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Make Better Music with Harmony Central | View Online | V16.14
 
From the Editor's Desk


Welcome to “Make Better Music,” which doesn’t take a day off just because there’s a holiday in the USA! Matthew Mann explores a stunningly expressive MIDI controller, and Craig launches a unique Pro Review Xpress where he’ll leave a tip every couple of days on the many uses of IK Multimedia’s iLoud Bluetooth speaker. Chris reviews Fano’s Standard JM6 Electric Guitar, and then explores the uses of LED strip lights for stage and studio, while Phil dissects two new and novel effects pedals. Also, don't miss Craig’s article on alternate tunings.

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Today is the 4th of July, also known as Independence Day in the USA. And if you celebrate this holiday, you're probably preparing barbecue, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, deviled eggs, and a cold one or two. But few people are aware of the curious story about how music worked its way into influencing this uniquely American holiday—just ask the five million people Jimi Hendrix needed before he could play his immortal rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner"...


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FEATURED ARTICLES & REVIEWS

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Feature Article: Four Alternative Tuning Options for Guitar
By Craig Anderton

Alternative tunings have never been easier

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Expert Review: ROLI's Seaboard Rise Keyboard
By Matthew Mann

“Super-expressive keyboard” is no longer an oxymoron

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Pro Review Xpress: IK Multimedia's iLoud
By Craig Anderton

Find out why this is an overachieving little box

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Expert Review: Fano JM6 Electric Guitar
By Chris Loeffler

Comfortably different, yet somehow familiar

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Expert Review: DigiTech Polara Reverb Pedal
By Phil O'Keefe

Spring into a different reverb

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Feature Article: Adding LED Strip Lighting Effects To Your Rig and Live Show
By Chris Loeffler

Some bright ideas about adding visual flair

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Expert Review: Carl Martin Andy Timmons Signature Compressor / Limiter Pedal
by Phil O'Keefe

Two ways to get squishy in one great pedal

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Expert Review: Silktone Instrument Cables
by Chris Loeffler

Seriously, aren’t cables just wire? Maybe…maybe not

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Craig Anderton  Editorial Director
Phil O'Keefe  Senior Editor
Chris Loeffler  Senior Editor
Matthew Mann  Contributing Editor
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