Monday, December 22, 2014

Perfect Pedal Order with Steve Vai

A great video on pedalboards, the arrangement order of effects, and Steve Vai's rig...

Very informative, especially for beginner or intermediate musicians

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sound Quality

     I used to make my minimum sound quality for playlists or posting videos from YouTube (or mp3s) cutoff at 360, but lately I'm noticing quite a bit of difference up to 480 and higher, so that is my new minimum, whenever possible.  Occasionally, you will see a 360 in a post or playlist, because it was the best I could find at the time, and I didn't have time to record it better later from my personal collection, but if you see anything you'd really like in higher quality, remind me, and I'll add it to the ripping/encoding/uploading list.

     It seems to me, that analog is still the best sound quality, until you get up to 720HD where the difference is finally very marginal, yet the harmonics and overtones are still going to be better on high quality analog over high quality digital.  It also helps to get headphones or speakers with significant range over the 20hz to 20khz "standard" range that many silly companies believe is enough for the majority of listeners.  I strive for 12hz and Lower to 24khz and Higher.  After this stat, I look for build quality, and things like "wire shielding", so that what I get will sound as good possible, for as long as possible.

     As I start recording more, I'm sure I'll make more posts in this regard.

Iron Maiden

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tommy Vitaly - "Misanthropy" Official Video

Twitter @GuitarsParadox created

@GuitarsParadox created for this blog. 

Randy Rhoads teaching Diary of a Madman.

At long last, I have branched music from my Gamers Paradox blog, which was intended for the video gaming world, into a seperate blog, Guitars Paradox.

Here I will focus mainly on guitar, but will also post anything related to music.

For the first post, here is a Remembering Randy Rhoads YouTube playlist, cued up to start with a private lesson of Randy teaching Diary of a Madman.  Enjoy!