New 2020 Guitarist Toolkit

Gear, Tone & Studio

Get the most out of your gear & make awesome recordings

Have guitar tone that sounds like a cat scratching a chalk-board? Want to record at home and have it sound at least competent and maybe even professional? Then this pack is for you. Veteran studio engineers Chris Liepe and Alex Scott walk you through the ins and outs of setting up your gear and tones to recording, mixing and mastering. Even with a limited budget, they show you how to make good recordings that you can be proud of.

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63 Lessons

63 lessons in 5 seperate packs, with full supplemental material.

The Essentials

Fill gaps in your knowledge and improve your handling of core topics.

4k & 1080p

All lessons are filmed in 4k with 7 cameras and delivered in 1080p.

Stems Included

Create your own mix. Seperate files for drums, bass, and guitars.

Tabs & GPX

All tabs and notation included in PDF and Guitar Pro formats.

Lifetime Access

Unlimited downloads. Save all files and own them for life.

This Toolkit Contains the Following:

Basics of Home Recording

Complete Course: New for 2020

Explore the basic components of setting up and operating a home studio

Whether you want to share your music with the world, impress a few friends, or just jot down an idea, recording is one of the most powerful technologies available to the modern musician. But we’ve all seen photos of recording studios before. All the knobs, faders, buttons and meters can make even the most complex pedalboard look downright childish. Fortunately, with recent developments in musical tech, recording is as simple as acquiring a few extra gadgets and firing up your computer.

15 Lessons

4k & 1080p

Tabs

Purpose

In this 15-lesson course, veteran recording and mixing engineer Alex Scott takes you through all the basic knowledge you’ll need to choose the right gear and get started with making great recordings at home.

We’ll discuss the basic components of a home studio, how they all connect, and how to get started with using them. You’ll be making amazing tracks in no time!

Focus

Presented by Alex Scott, we cover:
  • Explore the different gear - computers, audio interfaces, microphones and more
  • Learn to plan out your project properly
  • Record the basic tracks of your song
  • Create a basic mix of your project
  • Learn to polish and export your song
Included free with your all access pass. Own it for life, and download all files to your devices.

Mixing & Post Production Basics

Complete Course: New for 2020

Explore the tools and techniques used to mix a song.

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you can name your top 5 favorite records of all time with no problem at all. Records that have inspired you and made you fall in love with music. And while the songs and artists behind these records are what matter most at the end of the day, there’s a vast and intense creative process that brought those songs to life. Welcome to the world of music post-production.

15 Lessons

4k & 1080p

Stems Included

Tabs

Purpose

In this comprehensive course, veteran record producer and audio engineer Alex Scott takes you through 15 engaging lessons that cover the basics of post-production, mixing and mastering.

After learning about the basic tools you’ll be using, this course will take you through the entire post-production process of a full-length song. Whether you’re a home recording novice or a seasoned studio pro, you’re guaranteed to learn something new.

Focus

Presented by Alex Scott, we cover:
  • Understand tools like EQ, dynamics, reverb and more
  • Learn how to edit and clean up your tracks
  • Apply effects and level tracks for each instrument group
  • Learn to mix lead and background vocals
  • Explore the basics of mastering
Included free with your all access pass. Own it for life, and download all files to your devices.

Learning to Loop

Complete Course: New for 2020

Explore the world of looping from the ground up: from design to completion

The world of looping is multi-faceted with endless options. So where do you start? Join Chris Liepe as he not only gives you foundational information for making solid loops, but also leads you down a path of creativity that will have your loops sounding truly inspired! In this course you will discover that with a little thought and planning, your loops can sound both professional and improvisational.

8 Lessons

4k & 1080p

Tabs

Purpose

First, we will gain insight into rhythm and groove with a basic lesson on understanding subdivisions. Then we move to the arranging and designing phase, where we will develop the skeleton of our loop and the sounds we will use.

Lastly, we take our foundation, develop a theme and learn how to put it all together on the fly!

Focus

Presented by Chris Liepe, we cover:
  • Analyze rhythm and understand subdivisions
  • Learn to plan and arrange your loop
  • Design and develop your sounds
  • Learn to add different elements like bass, rhythm and lead guitar
  • Record your loop 'live' on the fly
Included free with your all access pass. Own it for life, and download all files to your devices.

Overdrive & Distortion Techniques

Complete Course: New for 2020

Explore classic overdrive and distortion sounds using multiple amps and pedals

Believe it or not, there more to a good overdriven and distorted guitar sound than just turning your amp all the way up or haphazardly connecting a bunch of pedals! Chris Liepe dives into the deep end of understanding gain, distortion and overdrive. Clean amps, amp gain, pedals - it's all discussed here, and you will learn, there is a method to the madness!

10 Lessons

4k & 1080p

Tabs

Purpose

Chris will guide us through different types of amps and their basic characteristics. He will discuss the differences between boost, overdrive, distortion and fuzz, what 'gain stacking' is, and he will look at what they each sound like over different types of amps - be they clean, crunchy or distorted.

Then he will pull back the curtain and look at the combinations of amps, overdrives and distortions that have been used to achieve classic sounds throughout the different eras of popular music.

Focus

Presented by Chris Liepe, we cover:
  • Learn the characteristics and differences between clean, crunchy and high gain amps
  • Learn to control gain with the knobs on your guitar
  • Analyze the differences between boost, overdrive, distortion and fuzz pedals
  • Look at the hallmark overdrive and distortion sounds from different eras of popular music
  • Explore wild and crazy sounds using high gain
Included free with your all access pass. Own it for life, and download all files to your devices.

Tone Through the Ages

Complete Course: New for 2020

Explore the guitar sounds of classic artists and classic eras

We've all heard that classic guitar sound and rushed to our guitar and amp and tried to recreate what we just heard, right? Sometimes it just doesn't turn out the same does it! Join Chris Liepe in this course where he will pick apart the sounds of some of the most iconic guitarists and eras in rock history.

15 Lessons

4k & 1080p

Tabs

Purpose

Radiohead, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tom Morello - these are just a few of the artists Chris will look at in this course. Dive into the amps, the effects and the riff types that define some of the greatest sounds to ever come from a guitar! In addition to these great artists, Chris will look at era definiing sounds and how to achieve them.

Each lesson in this course will also give you great insight into how to create your own 'classic' sounds!

Focus

Presented by Chris Liepe, we cover:
  • Explore specific guitar rig set ups of well known guitarists
  • Learn the ins and outs of era specific guitar sounds
  • Analyze different effect chains and amp configurations
  • Learn how to dial in effects to get the desired sounds
  • Get inspired to building your own sounds through the emulation of others
Included free with your all access pass. Own it for life, and download all files to your devices.
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