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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.

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, […]

The Best Studio Subwoofers

Friday - Feb 3, 2017 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Bass is a huge part of audio for the audience and the studio engineers.  They work with the top subwoofers in order to produce the tightest, most well-balanced low-end frequencies possible. This way, every time that movie monster destroys another building or the dubstep producer drops the […]

Types of Acoustic Guitars - Body Shapes & Sizes

Wednesday - Jan 25, 2017 Guitar Guru

It’s definitely important to buy an instrument that you like the look of, but upon closer inspection, you'll find that the shape of the body effects the tonal properties of the guitar more than you may have previously realized. Let’s take a look at some of the varieties of acoustic guitar bodies, and why a […]

Subtractive EQ vs Additive EQ in Mixing

Monday - Jan 23, 2017 Mixing & Mastering

Since you're reading this you're likely familiar with the issue, but for the sake of those fortunate enough to not have dealt with it, let's explain the typical conversation surrounding this topic. It always boils down to some variation of: Cut instead of boost. Attenuate instead of amplify. Never add when you can subtract. People […]

The Best Equalizers - Outboard Analog Hardware EQ's for Mixing & Mastering

Wednesday - Dec 14, 2016 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Emulation is simply that... a game of pretend... a simulation of the real thing. Software can pretend to replicate the circuitry of hardware.  It can even filter itself to act as if it's producing the subtle, pleasing artifacts of analog recording equipment.  In the end it's still, […]