Glynn Davies
Glynn Davies has been a keen guitarist for the last 16 years, during which time he's played in lots of bands you've never heard of. He lives by the sea in the south of England.
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  • Music & Audio
    Quick Tip: Customising Drum Kits in Superior DrummerPrev
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    The more you play around with Toontrack’s fantastic Superior Drummer plugin, the more you’ll find yourself wanting to hybridise your kits. I find that no matter what I do with Superior Drummer’s otherwise excellent Avatar kit, the kick and snare sounds never quite satisfy. On the other hand, I really like the snare and kick from the entry level Pop/Rock kit, but the cymbals lack the expressive range I want. While I love the pinging “konk” of the metal snares in Drumkit From Hell, I hate everything else about it.Read More…
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    How to Work Out Songs by Ear, Part 1 - BasixPrev
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    A budding guitarist – or even a relatively, uhm, budded one – could very easily and quite understandably get the idea that the ability to learn music by ear is some rare ability, bestowed only on those with uncommon talent, deep theoretical knowledge, years of experience, or some combination of the three.Read More…
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    Physiology of Guitar: 5 Practical Ways to Improve Your Guitar Playing0
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    Like many guitar players, I’m self taught. While I believe that we autodidacts develop a degree of independence and creativity in our approach that eludes some schooled players, the cost of this is that we also tend to develop an impressive array of bad habits. While some “bad” habits and unconventional techniques can be the very things that endow us with a unique style, others are the barriers that prevent us from realising our musical ideals. With this in mind, I’d like to share with you five practical, personally tried and tested ideas to revamp your playing by re-examining the rudiments of how you connect and interact with your instrument.Read More…
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    Using Guitar Amp Simulators 101, Part 3Prev
    In the second part of Guitar Amp Simulators 101, we looked ways of using different amplifier, cabinet and microphone models, as well as some of the more advanced amplifier settings, to achieve specific goals in designing a guitar sound. In this third part, I’m going to guide you through some slightly more complex virtual guitar rigs, focussing on blending sounds and using more advanced cabinet and speaker modelling to achieve more realistic sounds. As before, the focus is on Native Instruments’ Guitar Rig though, this time, I’ll include some 3rd party cabinet and microphone models, too. So grab your guitar, fire up your DAW, and let’s dive in!Read More…
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    Using Guitar Amp Simulators 101, Part 2Prev
    In the first part of Guitar Amp Simulators 101, we looked at the fundamentals of choosing, setting up and getting started with an amplifier plugin. In this second part, we’re going to get our hands dirty and really get to grips with how to get the best out of our software amps. As before, and largely for the sake of practicality, I’m working primarily in Guitar Rig, but many of the techniques we’ll look at can be applied to whatever software you’re using. Feel free to share your own software specific tips and tricks in the comments!Read More…
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    Using Guitar Amp Simulators 101, Part 1Prev
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    Kicking off a new series of expanded, in-depth Basix tutorials, this is the first in a series of articles designed to guide you step-by-step through the process of setting up and using guitar amp simulation in your recordings.Read More…
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    Quality Instrument Cable: Why It Matters, and How To Make Your OwnThumb
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    The notion that good quality cable is an important part of sound reproduction has been widely accepted among hi-fi enthusiasts for a long time, but musicians have been a little slower to catch on.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Turn Your Guitar Into a Bass with Logic 8Thumb
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    Writing and recording your own music is an addictive hobby and, as your skills and ambitions grow, it’s not uncommon to find that there’s always yet one more piece of equipment you need to create the sounds you need. Like most people, until that lottery win comes in, I have to make-do with what I have but, rather than being a limitation, this can be a great impetus to learn new tricks.Read More…
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    How to Compose Song Demos in GarageBand, Part 3Thumb
    This is the third and final tutorial in a series covering the basics of song demo production in Apple’s GarageBand. Read More…
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    How to Compose Song Demos in GarageBand, Part 2Thumb
    This is the second of a series of tutorials covering the basics of song demo production in Apple’s GarageBand. The aim of these tutorials is to show you the basics of recording your own song demos, covering the elements of the creative process as well as how to use the software. Here is a short track demonstrating what you will achieve with this tutorial: [audio: http://cdn.tutsplus.com/audio/uploads/legacy/374_garageband2/AudioTuts Jam 2.mp3]Read More…
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    How to Compose Song Demos in GarageBand, Part 1Thumb
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    GarageBand is easy to use, feature rich and affordable, making it a perfect compositional tool for aspiring songwriters. In this three part tutorial, I'd like to show you how to develop your guitar riffs and chord progressions into fully fledged song demos using GarageBand's built in tools. In this first part, we'll cover some basic orientation and get started on developing some ideas. Here is a short track demonstrating what you will achieve with this tutorial: [audio: http://cdn.tutsplus.com/audio/uploads/legacy/353_garageband/AudioTuts Jam.mp3]Read More…