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Mixing with Clarity

Mixing with Clarity

Learn a few tricks to bring out those missing details in your mix, without destroying the balance, warmth and punch you've spent hours achieving. Read More Comments

All About Bass Amps

All About Bass Amps

It's time to get a bass amplifier but you don't know where to start. We'll help you explore the world of bass amps and understand them better! Read More Comments

NAMM 2018: Keyboards and Synthesizers

NAMM 2018: Keyboards and Synthesizers

Here's a closer look at all the keyboards and synths coming out this year by Yamaha, Novation, Alesis, Korg and Roland from the 2018 Winter NAMM show! Read More Comments

NAMM 2018: Cymbals

NAMM 2018: Cymbals

Here's a closer look at the new cymbals coming out this year by Sabian, Zildjian and Paiste from the 2018 Winter NAMM show! Read More Comments

NAMM 2018: Guitars

NAMM 2018: Guitars

Here's a closer look at guitars coming out this year by Ernie Ball Music Man, Godin, Charvel, Gretsch, Fender and Yamaha from the 2018 Winter NAMM show! Read More Comments

Sounding Your Best on Stage: A Guide for Singers

Sounding Your Best on Stage: A Guide for Singers

When you’re singing on stage, you want the audience to hear you at your best. It’s not just a matter of having a great voice: how that voice gets translated into amplified sound is vital to creating a polished, pleasing and professional performance. Here are a few things every singer should keep in mind. Read More Comments

6 Things to Consider BEFORE You Sit Down to Practice

6 Things to Consider BEFORE You Sit Down to Practice

It's the new year and you've made some resolutions. Maybe one of them was to start learning a new instrument or to play your instrument a bit more. Here are 6 things you should consider before sitting down to practice. Read More Comments

Guitarist Gift Guide: The Essentials

Guitarist Gift Guide: The Essentials

Still need the perfect gift for that picky guitar player? This article has some great ideas that will aid you in your search for the gift that should be on the wish list of even the most persnickety of guitar players. We focus on the bare essentials that any guitar player, from newbie to pro, will appreciate. Read More Comments

Guitar Picks: A Plethora of Plectrum Possibilities

Guitar Picks: A Plethora of Plectrum Possibilities

People often ask us what picks are best for a beginner, what pick is good for country music, or what is the BEST pick. Picks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours and materials. This article will enlighten and educate you on the humble plectrum and how it can be the most important part of your tone. Read More Comments

Eight (Holi)days a Week: How and What to Buy for the Beatles Obsessed

Eight (Holi)days a Week: How and What to Buy for the Beatles Obsessed

Ah, the Beatles. What more can be said that hasn’t been already? If you have a Beatles fan on your Christmas list, and you have no idea what to get them, read on. We’ll talk about what gear the Fab Four used and how you can find something on any budget, whether they are naughty or nice. Read More Comments

How to Research Recording Gear

How to Research Recording Gear

You’ve decided that you want to get into home recording; but where do you start? The recording world is very vast; every piece does something unique, and they’re all at varying price points. You know what you want to do, but you aren’t sure how to go about it. Find out how to research recording equipment so that you get the right stuff for you. Read More Comments

Sympathetic Snare Buzz...Symptoms, Causes And Cures

Sympathetic Snare Buzz...Symptoms, Causes And Cures

You're getting ready for sound check at your biggest gig of the year and everytime you hit your tom, your snare sizzles like a pan of frying bacon. What do you do? Find out what might be causing the buzz, whether you should fix it, and how you can in this article. Read More Comments