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The Importance of Recording Yourself

The Importance of Recording Yourself

Welcome to the Noisegate Bass Lesson brought to you by Craig Strain from Bass Lessons Melbourne. In this months lesson, we’re going to look at the importance of recording yourself as a practice tool and some tips to get a good tone in the studio.

New Synth Pedals for Guitar & Bass from Electro-Harmonix

New Synth Pedals for Guitar & Bass from Electro-Harmonix

The new guitar Mono Synth and the Bass Mono Synth effect pedals from Electro-Harmonix do as the names suggest, sound like synths and they certainly look like a lot of fun! Both have only five main rotary controls and both synth pedals look very easy

My Gear: Mark Furtner [LORD]

My Gear: Mark Furtner [LORD]

Whether they’re a gear nerd or a gear noob, the type of gear an artist uses has a huge impact on their signature sound. In this regular series called My Gear, Noisegate picks the brains of exciting and diverse artists for a behind-the-scenes scoop on

Frederic Effects Release Three New Stompboxes

Frederic Effects Release Three New Stompboxes

Fredric Effects are hand-made in the UK and are boutique quality stompboxes. They are small with at times only two or three knobs, maybe a switch here and there and some original artwork. But they are big on sound. The obscurely named Verzerrer,  Utility Perkolator

Noisegate – My Gear ILUKA

My Gear: ILUKA

ILUKA is a voice and soul of power, passion and empowerment. Her soulful “retro pop” songwriting has taken her to stages all across Australia on her own headline tours, as well as strings of festival appearances, supporting the likes of Killing Heidi, Dan Sultan, Alex

North Fitzroy Library to Host Free Pedal Building Workshop

If you’ve ever wanted to get into building pedals but found the learning curve too steep or the price of all the equipment and materials too much of a hurdle, here’s a great opportunity for Melbourne residents. The Yarra Libraries council initiative are hosting 2

My Gear: Oliver Ackermann [A Place To Bury Strangers]

Whether they’re a gear nerd or a gear noob, the type of gear an artist uses has a huge impact on their signature sound. In this regular series called My Gear, Noisegate picks the brains of exciting and diverse artists for a behind-the-scenes scoop on

A Saddle-Less Bass Bridge by Ray Ross

A Saddle-Less Bass Bridge By Ray Ross™ is Now Available

Now here is one very smart bass bridge design by Ray Ross™ which uses a saddle-less construction to streamline the string’s path. “So rather than utilizing a traditional saddle to provide a string break, the Ray Ross™ features a tone pin that keeps the string

How an Electric Guitar Piezo Pickup Actually Works

How an Electric Guitar Piezo Pickup Actually Works

In recent times we have seen the release of some electric guitar models with piezo pickups from the likes of ESP Guitars with their LTD EC-1000 Piezo series and Duesenberg with their Starplayer TV Plus guitars. So the question had to be asked… How does

Tips for When Buying Your First Guitar

Quite often when people young and old get inspired to play the guitar they jump straight to purchasing something that might not be suitable for them. Here are some common mistakes made and some useful tips for when buying your first guitar:   #1. Getting the