We visited Taylor Guitars in El Cajon, California last summer and sat down with Master Luthier Andy Powers, who shared with us the completely revamped 600 Series and the philosophy behind building a better maple guitar. Want to know more? Check out our exclusive Taylor 600 Series Guide for even more insight into these incredible acoustics! […]
With the recent release of Avid Pro Tools 12 and Pro Tools First, a crop of new users are picking up this industry-standard DAW software. As any longtime PT user can tell you, Pro Tools has a seemingly endless list of keyboard shortcuts to help you find your way around the software quickly. Some are […]
Neat Microphones are brand new this year, and everyone’s curious to see how they stack up against other mics. To help you weigh your options, we’ve made recordings comparing Neat’s new King Bee and Worker Bee with two zZounds customer favorite microphones in the same price range — the Blue Baby Bottle and Blue Spark. […]
This Week On Walking The Floor Listen to part two of Chris’ conversation with Brad Paisley. About The Guest Brad Paisley is an American country music singer and songwriter. Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, he has released 10 studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with […]
“I Wasn’t Born to Lose You” is the recently released new album from beloved ’90s shoegaze band Swervedriver, and their first since 1998. It positively confirms the truth behind the old idiom, “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.” Featuring lead singer Adam Franklin’s distinctive, nonchalant vocal stylings and the swirling fuzz guitars that put […]
Chris talks with Grammy award-winning country singer/guitarist Brad Paisley.
Today, we’re throwing back to our interview with John 5 from September 2014. As a guitarist for acts as diverse Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and David Lee Roth, John Lowery has crossed the lines of convention time and again. We discussed his country roots and how they’ve informed his current western-shred solo work, his fascination […]
Chris talks with alternative country singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks.
The Musical Almanac is an ongoing series highlighting musical styles or genres from around the world. Today, we focus on a unique style from Ethiopia. What’s Ethiopian Jazz? Imagine the “free” sound of John Coltrane meeting the impressionistic music of Debussy. Then, imagine all of this accompanied by African and American soul polyrhythms…that’s a start, but it can also […]