Misc music/audio gear articles

  • Acoustic treatment for a home studio
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    Acoustic treatment for a home studio - Setting Up Your Home Studio - Part 5

    11/30/16

    Having a soundproof home studio is very nice. But that's far from enough to make a room ideal to record and mix music. Enter acoustic treatment.

  • How to soundproof your studio
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    How to soundproof your studio - Setting Up Your Home Studio - Part 4

    09/01/16

    After the theoretical review of the last article, today we'll start getting our hands dirty keeping in mind that there are as many different home studios as there are home studio owners.

  • The Top Brands for Guitar and Bass Cables
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    The Top Brands for Guitar and Bass Cables - The best cables for guitar and bass

    08/12/16

    Cables are an indispensable element in any electric or acoustic-electric guitar or bass player's toolkit. They must not only transport the signal of the instrument with the least nuances possible, but they must also be robust, practical and, why not, nice-looking. With this in mind we polled our French readers to find out which are their favorite …

  • Tread Carefully on Craigslist
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    Tread Carefully on Craigslist - A guide to selling your gear online — part 3

    07/22/15

    Compared to eBay, Craigslist is like the Wild West. Whereas the former is governed by strict rules and regulations, Craigslist is basically a free for all. It offers you the opportunity to sell in your local area, with little or no expense. However, it also opens you up to a number of potential problems that you wouldn’t have on eBay.

  • eBay Selling Tips for Musicians
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    eBay Selling Tips for Musicians - A guide to selling your gear online — part 2

    07/01/15

    In the first installment of this series, we talked about the relative advantages and disadvantages of sites like eBay and Craigslist for selling your gear online. This time around, we’ll focus on eBay, and offer tips for how to sell more successfully on the massive online auction site.

  • Which Site is Best for Selling Gear?
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    Which Site is Best for Selling Gear? - A guide to selling your gear online — part 1

    06/23/15

    If you’re a home recordist or a performing musician, chances are you have gear you want to sell. Perhaps you’re thinking of upgrading to something better, or you have extra hardware or instruments that you’re not using. Thanks to the Internet, your chances of finding a buyer are very good. The two most prominent sites for selling are eBay and Crai…

  • Cam' on Everybody
    Review

    Cam' on Everybody - Olympus LS-20M Review

    02/13/12

    Somewhere between the pocket cam and pocket recorder market segments, Olympus has introduced a hybrid called LS-20M. The concept is simple: offer a full-HD pocket cam capable of recording good-quality audio, making the LS-20M the first real competitor of the Zoom Q3 HD, which is currently the only product in this market segment...

  • The Truth About Guitar Cords
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    The Truth About Guitar Cords - Not All Guitar Cords Are Created Equally

    11/10/11

    Although some would ridicule that idea—wire is wire, right?—different cords can affect your sound, and in some cases, the difference can be drastic.

  • All About Wires
    Article

    All About Wires - Cables: The Most Important Piece of Gear

    01/25/11

    No matter how much caffeine you've consumed today, you're not as wired as your studio - or your stage rig. But how much do you really think about those little spaghetti-like critters that form the central nervous system of your musical world?