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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 […]

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 […]

4 Forced Music Genres that Should Disappear Like the Dodo

Wednesday - Sep 6, 2017 Opinions

Music is more compartmentalized now than ever before. Not only are we well beyond the days of merely designating music as "good" or "bad," several subgenres have cropped up in recent years to further hyper-categorize certain sounds. While some of these sub-categories like indie folk or trip-hop seem to have staying power, others should head […]

6 Satanic Songs that Aren’t - The Backmasking Panic!

Wednesday - Aug 16, 2017 Interesting

Rock has been known as “The Devil’s Music” since the first backbeat was laid down.  It was bad enough when Elvis swiveled his hips, but things went turbo-stupid a couple decades later. The connection between rock and Satan arguably reached its peak in the ‘70s and ‘80s, when an overly-alarmist religious crowd began accusing bands […]