Tech Tips

Welcome to The HUB's Tech Tip center where you'll find musician-friendly advice about how to get the best out of your instruments, amps, and recording gear. If you don't know the difference between a balanced and unbalanced input or want to learn how to install premium Gibson pickups in your Epiphone guitar, you've arrived at the right place. In coming weeks we'll be posting expert advice on setting up your guitar for optimal playability, the ins and outs of using a mixer, effects pedal signal chains, getting single coil tone without the hum, and a whole lot more.

Tech Tip: Effects Basics Part 2

Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part 2

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Learn how tremolo, phase shifters, flangers and chorus effects work and how to use them to give your guitar or bass a signature sound.

IntiMIDIdated by MIDI? A Quick Start Guide to Harnessing its Power

Tech Tip: IntiMIDIdated by MIDI? A Quick Start Guide to Harnessing its Power

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Personalize your rig and open the doors to experimentation with a basic understanding of MIDI

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

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

Tech Tip: How to Choose the Right Mic for the Job

Tech Tip: How to Choose the Right Mic for the Job

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The crucial factors you need to know in deciding what microphones to use on your recordings.

Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part 1

Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part I

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Learn how stage and studio effects work and how to use them to do your sonic bidding

Gigging with Mobile Devices: Make Those Backing Tracks Mono

Tech Tip: Gigging with Mobile Devices: Make Those Backing Tracks Mono, Part 2

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Why you want to mix your backing tracks in mono and how to do it right

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.

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

Recording Tech Tip: Capturing The Sound Of Eight Tiny Reindeer

Recording Tech Tip: Capturing the Sound of Eight Tiny Reindeer

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How to create the sounds of the season that evoke visions of Santa and his sleigh.

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