Sheet Happens

Sheet Happens Has Badass Digital and Print Guitar Tab Books

I was recently looking for some guitar tab books for heavy metal bands, but the big name tab publishers don’t seem to offer much except Metallica and old school mainstream metal. Then I happened to come across a website called Sheet Happens that sells high-quality print and digital guitar tab books for bands with some […]

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BlackRoosterAudio-VHL-3C

Free Plugin: VHL-3C Vintage HP/LP Filter from Black Rooster Audio (Video)

The folks from Black Rooster Audio have released another high-quality free plugin to go along with the free amp sim based on the Orange Tiny Terror that they released a couple weeks ago. The new free plugin is called VHL-3C. It’s a high/low-pass filter based on hardware from the 1950’s, a Pultec emulation. The VHL-3C […]

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SK10 Subkick Generator

Free Plugin: SK10 SubKick Microphone Simulator by Wavesfactory

To celebrate their 7th anniversary, Wavesfactory has released a new plugin called SK10 Subkick Simulator that emulates a subkick microphone. The plugin is completely free of charge; all you need to do is setup an account with Wavesfactory then you can download the SK10 Subkick Simulator for free. The plugin is available for Mac and […]

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Peavey 6505 MH Mini Amp

Peavey 6505 MH Mini Amp Review – Part 1

After posting an article with a list of mini amps last month, I ended up buying a Peavey 6505 MH, a 20 watt mini version of its high-watt counterpart. I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now so I thought I’d write down a first impressions review. There are some things I really […]

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AmpliTube vs Thermionik Dual Rectifier Comparison

AmpliTube vs Thermionik Dual Rectifier Amp Sim Shootout (Video)

Today I put together a video comparing the 3 channel Mesa Boogie dual rectifier amp sims from Amplitube and Kazrog to try and determined which one I like better. I’ve tried a bunch of different amp sims over the past couple years and I really dig the tone of Mesa rectifiers for the style of […]

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Seymour Duncan Jeff Loomis Blackout Pickups

Tip: Keep Playback Volume Low When Recording DI Guitars!

I don’t know how I didn’t notice this before but it turns out that it’s very easy for guitar pickups to “pickup” unwanted background noise when recording into an interface. Obviously you want to keep noise to a minimum when recording through a mic, but guitar pickups can amplify a lot of background noise as […]

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Ignite Emissary

Killer Metal Tone Using Free Ignite Amp Sims (Video)

I came across a pretty cool demo of a song on YouTube that uses only free plugins from Ignite Amps for all the guitar and bass tones. I’ve posted about some of Ignite Amps’ free plugins before, like their NadIR impulse response loader, but somehow their Emissary guitar amp sim (pictured above) completely bypassed my […]

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Radial ProRMP reamp box

Reamping DI Guitars With and Without a Reamp Box (Video)

I came across a video demoing the difference between reamping DI guitars using a reamp box versus just using a cable plugged straight from the interface to the amp. Now that I’ve got a Peavey 6505 mini amp, I was wondering how reamping works since I’ve just been working with amp sims for the past […]

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