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Musicians – Are You Living in the Past? Maybe it’s time to broaden your horizons   by Dendy Jarrett     Dear Musician,  Yes, I'm a rocker. I was raised on it, it's still around, and I like listening to it. Of course, it's n...
Primer for Gypsy Jazz Guitar with Ed Dunsavage Django fortunes told with a jazzy twist   by Chris Loeffler     Jazz guitarist and university instructor Ed Dunsavage held a workshop for the Britt Education Guitar Workshop this year to provi...
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...
How to Manage VST Plug-Ins with Windows The way you install your plug-ins can help determine how easy they are to use   by Craig Anderton   You’ve blown your budget on some kick-ass plug-ins, both processors and instruments, and...
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 – Are You Living in the Past? Maybe it’s time to broaden your horizons   by Dendy Jarrett     Dear Musician,  Yes, I'm a rocker. I was raised on it, it's still around, and I like listening to it. Of course, it's n...
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...
Rufus Taylor - A Drummer Heads Up With a pedigree fit for a Queen ...   by David Philips   Rufus Taylor is a relative newcomer to the drumming scene. As the son of legendary Queen drummer Roger Taylor, his pedigree is undeniable. Though he has ...
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...
Breaking Into the International Scene A bass player's perspective   by Vinnie Santino - adapted with permission by Team HC     A  small local business can usually service customers within a five mile radius. This puts a financial ...
Beginner's Guide to Tube Equipment Upkeep Try these terrific and timely tips for tweaking tubes   by Chris Loeffler     (Note: Tube amplifiers contain potentially lethal voltages, and any internal work—such as voltage checks, solderi...
Using Color in the Studio Use color to improve your studio workflow   by Craig Anderton   In seminars, I’ve often mentioned the importance of staying in your “right” brain (the hemisphere that processes intuitive and artistic t...
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