Let’s face it, we can’t all have microphone lockers filled to the brim with every modern and vintage mic option available. Most of us find a pair of decent overhead mics and stick with them forever, or at least until that sweet, sweet upgrade comes around. Today in studio we’ll be looking at three distinctly […]
V-Moda is a high-end headphones brand known for their exceptional high-fidelity sound and fashionable Italian design. Now fully part of Roland Corporation, V-Moda has grown their catalog in recent years from strictly over-ear headphones to wireless earbuds and omnidirectional microphones. From time, to time, V-Moda shakes things up with limited-edition headphones. The headphones I’m reviewing […]
Guitarists aren’t the only ones going gaga over EarthQuaker Devices’ Afterneath reverb effect! The EQD Afterneath Retrospective Eurorack module gives FX-curious keyboardists an eye-level version they can tweak, too. In our exclusive video, we put it inside a Cre8Audio NiftyBUNDLE Eurorack kit and pair it with Arturia’s MiniBrute 2, attempting to unlock its otherworldly sound. […]
How many gnarly rodents can you stuff into a stompbox? The JHS PackRat features nine rodent-style distortion versions all available on a single knob. Think replication, not emulation. When JHS founder Josh Scott crafted the original prototypes of the PackRat, he examined 45 different versions of the famous rodent-style stompbox. Now with the JHS PackRat, […]
J. Rockett Audio crafts incredibly useful effects that tend to stick around on pedalboards for the long haul. The J. Rockett El Hombre overdrive will be sticking to your board in no time with its classic “Texas-style” overdrive that captures all the nuances of your tone with incredible touch sensitivity. Alter your drive style with […]
Well, here we are. After interpreting the history of the electric guitar, questioning what happened to rock music, and examining the state of the guitar industry, there's just one thing left to do.
When you listen to a song, you’re taken on a journey of ups, downs, twists, and turns. The bridge is a great place to make some of these twists and turns happen! This section is not necessary for every song, but it can help add narrative and/or color layers. Continuing in our songwriting series, we […]
As we attempt to predict the electric guitar's future, let's place a stethoscope on the heart of the industry behind it. By parsing statistical sales data and trends, as well as the observations and opinions of experts and stakeholders, we will get a sales-driven view of how successful the electric guitar is today.
Don’t simulate – recreate all the essential instruments necessary for the gigging keyboardist. Yamaha YC series stage keyboards feature a proprietary VCM engine that captures all the subtleties of acoustic and electronic pianos, organs, and more, right down to their circuitry. Find out what it all means as Yamaha’s Brother Paul Brown (current member of […]