Tag: tool

  • 4 Drummers Using Digital Electronics to Redefine the Boundaries of Their Kits

    4 Drummers Using Digital Electronics to Redefine the Boundaries of Their Kits

    Whether you’re sitting down to a jazz concert, flipping out at a death metal concert, or standing around to watch a group of indie darlings, towards the back of the stage you’re almost always guaranteed to see a drum kit. Rhythm is one of the great unifiers in music and there’s nothing quite like watching […]

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  • Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Accidentally Pressed with Punk Rock, and 8 Other Vinyl Mishaps

    Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Accidentally Pressed with Punk Rock, and 8 Other Vinyl Mishaps

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. For audiophiles, there’s nothing quite like unwrapping the packaging after purchasing new vinyl, setting the record down onto the turntable, carefully placing the stylus at its outer edge, […]

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  • A Primer on Tool’s Use of the Drop B Tuning

    A Primer on Tool’s Use of the Drop B Tuning

    The Drop B tuning has primarily two different variations, both of which have been used almost entirely in the post-grunge rock of the early ‘90s. Pentagram guitarist Victor Griffin is credited with inventing the tuning, and he makes a point to tell players that the tuning sounds great when played “gingerly” as opposed to “heavily.” Yet today, we’re […]

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Ryan Lott: Designing Sample-Based Instruments