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My 10 Favorite Boutique Pedalboard Companies Why be normal? These pedalboard companies aren't   by Monique Hernandez-Fuentes   (Image by Bryan Lira https://pixabay.com/en/pedalboard-effects-guitar-1511069)   The pedal industry is thri...
What's the Difference Between Single Coil and Humbucker Pickups? The clean and dirty nitty gritty ...   by Chris Loeffler   Guitar pickups first began appearing in the 1930s in response to the need for louder instruments to be heard by large cr...
The Great American Songbook - What it Says (and Doesn't) About American Music Come fly with me ...   by Chris Loeffler     The story of a culture can often be read better through the art it creates than the historical facts it documents. I...
My 10 Favorite Boutique Pedalboard Companies Why be normal? These pedalboard companies aren't   by Monique Hernandez-Fuentes   (Image by Bryan Lira https://pixabay.com/en/pedalboard-effects-guitar-1511069)   The pedal industry is thri...
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...
Dwarfcraft 'Let To Its' Devices Get all the fuzz on these effects wizards ...   by Blake Wright     In January of this year (2017), the effects wizards at Dwarfcraft Devices celebrated their 10th anniversary — a decade of over-t...
Ikutaro Kakehashi: The MIDI Backstory Over three decades later, the path to MIDI seemed easy...but it wasn't   by Craig Anderton       Many people have commemorated Mr. Ikutaro Kakehashi’s contributions to the music industry...
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...
High-Pass And Low-Pass FiltersWhat do those switches with the "bent line" icons do? by Phil O'Keefe You've probably seen them in a few different places - those switches with the "bent line" graphics on microphones, mixing boards, mic preamps and EQ plug...
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 ...
Rockin' the Boat  2000+ people. Over a dozen musical acts. It’s the kind of thing that floats your boat   by Craig Anderton   I’m not really a cruise guy or even a fan of 70s rock, so it seems like I wouldn’t be the target...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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