DJ Equipment for Beginners

The Vinyl Revival So, want to be a DJ? Like any musical pursuit, practice makes perfect. And if you’d like to practice regularly, you’re going to need a solid set-up or rig to hone those technical turntable skills. Even Annie Mac started out in her bedroom. Now, if you’re into your dance or hip hop,… Read More

The Big Muff Guide

A Brief Look at the Origins of The Big Muff (credit: Adam Miller) A piece of musical hardware the sounds as striking as its name suggests, the Big Muff has played a pivotal part in guitar music throughout the decades. Offering the hard distortion you’ll find on records like ‘Search and Destroy’ by the Stooges… Read More

A Beginner’s Guide To Drum Machines

  Whether you’re looking to spice up your bedroom jamming sessions, build a fully-functional home studio or kill time making a bunch of weird and wonderful percussive noises, you need to invest in a drum machine. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry; we’re here to help. There has never been a better time to… Read More

How to Learn Bass Improvisation in Four Simple Steps

Improvisation is Liberation   No matter what music you’re into, whether it’s hard rock, blues or spaced-aged jazz funk, if you’re a bass player, learning to improvise is one of the most rewarding skills you can acquire. Not only will learning to jam on the bass improve your learning, but it will also give you… Read More