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This section will take a little more time explaining specific methods and applications.

Smooth Sailing Whether you just bought your Apple computer or you just decided to start working with your computer, here are some simple and helpful tips so you can optimize your system, and possibly for other programs as well! Starting steps! Start small but start where it counts! Your start up applications! Whether you turn...
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Smile!  Say DSP! In this article we’ll be discussing how to utilize the “Snapshot” function in the Line 6 Helix. The Snapshot function is essentially a preset within a preset, allowing you to recall designated parameters of the various effect blocks currently within your preset. Things like; effect bypass, gain level, volume level, amp EQ...
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Getting ready for battle Well, it’s not quite that serious but whether you’re using your Helix unit casually or professionally it’s a smart idea to take advantage of the options available and set up your Helix to suit your needs. Learning the “ins and outs” Depending on what kind of equipment you’re using you may...
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“Effects Loop? What’s that? Some kind of pedal?” Today we’ll be briefly discussing what an “Effects Loop” is for those who don’t know. It’s important that you know what an Effects Loop is and what it does so that you’re making the best use of all the tools at your disposal. An effects loop is...
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Welcoming a new addition to your family! First off, congratulations on your new purchase! It’s a good thing you’re here because that means you care about protecting your investment, and in this brief article, we’re going to discuss exactly that. Bringing a new piece of gear home is an exciting time and one when we’re...
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FRFR A term that may be boggling your mind, but fret not. FRFR simply refers to “Full Range Flat Response”, which is a fancy term for; a monitor that has a full range of frequency, whereas guitar cabinets and certain monitoring speakers may only focus on a specific range. I believe a lot of musicians will...
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Tools of a new age Impulse Responses, what some refer to as, “IR’s” or an “IR”. Typically, I would break it down for you myself and explain but since finding OwnHammer Impulse Response Libraries and seeing the level of comprehensive information readily available I figure I’ll quote one of the architects themselves! ” Impulse response capture is...
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“that green pedal” A brief synopsis of “over drive” effect pedals. You may have seen the trademark green pedal in many rigs known as the Ibanez TS-808(Tube Screamer), and wondered what it is and what it does. In this article we’ll be discussing not only one of the more notable overdrive pedals that’s stood the...
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Know the tools at your disposal In this article we’re going to discuss the “Four Cable Method” also referred to as the “4CM”. If you’ve been playing guitar long enough you’ve probably heard of this once or twice by now, if you use digital amp modelers you’re a little more likely to have heard of...
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What’s that? If you’re new to guitar you might just be using your instrument and a simple practice amp that either has or doesn’t have built in effects; reverb, delay, modulation, etc. In this article, we’re going to briefly discuss signal chain at the surface level so you have a good enough understanding to build...
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