04 Aug in Music TechThe best 5 free compressor plug-ins! Grab yourself some excellent compression tools to sweeten up your mix - and these are all available for free, right now!
06 Jul in GuitarAre modern day CNC tools a far better option for manufacturing guitars? Or does the boutique appeal of handmade instruments still resonate with guitar players. Is 'mojo' in the building process?
30 Jun in GuitarPhilip McKnight poses the question "What Squier Would A Fender Master Builder Buy?" to Fender Master Builder Ron Thorn.
23 Jun in Music TechHere's a cool trick to try next time you're beginning a song project, one that can help you get you a clearer, more expressive mix at the end of the process! It's simple but enlightening...
16 Jun in GuitarThe "7-way switch" or "Gilmour mod" is the easiest and most effective modification for your Stratocaster, giving you additional tones with minimal effort. Here's how (it's way easier than you think).
09 Jun in GuitarThe "amp modelling vs tube amp" debate has been heating up of late: Have amp modellers finally won the war? Are tube amps out-dated? Don't write off tube amps just yet, we say...
18 May in GuitarJosh Scott has made a new video about his Top 10 rare effects pedals, it has some really weird and whacky effects and I bet you may not have seen any of them before now.
21 Apr in Music TechYour last mix sound sounds great. Kinda. Lots of signals sound good individually but don't coalesce into the mix you'd hoped for. "Glue" compression can make a huge difference - here's how.
14 Apr in Music TechIn the first of a new series of production tips for musicians, Craig Anderton writes about how to balance audio in a mix - without the volume fader. Try it out on your next project!
31 Mar in GuitarThe classic Marshall 1960A slanted 4x12 is known for its rock tone and great bottom end. But do the modern day versions sound as good as the vintage originals?
22 Mar in GuitarThe tonal secrets of your guitar are often hidden in the controls and this is where cheaper guitars often fall down. The humble potentiometer can unleash your guitar's potential!
01 Mar in GuitarMake your Squier Stratocaster play like an American Fender with a few simple upgrades - these three tips focus on tuning stability to help propel your Squier guitar into the big leagues.
10 Feb in GuitarWhen does the 'Brown Sound' get too, well, brown? Guitar tone chaser Joan Segeborn has taken an old Marshall head and cabs and run them through a Variac, taking us brown sound tone adventure.
26 Jan in GuitarA 'rare' Ibanez 'Foxx' Tone Machine is up for sale and it could be yours for the bargain price of just over Twenty Thousand Dollars!