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Josh Smith.

Name:
Josh Smith
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Links:
www.joshsmithguitar.com

What’s your main guitar?
– My Chapin T-Bird (’50s style tele guitar)

What amp and cab combo would you say is your go-to?
– My Morgan JS40 the goat. Super Reverb style with a three-knob reverb built in and a 2×12 cab loaded with Eminence Josh Smith speakers.

A quick rundown of your pedals and outboard, in the studio and live?
– I use a Bradshaw controlled pedalboard featuring Lovepedal Tchula, Believe, Purple Plexi and Vibronaut pedals. An old Ibanez TS10 Tubescreamer, Berkos Third Stone Fuzz, Rockett pedals JS Tremolo, Catalinbread Echorec, TC Flashback delay, Eventide H9.

String gauge?
– 13-58, custom Gabriel Tenorio strings made in Los Angeles.

Pick of choice?
– Gravity Picks, 1.1mm fender style shape.

When recording, what’s your DAW of choice?
– Pro Tools

If you had to stick to one guitar for the rest of your life, what would it be and would it have 6, 7, 8 – or 9 strings?
– Telecaster for sure!!! 6 strings

If you could pick only one track to jam to for the rest of time, what would it be?
– Just give me a nice swinging shuffle BB King style.

Name five players that helped shape you as a guitarist!
– Albert King, BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Danny Gatton

Who’s the most interesting player today?
– John Scofield


INSIDE: THE LUDWIG CLASSIC & CONCERT KITS.

Fredrik Thordendal of Meshuggah let us sample his unique Ludwig kits…and they are MONSTERS!

WRITING PHRASES & FILLS WITH SEAMLESS.

Get inside the head of electronic guru Seamless and learn about his thought process when writing beats and fills.

TRACKER TEST WITH MIXBUSTV.

Watch the folks over at MixbusTV give Tracker a proper test in this real-world example of drum replacement.

THREE QUESTIONS TO...

Norman Garschke, the drummer behind the core MIDI library in Supeiror Drummer 3.

ARTIST PROFILE: DIRK VERBEUREN.

Meet Megadeth drummer and longtime Toontrack artist/collaborator Dirk Verbeuren!

ORGANIC DRUMS IN A HIP-HOP TRACK.

Sean Divine shows how he uses Superior Drummer 3 to add an organic-flavored beat to one of his tracks.

PHIL VASSAR FEAT. SUPERIOR DRUMMER 3.

Listen to country superstar Phil Vassar’s hit “I’ll Meet You There” remixed with Superior Drummer 3.

SYNTHETIC DRUM REINFORCEMENT WITH SEAMLESS.

Electronic guru Seamless shows you his workflow for synthetic drum reinforcement.

THE DRAG & DROP CHALLENGE.

What happens if you drag and drop grooves at random from Superior Drummer 3…and write a song to the result?

IN THE STUDIO WITH DAVID WALLIMANN & CHRIS LIEPE.

Hang out in the studio with David Wallimann and Chris Liepe as they try out the Tracker feature and more in Superior Drummer 3.

GETTING CREATIVE WITH THE OVERHEADS.

Watch and learn as Mike teaches you a nice trick for using different overheads on various elements of your kit in Superior Drummer 3.

INSIDE: THE PREMIER GENISTA KIT.

Get behind the heads and hoops of another kit in the Superior Drummer 3 core library: the Premier Genista.

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