iOS Music Gear Focus

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A portable studio in your palm of your hand The list of superlatives you often hear when people talk about Apple’s iDevices are becoming a touch overplayed now. We all know about the amazing apps it can run, and the weird and wonderful sounds which can be achieved as a result, but how many people are actually… Read More

Get Their Sound For £500 Or Under

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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery Musicians spend their entire playing careers searching for ‘their’ sound. Some find it through a combination of trial and error, while others know exactly the timbre they’re searching for before they even pick up an instrument in anger. Some however prefer to mimic the tones and backlines of… Read More

Choosing The Right Pick….

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Revolutionise your playing today, with our guide… They are the smallest, often the cheapest and undoubtedly one of the most important items in your quest for guitar playing perfection, but how many of us actually think about the pick we’re using? The shape, the thickness, the material used, or simply how we’re using it? We’re… Read More

5 Essential Studio Microphones

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Looking for a microphone to capture your vocals, guitar or drums? Then read on… The debate about “the best” microphones for recording is perhaps one of the biggest talking points amongst the studio-geek community (of which we are also proud members, it should be noted!). Our list, therefore, is a guide for those looking to pick… Read More

Take Your Music To Uni – Five Portable Music, Recording and Instrument Solutions

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Moving to University is a big change, but your music can come along with you with these five portable music, and instrument solutions… So, you’ve got the grades and you’re off to University soon? Very well done ladies and gents- you have some of the best years of your life to look forward to. A… Read More

Expensive Guitars (And Their Wallet-Friendly Cousins)

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Champagne gear on a lemonade budget   We all do it; dream of a sudden windfall and know, pretty much to the penny, which expensive guitars we’d spend it on. Some would track down every piece of expensive and rare equipment used by their favourite player. Some might fancy a trolley dash in their nearest… Read More

Digital Recording – Breaking Free From Your DAW

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Step away from the screen It’s almost too easy these days to treat your home computer, laptop or tablet as your go-to device for recording. Everything is there, from effects to virtual instruments, enabling the entire process to be managed from inside the box. Indeed, you’d struggle to find a studio now that doesn’t have… Read More

Boss Tone Central and Tone Studio

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Going deep with Boss’ new editor/librarian software With its penchant for valves, magnets and other generations-old technologies, the guitar world has always eyed newer, modern tools with more than a hint of suspicion. Like an iPhone user walking into a Nokia 3210 fan club meeting, there’s sometimes been an air of “that’s not how we… Read More

Home Recording Studio Setup

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Setting up a basic home recording studio So you’ve learned a few chords and scales, composed a selection of melodies and have pieced together the basics of your first fully-fledged songs. Be a shame not to get them recorded, wouldn’t it? Fortunately, this is a lot easier than it perhaps seems at first. In days… Read More

Electric Guitar Strings Guide

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How important are guitar strings to your tone? The answer is…Very! Read on to find out why. We all know that a great proportion of our individual guitar tone is in our fingers, coupled with the tonewoods used to build the instrument, the structure and material of the bridge system and in the case of… Read More