Fender Stratocaster Guitar Pickups Secret: The Magic of the Middle
If you own a Fender Stratocaster, you’ve probably already delved into the differences between the pickups. But listening to the tone of most guitarists you see playing a Strat, you’ll notice that the middle is probably the most overlooked pickup. Here is what makes it so special.
Distortion and Fuzz Guitar Effect Pedals: What’s the Difference?
When it comes to guitar effects, most guitarists will begin their journey with distortion, fuzz, or overdrive. So what’s the difference? Guitarist and gear fanatic Mark Hopkins weighs in.
How to Connect Vintage Analog Synths (and More) into Your DAW
Incorporate some vintage synths into your computer setup, and you’ve got yourself an incredibly powerful music production and sound design toolbox. But first you need to know the best way to plug these old machines into your modern DAW.
The Behringer K-2 Synth Revitalizes the Korg MS-20
One aspect about the Behringer K-2 that’s especially cool is that the original Korg MS-20 patches match up very closely with the K-2’s front panel.
How Chromeo Built Their Sound
Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel breaks down Chromeo’s extensive synth collection.
Real Analog Tape Sound: Is It Worth the Hassle?
What happens when you take a virtual instrument out of your DAW and record it to analog tape? Magic!
Edge Mic from Antelope Audio and Mic Modeling Software Review
Can Antelope Audio’s Edge mic modeling microphones really sound like classic, high-end mics that cost thousands of dollars more?
Sequential TOM Drum Machine (and Knight Rider) and MIDI Implementation
A beat from a 1980s drum machine, combined with a 1980s TV show and new technology make for a wild ride.
Vintage Drum Machines: A Buyer’s Guide
Erik Hawkins offers tips for buying vintage drum machines, including what to look for and the best models for musicians on a budget.
Behringer Model D Review and Programming
Erik Hawkins shows you how this synth actually works in the mix by programming some patches and demonstrating how you can incorporate it into your workflow.