How to choose the best digital piano for home use or stage/studio performance that matches your skill level, music and budget
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Learn how stage and studio effects work and how to use them to do your sonic bidding
Luna designer Yvonne de Villiers (R) and her mother, Hilda, who as longtime pro bassist exerted a powerful influence that led to Yvonne’s involvement in instrument design.
Infusing instruments with the aesthetics of a seasoned artist
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Synths can have a pretty steep learning curve. Here are a couple of tips for creating great sounds right from the get-go.
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By Marty Paule
Randall’s roots go back to the earliest days of hard rock and heavy metal and its nameplate has become synonymous with plaster-shattering, high gain amp tone. The brand was founded in 1970 by Don Randall, a lifelong audio gear head, who for a time worked with Leo Fender and coined the names for some of Fender’s most illustrious products. Randall carved out its own niche in the 1970s and ‘80s by becoming a mainstay in the backline of rock’s hardest-charging guitarists.