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HC's Rock Rewind A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History   by  Anne Erickson   Week of March  26th - April 1st   From the birth of Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell to Kirk Hammett famously joining Metallica...
Exploring Explorers with Lzzy Hale - An Interview Sometimes you just need to walk on the dark side ...   by Anne Erickson     Lzzy Hale, the lead vocalist, and guitarist in Halestorm, has played to packed arenas and festivals across North A...
CITES Regulations - What Guitarists Need to Know How to avoid hidden surprises ...     by Dave Hunter Rosewood has a long history in guitar making. With its appealing dark-brown hue that occasionally reveals a subtly exotic grain. Rosewood, cou...
Team HC's Product Picks From Winter NAMM 2018 Gear that turned our heads ...   by Team HC with introduction by Craig Anderton   This year, the Anaheim Convention Center grew a pair of halls. Yes, a pair of brand spanking-new halls, located nort...
Flatwound vs. Roundwound StringsDoes it make a difference which type of strings you use? by Phil O'Keefe The average person probably doesn't put much thought into musical instrument strings; to them, strings are strings and as long as you get the right s...
Electric Guitar Switches - A Beginner's GuideConfused about what the switches on your guitar do? We're here to helpby Phil O'Keefe Switches are something that everyone is familiar with. We use them all the time. One common example is a light switch, ...
HC's Rock Rewind A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History   by  Anne Erickson   Week of March  26th - April 1st   From the birth of Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell to Kirk Hammett famously joining Metallica...
Using Bus-Powered Hardware MIDI Controllers with iPad AppsConnecting and using external controllers with your iPad is easy - if you know the tricks by Phil O'KeefeThe Apple iPad is a surprisingly wonderful music-making tool. A quick search of the App Stor...
Five Microphones Under $500 That You Need In Your StudioA microphone doesn't have to cost thousands of dollars in order to be a professional tool  by Phil O'Keefe Let's face it - if money was no object, most home studio owners would have no problem q...
Making Music Matters- Why Mozart Won’t Help You   by Chris Loeffler     “Music makes you smarter”, is an idea that has been core to the lexicon of our society, especially by parents ready to raise the next generational g...
Craig’s List - 5 Terrific Tips for Newbie NAMMsters Like speed traps, Starbucks coffee shops, and muggers, the Winter NAMM supersized convention is just around the corner! Going for the first time? We’re here to help.   by ...
Improving the Sound of Your Room with Acoustic Treatment Great gear is only part of what you need for great sound!   by Terry Hearn     In recent years, the rise of the home studio has democratized the process of creating music through tech...
Flatwound vs. Roundwound StringsDoes it make a difference which type of strings you use? by Phil O'Keefe The average person probably doesn't put much thought into musical instrument strings; to them, strings are strings and as long as you get the right s...
Recording FM Synthesizers It's not the technology's fault that FM was overused in the 80s - and it deserves a second chance   by Craig Anderton     When FM synths came on the scene in the mid ’80s, their bright, digital sound s...
Life Throws A Fastball And twenty years of pain …   INTERVIEW BY ALISON RICHTER         Miles Zuniga talks to Harmony Central through Gearphoria about the upcoming 20th anniversary of the band’s sophomore and breakth...
Recording FM Synthesizers It's not the technology's fault that FM was overused in the 80s - and it deserves a second chance   by Craig Anderton     When FM synths came on the scene in the mid ’80s, their bright, digital sound s...
Life Throws A Fastball And twenty years of pain …   INTERVIEW BY ALISON RICHTER         Miles Zuniga talks to Harmony Central through Gearphoria about the upcoming 20th anniversary of the band’s sophomore and breakth...
Team HC's Product Picks From Winter NAMM 2018 Gear that turned our heads ...   by Team HC with introduction by Craig Anderton   This year, the Anaheim Convention Center grew a pair of halls. Yes, a pair of brand spanking-new halls, located nort...
Improving the Sound of Your Room with Acoustic Treatment Great gear is only part of what you need for great sound!   by Terry Hearn     In recent years, the rise of the home studio has democratized the process of creating music through tech...
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