Henry Bianco demonstrates a handful of the possibilities with the Electro-Harmonix POG. This video covers the basic features of the POG; stay tuned for some more advanced things you can do.
Jazz guitarist David Schwartz runs his hybrid electro-acoustic wonder through a Boss ME-50 acoustic guitar multi-effect for the requisite ambiance, and then into a Roland Micro Cube. Stay tuned for more on the Godin Multiac Nylon Fretless.
Trouble with the Emu ESI-4000! Here, we get a real look at the hectic, behind-the-scenes action during Gothicfest soundcheck. Go to gearwire.com to see how the problem was solved...
Gearwire's Bob DiFazio takes a look at the Mackie Onyx Satellite and explains some of the features that put it far and above other FireWire interfaces in the same price range [around $200.00].
We've already seen how to automate an effect using Live 7's Drum Racks and the 'verb patch provided with the PreSonus FireStudio Project. Now watch how we non-destructively edit.
We visited Ocean Way Recording in Los Angeles where Allen Sides showed us a fractional amount of gear in comparison to the mountains of it he's bought and sold throughout the years. Currently, an ITI Equalizer and a custom Neve 88R.
Chicago musician Frank Rosaly uses his 1960s Rogers drum set as a base from which to start experimenting. After connecting a contact mic to each drum, he runs them through various pedals for distortion. And then there's the circular saw...
Ableton Live's Drum Racks provide a focused area for software drum editing, and Gearwire's Bill Holland works with Drum Racks and Wave Arts MasterVerb LE to demonstrate how to automate each individual drum separately using Drum Racks.
Sound artist Eric Leonardson introduces his "springboard," a contact microphone-enabled instrument which probably cost a total of about five bucks (including the train fare to get the stuff home).
Gearwire's Owen O'Malley takes the Zoom H2, Marantz PMD 620, and Sony PCM D50 out on the town to see how they hold up to Chicago's wind and other potential field challenges.