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Remaking Bohemian Rhapsody Sweetwater Studios faithfully recreate a classic recording     Interview by Phil O'Keefe       I've been a big fan of Queen since I first heard Killer Queen on the radio back in the fall of 1974. If you...
The Top 10 Metal Guitarist of All Time - HC Picks Shredmeisters of loud!   by Anne Erickson       Of all of rock ‘n’ roll’s many styles, metal is the most brutal, with its high volume, broadening textures and pure dra...
CITES Regulations - What Guitarists Need to Know How to avoid hidden surprises ...     by Dave Hunter Rosewood has a long history in guitar making. With its appealing dark-brown hue that occasionally reveals a subtly exotic grain. Rosewood, cou...
Three Steps to Becoming Holy Grail Gear Gimme three steps, gimme three steps, mister   by Chris Loeffler       There comes a time in most players’ lives where practice begins to yield incremental (but the most important!) gains ...
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...
A Visit with Greer Amplification  Athens roots...and Lightspeed ahead...     by Blake Wright, Gearphoria     Greer Amps is located in a magical spot for music in Athens, Georgia. The office park, which is a bit off of the beat...
HC's Rock Rewind A look back at the past two weeks in Rock History   by Anne Erickson   Week of March  4th - 10th   This week features a host of musical milestones, from the release of U2's The Joshua Tree to births of Peter Wolf and ...
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...
Five Microphones Under $500 That You Need In Your StudioA microphone doesn't have to cost thousands of dollars in order to be a professional tool  by Phil O'Keefe Let's face it - if money was no object, most home studio owners would have no problem q...
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 ...
Improving the Sound of Your Room with Acoustic Treatment Great gear is only part of what you need for great sound!   by Terry Hearn     In recent years, the rise of the home studio has democratized the process of creating music through tech...
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...
Getting the Most out of Your Piano Practice Don't confuse "playing" with "practice"   by Ian R.       Piano practice can be an intimidating thought if you don’t know where to begin. Despite sitting down and playing every day, yo...
Hal Blaine – The Drummer’s Drummer Remembered We lost a living legend in music…     by Dendy Jarett     Throughout my career, I’ve had the pleasure of knowing many great drummers. While I respect them all, I&r...
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...
Community Voice: Permutations of Chord Tones Bass Players - buckle up for a mind blowing ride...   by James Rosocha       By definition: per·mu·ta·tion pərmyo͝oˈtāSH(ə)n noun   "A  way, especially...
A Visit with Greer Amplification  Athens roots...and Lightspeed ahead...     by Blake Wright, Gearphoria     Greer Amps is located in a magical spot for music in Athens, Georgia. The office park, which is a bit off of the beat...
Remaking Bohemian Rhapsody Sweetwater Studios faithfully recreate a classic recording     Interview by Phil O'Keefe       I've been a big fan of Queen since I first heard Killer Queen on the radio back in the fall of 1974. If you...
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