Tag: loop pedal

  • Kenneka Cook on Taking Music Out of the Loop Pedal and into a Live Band

    Kenneka Cook on Taking Music Out of the Loop Pedal and into a Live Band

    Welcome back to Soundfly’s weekly interview series, Incorrect Music, curated by guitarist, singer, and composer Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of the band Arthur Moon). In this series, we present intimate conversations with artists who are striving to push the boundaries of their process and craft. Richmond, Virginia’s Kenneka Cook credits her early explorations in arranging to the loop pedal, which she started experimenting […]

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  • Motivation: What I Learned from Writing a Song a Day for 120 Days

    Motivation: What I Learned from Writing a Song a Day for 120 Days

    For the past 120 days, I composed and recorded an original, studio-quality song, every day. Now, everything I am about to say is only credible if you believe the songs are great. Listen to a few of them so you have an idea of what was made. Thus, the primary focus of this article is to […]

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  • Tone Timeline: Using Delay as a Secondary Instrument

    Tone Timeline: Using Delay as a Secondary Instrument

    When it comes to playing an instrument, especially in a live setting, there are hundreds of different sounds you can create through the use of effects pedals. One of the most popular and versatile effects is delay. Dozens of major brands have produced stompboxes with settings and delay variations such as analog, digital, tape, tap […]

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  • Don’t Hit the Stage Without These Overlooked Heroes of Your Pedalboard

    Don’t Hit the Stage Without These Overlooked Heroes of Your Pedalboard

    Guitarists like to spill ink all the time about distortion boxes, classic overdrives, boutique delay pedals, and bucket-brigade modulation effects. It’s understandable why: These attention-grabbing stompboxes lead to dramatic and satisfying changes in sound. Like a great vintage amp or a top-notch guitar, it’s these larger-than-life pedals that help a player define his or her […]

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  • 4 Other Uses for Your Favorite Guitar Pedals

    4 Other Uses for Your Favorite Guitar Pedals

    By Casey van Wensem Every guitarist has that one effects pedal (or two, or three, or 12) they just can’t live without. Maybe it’s a boutique overdrive pedal that gives you just the right amount of gain and saturation for crunchy leads or a vintage analog delay pedal perfect for lush, dreamy soundscapes and gigantic swells. […]

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  • 10 Vocalists Using Loop Pedals to Make Extraordinary Collages of Melody

    10 Vocalists Using Loop Pedals to Make Extraordinary Collages of Melody

    Artists are using loop pedals to improvise with themselves and bring out a new, diverse spectrum of vocal textures and tones.

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Ryan Lott: Designing Sample-Based Instruments