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Product Spotlight: Fender Paramount Acoustics

Product Spotlight: Fender Paramount Acoustics

Fender. When you hear this company's name what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For most of us I think the answer would be a Strat, Tele, J Bass, or anyone of the other ultra-iconic guitar/bass models that the company is associated with. However, for almost as
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8 Apps for Mobile Music Making

8 Apps for Mobile Music Making

Making music on the go has never been easier. As gear has become more and more compact the ease of taking it with you has also increased. Additionally, with how powerful computers have gotten, many people are able to make their music exclusively on a laptop. However, not everyone has a laptop or instrument small enough to take out and about with them. Well, for people...
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Tips and Tricks for Guitar Pedal Order

Tips and Tricks for Guitar Pedal Order

There is a lot that goes into getting that sound in your head to come out of your amp’s speakers. And this process is of course first to be addressed in the form of what guitar and amp you are using. Yet pedals and the order in which you use them can also play a huge role in getting the tone...
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5 Free Soft Synths That Sound Great

5 Free Soft Synths That Sound Great

The world of synthesis is a terrific one, however it can also be a rather costly place to reside. Owning a slew of modular units or even just a few hardware synths of any kind may be unrealistic for many people. This simple truth is what leads many folks down the path of achieving synth sounds via software...
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How to make a multi person virtual recording

How to make a multi person virtual recording

In this pandemic and time of social distancing, there have been some amazing online virtual performances. All tough nothing replaces live performances, these have provided us with the next best thing. You might have asked yourself, "how did they do this?" 
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How To Purchase Or Rent A Quality Student Band Instrument

How To Purchase Or Rent A Quality Student Band Instrument

Nothing can be more frustrating than getting an instrument that does not sound well or has notes that don't even work. We need to try to set our students up for success, ensuring that they receive a quality instrument that will help get them started on the right path. Having your student participate...
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Amp Attenuators: What You Need to Know

Amp Attenuators: What You Need to Know

Electric guitars are meant to be played loud... at least that’s what the tone heads will tell you. And this mantra comes with some real-world proof to back it up. Ever tried playing on a cranked tube amp for a while? Well if you have you’ll know that once you turn it down it just doesn’t...
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Tips for Mixing/Recording Synths

Tips for Mixing/Recording Synths

Crafting your synth sounds is hard enough as it stands. But adding in the process of recording those sounds and then fitting them into a mix can really be a hassle. At least I sure find this to be the case in my situation. So, if you too have struggled to get your synth tracks where you want, I have rounded up some...
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