The Fender Telecaster was revolutionary when it was released in 1951. Over 70 years later it is still one of the most popular models of guitar in the world. It was so groundbreaking that even today it is used as a basis for newer manufacturers designing their own creations. The term “T-style guitars” refers to alternative models that have a similar look to the Telecaster. This includes a single cu...[Read More]
Sometimes just one set of monitors isn’t enough. You might normally work with 8” or 10” speakers but want to have a set of 12” to reference. Most people listen on computers and devices with really small speakers, so you might want to have a set of consumer-grade “monitors” so you can check your mixes on what the average listener will be using. This is where studio monitor controllers come in. Just...[Read More]
When it comes to arranging your guitar effects chain, the options you have when it comes to pedalboards can seem endless. A good, professional pedalboard helps out guitar and bass players in a number of ways. They can clean up some of the mess by making your wiring arrangements more organized, they make it easy to set up and tear down at shows or during recording sessions, and for some they can fo...[Read More]
Every engineer and producer has their preferred recording studio accessories. Anything that can increase creativity, productivity, and workflow is a welcome addition to any recording setup. Depending on how you work and the kind of music you’re working with, some are certainly more useful than others. The categories here can be useful in any studio. But the product suggestions are just that. I tri...[Read More]
In addition to control surfaces, MIDI controllers are a very useful part of any recording setup. They allow you to control virtual instruments more precisely, manipulate parameters in your DAW, and some even have onboard sounds much like a keyboard, synth, or MPC. And no matter what type of space you’re working in, you can find one that works for you. They range from full 88-keys all the way down ...[Read More]
DAW control surfaces give you an entirely new dimension of control over your productions. One thing to consider is that not all control surfaces are compatible with every DAW, so when you’re shopping around make sure the models you’re interested in work with whatever software you’re using. From full-featured, multichannel models that flow very much like a classic analog desk to a portable single f...[Read More]
Few guitarists' playing and persona have stood the test of time like Slash. So let’s go over some of Slash’s guitar rig over the years.
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Stereo guitar amps are not very common. But they are really unique and give you a sound unlike any other. Here are some of the best.