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How to Podcast: Learn How the Pros Do It

How to Podcast: Learn How the Pros Do It

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Learn how to create polished podcasts with a relatively small investment and pain-free learning curve

Bob Taylor and Andy Powers of Taylor Guitars

The Makers: Bob Taylor and Andy Powers of Taylor Guitars

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Musician’s Friend Private Reserve Guitars recently spoke with Taylor Guitars co-founder Bob Taylor and his master luthier Andy Powers. Together, this pair drives a dynamic and innovative guitar-building juggernaut that continues to raise the bar in the world of modern luthiery.

Tech Tip: Basic Audio Patch Bay Configurations

Tech Tip: Basic Audio Patch Bay Configurations

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In last week’s tech tip, How is an Audio Patch Bay Used, we talked about how patch bays can help clean up your home studio’s cabling and prevent premature connector wear. This week we address the various ways they can be set up to match your signal routing needs.

Pink Gets All Acoustic-y with Her Latest LP

Pink Gets All Acoustic-y with Her Latest LP

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In an artistic about face, pop rocker Pink has teamed up with Canadian musician Dallas Green to craft an album of introspective songs that are a far cry from the neo-R&B, party-friendly tunes on which she founded her career. Notable for its delicate two-part harmonies, wistful pedal steel and crystalline fingerpicked acoustic guitar, the album’s lead single, “You and Me”, reveals a sensitivity largely absent in Pink’s earlier work.

Gear Pioneer: Noel Lee of Monster Cable

Gear Pioneer: Noel Lee of Monster Cable

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Making all the right connections in the quest for audio clarity

Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Reissue VOS Electric Guitar with Bigsby

Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Reissue VOS Electric Guitar with Bigsby: A Classic Reborn

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If you’ve been on the lookout for a mint or near-mint ‘57 LP, you know that they command a king’s ransom these days. The pinnacle of Les Paul lore, goldtops make LP lovers go weak in the knees.

This Week in Music History: September 15

This Week in Music History: Door Floored…Who Drained…Kiss Uncovered…Willie Waylaid

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of September 15

French Horn Buying Guide

French Horn Buying Guide

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How to choose the right French Horn to match your skill level, music and budget

The Top 10 Apps to Help You Make Better Music

The Top 10 Apps to Help You Make Better Music

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By Ryan Piercy

As part of iOS Month at Musician’s Friend, we’ve compiled a list of the top music apps to help you do more with your phone and tablet than you ever thought possible. Making music with a mobile device is no longer a novelty, as these apps can transform your iPhone or iPad into a musical instrument, a recording workstation, digital turntables, and more! All are available for download at the Apple App Store.

How is an Audio Patch Bay Used?

Tech Tip: How is an Audio Patch Bay Used?

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A patch bay enables you to change the signal flow among the devices in your studio without having to crawl behind all your gear and unplug/replug your cables. In addition to eliminating that hassle, patch bays save wear and tear on the jacks of your equipment. Audio patch bays are switchboards for rerouting audio signals; there are also MIDI patch bays for—you guessed it—rerouting MIDI signals.

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