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What Makes a Les Paul Traditional Guitar “Traditional”?   To quote Talking Heads, "same as it ever was"...but why?   by Craig Anderton     (Editor’s note: Harmony Central’s offices are located about 300 feet awa...
What Makes a Les Paul Traditional Guitar “Traditional”?   To quote Talking Heads, "same as it ever was"...but why?   by Craig Anderton     (Editor’s note: Harmony Central’s offices are located about 300 feet awa...
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...
VARIETY FOR EVERYONE - A Visit With VFE Pedals Four knobs and one minor control ...   by Gearphoria (adapted by Team HC)     AMBITION WAS an essential element of Washington-based VFE Pedals from the get-go. The goal was to take a classic c...
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...
Jason Lollar - Magnetic Attraction Enamoured with the pickups ...   by Blake Wright - Gearphoria  (adapted by Team HC)     JASON LOLLAR wanted to build guitars. He attended and graduated from Roberto-Venn School for Luthiery in Phoeni...
Hey, Music - Thank You! I often forget to remember this …   by Dendy Jarrett         Music undoubtedly is part of my DNA. I am unsure if it is from the Scottish part of my heritage or the Native American (Cherokee) sid...
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...
2016 AES Los Angeles Show Highlights What caught our eye at AES this year? Plenty! By Phil O'Keefe     An AES convention is a lot of fun. In some ways it's similar to a NAMM show, but they're smaller, quieter, and with much more emphasis on re...
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...
Guitar Feedback "Modeling" with Samplers Add an extra dimension to keyboard samplers by emulating "guitar feedback" effects   by Craig Anderton       One of the great aspects about guitar is feedback, but how can you possibly tran...
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 Make Keyboards Fit in a Mix Have your keyboard play nice with others   by Craig Anderton       A guitar covers about 3.5 octaves, a bass about 3 octaves, most voices do a few octaves—but keyboards can cover 7 octaves and b...
Can Gear Lose Its Mojo? Where did the magic go? Can you get it back if it goes away? By Phil O'Keefe    Have you ever had an amp or instrument that needed to be repaired? Maybe you broke a headstock on a guitar or your amplifier fried and neede...
Transformers - Not the Movie When touring in a land of unfamiliar voltages, make sure you choose the right kind of transformer ...   by Mike Bieber, ACUPWR   (adapted by Team HC)     Musicians travel and that’s the way it&r...
Planned Gear Obsolescence — or Progress? Afraid to buy new gear?     by Dendy Jarrett       All the recent hubbub about Apple removing the 3.5 mm earbud jack pin receiver from the new iPhone 7 got me to thinking about my mus...
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