Columns

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.

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 mic stands are alike. What's more, […]

Delay & Echo: A Guide to Using Time-Based Audio Effects

Tuesday - Mar 21, 2017 Mixing & Mastering

Everyone loves delay.  One of the first effects pedals a guitarist goes after is a delay.  The first thing a kid does on his family trip to the Grand Canyon is scream "Hello?" and wait for the response to come bounding back. Delays and echoes are not only pleasurable but they're a great way to […]

Guitar Strings Guide - All You Need to Know... (And More!)

Monday - Mar 6, 2017 Guitar Guru

Every player has said to themselves, “These strings are still ok, ill just keep on picking them…” Next thing you know, your intonation is shot and you break a string while wiping off the accumulation of six months of rust and dead skin cells. "It’s economical and a time saver," I kept telling myself, “I saved a few […]

The Best Music Stands - Folding, Portable, Collapsible, & Accessories

Friday - Mar 3, 2017 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! The fact is even the best cheap music stands don't cut it. Thankfully cheap is a relative word. As long as you don't venture into the realm of custom lathe woodworking and diamond-encrusted nonsense, all sheet music stands are cheap. You just don't want to mess around […]

Miking Your Acoustic Guitar Like a Pro

Saturday - Feb 25, 2017 Guitar Guru

Acoustic guitar has a variety of voicings, from the instrument itself as well as how it’s played. It can be full-range, evocative, and expressive. Driving rhythms can also explode with surprising power. The softest whispers of delicate strings can frame quiet, emotional vocals. The voice your guitar gives depends on so many factors and each […]

Types of Electric Guitars - Body Styles & Shapes

Wednesday - Feb 8, 2017 Guitar Guru

When I was a kid, I had a natural attraction to organized sounds.  Music has always been a part of my life, whether my family was singing together at holiday gatherings or my friends where writing their favorite band names on their Trapper Keepers. Music is so pervasive in our day-to-day lives.  Its always present, […]