How To Use The Effects Loop On Your Amp

What is an effects loop and how does it work? If you’ve been playing for as long as you can remember, using a myriad of amplifiers and pedals in your rig, then you’re probably pretty up to date with how each pedal interacts with each other and how to get the best pedal order to… Read More

Our Guide On How To Build A Pedal Board

We look at what you need to create a pedal board – everything from the gear to how to chain your pedals together correctly. If you’re a guitarist, bass player or even a vocalist who relies on effects pedals to get their sound, chances are you’ve got a selection of different effects in your arsenal…. Read More

Recording In Your Hotel Room – Portable Studio Solutions

Some of the best portable recording options for a touring musician When writing music, the Muse strikes when it feels like, not when you want it to, so you need to be able to get ideas down as quickly as possible when inspiration shows its face. If you’re a touring musician or producer, you’ve likely kicked… Read More

The Roadie Survival Kit – 12 Tools You’ll Need For The Job

So you’re about to go on tour with a band, and you’re unsure what you might need for the job. Well you’ve come to the right place if you’re wondering “how do I become a roadie?” or “what do I need to be a roadie?”. Aside from infinite patience, the ability to work harder than… Read More

Using 3 Programs to Show You How to Convert Audio to MIDI

The programs that will allow you to convert Audio to MIDI (almost) effortlessly. The ability to convert audio to MIDI is something recording artists really rely on, whether they’re a home studio hobbyist or professional producer, and it really is something that just makes our musical lives so much easier. If you’re like me and… Read More

Experts View: The Best Upright Pianos

We ask the experts about the best upright pianos For the discerning pianist, the upright piano is more than just an instrument, it’s a veritable hive of creativity and as the piano ages, becomes part of your home. The right piano can be a beautifully responsive to your touch and a dream to play, as… Read More

DIY Synth Kits – Create The Sound That’s In Your Head

Build your own Sonic Frankenstein! Due to the sheer amount of choice in synthesizers, controllers and sound modules on the market these days, no musician should ever feel that they are restricted to just one synth, sequencer or any form of EDM instrument. Thanks to technological advances in connectivity, MIDI and USB connections and a myriad… Read More

Difference Between USB and MIDI Controllers

Make the right connection… If you’re creating electronic music of any kind, chances are you’ll come across a USB and a MIDI keyboard or controller. However, when you want to get a little more serious about creating your perfect sound, you’ll notice that the differences between USB and MIDI controllers becomes quite apparent, especially when… Read More

MIDI vs Digital Audio Recording – Which Is Right For You?

Understanding the differences between recording with Digital Audio and MIDI Making sure you understand the difference between MIDI and digital audio when it comes to recording or creating music at home or in the studio is very important if you want to get the best out of your music. However, beginners to the likes of MIDI… Read More

Why won’t my guitar pedal work? Troubleshooting tips and tricks.

Have you tried turning it off and on again? When you get a brand new guitar pedal it’s super exciting as you get to try out a whole range of sounds. You quickly rip it out of the box, throw it on to your pedal board, pick up your guitar, take that deep breath and… Read More