The Practice Amp – 5 Of The Best

If you’re a guitarist, then you’ll no doubt need a practice amp at some point. here’s a guide to 5 of the best.

Best Beginner Electric Guitars

These beginner electric guitars are ideal for the aspiring guitarist in your life With so many beginners electric guitars on the market, picking one as a gift for someone who aspires to be a guitarist is can be a real task. To help, here’s a mini guide to four of the best, each ideal for… Read More

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

Moving to University is a big change, but your music can come along with you with these five portable music, and instrument solutions… edited 31/08/2017 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… Read More

Five Guitars That Changed Music

Updated 29/12/16 Great music is due to the artist, but it’s hard to deny the influence of some gear – here are five guitars that changed music In most creative arts, the tools required remain pretty much unchanged over the years. I mean, whilst dyes may change slightly, paints are pretty much the same as… Read More

Five Great Pro DJ Controllers

Updated 14/07/2016 Digital technology has changed DJing at all levels – here are five great pro DJ controllers   Is there anything that digital technology can’t do? It has revolutionised just about every aspect of the modern world, and music is no exception. The DJ world has been turned upside down by modern, computer tech… Read More

What Factors Affect Pickup Tone?

There is such wide variety of sounds possible from them, but what factors affect pickup tone? There are such a wide variety of tones possible from the different pickups available, that you’d be forgiven for thinking that each is a completely individual design. However, there are key aspects of their design that dictate the kind… Read More

Acoustic Folk Set-up For Under £500

Updated 29/11/16 You might have noticed that folk has had something of renaissance of late. You may be thinking that adding a folk ‘flavour’ to your music might require a sizeable investment. Well, you’d be wrong. If you fancy adding a touch of folk to your band without blowing your life savings, you could pickup… Read More

What is String Bending?

Contemporary guitar styles are nothing without bent notes, but what is string bending? The guitar has a lot going for it when compared to other instruments. I mean, is there another instrument that makes its player look so good? Plus, which instruments allow the player to strut around throwing shapes, whilst singing? I think not…… Read More

What Is Quantization?

It’s one of the common and most useful features of music software, but what is quantization? These days, the modern DAW (digital audio workstation) software package has many powerful features that have evolved out of the hardware studio. Whereas, once upon a time, the hub of a computer-based studio was a MIDI sequencer, which simply… Read More

What Is A Drum Trigger?

In this age of digital drums, they seem to be everywhere – but what is a drum trigger? The age of the digital drum is undoubtedly upon us. These days, however, many drummers use a mixture of real drums and digital drum sounds. How do they do it? Well, it’s all down to drum triggers…. Read More