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    Lemon oil on a guitar finish

    Hello there. Two nights ago I decided to take my guitar out of storage, clean it up, change the strings and apply some lemon oil to the fretboard, as was recommended by my tech. It was the first time I did it. It worked out pretty well and the fretboard looks great, but I dropped a tiny bit of...
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    Drum Sample Reinforcement and Phase Aligning

    I'm mixing a song on Reaper and I'd like to reinforce the kick and snare with one shots. Whenever I convert the tracks to MIDI with Superior Drummer 3, I get a weird flam like sound, and I believe that it happens because the samples are not aligning with the original tracks. Correct me if I'm...
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    Stereo Backing Vocals and Guitars Disappear in Mono

    I've been having some issues with all my mixes. Whenever I pan rhythm guitars and backing vocals, they just vannish when I hit the mono button on my interface or play it on a cell phone speaker (I know it's terrible sounding, but people use it...). I'm not doing anything unnusual during mixing...
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    Mix Crit and Help

    Hello guys, how are you? I've been working on a song called B-Vera by Karhu. They uploaded the multitracks from one of their albums for people to practice mixing and I've been using some of their songs to learn how to mix. Well, this one is saddly proving to be a challenge and I don't even know...
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    Thoughts on the Ibanez Edge Zero II?

    Not sure if this is the right place for this, but here we go: I've been looking for a floating bridge guitar where I can drop tune without compromissing the other strings' tuning, and apparently the EZ II bridge can do it with the ZPS system. Since Ibanez has a tradition of putting shittier...
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    Musical Instruments Stores in Europe

    I'm going to visit a few cities in Europe next month and I wanna buy a Line 6 Helix LT. I'll be in Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Brussels, Amsterdam and Luxemburg. Do you guys know any stores that might carry the Helix?
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    Amp Sim into Multibanc Comp Pedal?

    I'm a POD HD 500 user and I'd really like to make my low end tighter for live playing. I fucking hate the boomy low end/low mids the usually happens when palm muting and I can't get rid of it without turning down the bass on the amp sim and making everything way thinner. When recording, I deal...
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    37-29 5 String Fan?

    I've been having problems with my 34 scale 5 string bass for a while now. I just can't seem to get a decent tone out of the low B string. I've been meaning to get a fanned fret so I can get the low B really tight, and the only one I found was a 37-29 scale 5 string bass. I have no way to test...
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    Reaper Lagging When Using VSTs?

    Hello, I recently moved from Cubase to Reaper and today I had to use Superior Drummer 3 for a project. As soon as I started adding plugins to the regular WAV and SD tracks, the playback started lagging pretty heavily, and when I rendered the track, the audio was lagged in a few parts. Is it...
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    Replacing Bass' Low End With Synth

    Hello, I usually mix my bass with the multiple track technique, using one for sub and low end and others for clean, clanky or distorted tone without lows and subs. I have had a few problems getting the low end right on a few songs, as the bass frequencies too dynamic, and replacing that track...
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    Raper Masterbuss Sidechain

    Hello there, I'd like to know how I I can set up a compressor on my master buss to only duck when the snare and kick play. Is it possible to do this kind of routing? I heard that doing that on the master track itself isn't possible, so I thought about creating a folder track with all the...
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    Why to scoop the mids on mordern bass?

    Hello guys, I have a question regarding mixing modern distorted bass. I've been noticing that most modern metalcore, deathcore, prog, etc... metal bands have been scooping the mids their basses. I always thought mids were necessary for guitars and basses to cut through and make it more defined...
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    Noiseless Single Coil Recomendations

    I just bought a 90's American Standard Strat and I noticed the pickups are extremely dull, boring and kinda noisy depending on how much gain I add. The amount of noise gate I need to use to tame the hum is killing my sustain, so I decided to change the pickups and get rid of all these issues. I...
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    Pick Recomendations

    Recently I've been looking for the perfect pick for me. I realized that I love thin }(between 0.5 and 0.6) Jazz III picks. The best ones I played so far are the Planet Waves Black Ice Light 0,55. Best tone and feel I have ever seen, but they aro so thin that I'll wear them down in about and hour...
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    Recording acoustic instrumentos on a non treated room

    I'm gonna have to record some acoustic guitars for a project and my home studio is in my home office. There is a glass wall there and there are many glass cabinets too, so it's probably not the most perfect space ever. Is there anything I can do on a budget (or maybe not so much if needed) to...
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    What is the purpose of drum samples?

    Hello guys, I learned a while ago that some engineers, when recording drums, sample the drumkit that the drummer is playing and then replaces recorded tracks with them. I always understood why an engineer would use samples to replace a baddly recorded kit or even a kit that was recorded in a...
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    Ibanez K7 Pickup Height

    So, a few days ago, I took my K7 for a set up at a well known local tech. He said he really liked the guitar, that it was extremely well built, but it had a "project" problem. He said the pickups were way too far from the strings and there was no way of getting the pickups closer to them, and...
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    Zildjian L80 For Recording

    So, I was checking some Cribs videos on Spitfire Audio's Youtube channel and one of the producers there said he was using the L80 Cymbals from Zildjian while recording. I feel like it could be a great solution for recording cymbal bashers and eliminating cymbal bleed and overpowering on...
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    Washburn Solar 17ETC vs LTD 7s with Evertune

    Hello guys, I'm looking to get an Evertune guitar and my budget will be enough to buy a Solar or an LTD Head, Ken Susi or the new MH-1007ET. The thing is, where i live it's pretty hard to find these type of guitars, even without the Evertune bridge, so I have no idea wich one will be better...
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    Cubase/Focusrite Scarlett Multitrack Help

    I'm going to record a live band tomorrow and we are going to use a Scarlett 6i6, a Scarlett Solo and a PC with Cubase 8. I'd like to know how can I connect the Solo to the 6i6 to use all the inputs. Do I need to use SPDIF? And more importantly, how can I split the input on Cubase? No matter wich...


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