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]
Looking for an all-in-one music production suite? Presonus Sphere is absolutely worth considering.
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]
This is a sponsored article. When you think about a musician’s paradise, what comes to mind? Your local Guitar Center? Maybe Tower Records? Well, there’s a new place that you should strive to go to, at least once in your life. Hana Road Studios isn’t just a music studio — it’s a music creation wonderland. Hana Road Studios is located in the heart of Montreux, Switzerland — yes, the same Montreux t...[Read More]
Rode is expanding its business a little. Rode has been known for decades now for its incredible microphones, for all kinds of different situations. But now it’s moving into a new market — the headphone market. To that end, the company has developed its first pair of headphones — the Rode NTH-100 headphones. The new headphones are built specifically for creators — whether th...[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.
Portable interfaces have been getting better over the years. We’re entering a time when it is finally truly possible to take professional recording equipment on the go, with nothing but an interface and a smartphone. PreSonus’ latest portable offering comes in the form of the new PreSonus AudioBox Go, which takes the word “portable” to a whole new level. The interface isn...[Read More]
Modern rhythms have made their way into every genre of music. Here are five of the best beat production hardware units.