We recently had the pleasure of working with the Strum Buddy. Its a 6-watt amplifier developed by Fluid Audio, a company known for their studio monitors. The Strum Buddy self-affixes to any type of electric guitar and powers on when you plug in the included cable. It boasts three on-board effects; reverb, chorus, and crunch.
The Strum Buddy is super easy to use, ultra-portable, and sounds dang good for its size!
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In this article we talk about tips for recording guitars, bass, drums and vocals. Learn about the types of microphones you'll need, different recording techniques, and how to use the room to get the best sound.
The Heavy Metal Periodic Table
Here's a cool info guide that will teach you what type of gear you need to create the sound associated with different genres of Heavy Metal. While we are personally a fan of everybody creating their own style from within, its still great to learn how certain sounds are achieved, even if you are not into heavy metal music.
This is the easiest way to perform with one guitar and two amps, or two guitars and one amp. We're also a huge fan of the MixingLink so be sure to check this as option that provides the above features along with a whole lot more.
Guitars output a high impedance, unbalanced signal. Microphone inputs on mixers are low impedance and balanced. The direct box matches impedance while balancing the audio. Balanced audio allows you to run cable for long distances without unwanted noise. Guitars with passive pickups (the majority of electric guitars do not have active pickups) require an active direct box to properly preserve all the harmonics of the guitar's tone.
Whirlwind Direct 2 Stereo Direct Box
The Whirlwind Direct 2 is a dual channel direct box great for stereo, line-level instruments into a mixing console. This box is perfect for keyboards, DJ mixers, audio interfaces, and drum machines. It can also function as two discreet mono DIs which can be used for an acoustic-electric guitar and bass with active pickups, at the same time.
Whirlwind Director Direct Box Overview
The Whirlwind Director is a premium quality direct box built for solid operation with low noise. This is a great choice for acoustic electric guitars or basses with active pickups. Covert your hi-Z, unbalanced signal to low impedance, balanced so that you can run long cables and connect your instruments properly to a mixing console.
Whirlwind IMP2 & IMP-JT Direct Boxes
Whirlwind created the first commercially available direct box for the audio industry in 1981. The IMP 2 & IMP-JT are reliable passive direct boxes that convert high impedance, unbalanced signals to low impedance, balanced signals. They are useful for long cable runs without losing signal quality or adding unwanted noise. The IMP-JT features a renown Jensen transformer for superior sound quality and noise reduction.
These videos will show you how to set up Eventide Stompboxes for the new Pre/Post Routing mode which allows you to change the order of your pedals without unhooking any cables!
This video shows you how to use Pre/Post Routing Mode using Eventide's H9 Control software.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use the MixingLink as an A/B switch so that you can easily use two guitars with one amplifier.