Review of Naughty Seal Audio’s Perfect Drums

For every 300 guitarists, there is probably one drummer dedicated enough to his or her art as the guitarist is. This creates a seemingly bleak disparity, where droves of guitarists—dying to rock the f*ck out—are left noodling away in unsatisfying, percussion-less jam sessions. But along came the brilliant idea of drum simulators. “Oh, you mean…

“The Systematic Mixing Guide” Book Review

Years and years ago I used to lurk on a forum on the website UltimateMetal.com. There you’d find legions of metal musicians and producers exchanging recording and mixing tips. In just about every UM forum thread there was an incredibly generous and knowledgeable guy called “Ermz” who would respond to user’s queries with some really…

Mooer GE200 Amp Modeler and Multi-FX Review

I’m careful about the investments I make in my project studio; I can smell hype from several miles away, and I’m not lulled by the siren song of some artist I like endorsing a revoltingly over-priced piece of gear. I simply want something that is solid, dependable, flexible, and doesn’t dent the bank account too…

Plateaus – Annihilation EP [Peer Review 01]

Welcome to the first in a series I call Peer Review, where I bring to you my impressions of a release from a fellow independent musician! I’m reviewing the EP Annihilation by Melbourne, FL artist Plateaus. Plateaus is the project of independent musician Nate Flores, a guitarist and songwriter who appeared on the Southeast Florida metal-scene…