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The columns below represent the staples of our work and industry. They touch on the topics that can’t be ignored by successful musicians, but may be intimidating and overwhelming. Let our columnists simplify and share the info you need in an easily accessible manner so you can focus on your passion. Dig into specific columns on the right or view all of the most recent posts below.

Studio Subwoofers: All You Need to Know (and More…)

Saturday - Apr 22, 2017 Mixing & Mastering

There’s nothing that can match the mind-bending power of deep bass. Its sheer might is a big reason why we still shell out absurd amounts of money to see an action movie in the theater (which is crazy expensive now even if you don’t shell out the cash for popcorn and a soda!). It also manages to make […]

How to Use a Patchbay

Wednesday - Apr 19, 2017 Studio Recording

So you finally got sick of climbing behind your desk or wiggling under your rack to change your audio signals' path through your now giant recording gear collection. I don't blame you. The dust, the spiders, the cat hair, and other surprises aren't worth the trouble, especially when there's an affordable and genius solution on […]

The Best Patchbay for Studio & Live Audio

Wednesday - Apr 19, 2017 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! There's two types of people on this planet when it comes to patchbays: "Grab a cheap one, they're all the same!" "Forget it, I'll just make one!" Both types are crazy to me (no offense to the people with the DIY skills). My plan today is to […]

Bigsby vs. Fender: The Merle Travis Guitar Story

Thursday - Mar 30, 2017 Guitar Guru

Of the many American musicians known for writing country and western songs, none are as synonymous with the genre as the great song-crafting guitarist Merle Travis. Others come close but they don't come before this historical icon.  He gained popularity in a time and place that needed a voice for their experiences and emotions. His […]

How to Play Guitar – The Fool’s Gold Method for Beginners

Tuesday - Mar 28, 2017 Guitar Guru

The first time I grabbed a guitar, 50 years of guitar gods from Jimi Hendrix to Jack White riffed, soloed, and whammy barred their way through my head. But the cavalcade of axe men quickly disappeared, replaced by a flood of doubtful thoughts. I was confused. I was intimidated. I wondered if my age and […]

The Best Mic Stands for Every Budget

Thursday - Mar 23, 2017 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Everyone knows what this contraption is, what it looks like, and what its purpose and function are for a vocalist or recording engineer. However, just as it is with pretty much everything that you can fork over hard-earned money for, no two microphone stands are alike. What's more, […]