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HC's Rock Rewind A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History   by Team HC   The week of September 12 through 18 brought many notable events in the music world, from the births of Dave Mustaine and Neil Peart to the release of Guns N' Rose...
Cool Change It’s more than a change of season   by Dendy Jarrett       Fall represents a time of change, and, at least in the northern hemisphere, cool change. Despite its being the opposite of spring in terms of “ren...
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...
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...
HC's Rock Rewind A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History   by Team HC   The week of September 12 through 18 brought many notable events in the music world, from the births of Dave Mustaine and Neil Peart to the release of Guns N' Rose...
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...
Why Banners are Important: Hang ‘em High How to leave a banner impression   by David Himes - ‘The Gig Kahuna’     There’s a common, potentially devastating—yet easily fixed—mistake: playing gigs wit...
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...
Josh Freese - No Alternative The consumate working musician   by Scott Donnell  (adapted by Team HC)     One day he’s on a private jet with Sting, the next day he’s in a cargo van with The Vandals.Josh Freese is the consum...
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...
The Milkman Cometh - The Tale of Milkman Sound Steel players are sold ... can he win the six-string crowd?   by Gearphoria's Blake Wright (adapted by Team HC)      TIM MARCUS knew what he was doing, and that might make the tale of Mil...
Easy ASIO Interface Expansion for More Inputs No, you usually can’t run two ASIO interfaces in the same system. But we have ways...   by Craig Anderton       No matter how many inputs you have, sometimes it’s just never eno...
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