Category Archives: Guitar

External Guitar FX with Raspberry Pi and Pure Data

I love the amazingly creative stuff people are doing these days with all the fun toys out there! Hats off to doitnowlabs for this cool project!

Remembering Dan Hosker

3 years ago today a great friend of mine passed away from this earth into a higher plane of existence. Dan Hosker was a true musician and his whole life revolved around it. Dan was usually playing in about 3 bands at a time, always working on solo material, and always had his head in deep thought and contemplation about life.

Antipope was the first recording Dan and I made in the year 1999, it was released in 2000. It’s a very crazy, avantgarde rock/jazz experimental album.

Drums, Sax, Salad Bowl, Keyboards – Justin Wierbonski
Guitar, wrenches, trumpet – Dan Hosker
fretless and upright bass, Clarinet? – Henry Rajan
cuts, production, mixer kicking – Gerard Klauder

The Girls Named Lourdis was recorded in 2005 and was our final project together and our best. It was heavy, mathy rock, with Dan on guitar, Garo Gallo on bass and me on drums. We recorded it in my first home studio “The Anthill 1”


Nacht was Dan Hosker and Jay Reeve and was recorded in the early 2010s. The duo made an incredibly atmospheric collection of songs that I still enjoy listening to quite often.

Dan also was a member of The Bikes, who recorded a lot of great music. There was one unreleased track that Dan sang on, which has been posted to youtube. (above)

Dan was also a long time member of The Holy Terrors and Harry Pussy, both of which made amazing music.

Remembering you Dan my friend.

Surfer Blood Guitarist Thomas Fekete Begins Pledge Campaign To Cover Medical Costs

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete has started a pledge campaign in order to cover medical costs.

Several months ago, Fekete had major surgery to remove a tumour from his abdomen. Unfortunately, doctors informed him a few days ago that the cancer had spread to his spine and was making its way to his lungs. As his wife has left work to help with his treatment and insurance will only cover a portion of the costs, Fekete has set up a GoFundMe page. You can donate here.


Amazing guitar learning app! Slow down riffs, remove vocals, print tabs, really learn how to play!

RiffMasterProoThere’s a lot of guitar learning apps out there, but I wouldn’t give the Demonic Sweaters seal of approval to many of them. However, RiffMaster Pro is one that really offers a TON of features, and I really do think this would help just about anyone learn how to play guitar!

It has so many features it’s pretty insane. You can slow down any piece of music WITHOUT changing the pitch. This way you can learn the part note by note easily. You can loop any section of the song over and over. You can zoom in and view the detailed waveform of any song. This allows you to pinpoint the exact section you want to work on, slow it down, loop it and practice. You can transcribe tabs of any music. It also allows you to remove the vocal track from existing songs! That’s pretty amazing, you can take out the vocal to hear what’s going on behind it!

You can download the trial for free and it will work on Mac, PC as well as iOS!

They also give you some really useful stuff in addition to the software like chord books, blank tab, chord and music sheets for printing, advice on how to buy a guitar online, free jam mp3s (music you can play along with) Really all and all this is a great package and they’ve done an amazing job putting all this together.

If you’re wanting to get started learning guitar, or getting better now, check this out!


Awesome free sampled electric guitar VST plugin! DVS Guitar!

I was looking for a good guitar sound in a new song I’m working on, and found this gem. Its free and sounds great! Very realistic and heavy sounding guitar. I used this on my song Rise and Shine and was very happy with the results.



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