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One Control White Loop While pedal dancing may help your Dance Dance Revolution skills (yeah I know, total '90s throwback reference),  one would think there is an easier way to switch between two banks of effects pedals.  And this is where the O...
Expert Review: Taylor 150E 12-string Guitar             By Russ Loeffler     Let me start by admitting that I have wanted to review the Taylor 150E since the initial pre-release buzz last y...
Expert Review: Taylor 150E 12-string Guitar             By Russ Loeffler     Let me start by admitting that I have wanted to review the Taylor 150E since the initial pre-release buzz last y...
One Control White Loop While pedal dancing may help your Dance Dance Revolution skills (yeah I know, total '90s throwback reference),  one would think there is an easier way to switch between two banks of effects pedals.  And this is where the O...
Quick Take Review — By now, most of us have been assimilated into the tablet culture—whether as a necessary evil, or productive tool. As musicians, we're seeing more and more integration of the iPad into live performances, from symphonies to bar ba...
In the world of musical instruments, there are only a handful of companies that achieve legacy status. It usually takes world-class craftsmanship, unique designs that capture the imaginations of players, and superb playability that lets players tap into their ...
The electric guitar has come a long way over the last 50 years, rising up from the confines of the rhythm section in the early days of R&B to a full-fledged, versatile instrument that drives the sound of modern music. And perhaps no element of guitar playi...
Ahh, the theremin. It still captivates us with its eerie, warbly sound, not to mention the touch-free method by which it’s played (it just looks fun, doesn’t it?). Although some might say the theremin’s time came and went, it left an indelibl...
Modified right-angle version of the legendary SM57 dynamic microphone By Phil O'Keefe   Recording engineers are known for having a wide range of opinions when it comes to their preferred methods and tools, and that's certainly true of microphones. Ask any...
Drum Workshop – PDP Concept Maple Series  INTRO— About DW and PDP DW (Drum Workshop) began as a drum school in 1972, and in 1977  purchased tooling from Camco Drum Co. to reintroduce the 5000 bass drum pedal. And from there, history ...
32-channel rackmount digital mixer with wireless iPad control Modern musicians and bands need a lot from a mixer. They want something that will work for live performances, but that will also serve them well in the studio too. Mixers that can serve multiple rol...
Ernie Ball brings a new sonic color to your acoustic palate.                                  &...
Quick Take Review — By now, most of us have been assimilated into the tablet culture—whether as a necessary evil, or productive tool. As musicians, we're seeing more and more integration of the iPad into live performances, from symphonies to bar ba...
Drum Workshop – PDP Concept Maple Series  INTRO— About DW and PDP DW (Drum Workshop) began as a drum school in 1972, and in 1977  purchased tooling from Camco Drum Co. to reintroduce the 5000 bass drum pedal. And from there, history ...
Mobile sound module There's been a load of cool synth and keyboard related iPad apps released in the past few years. Many of them, such as Korg's excellent iPolysix app  focus on one specific vintage keyboard emulation. Korg has taken a different approach...
As musicians, we're always looking to get the most for our money when it comes to gear. More power. More tone. More flexibility. Because all that "more" leads, hopefully, to a rig that inspires you when it comes time to create and play. Unfortunately, for deca...
Since their 2007 debut, VOX amPlug headphone amps have been a go-to product for countless guitarists and bassists looking for a simple way to plug in and play for silent practice. With its compact design, modest price tag and several available models for diffe...
Integrated hardware / software channel strip and mix controller   The DAW revolution has been wonderful for home recordists and has provided musicians with the tools needed to record and edit quality audio, but as an engineer who has spent years behind a ...
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