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Dear Musician - Celebrate the Music Industry Comeback Who doesn't like a comeback...or cake!   by Dendy Jarrett         After years of gloom and doom as physical media sales declined, the music industry is on the upswing. Digital...
Natalie Stovall Talks About Guitars and Women in Music She's got The Drive...   by Anne Erickson     “Girl Tonight” comes off Stovall’s  EP, Heartbreak.  While she’s known for her violin playing, Stovall d...
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...
Discussion with DiscoFreq's Guitar Effects Database This guy eats, sleeps, and breathes guitar effects...   by Chris Loeffler       Harmony Central has always been proud to be a part of the online world of musicians, sharing both peo...
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...
Komet Amps - A Factory Visit Lighting Up The Sky...   by Blake Wright       KOMET AMPS’ first Winter NAMM show was just a few years back. Mike Kennedy and Holger Notzel set up shop in the back corner of Hall E — the bas...
Dear Musician - Celebrate the Music Industry Comeback Who doesn't like a comeback...or cake!   by Dendy Jarrett         After years of gloom and doom as physical media sales declined, the music industry is on the upswing. Digital...
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...
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...
Spicing Up Your Drum Set with Electronic Elements Add a new world of sounds to your kit   by Mike O'C       There is nothing quite like the feeling and presence of a full acoustic drum set. The timbre of the sounds and sonic variety o...
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...
A Lesson in Sequence and Rhythmic Variation Because sometimes it's good to mix it up!   by James Rosocha         In the last lesson, we covered the various shapes or permutations that occur on the neck of our instrument by simply...
Komet Amps - A Factory Visit Lighting Up The Sky...   by Blake Wright       KOMET AMPS’ first Winter NAMM show was just a few years back. Mike Kennedy and Holger Notzel set up shop in the back corner of Hall E — the bas...
Composing at the Speed of Inspiration Tame that technology, and make it work for you...   by Craig Anderton     Is "writing in the studio" an oxymoron? It seems that writing a song and recording it are two totally different activities, and...
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