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Here's a list of our current Online Guides. If you?'re unsure of how to go about selecting the right product for you, or you just want to know more about any of these topics, read on!
The first hurdle though, is to decide on which instru-ment to learn?
Com-puters can be very com-plic-ated. We?'re here to offer some advice!
The range of avail-able gui-tars and amps has never been greater than it is today, and a huge variety of sounds are easily access-ible.
In the digital age, the loud-speaker is the last and unchange-able out-post of ana-logue tech-no-logy.
Whether you?re a fan, a pro-moter or a per-former, the refined craft of live sound is vitally important.
Choosing a digital piano actu-ally involves many of the same con-sid-er-a-tions as choosing a real piano.
At the simplest level, a con-troller key-board, also com-monly known as a "master" key-board.
Our aim is to explain the basic pro-cess of recording the elec-tric guitar!
Elec-tric gui-tars are ten a penny and nowadays there are at least as many models and makers to choose from.
The central place of the piano in modern music cannot be over-stated.
Stage Pianos - What can these digital pianos do?
In this guide we?ll con-cen-trate on the func-tion-ality of hard-ware mixers. They are an essen-tial part of any live sound sys-tems and studio...
LED PARs, LED Bars and Moving Heads - what should I bear in mind?
There are a wealth of syn-thes-isers avail-able today, ran-ging from hard-ware key-boards to vir-tual soft-ware instru-ments.
There is a wide range of audio inter-faces avail-able, and in the end, choosing the right one comes down to your per-sonal pref-er-ence.
Cable... flex... lead... wire... what do all these terms mean?
This art-icle will look at how to integ-rate a com-puter into dif-ferent studio envir-on-ments, and will high-light the issues of func-tion-ality...
In this guide we?ll out-line the basic prin-ciples of studio mon-itors, and take a closer look at their most common fea-tures.
Elec-tronic drum sets are an instru-ment to reckon with.
This guide will help you find a suit-able drum kit and accessories for begin-ners.
Recording choir music is always a chal-lenge, even though it might not seem to be at first.
The fol-lowing pages give an over-view of the various types of guitar amp avail-able.
We invest-igate some of the many accessories avail-able for both guitar and bass.
The steel-strung acoustic guitar has a range of sounds that are unmis-take-able and not easily rep-lic-ated with any other type of guitar.
Head-phones are basics for any studio or DJ. But not all head-phones are cre-ated equal.
They pick up any sound! In this guide, we have tracked down the most pop-ular con-denser micro-phones for you.
Amp mod-el-lers are guitar DSP effects units that emu-late the sound of a range of amp-li-fiers and speaker cab-inets.
The PAR can is usu-ally the basis of an enter-tain-ment lighting system!
Radio Mics are designed to give the musi-cian the freedom to move about the stage unhindered.
Pro-fes-sional standard lighting sys-tems are no longer found solely in large venues.
There are many vocal micro-phones that are suit-able for stage use, from the cheapest dynamic to the most expensive con-denser.
The entrance of digital tech-no-logy into music elec-tronics makes an ''Echo Cham-ber'' afford-able for the little man.
Here is a over-view of the bass and all its com-ponent parts, from vin-tage to modern instru-ments.
If you take good care of your equip-ment, your pack it up care-fully - and this means get-ting a proper case!
Miking up and recording a drum kit is a fairly com-plic-ated pro-cedure, and this can apply equally to choosing the right mics for the job.
The multi-FX concept has been around in various forms since the mid 80s - It is there-fore no sur-prise that there is a huge range of...
Everything could be so easy, since all you want is to amp up your bass, right? This guide will provide you with an over-view of what's...
The term ?mod-u-la-tion? in its broadest sense covers a range of sonic effects, from the subtlest chorus to ear-bending ring mod-u-la-tion.
These days, musi-cians are exper-i-en-cing the increasing com-plexity of their instru-ments and devices at first hand - regain some of the...
Port-able key-boards now offer a wealth of fea-tures to suit both the first time musi-cian and pro-fes-sional song-writer alike.
In-Ear mon-it-oring - reas-on-able prices since a few years only - a real bliss for any live musi-cian. Why? Find out here..
Dynamic micro-phones are the basic tools of live sound and play an important role in every recording studio.
Without strings, gui-tars and basses pro-duce no sound, yet most players know very little about them.
Hard-ware is the stuff you play on and it does not make a noise ? ideal scen-ario that is.
Until recently, the clas-sical guitar rep-res-ented the most pop-ular route into guitar playing.
The mul-ti-tracker is a great tool for musi-cians of all levels. It really can be a ?studio in a box? repla-cing many of the com-pon-ents of a...
Unfor-tu-nately, choosing a simple dynamic mic is just the begin-ning.
Micro-phone preamps, are ana-logue devices that will remain important even as most other equip-ment is super-seded by digital altern-at-ives.
DJing has rather murky ori-gins, and there are many people who claim to have been the first to mix two records together.
Read on and learn all you should know about small dia-phragm mics
You could sum up the whole idea of a PA power amp-li-fier in a single word - sound. The power amp is a cru-cial part of a musi-cian?s live...
The choice of cym-bals is just as important as the choice of drums within a kit. Let?s take a closer look.
More people than ever are now con-vinced of the advant-ages of plug-ins. Why?
The single most important ele-ment in any style of dance music is the ?groove?, a chem-istry of rhythm for your song that can make or break...
Effects pro-cessors designed for use with bass gui-tars are now more pop-ular than ever.
For many ambi-tious home recording enthu-si-asts, acous-tics is only a sideshow. This online guide will show you why you should still spare a...
Though there are other options, the stack remains a rock icon, and is still the most flex-ible form of guitar amp-li-fic-a-tion.
Learning to play an Viola is a long, but rewarding journey, and this guide has been designed to help at the start.
Fog machines - can you still see me?
Per-cus-sion instru-ments are the back-bone of many tra-di-tional styles of music and are a won-derful way to add colour, tex-ture and motion to...
These days, soft-ware instru-ments seem to most like the nat-ural thing to use as a sound source in a com-puter-based studio.
Our guide assist you in dis-cov-ering which is the right kind of flute for you.
A classic Ibanez Tubescreamer or Col-or-sound Tonebender can fetch many times its ori-ginal price from gui-tar-ists in search of the ulti-mate...
This tutorial covers audio com-pressors and how they are used.
Is mas-tering a ?black art? best left to the pro-fes-sionals, or with the right tech-no-logy, is it something that anyone can attempt?
EQ is per-haps the least noticed of all types of audio pro-cessing, but also the most important.
The trumpet is one of the most ver-satile instru-ments, standing its ground in every music genre ima-gin-able.
The acoustic guitar is one of the most fre-quently recorded instru-ments in the studio, but it is often recorded poorly.
Sampling tech-no-logy is no longer restricted to large stu-dios!
Often under-es-tim-ated and thought of only as a hol-iday instru-ment, the ukulele is exper-i-en-cing a revival - and by no means only on Hawaii
Before buying an acoustic amp, it?s important to con-sider exactly what you want it to do.
Drum-heads have been man-u-fac-tured from plastic since 1956, mostly poly-ester.
Turntables and mixers are not just play-back devices, but important tools for any DJ. So that DJs equipped with only a laptop are spared...
Learning to play an instru-ment is a long, but immensely rewarding journey, and this guide has been designed to help at the start of that...
While we could go into more and more detail about DI boxes and their inner work-ings, at some stage it?s best to get some hands-on...
This guide aims to help com-plete begin-ners and existing double bass stu-dents (and their par-ents).
In our online guide, we want to look at the modern drum set from every angle.
There is nothing mys-ter-ious about the basic prin-ciples of the elec-tric guitar pickup.
Many Drummer?s have not yet found their optimal stick - the selec-tion is large.
A wide variety of per-cus-sion instru-ments forms the modern orchestra?s rhythm sec-tion.
The work-sta-tion key-boards has come of age and found niches in many dif-ferent areas.
Turntables have evolved over the years from tra-di-tional record players into the pro-fes-sional record decks seen in every club today.
Have you ever dreamed of put-ting your spon-tan-eous ideas into action imme-di-ately?
Let?s take a close look at this beau-tiful-sounding instru-ment.
Soft-ware Sequen-cing as a term is deeply inad-equate to describe the power of the pro-grams now avail-able to the com-puter-based musi-cian.
Modern elec-tronic tuners are gen-er-ally accurate, reli-able and fairly inex-pensive.
Delays offer a simple and con-venient method of cre-ating a sense of space around your sound.
Des-pite its infamous classroom or beginner?s image, the recorder is in fact just as dif-fi-cult to play well as most other instru-ments.
Reverb is an essen-tial ingredient in almost all pop and rock music.
When choosing a mixer, the most important thing to con-sider is what style of mixing you will be doing.
Wel-come to our Online Advisor for Har-mon-icas.
The trom-bone is a pop-ular instru-ment in the brass family, and fea-tures in much clas-sical, jazz and pop-ular music.
Per-cus-sion for drum sets is like the toy shop for drum-mers.
Not all mouth-pieces are cre-ated equal. Some things you should def-in-itely know!
Alto Horn or Euphonium - Two Brothers or Total Strangers?
The variety and choice of mouth-pieces is huge and can be con-fusing, too. We will do our best to help you find your way!
The sound of the snare drum defines and unites almost all forms of pop-ular music.
With a tuba, the sky's the limit - sounding good, looking good, and always tuned to fun!
There are many types of reporting, inter-viewing and other broad-casts. Each bring their own audio chal-lenges, and each have their own...
One instru-ment with many names - the tenor horn and its coun-ter-part, the bari-tone.
We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.