Artist Interviews

From heavy-metal bangers to country twangers to EDM mix wizards, The Hub gets up close and personal with musicians from every significant genre. We ask probing questions about their gear, their inspiration, their strategies in carving out a distinctive sound and style. We skip the fluff in seeking their perspectives about what it takes to launch and sustain a life in music. You’ll find interviews with major recording and performing artists and bands as well as profiles of new, emerging acts. Count on The Hub’s exclusive Artist Interviews for the inspiration and gear intelligence you need to make your own musical aspirations a reality.

Opinions Unplugged 2: Further Reflections on Acoustic Guitars

Opinions Unplugged 2: Further Reflections on Acoustic Guitars

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Most serious guitar players can precisely describe their first guitar. They can tell you what it felt like as they ran their hands down the smooth wood and how it sounded when they first started strumming those beginner's chords. The musician feels an intimate connection, and many guitarists speak of "that one special guitar" like it was their first love.

All the Small Things: Strings, Pickups, and Other Gear

All the Small Things: Strings, Pickups, and Other Gear

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Many guitar players obsess over the major gear in their rig: guitars, amps, microphones, and effects. While those items do the heavy lifting, the smaller choices in gear can still have a major impact on the sound and performance of any musician. Sometimes it’s the way the strings react to the magnets in the pickups, sometimes it’s as simple as the texture of your guitar pick. Every piece of gear matters, and we all have our preferences—some even cause heated debate!

Matt Armstrong of Murder By Death

Matt Armstrong of Murder By Death

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This article previously appeared on Harmony Central—your information source for making better music

Harmony Central Artist Interview: Matt Armstrong of Murder By Death

Opinions Unplugged: Musicians Reflect on Acoustic Guitars

Opinions Unplugged: Musicians Reflect on Acoustic Guitars

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The acoustic guitar can be used for much more than ballads and singing Kumbaya around the campfire. Rock, folk, experimental, and even classical musicians are breaking new ground with the acoustic guitar. Whether you are a newcomer, or a skilled guitar player looking to explore new sounds, the range of instruments (and what you can do with them) has never been greater.

In the Direction of Nathan East

In the Direction of Nathan East

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The prolific bassist talks about his gear, career, and new album

Of Monitors and Mics: Creating a Great Home Recording Studio

Of Monitors and Mics: Creating a Great Home Recording Studio

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Why record at home? The reasons can be as diverse and detailed as modern music genres. Freedom, cost savings, and creativity are just a few of the reasons to start tracking on your own today. Having a home studio, however minimal, can simultaneously give you instant results and the luxury of more time.

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