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Dear Musician - What's the Meaning of Music? The answer is...there is no answer   by Dendy Jarrett   “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” - Aldous Huxley    Music can bring pe...
Guide to Buying Your Child's First Guitar Don't let indecision string you along ...   by Team HC     photo credit: Little Kids Rock    The guitar remains the world's most popular instrument and for many people--from hobbyists...
Juke N' the Uke Ukelele Fundamentals with Mark Nelson   by Chris Loeffler   The Ukulele has enjoyed quite a resurgence over the last ten years, and has taken the place of the mandolin as the instrument guitar players pick up to add new col...
Rabbit Hole FX - Factory Visit Run, Rabbit, Run!   by Blake Wright       Two years in and the small crew from Rabbit Hole FX is looking to the future with a slate of new offerings in the works that girl-boss Safia Harrison is hope...
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...
Rabbit Hole FX - Factory Visit Run, Rabbit, Run!   by Blake Wright       Two years in and the small crew from Rabbit Hole FX is looking to the future with a slate of new offerings in the works that girl-boss Safia Harrison is hope...
Dear Musician - What's the Meaning of Music? The answer is...there is no answer   by Dendy Jarrett   “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” - Aldous Huxley    Music can bring pe...
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 ...
Troubleshooting Dead Signals in Live Rigs Bring method to your madness ...   by Chris Loeffler     Raise your hand if you’ve been here…   After carefully dismantling and loading your gear into your car, you arrive a coupl...
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...
Steve Misamore - Country Drumming with Dierks The Country gig that manifested into a dream-come-true ...   by Brook Dalton     In addition to being an extremely affable and funny guy, Steve Misamore is also a very driven musician. From an ...
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...
Breaking Into the International Scene A bass player's perspective   by Vinnie Santino - adapted with permission by Team HC     A  small local business can usually service customers within a five mile radius. This puts a financial ...
Tips for Getting the Best Sound from Your Guitar Amp ... just turn it up to Eleven!   by Chris Loeffler     So You’ve Plugged in to a New Amp…   With so many different genres of guitar music and amplifier styles out there...
5 Mastering Tips Getting into mastering? Then heed these five tips   by Craig Anderton   Save all of a song’s plug-in processor settings as presets. After listening to the mastered version for a while, if you decide to make “just one...
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