Resources for Musicians - Page 2

Gigging with Mobile Devices: the Phantom Menace, Part 1

Tech Tip: Gigging with Mobile Devices: the Phantom Menace, Part 1

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Learn how to connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or laptop to a PA mixer safely and noiselessly

Behind the Brand: Joe Delaney and Mike Fortin of Randall Amplifiers

Behind the Brand: Joe Delaney and Mike Fortin of Randall Amplifiers

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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.

Tonewoods and How They Affect Your Guitar’s Sound

Tech Tip: Tonewoods and How They Affect Your Guitar’s Sound

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Discover how the sonic character of various wood types helps shape the sound of acoustic and electric guitars

Running the Numbers: Touring’s Rocky Road

Running the Numbers: Touring’s Rocky Road

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Pomplamoose rocks the house at The Fillmore in San Francisco on the way to discovering how financially rocky the the road can be. Photo by Kassie Borreson.

Anatomy of an indie band’s 28-day tour that grossed $136,000 and left them $12,000 in the hole

Rockin’ the Holidays: Gifts for Your Budding Musician

Rockin’ the Holidays: Gifts for Your Budding Musician

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Whether you’re shopping for a child or an experienced musician, learn the secrets to picking out the perfect musical gift this Christmas.

The First Two Things to Try with That New Synthesizer

Tech Tip: The First Two Things to Try with That New Synthesizer

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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.

Update: The Man Who Keeps on Giving

Update: The Man Who Keeps on Giving

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Dave Southen’s one-man guitar-based charity ups his game

This Week in Music History: December 1

Pistols Provoked…Hova Gets Heavy…Brother Ray Busted & Honored

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of December 1

Sex Pistols Jay-Z Ray Charles

Tech Tip: Recording Pro Dylan Dresdow on Tracking Acoustic and Electric Guitar

Tech Tip: Recording Pro Dylan Dresdow on Tracking Acoustic and Electric Guitar

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The Grammy award-winning engineer/producer unlocks the secrets to capturing acoustic and electric guitar sound that sits well in the mix

Kids Instruments Buying Guide

Kids and Classroom Instruments Buying Guide

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How to choose the right instruments to help your children embark on a lifetime of playing pleasure

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