No more healthy fruits (bye bye apple)

I really used to like Apple. Ten years ago they did so many things right. CoreAudio was one such thing. Never was it easier to use audio interfaces, OSX was once designed especially to the needs of professional musicians. There was Garageband, there was Logic Pro (the mighty 7.2 version) and there were many other things i really liked so in 2008 i switched from Windows XP to Apple.
It took a while but then i embraced the Mac OS and got my first experiences with a UNIX system. I liked that every thing Apple did at that time just made sense and was functional. Macbooks just looked nice and when i first saw the inside of a Mac Pro the clean design blew me away.

But times they are changing. (mehr …)

Pedalpower

So i have this very hilarious guitar rack with some rack effects as well as some pedals with a RJM effect gizmo looper and i’m very proud of it. But soon i realized that somehow my MXR Custom Comp didn’t react like i suspected. Somehow with the comp on the signal turned much more low volume than without it. Today i went on it the scientific way and measured the signal. (mehr …)

bring back the sunlight sound!

Ich bin kürzlich über diesen Aufruf gestolpert und da ich sonst gerade keine bahnbrechenden Neuigkeiten zu verbreiten habe, fördere ich mal die Petition. Muss man noch etwas über das Boss HM-2 sagen? Wer das Pedal kennt, kennt auch den Mythos! Sollte es das Teil wirklich irgendwann mal wieder zu bezahlbaren Preisen geben, ist das sowas von meins!

In diesem Sinne
eighty

wah-wah history

Eine tolle Dokumentation über die Geschichte des Wah-Wah Pedals. Es ist immer wieder erstaunlich, wie viele Erfindungen durch puren Zufall entstehen. Man fragt sich ja immer, was wohl die Flower-Power Bewegung ohne den Vietnamkrieg gemacht hätte. Viel wichtiger ist (zumindest für mich) jedoch die Frage, was gewesen wäre, wenn es keine Wah-Wahs, Fuzzpedale usw. gegeben hätte und Jim Marshall nur Instrumente verkauft hätte anstatt nebenbei auch Verstärker zu bauen. Jimmy Hendrix mit nem Beatles-mäßigen Gitarrensound … ähm, nee!

Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World from Joey Tosi on Vimeo.