Introduction To Mixing And Post-Production

Tips for making your music sparkle For many home recording enthusiasts, the mixing and post-production stage is often one shrouded with mystery, a dark art which only a few hallowed individuals can practice. In reality, it’s as much a crucial part of the recording process as recording itself, because it is only after you have… Read More

NAMM 2017: The Best Hi-Tec Gear

New gear from Roland, Akai, Teenage Engineering and Arturia The MI industry’s annual jamboree has given musicians a raft of new gear to get excited over. NAMM 2017 has seen strong offerings from all of the big boys, and has given an interesting glimpse into the growth of new musical demographics. Where previously being a… Read More

Home Recording Setup For Under £300

Get your recording game on without breaking the bank We’re lucky with the era we live in. Technology has made things so much easier on so many levels. As musicians, we can now fit pretty much an entire recording studio into a bedroom or practice room. In fact, with the right gear, you could realistically… Read More

Fender Made In Japan – The FSR Japan Range Returns

Rejoice! The Fender FSR Japan series is back! The Fender Made in Japan range of electric guitars has now become a coveted series that players of all kinds, including collectors and touring musicians alike, search high and low to get their hands on. But why? Aside from the fact there’s simply not a lot around, it… Read More

Build A Complete Pedal Board For Under £150

All the guitar effects pedals you need to gig, for way under £150 All musicians understand the importance of having the right pedals on their pedal board, but if you’re just starting out, or even want a second pedal board at home for practicing, starting a new rig can seem quite daunting, and expensive! But fear… Read More

Perfect Partnerships – Gibson Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Marshall

Updated 12/12/16 A once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history When it comes to guitar and amp relationships, the combination of Gibson Les Paul guitars and Marshall amplifiers is an unbeatable match made in tone heaven. When Jim Marshall placed his name on the very first JTM45 head back in 1962,… Read More

How Do Coil Tap & Split Coil Pickups Work?

Coil Tap vs Coil Split – we clear up the differences In the world of guitars there are many popular myths. Mistruths, wrapped up in half-baked theories, often presented with absolute certainty. Music is, as we know, entirely subjective. Conversations around what is the ‘best’ guitar, for example, are largely moot. However there are certain ambiguous subjects… Read More

The Coolest New Roland And BOSS Products For 2016

New amps, drums and some real surprises… 2016 has been an amazing year for the Roland and BOSS brands. Releasing a plethora of unique musical instruments throughout the year must seem like a tiring affair, but both of these innovators are showing no signs of slowing down releasing ingenious new products and improving on an… Read More

Dawsons Festival Survey – The Results Are In!

The best and worst festivals to the reasons we refuse to attend – you took our ultimate festival survey and the answers are in. In August 2016, whilst the UK was in peak festival season, we asked all of our social media followers to weigh in on a variety of festival related questions. We asked… Read More

Safe Humidity And Temperature Levels For Guitars

How humidity levels and changing temperatures affect your guitar Whether you have 1 guitar or 100, each one is going to be precious to you, so it makes sense to look after it as best you can. You’ve no doubt spent quite a lot of money on gig bags, hard cases and maybe even guitar polish… Read More