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Recording Instruments—Real and Virtual

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Read Time: 5 minutes

The following appears in the May 2018 issue of Recording Magazine and is written by Darwin Grosse. Part 5: Instruments—Real and Virtual In our discussion of the recording process, so far we’ve focused on only part of the sonic world: sounds that are represented by air pressure waves, captured with microphones. Many modern musical styles…

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AIMS Theater Brings IP to the Masses at NAB Show

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The following is an article by Clive Young, originally published in the May 2018 edition of Pro Sound News.  Las Vegas, NV—Taking over all three halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the NAB Show is a massive undertaking for exhibitors and attendees alike, but while there is gear to check out as far as…

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Drag Control: The Solution to Guitar Buffers

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Does your guitar sound sterile when you connect it to a wireless rig? Do you find that your buffered pedals are butchering your tone? If so, we need to talk about Drag™ control. You may find yourself asking: ‘what on earth is Drag control?’. Well, it is not some sort of magical device that will…

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Direct Boxes: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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The following was written by Peter Janis, founder and former CEO of Radial Engineering, and was originally published in Live Design.  For many musicians and engineers, a DI is merely a little black box that changes a connector. But a DI box does so much more, and just like microphones, there are many to choose…

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Understanding Power Supplies

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One of the most common questions we get asked here at Radial and Tonebone is, “How can I power your products without using the external power supply that was included with the unit?” Before we get into that, we need to understand the basic language of electricity to understand how Radial “powertools” get their power….

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How to Reamp for a Perfect Tone

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Read Time: 6 minutes

Getting a good guitar tone is easy, settling on the perfect tone is impossible until you can hear it in the context of the mix. A popular adage with recording is “garbage in – garbage out”, implying that you’re doomed if you mess up the tracking process, but what if there’s a way around this?…

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Recording Electric Guitar Without an Amp

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Recording should be about inspiration – not perspiration! You are noodling around with your acoustic guitar, get an idea and run over to your home studio to get it down on tape. You want to capture the essence, the magic, the hook. You plug in your Les Paul, turn up your Marshall®, turn on your…

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Performing Live Without a Guitar Amp

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How to play live without an amp

There is no denying that playing a 100 watt Marshall® stack is like having the power of Hercules at your fingertips. It is an exhilarating and heart-pounding thrill that all guitar players need to experience at one point or another over their playing careers. There is however a flip side to the ethereal bliss that…

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What Makes a Great Overdrive?

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Read Time: 7 minutes

Thank you for visiting the Radial Blog! Here you will find information about emerging Radial products and articles explaining how to get more out of your gear. In appreciation of your time, this post will first explain the various qualities of a great overdrive pedal and then will give you an exclusive first-look into some unannounced…

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MMR Magazine – Interview with Radial Engineering CEO Peter Janis

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The following is an interview published by MMR Magazine in the November 2016 issue by Christian Wissmuller.  With a history tracing back into the late 1970s, Tonebone has long been the go-to brand for any number of professional, performing musicians who appreciate and depend upon well designed effects pedals that can withstand the wear-and-tear and abuse…

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