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Guitar Pedals that Work Great with Synths

Guitar Pedals that Work Great with Synths

While most effect pedals were designed for guitars/basses, almost all of them can work on synths as well. Now, you can definitely run into some issues doing this. And not all stompboxes will be as accommodating to synths as others. Below I have laid out a few pedals that will be excellent
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Why Buffers are Important

Why Buffers are Important

For most players, guitar pedals are exciting things to obsess over. From fuzzes and drives to the most ambient of effects, everyone has their favorite sounds they are chasing. Buffers are not fun or exciting. And I have yet to hear of the guitarist who is searching the earth far...
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Your First Synth: Basic Concepts of Synthesis

Your First Synth: Basic Concepts of Synthesis

Getting into synthesis can be a very overwhelming experience. You may be in the common situation of having just received your first synth and still being rather unfamiliar with what all the knobs do. For some, this is actually quite an exciting concept, as it lets you jump into a world unknown. Yet, there will likely come a time when you will want to start developing some control over what it is you are making. While turning knobs in a random manner...
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Product Spotlight: Fender Mustang GT/LT Guitar Amps

Product Spotlight: Fender Mustang GT/LT Guitar Amps

There is a lot of history and reputation that exists with Fender amplifiers. Of course, this notoriety that I bring up is in reference to their classic tube designs. However, Fender has also been in the non-tube game for as long as the technology has allowed it. And as you can imagine, they have been improving more and more just like the rest of the solid-state...
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How it Came to Be: The P-90 Pickup

How it Came to Be: The P-90 Pickup

If you’re being general about it, most would group pickups into humbuckers and single coils. This makes sense because nearly all fall into one of these two categories. However, many would also add a third pickup to those first two groups. You guessed it, P-90s. While technically they are still single coils, these pickups are so unique in sound and appearance that they really...
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Tips For Improving Your Songwriting

Tips For Improving Your Songwriting

How do you write a song? This is one of the few things that has nearly everybody stumped. The truth is, there is no single answer that can live up to this question. While there are “standard” practices that some choose to follow, there exists an infinite number of ways in which people write. From composing on a piano to beat making in a DAW, the range of options is quite vast. Moreover, some...
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Best Preamps for the Home Studio (Under $1000)

Best Preamps for the Home Studio (Under $1000)

Let’s say that you have a really solid home recording setup going. You have everything that it takes to get some good sounding track into your DAW. A solid interface, monitors, and a couple of decent mics are already in your arsenal. What’s next? Well, there are a lot of routes you can take, but for many at this stage, it’s time to start looking at upgrading their...
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NAMM Release Radar: Reverend Guitars

NAMM Release Radar: Reverend Guitars

For Reverend fans, NAMM means new and exciting things are coming. Whether it be new colors, new models or revamping an existing model, this company always brings something to the table this time of year. Luckily for us, in 2020 Reverend has introduced all of the former. That’s right, we are getting
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NAMM Release Radar: Korg Wavestate

NAMM Release Radar: Korg Wavestate

Ever year NAMM provides us with new and exciting releases from all kinds of brands. Korg is one specific brand that seems to follow the trend of releasing new stuff this time of year. We often see a wide variety of new products from Korg each year, spanning across their ranges of keyboards, synths, etc. However, there tends to be one release from this company that stands 
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