’s selection of the finest free plug-ins! This edition is all about handy tools that can make your life as a musician a bit easier. We’ve also included some nice free drum samples. Be sure to check out Time Tracker, GT Analyser, and Ambient Electronic Drum Machine Sounds. Digital Steam Time […]

Best free plug-ins this week: Three awesome free synths for your DAW

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This weeks selection of free plug-ins is all about synths: A semi-modular vintage synth and pattern sequencer, a drum synth and an awesome Roland Jupiter emulation for NI Reaktor. Check out Trans Computer Machine, Bong, and JP-80. Ceskato Musiktechnologie Trans Computer Maschine If we’re talking free plug-ins, this beautifully crafted emulation of the ARP 2600 […]

Make your Cheap Squier sound like an American Fender: Ugrade your Potentiometers!

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Last time in Part 1, we looked at the basics of soldering. Ideally you’ve had a chance to practise your soldering skills and it’s time to move onto upgrading and modifying your guitar. This week, I’m going to cover potentiometers and why you should upgrade yours before anything else.  Listen To give you an idea of […]

Make your cheap Squier play like an American Fender: Three easy upgrades

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Many guitarists look for simple ways to upgrade or modify their Squier Stratocaster in an effort to get it playing like an American Fender. So where to start? A while ago, I posted a few tips on how to polish off poor finishing on fret ends to get your Squier playing better. Here are a […]

How to make a cheap Squier play like an American Fender

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The difference between expensive American made Fender guitars versus their cheaper import counterparts from the Squier range is often time. What I mean by this sweeping statement is that US-built guitars often benefit from more time spent on the finer details. We could argue over tonewoods, hardware and pickups all year long. It won’t get […]