Winter Classic began in 2013 when, in their own words: “Jim and Spiros were bored. They played some songs. Sam expressed similar sentiments. Sam broke his shoulder doing a sick trick on his, then new, board. We asked James if he was bored. He was, too. He joined. We’re not too bored anymore.” To be […]
Certain situations call for certain combinations of gear. We here at zZounds know that, and we want to share some of our favorite pairings with you. In this edition, we’re exploring the combination of the EarthQuaker Devices Transmisser and the Walrus Audio Luminary for huge octaves washed in unearthly filtered reverb. Earthquaker Devices Transmisser Resonant […]
Like a lot of other guitarists who gig for art or work, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about which guitar is going to fit my style the best, or how many tube watts will I need to fit in with “x” band. While these pursuits are definitely central to getting your sound right, their […]
Here are a few things you’re likely not to read often: thousands descended last week on the great city of Schaumburg, Illinois for a three-day convention full of unique synthesizer companies and aficionados. I may be overselling the event itself, but Knobcon holds a legitimately unique scene you won’t see anywhere else. So, what is Knobcon? Here’s a definition from […]
Whether it was on Abbey Road or Master of Puppets, multi-tracking is a widely-used studio technique that has given countless recordings the instantly recognizable sound of massive guitars. By recording the same part multiple times, then layering them on top of each other, engineers create a wall of sound. And with each take, subtle differences […]
At their The Future Redefined event, nicknamed “909 Day,” Roland is rolling out a slew of new gear — and they’re also introducing a new way to launch products, breaking the mold of the traditional tradeshow approach. Backstage at Studio Six01 in Burbank, California, just before the Los Angeles leg of 909 Day kicked off, […]
We’re live in Los Angeles for Roland’s 909 Day Celebration! This massive event takes place in several cities around the world, and Roland is set to debut over 30 new products and services at a party with plenty of live music from their amazing roster of artists. We’re showing off the coolest products and performances […]
Chris chats with the group Old Dominion about touring life in a van, the songwriting culture of Nashville, and the inspiration found from a Huey Lewis & The News concert. Listen in for a live performance of the band's song "Not Everything's About You", featured at the end of the episode.
Sarah Jarosz discusses her journey from small town Texas bluegrass jams to making records and living in New York City on the 50th episode of Walking The Floor.