The 7 Best Keyboard Stands of 2019 – Be A Solid Synth-er!!

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Todd Waites putting his stands to the test! (Photo: Stuartdigital) Stability. It’s what you want when you’re flying. It’s what you want people’s mental faculties to have. And according to all my friends when I was still dating, it’s what girls want in a guy’s financial plan. Well, that wasn’t always the case for me …

Recording Studio Wiring – Successful Cabling Tips & Tricks!

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When music is first born, it’s often sent floating off into the air, via the instrument of our choice, like stars dancing through the cosmos. When it’s time to record that music however, every single note and noise needs to be corralled down a long & narrow line until it reaches the stage where it …

The Drum Mic Shield – How To NOT Let It Bleed!

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I’ve got to confess right up front… there are some audio intricacies I still don’t feel I’ve mastered. Doesn’t matter how many decades you work with music gear… there’s always something else to learn; somewhere else to grow; some new facet of our industry and our performance methodology that we can conquer. This week… it’s the …

What is the Thalia Capo? – Making You Look Good & Play Better!

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When I was first learning guitar in my teenage years, I had two heroes: Paul Simon Paul Simon live. Notice the capo on the 7th fret. (Photo: Matthew Straubmuller) Eddie Van Halen Both of these men have created seemingly unending genius work, captured as recordings for us to listen to, enjoy, and, often, be in …

The 5 Best Headphones for Under 100 – Time to Trade In The Stone Wheel!

Rroawg was a cutting-edge cave man. He always had his ear to the ground, not only to hear if the wooly mammoth’s were stampeding, but also to find out what was ground-breaking, new, inventive. Oh, sure, he’d had the rock wheel, but that was so… last year. Now we wanted a better stone roller; one …

After Decades of G.A.S….it’s Time For a Music Gear Cart!

Okay, so…it might not be the most glamorous thing to write about, but speaking from experience, having a music gear cart for schlepping our beloved items back and forth from gigs can really save the day. Take this case in point….: “Hey, Teaj.”  “Yea, man.” “You guys can’t use the backstage door anymore.” “What? Why …