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EQ Cheat Sheet? Frequency Charts for Mixing Hurt More Than Help!

Tuesday - Oct 17, 2017 Mixing & Mastering

They're designed well and make nice posters for a school classroom.  They get a lot of re-pins on Pinterest.  Halfway interested amateurs pass them around because they seem profound and packed full of useful information. Except they aren't. Your first clue that these abominations suck are the instrument frequency charts that purport to show the […]

What's the Difference Between Mixing and Mastering?

Monday - Oct 9, 2017 Studio Recording

We've all heard the difference between an amateur recording captured in your buddy's garage and a professional recording tracked in a recording studio equipped with all of the best gear available.  But that only affects the clarity of the song in general. Those differences in recording environments and access to gear is like the difference […]

The Best Guitar Tuners to Get You Back in Key Fast & Reliably

Friday - Oct 6, 2017 Gear Reviews

If there is one tool you will absolutely need as a guitar player, it's a guitar tuner. The importance of having your instrument in the right key can't be emphasized enough. Additionally, guitars going out of tune during use is something everyone has to deal with. So it's a non-negotiable skill; you will have to […]

Why Are Some Guitars More Expensive?

Wednesday - Oct 4, 2017 Q & A

A reader recently asked a question that seems obvious on the surface until you realize you haven't really considered the details.  We all tend to brush questions like these off, as if "well, duh, because they're better" is a sufficient answer.  That's actually a non-answer and we'll have none of that here! So let's get […]

How Does a Guitar Tone Knob Work?

Monday - Oct 2, 2017 Q & A

There's nothing like diving head first into a new instrument.  We're all as familiar with each various instrument as anyone else, but once you start studying one you realize how much you took for granted.  What seemed obvious isn't so clear cut.  And that's where the author of today's question finds himself. I love these […]

What is Guitar Tone? Understanding & Dialing In Your Sound

Saturday - Sep 30, 2017 Guitar Guru

Depending on who you're talking to, you'll get various definitions on what tone is and where it comes from.  Many purists will even tell you where it should come from, too. The reality is that various genres of music and guitar playing are accepting of more and more layers of signal processing and effects, and […]

DIY Studio Desk Plans - Custom Fit For Your Needs

Wednesday - Sep 27, 2017 Studio Recording

What you'll discover as you browse the internet is that there's a whole ton of people who have built their own studio desks, but very few ever documented the process meticulously in terms of isometric engineering sketches or even your typical carpentry blueprints on a dirty napkin. This is the same conundrum we face in […]

Can I Lay My Monitors Down Sideways Instead of Vertical?

Monday - Sep 18, 2017 Q & A

Today's question relates to a common discussion online that rarely ventures into a real answer.  For some reason, there are a lot of people who are convinced that it's a matter of preference, when this couldn't be any further from the truth. Please don't hesitate to email us with any questions of your own, as […]

Where Do Audio Latency Delays Come From?

Sunday - Sep 17, 2017 Q & A

We received a question recently that made us realize that we hadn't covered the topic of audio latency.  Not only had we not covered it clearly, but we hadn't touched on it at all.  And that explains why we received a question that didn't really make sense.  You'll see why as we correct the misconception […]

The Best Guitar Amps: 6 Hot Rockin' Face-Melters!

Wednesday - Sep 13, 2017 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! If you've just bought yourself your first electric guitar, you're probably in that state of excitement that's hard to describe. The truth is, that's only the beginning. Now it's time to find yourself a good amp that'll really show you the sounds your brand new six-string is […]

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