In 2008 I met Jim Marshall at the Musikmesse Frankfurt in Germany. His amps changed the musical world and I guess all of you know and love the Marshall amps. But these days, people wonder who is the face behind the legendary amplifiers. Thus, I would like to present the “7-questions-to-interview” with Luke Green. Working as product director, he is one of the guys behind the absolute magnificent Marshall Amps. Continue reading “7 questions to Luke Green (Marshall Amps)”
To me, Balthazar have been one of the major discoveries for the past years. First, I joined one of their concerts as a supporting- act of the Editors and I must confess: I was totally amazed. The sound as well as the style of this band is unique and hard to describe – therefore, just click here and listen. In this article, I would like to present the bands’ equipment which is so decisive for their sound. Continue reading “Sound like: Balthazar”
Almost surprisingly, Strymon put the Iridium – an amp and IR cab simulator – on the market. The Iridium emulates three classical amplifiers: The options called round, chime and punch are no less than the sounds of the Fender Deluxe Reverb, the Vox AC30 and a Marshall Plexi. Continue reading “Strymon Iridium”
It is pretty complicated to get a nice overdriven amp sound at a moderate volume level. Of course, there is the possibility to install a master volume but, in that case, you will only get a preamp distortion and no power amp overdrive. And in the end this kind of sound has nothing to do with the beloved power amp overdrive. Continue reading “Power scaling”
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