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Breaking Boundaries  And the love of music gets all the credit   by Craig Anderton     People often talk in an abstract way about music crossing boundaries. But it’s a real phenomenon…as re-confirmed late on a Friday night...
What Are Weight Relief Guitars? Sometimes you just need to shed some weight ...     by Chris Loeffler     Guitars and basses are often played standing upright for player mobility and showmanship, which means strapping 6-12 pounds (or ...
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...
Signal Chain Philosophy with Effects   Daisy Chaining can be your friend ...   by Chris Loeffler      One of the most common questions asked in the early stages of exploring effects is “what is the best order for effects?&r...
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...
How You Listen to Music Matters These days, two tin cans with a string between them might actually be better   by Chris Loeffler     I was recently approached to provide initial feedback for a website/service startup that was based on...
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 1: Impedance, Levels and SPL Can't somebody keep the math to a minimum and just tell me what I need to know to connect and use this thing? by Phil O'KeefeOkay, so you probably know what a microphone is (a transducer that conver...
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...
World of Wonder - Stanley Randolph Some players just make it look easy ... it's a wonder ...   by Scott Donnell       Some players just make it look easy. Fusing facility with boundless creativity can be a tall order and only an uber-...
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...
Understanding Filter "Character"—Why Noise Is Your Friend Yes, you can hear the difference between the "character" of different EQs   by Craig Anderton     You’ll often see posts in various forums from users who like the &...
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