Lefteris Sfakianakis

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How’d They Get That Sound? Part III: More Famous Studio Tricks (That You Can Try)

It’s easy to think that the big studios, with their armies of assistants and gobs of gear, have the market cornered on getting the most innovative …

Music Production

Σ’ ΕΝΑ ΠΑΠΟΡΟ ΜΕΣΑ Ένα αντιστασιακό τραγούδι Ένα τραγούδι με χαρούμενο ρυθμό, αλλά πικρούς στίχους

Το τραγούδι «σ' ένα παπόρο μέσα» γράφτηκε στα χρόνια της Αγγλικής κατοχής, «προστασίας» Μ(1815 – 1864). Ήταν η εποχή των «ριζοσπαστών», οι οποίοι …

Simple code gives access to iPhone’s secret settings, showing extra information on signal strength and call settings

A simple code can give you access to hidden information your iPhone, as well as allowing you to make changes to its private settings.<p>The iPhone’s …

Mobile Technology

The Recording Guitarist: Doubling Down on Riffs

<b>An original ReAmp—a “reverse direct box” that lets you route tracks from your DAW through amps and stompboxes. Nowadays the circuit appears in</b> …

The Recording Guitarist: Tracking Yourself on Acoustic

<b>Photo 1: Tiny adjustments in angle between the guitar and mic dramatically alter your tone.</b><p>Miking guitar amps is one of the easiest studio tasks. …

Music Production

The Recording Guitarist: Dances with Compressors

In music, “dynamics” refers to varying volume levels over time. The word usually has positive associations, as in, “That’s a dynamic song,” or “She …

Music Production

The Recording Guitarist: Is It a Sin to Scoop Your Mids?

<b>Fig 1: Scooped mids (artist’s conception).</b><p><i>“Don’t scoop your mids!”</i><p>It’s probably the most frequently dispensed pearl of tone wisdom on guitar …

The Recording Guitarist: Tracking Direct (Without Amp Modelers)

<b>Photo 1: JHS’s Colour Box is a simplified clone of a pricy Neve input channel, complete with<br>that signature preamp distortion.</b><p>If you’re a student of …

Music Production

The Recording Guitarist: Cunning Transposition Tricks

<b>A simple capo can provide a new perspective on parts. Your cat might like it too.</b><p>Last time around we looked at creating sparkling “fairy dust” …

Recording Guitarist: A Music Memo Demo

<b>Image 1</b><p>What’s your favorite way to capture musical ideas when you’re far from home and studio with minimal gear?<p>Back when I had to walk 10 miles to …

Music Production

The Recording Guitarist: Basic Audio Editing—The Way of the Waveform

<b>Image 1</b><p>My last couple of columns covered home-recording basics—the gear your need, and tips on using it for the first time. This month we’ll start …

Music Production

The Recording Guitarist: Trashy Good Tones

<b>Low-performance, high drama (L-R): Tempo ES-335 knockoff, plastic Maccaferri G-40, Cathedranola faux-resonator,<br>Squier Hello Kitty Stratocaster.</b><p>Good …

Guitar

Live Review: Release Athens 2016 - Day 4: (Sigur Rós / The Black Angels / DIIV / Theodore / Afformance) @ Πλατεία Νερού, 13/6/2016

Το πρώτο <b>Release</b> <b>Athens</b> έκλεισε με ονειρικό τρόπο: οι <b>Sigur Rós</b> <b></b>έδωσαν υπό νεροποντή ένα μυθικό live που δύσκολα μπορεί να ξεχαστεί. Σε μια …

Why Digital Reading Is No Substitute for Print

Do students learn as much when they read digitally as they do in print?<p>For both parents and teachers, knowing whether computer-based media are …

Why Only The Bangles Broke Out Of The Paisley Underground

Listen now<p>From the ashes of Los Angeles' punk scene rose the Paisley Underground in the early '80s—a '60s-inspired movement that spawned a half-dozen …

San Francisco

The Recording Guitarist: Basic Audio Editing—Slicing and Splicing

Last time around we looked at waveforms and talked about how they can help you perform fast, effective edits. This month we’ll go through the editing …

Google's Daydream VR could debut in the next few weeks

With the release of Android Nougat this week, Google's mobile VR platform Daydream couldn't be far behind. And that indeed seems to be the case, as Bloomberg reports that Daydream will launch in the "coming weeks." You can also expect some brand new VR media from the likes of Hulu and YouTube stars …