Archive for March 4, 2014

Mar
04

Want to Invest in a Home Studio? Here’s What You’ll Need

Online music store

If you pick up guitar just as a hobby, sooner or later you’re going to want to learn how to play your favorite songs. Once you master those, you might even have the realization that hey, these tune really aren’t all that hard to play. You might even get the crazy idea to start writing some yourself. But after a while, recording onto an old tape recorder or even your iPhone isn’t going to cut it anymore.

When you want your stuff to sound good — to sound the way it’s meant to, consider investing in setting up a home studio right in your basement or an empty room. You’ve probably seen studios in movies and TV shows, and they always look incredibly imposing and expansive. But you’re not opting for a professional space here, just something that will flatter your little ditties and make them sound as g

Mar
04

Everything You Need to Know to Plug Into Success with Your Guitar Pedals

Electric guitar pedals

In the world of electric guitar pedals, a lot of funny terms get thrown around. “Fuzz,” “wah,” “delay” — what do all these words even mean? They’re all the names of particular sound effects that you can choose to color your guitar playing with. And often, they’re not just for electric guitars, either. Plenty of acoustic guitar and bass guitars have realms of special effects all to themselves.

But electric guitar pedals tend to be the most popular, which means if you’re interested in playing, it’ll help to get a basic understanding of the vocabulary right away. As such, we’ve broken down those three terms above so you know exactly what you’re dealing with when you walk into a music shop. Ready to plug in? First up is…

“Fuzz”

The story goes that rock and roll guitarist Link Wray st