My Favourite Guitar And Bass Intros

IntrosIs there anything better than a good song intro? Well, yeah. I can think of a few things, and some of them even have something to do with music. But still, there’s just something magical about a great song intro. Whether it’s an unaccompanied slab of guitar wizardry, some kind of unexpected time signature, a chunk of mysteriously atmospheric ambience or even just  some kind of silly bit if dialog recorded in the studio, a good intro can set the scene and build anticipation for the song proper. So in celebration of the glories of the intro, here are a few of my favourites, divided in to guitar and bass examples. What are yours?

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Listen To Korn’s New Song, “Never Never”

KornThe mighty Korn return with “Never Never,” the first track from their forthcoming album The Paradigm Shift. This is their first album to feature returned co-founding guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch since 2003’s Take A Look In The Mirror, and “Never Never” seems to offer a very interesting glimpse into where the band is at now: there are distant hints of previous Korn albums like Untouchables and Take A Look In The Mirror but much more prominent is an altogether more mordern and unique sound. Kinda nice to see that they’re interested in moving forward rather than just retracing the past. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album. Check out the “Never Never” lyric video below, and then the press release for the new album.  Read More …

Universal Audio ENGL Amp Plug-ins

englAah, now this is cool! Universal Audio has released official ENGL amplifier plug-ins for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and Apollo Audio Interface, featuring ENGL’s E765 RT and E646 VS amps. along with a few selected rack effects, cabinets and mics. These emulations give you EL34 and 6L6-based amps and if they’re anything like real ENGLs – which I’m sure they are or ENGL wouldn’t put their name on them – they’re gonna cover a lot of ground and will sound plenty fat while doing so. Here’s the press release: Read More …