Selling my main spruce guitar! It’s been an important part of my life for the past 10 years – I played it in dozens of YouTube videos like my Capricho Arabe video you’re watching right now, played many concerts with it as well as used it in all of my three CD releases. It’s a … Read More
First few moments playing a brand new guitar is always something special… Looking forward to see how she developes in the next couple of months. Inspired by José Ramírez II, this guitar made by Michele Della Giustina features a simple construction with seven fans and a light reinforcement piece under the bridge, using available local … Read More
Today we’re looking at unboxing of the legendary Schoeps CMC6 microphones. I received this package from KMR Audio in London. It arrived promptly and was nicely protected. A few more words on these microphones: The box contains two of the bestselling ”Colette”-series microphones which consist of the CMC6 analog microphone amplifiers and a matched pair … Read More
This is a short test of the Martin GPCPA5K acoustic guitar with audio recording to give you a feel for how it sounds acoustically and plugged into an acoustic amplifier such as my Schertler Unico. I’ve only had this guitar for two days and haven’t even been able to change the strings. Nevertheless, I feel … Read More
A shootout between three pairs of affordable microphones: Oktava Mk-012 with standard cardioid capsules Oktava Mk-012 with MJE-K47H capsules Line Audio Design CM3 Remember to set the video quality at 720p or 1080p and listen through a pair of good headphones or studio monitors, also let me know what you think.
A shootout between four preamps for recording classical guitar: Metric Halo ULN-2 Focusrite OctoPre MkII RME Babyface Zoom H5 Tascam DR-100 Remember to set the video quality at 720p or 1080p and listen through a pair of good headphones or studio monitors, also let me know what you think.
This is a new mic/preamp combo that I had the pleasure to try out recently: Line Audio CM3 and RME Babyface. The samples are recorded with the stereo AB technique (using a matched pair of Line Audio CM3 mics).
Today I’ll have some fun comparing modern composite monofilament strings, often referred to as carbon strings, to nylon strings. The first thing to notice when comparing carbon to nylon strings is the perceived loudness. I still remember very well the first time I played carbon strings on my classical guitar when I was 18 years … Read More
Today, I’m excited to release Guitarise.com, a brand new classical guitar learning platform. The website will feature classical guitar, audio recording as well as video shooting tutorials. As you know, I love playing classical guitar, but I also enjoy teaching and recording music as well as producing videos, so this is one of the projects … Read More
Today I’ll be reviewing the new Carbon Pro Arté strings by D’Addario. I’ve used D’Addario Pro Arté nylon strings for over 10 years now, especially on recording sessions. On concerts, however, I mostly prefer to play on carbon strings from other manufacturers like Hannabach or Savarez, because of their long sustain and the way they … Read More