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 wont 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

Best Signature Guitar Models Under £1000

Get closer to your favourite guitarists As guitarists we, we look up to our guitar wielding heroes. Whether we started at a very early age with the tennis racket in front of the mirror mimicking Slash with his Les Paul on stage or later in life inspired by Dave Grohl and his custom hollowbody guitars,… Read More

Recording Acoustic Guitar At Home

Acoustic recording techniques to get you started A well-produced acoustic guitar is one of recorded music’s greatest treats. While many acoustics do come with pickups built in so they can be played through an amplifier or into a desk or DAW, the true beauty of an acoustic guitar comes in its unplugged, stripped back nature. Steel… Read More

How To Tour A Band On A Budget

How To Save Money Before You Hit The Road Touring for the first time is an exciting experience, and something that not every band gets to do. If you and your band mates have pooled all your money together and you’re about to embark on your first tour, congratulations, you’ve just decided to make your… Read More

Survival Tips For The Recording Studio First Timer

Don’t take it for granted – this is your chance to create history So you’re heading into the studio to lay down your first single, EP or, if you’re lucky, a debut album. With the rise of the home studio artist and the copious amounts of completely affordable portable studio equipment available, the recording studio… Read More

The Evolution And History Of DJ Equipment

Two turntables and a microphone DJing has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the 1940’s. As music was introduced into radio stations as a way of breaking up the talking, there grew a requirement for specialist equipment on which the radio presenters could play their tunes. As the musical element grew in… Read More

How To Record A Full Band With Ableton Live

Tips for full band recording Ableton Live is well known for its suitability with regards to electronic music. With its unique clip-launching functionality, and tonnes of instantly changeable instruments and plugins, Live has long been seen as the go-to choice of producers and DJs. What a lot of people don’t realise though is that it also excels… Read More

How To Become A Session Drummer

Making a passion into a profession Session work is a hugely alluring area of the music industry to work in. It’s become increasingly visible in this day and age, both in the studio and on stage, with many aspiring musicians setting their sights on a session career over traditional rock stardom. Factors such as technological advancement and decreasing label budgets are however… Read More