Which Studio Recording Microphone is best?? A Wizard’s Convention Decides….

It’s been quite a few years since I was a cooing babe in my mother’s arms, but I’m told that even then I was one to sing out on occasion.   Whether that was life’s endless, flowing inspiration or just the earliest iteration of gas…who can say?   But one thing is certain: I’ve been …

How to Score Black Friday Musical Instruments – the ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ Way!

Is there ever a day more akin to Christmas to G.A.S. sufferers than Black Friday?? What opportunities!! What inspirations!! What a sudden glut of zeros on our bank account statement!! So let your love affair begin, and let these tips get you ready to…put a ring on it!! “Who Do Ya Love? Now Who Do …

“Hey, Mr. Colaiuta – what’s the best beginner snare drum, ya think??”

  If only we all could ask the greatest players of every instrument, like Vinnie, such questions.   Something tells me there’d be a lot fewer Chinese knock-offs in our kits!   If you’re new to the snare world, or even drums in general, welcome!! It’s a world of laughter! A world of tears! It’s …

Discount Music Gear – A ‘One Man’s Trash’ Story

  Every once in a while, when G.A.S. hits ya hard, you find that, well, there’s just not as much bread in the bread box as you need to scratch that screaming itch. I teach students music out of my studio and, since many of them are still in school, they often have little (to …

Tascam 16×08 Interface

So why, when I could have purchased a new synth, mic, sax, guitar….any new instrument…would I instead be investing in a TascamĀ 16×08 interface, for heaven’s sake?!   Well, the answer is as complex, and simple, as this: PLATFORM! This year I went to a totally different recording setup and needed an appropriate gateway to get …

My Epiphone WildKat Review – Love at First Purr…

Every once in a while, you come across an instrument that just makes you STOP what you’re doing…and look.   An instrument that is so unique, so wondrous in it’s singularity…that time seems to be in flux somehow.   An instrument…that gives you G.A.S.!   And, voila, next thing you know…you’re writing an Ephiphone WildKat …

How to buy music gear online – Getting Gear Lust Satisfaction NOW!”

In light of the many, many ways we are daily inundated with music gear pictures, ads videos and the like, it’s absolutely harder than ever to keep serious G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome!) from bubbling up and over. Only the loud survive, which is of course why so many (including YOU, apparently) want to know how …