After 30 years of operation, Cakewalk Music Software shut down in November. As a Cakewalk Sonar user since 2000, it was not a happy moment for me. (However to be fair, Microsoft has always been good about backward compatibility. It’s likely that Sonar will continue to work “as is” for at least several more years.) How could one of the seminal software companies have come to this?
Craig Anderton has been making music professionally since the 60s, both in the studio and on stage. From his earliest albums with the band "Mandrake," to award-winning classical music projects, to his fascination with electronic dance music that started in the early 70s, Craig is constantly seeking new musical adventures that combine the best elements of everything he's discovered so far. It's no wonder the word "amazing" crops up frequently in online comments from listeners.
Hardware digital effects have come a long way—which you know if you’ve tried new technology like the Kemper Profiling Amp, Fractal Axe-FX, or Line 6 Helix. Lately, I’ve been particularly fond of the Helix’s ability to do multiband processing that lets you split the guitar into four bands (low, low mid, high mid, and high), and then distort each band individually. For rhythm guitar and power chords, this gives a big, clean, focused sound compared to having all the frequencies go into a single amp.
"Friday's Tip of the Week 180112" at http://craiganderton.com describes how to "build" amp sim cabs that can improve on the stock ones. There's also an audio example so you can judge the difference between a "stock" cab and one you can build yourself. https://t.co/tREZqeaweU
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".