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Free Software

Hammerhead (drum machine)

Audacity (sound editor)

Kristal (16 track recording studio)

Power Tab Editor (create, edit & play tablature)

Riff Interactive (online guitar lessons)

Songsterr (Guitar tabs you can see and hear)

Online tuner (Java applet)

Interactive Circle of Fifths

Best Free Music Creation Software
Top Sites

Music Theory (mucho good stuff!)
Top 100 Guitar Sites
Top 100 Tabs
The Guitar Net
Big Ears Ear Training
Kyle's Virtual Guitar Lessons
My Songbook
Song Lists
Talkin' about the Blues

Best magazines about recording music:
Electronic Musician
Computer Music (U.K.)
Future Music (U.K.)


 Where to find guitar music:


Where to find words to songs:

Mp3 Lyrics
Leo's Lyrics


Where to find streaming music:
(by library size)


Where to find help:

Tips and Tricks for Musicians

Oblique Strategies

Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame:
The songs that shaped Rock and Roll

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs

1000 Years Of Popular Music


Backing tracks


Jam session needs:

Play out in the Truckee Meadows

Loud and Proud

Notation paper
RockHouseMethod free paper forms!

Guitar grids for drawing chord diagrams, scale patterns, etc.

Basic guitar chords (standard format)
Basic chords (large format)

Free Printable - music

Media sizes and approximate playing time

50 Greatest guitar tones of all time!
Quest for the holy grail of tone
Grail Tone (dot) com

Practice tools:
Tascam GB-10 Trainer

50 ways to become a better guitarist

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Studio needs:

Neumann U67, U87, U47, M49
Telefunken 251, V72 (dirty)
Sure SM7 (tames 3k)
Audio-Technica AT4050 (neutral) (inexpensive)
Daking Mic Pre/EQ modules (clean)

Universal Audio 610
Mercury M72s
API 512C
Chandler TG2, Germanium
Rupert Neve Designs 31102, 1073 (punchy), 1081 (agressive)
Martech MSS-10
Millennia HV3
Grace Design Model 101 (clean) (less expensive)
Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 (clean) (less expensive)
Tube-Tech CL 1B (punchy and agressive)

De-esser: (use at 3k to tame harshness)

Compressors: (use about 4:1 with slow attack/fast release)
Universal Audio or UREI model 1176
Universal Audio LA-2, LA-3A
Valley Commander
Summit Audio TLA-100
Emperical Labs Distressor (use after preamp)
Chandler TG1
Prism Sound Maselec MLA-2

EQ: (not until after mixing)
Empirical Labs Lil FrEQ
Millennia NSEQ-2

Manley VOXBOX (Preamp, comp, de-ess, EQ)

Wave Renaissance Compressor
Wave Renaissance EQ
Wave C4 (frequency-specific compressor)
Appey Road TG12413 (original or TG1 clone)
Crane Song Phoenix
Massey Tape-Head
Antares AutoTune
Metric Halo Channel Strip
Sound Toys EchoBoy

Bass Player poll:
What's the most important
effect pedal in your rig?

Compressor 38.80%
Distortion/Overdrive 22.21%
Chorus/Flanger/Phaser 15.03%
Wah/Envelope filter 9.32%
Octave 7.52%
other 7.13%