Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Changes in Music Technology as Instructed By Line 6


From the early days of Tom Morello, down to the days of Jimi Hendrix, musicians and guitarists have always been looking for innovative ways to enhance their sounds with a variety of amplifiers and sound effects.
Line 6, one of the most prolific companies in recent history, changed the fortunes of the music industry with its digital modeling guitars, amplifiers, and other musical equipment. The company is in fact the pioneer of guitar amp modeling.
Some of the most popular Line 6 products include the electric, bass, acoustic, and guitar amplifiers. With the release of Variax, Line 6 audio was able to convert all the pundits that doubted that anything good could come out of guitar amplification and modeling.
With its subsequent Variax products, Line 6 has been able to redefine the cherished guitar classics; it has also paid homage to the finest guitarists of all time. The company has various types of acoustics and electric guitars that offer limitless possibilities with various models like Gibson, Fender, Martin, and Guild.
Another very popular product released by Line 6 is the kidney-bean shaped ‘POD’, which has completely changed the way guitarists record their sounds. With its success, came other series with improvements including active user communities, and software that allows the downloading and sharing of patches or device settings.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Zoom R Series Will Give You a Whole New Recording Experience

Like everything else, technology has had a great impact on the music industry; the emergence of sophisticated computers brought with it a new culture of computer recording that gradually replaced the more traditional multi-track recording.

With more developments in computer and software technology, software recording became the ‘in-thing’ in the music industry. Despite all this, classic music producers continued to wonder when the old days of workstation recording would return; when creative sounds would overtake mechanical sounds.



It was not long after then that the Zoom R Series 8-track digital recorder burst into the music industry, bringing back the old memories of work station recording. The recorder allows musicians to do quality recording on CD; it also allows dual track recording through the use of built-in microphones and external condenser microphones that plug into XLR inputs.

The Zoom R Series 8-track digital recorder also has metronome and chromatic tuners that allow it to bounce tracks and carry out the editing and mixing of audio sounds. With this recorder, lovers of computer technology can still send their files to their computers and have their sounds edited with sound software.

The Port-a-studio remains the most popular Zoom R Series product. R-24 however, is one of the newer versions of the Zoom R Series product and helps musicians feel more in charge by allowing them to create their own high-quality CDs and MP3s.

If there is only one product that has had a singular effect on the music industry, both in audio and video aspects, it would definitely be the Zoom R Series recorder.