Audio & music gear articles
Helpful Advice for Before, During, and After the Show - 10 Tips for Successful Gigging
As a musician, you've probably experienced the near-euphoric feeling of playing a gig in which everything is going right: you’re playing well, the crowd is into it, and the sound is good. Conversely, you also know how lousy it feels when you’re onstage and the wheels are falling off. Most gigs fall somewhere in between, but if you want your show...
Folk in Tune - Yamaha F370 Review
We took this new, inexpensive dreadnaught from Yamaha for a test drive. Here's what we found.
Ghost in the Maschine - Native Instruments Maschine Studio and Maschine 2.0 Review
The first Maschine made its debut in 2009. Consisting in a controller and an associated software application, it intended to provide mouse and screen fans the workflow of an MPC-type device, while providing the processing power of a computer to MPC hardliners.
Comparing Both Types of Pedal Setups - Pros and Cons of Pedalboards vs Multi Effects Pedals
Unless you're one of those guitarists or bassists who flat-out refuses to consider digital effects, it’s worth comparing the merits of multi-effects pedals with traditional pedalboard setups, before deciding which type to buy. The purpose here is not to advocate either option, but just to present the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Please Turn on Your Cell Phones! - TC Electronic BG250-210 Bass Combo Review
Yesterday I downloaded the free version of a mobile application that makes cats fly!
Phase — Practical Cases - Everything about Phase Problems - Part 2
After a simplified — but not simplistic — approach to the theoretical aspects of phase in our last article, today we will see in which cases you may find yourself having to deal with phase problems.
Distautowah - Palmer Automat Review
On the occasion of our recently published Palmer Mutterstolz distortion pedal review, your favorite website decided to revisit some of the German brand's Root Effects, and here we review Automat, an analog distortion/auto-wah that saw the light of day in February 2012.
Doubling Made Easy - What is a fat guitar sound and how do I reproduce it?
One of the most powerful ways to make a track sound bigger and more impactful is by doubling it. The quintessential example of this is the doubled rhythm guitar part, which can really fatten the sound of your mix, and help make the stereo image feel nice and wide throughout the song. But it’s not just rhythm guitar. Doubling is also used to grea...
AT a Premium - Audio-Technica AT5040 Review
Since its introduction, Audio-Technica's new high-end mic has provided plenty to talk about.
A New Bass Pedal in Town - Tech 21 VT Bass DI Review
The VT Bass DI offers vintage tone and lots of handy features. How does it compare to Tech 21's other VT Bass products?