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HC's Rock Rewind A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History   by Team HC January  30th -  February 5th   From the release of Green Day’s Dookie to the birth of Alice Cooper (born as Vincent Furnier), the end of ...
How To Care For Your Electric Guitar A complete guide to care and maintenance, from newbie to pro   Team HC -  Courtesy of Epiphone Guitars     If you've just purchased a new electric guitar or bass, you now hold in your hands a ...
Essential Acoustic Guitar Accessories The right accessories can help you get the most from your acoustic guitar   By Phil O'KeefeSome people think that "a guitar's a guitar" and there's really not a lot of difference between electric and acousti...
Inside Chass Bliss Audio Tale of the tape ...   by Blake Wright  (adapted by Team HC)    THE DAY WE arrived at Chase Bliss Audio’s new offices in downtown Anoka, Minnesota was a monumental day for the company. A few days before ...
How to Buy the Right Guitar or Bass Strap It’s not as simple as you might think…   By Cori Gordon     Many guitarists think of straps as being pretty much all the same, but that’s definitely not true. There are signi...
Inside Chass Bliss Audio Tale of the tape ...   by Blake Wright  (adapted by Team HC)    THE DAY WE arrived at Chase Bliss Audio’s new offices in downtown Anoka, Minnesota was a monumental day for the company. A few days before ...
HC's Rock Rewind A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History   by Team HC January  30th -  February 5th   From the release of Green Day’s Dookie to the birth of Alice Cooper (born as Vincent Furnier), the end of ...
The more interesting the synth sound, the better   By Craig Anderton   One of the great advantages of virtual instruments is that many parameters are automatable, so you can introduce dynamic changes as you do with other elements of a mix. But which ...
Microphone Accessories Whether live or in the studio, for vocals or instruments, the right accessories can help you get the most out of your microphones by Phil O'KeefeI can hear it now. "Microphone accessories??? I can understand an article on guitar acc...
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 ...
Music and Image- Why Brands Want Bands Should you sell your soul ...?   by Chris Loeffler    Films have been piggy-backing on the emotional resonance of music since before they had spoken words, letting the music set tone and manipulate au...
Make Better Music Now It’s Never Too Late   by Dendy Jarrett       In recent issues, we’ve explored "Why Choose Music," "Why Harmony Central," "Keeping Music Alive," and "Music Mentors." But there's one important element we...
How to Fix Electronic Music Gear Repair or replace? Try repairing first…    by Craig Anderton        Your keyboard or multieffects is ailing. In many cases, you can be the doctor and fix what’s wrong—and sa...
Freelance Musician: Advancing The Gig Assimilate! Resistance is futile and could cost you the gig   by Brendan Buckley (DW's Edge Magazine)     A  freelance musician can sometimes get a call to perform with one artist for eight months...
How to Fix Electronic Music Gear Repair or replace? Try repairing first…    by Craig Anderton        Your keyboard or multieffects is ailing. In many cases, you can be the doctor and fix what’s wrong—and sa...
The Lowdown on the EB Bass  Four or five strings, eight different sounds   by Craig Anderton   (Editor’s note: Harmony Central’s offices are located about 300 feet away from the Gibson USA factory, so when the 2017 gui...
VERELLEN TAKES FLIGHT   Hear the sound in your head ...     by Blake Wright - Gearphoria (adapted by Team HC)           MUCH LIKE HIS beloved Seattle Seahawks, Ben Verellen (shown below) isn’t afraid to shake...
How to Put Together a Rockin’ Mobile Windows Studio Low latency, small size, high power, reasonable cost. Cool!   by Craig Anderton      Windows has always had potential as a mobile music-making studio, although there was a...
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