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How to Avoid "Hidden Distortion" in Amp Sims Not all distortion is created equal...   by Craig Anderton     Amp sims have slowly but surely gained acceptance over the years. Although some guitarists will always prefer using tubes, it&rsquo...
Introduction To Percussive Guitar Techniques with Vicki Genfan Let the drummer inside you come out ...   by Chris Loeffler     Beyond traditional strumming and finger-picking approaches to playing the acoustic guitar, some guitarists empl...
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...
Filter Effects - What Are They, and How Are They Used? Say wah? Filter effects, that's wah!   by Chris Loeffler     Filter effects are designed to add emphasis and animation to instruments. By limiting the frequency range and varying&...
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...
Guitar Pickups – What You Need to Know Looking for a good pickup line?     by Craig Anderton      They’re just wire and magnets, right? Well…yes, but there’s a lot more to the story than that. A pickup cha...
Musicians – A Butterfly Effect Can a small change net a big change?   by Dendy Jarrett       Dear Musician –   Chaos theory says that a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in a larg...
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...
Microphone Miscellanea - Part 3Phase and polarity, and powering your microphones   by Phil O'Keefe     In Part 1 of this 3-part series we went over impedance levels and SPL, while in Part 2 we covered the basics about microphone s...
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 ...
Derrick Wright - Drumming Big Gigs Hello from the other side ...   by Atom Willard (adapted by Team HC)       From the outside looking in, it would seem like playing drums with Adele would be the ideal gig, right? Well, you’d be...
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...
Derrick Wright - Drumming Big Gigs Hello from the other side ...   by Atom Willard (adapted by Team HC)       From the outside looking in, it would seem like playing drums with Adele would be the ideal gig, right? Well, you’d be...
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...
The Power of Parallel Processing for Bass Think bass and most effects don't get along? Think again   by Craig Anderton   In basic effects setups, your bass goes to the input of an effect, whose output goes to another effect or your amp. But may...
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 Avoid "Hidden Distortion" in Amp Sims Not all distortion is created equal...   by Craig Anderton     Amp sims have slowly but surely gained acceptance over the years. Although some guitarists will always prefer using tubes, it&rsquo...
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