Jamstix 2 is a VST drum plugin that is more than just a drum machine. This plugin is an entirely customizable virtual studio drummer. You can get very precise if you want to work that way, but the more impressive aspect of this software is to use it more like you might communicate with a human drummer. Tell him the arrangement of your song and what style you imagine. Then just keep asking him to change the riffs here and there until you hear a groove you like. If you need drum tracks in your home recording studio that are more individual and more human than midi loops, Jamstix 2 is for you. Let’s take a look at what it takes to get a basic groove going. Show me the Jamstix 2 wayShare this Post[?]
Deal is over! No new purchases will qualify.
Line 6 are offering a free TonePort GX recording interface to anyone who purchases a qualifying Spider III amp between March 1 and March 31, 2008. Show me how to get a free TonePort recording interfaceShare this Post[?]
Toontrack’s EZdrummer is a VST plugin that functions as a drum machine. Anyone needing to create drum tracks in their home recording studio owe it to themselves to check it out. This tutorial gives an overview of how to use the build in groove library to get a drum track up and running very quickly. Show me how to use those tasty EZdrummer groovesShare this Post[?]
Every month I try to write some cool POD patches to go along with my subscription to Guitar World. I authored these patches on my POD X3 Live but you can use them on any Line 6 device or any other modeler that has appropriate amp models. Boss GT-8, V-Amp, Digitech modelers, you name it, you can probably type these and and make them sound pretty cool. This month I got to play around a bit with Amplitube 2 and Guitar Rig 3 so there are some sound samples and patches for those modelers as well. Which do you think sound best? Give me the patches! »Share this Post[?]
Line 6 have updated POD X3 to flash memory version 1.12
Update February 29, 2008. New stuff!!!
A new version of Line 6 Monkey is available today. Get it from the software download area of Line 6.com. The new Monkey is version 1.23 and provides access to several new POD X3 features.
- POD X3 USB Firmware is updated from version 1.00 to version 1.01.
- POD X3 Flash Memory is updated from version 1.02 to version 1.11 (details below).
- A new version of the manual is
coming around the first week of Marchavailable (download from the manuals section of the Line 6 site or from my site).
Cross delay is a trick that can be used on a track having different information on the left and right channels to enhance the lushness of the stereo image. You can use this trick on drum overheads, chorused guitar sounds, stereo keyboard patches, or any other non-mono audio track in your home recording. Here is how to make it work. Show meShare this Post[?]
A few days ago, Musician’s Friend featured the Line 6 Gearbox Plugin Silver bundle as their Stupid Deal Of The Day at $100. Normally the plugin can’t be had for less than $300. It would seem this was only a hint at things to come as now the Silver and Gold bundles are available at bargain basement prices. Show me the deals»Share this Post[?]
In Home Recording Basics 1 we covered configuring your computer for recording. Home Recording Basics 2 showed you how to create and save a new project. In this installment of Home Recording Basics we are going to talk about recording your first tracks. After going through this tutorial you should be well on your way to a home studio addiction that can last you a lifetime. Read more »Share this Post[?]