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Instruments from Jens Ritter Instruments at the Montreaux exhibition (2019). | Photo: Jens Ritter Instruments Facebook
Dreamstruments #19: Jens Ritter Instruments
NEW GEAR 43/23: Montage M Synths, Alesis Kit, Ampeg Venture and Wylde Audio MXR Pedals
If music is only defined as vibrations passing through space, how is it possible that it has magical powers? Why is it that music can engage every part of the brain? And could we survive in a world without music? | Photo: Mohammad Metri (Unsplash)
TOP 5 Reasons Why We're Obsessed with Music
The Handbook for Electro Acoustic Guitarists, Chapter 8: Effects
NEW GEAR 42/23: EHX NYC DSP Effects, Friedman Preamp, PRS Lefties and Natal Drums
The human factor still has the greatest influence. I know many colleagues who use mediocre equipment for recording and their results often excel those with the most expensive and best equipped studios. | Photo: Unsplash
13 Cases When You Can(not) Save Money on a Recording Studio
Nine Inch Nails live in Munich, Germany on March 28, 2007 | Photo: Luca de Santis via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0)
Milestones in Music History #46: Nine Inch Nails, The Upheaval of Post-Metal
NEW GEAR 41/23: HeadRush Modeler, Fuchs Amps, Roland Synth and Gibson Supreme
Should I tell stories about the lyrics, be funny, encourage action, or just play and let the music do the talking? Communication with the audience is a delicate thing. Berlin Manson has nailed it. | Photo: Aleš Kuča
TOP 5 Tips for Better Communication with the Audience
RATM were not afraid to make their music express their political voice. | Photo: Fabio Nascimento (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED)
Story of a Hit #11: "Killing in the Name"
The Handbook for Electro Acoustic Guitarists, Chapter 7: Impulse Response
"I'm not good because I have special gifts or any more gifts than anybody on the planet. But I've just never changed my mind about playing bass and doing music," says Anthony Wellington. | Photo: Stephen Covey
Anthony Wellington: We Should Fall in Love with Talking through Our Instrument
NEW GEAR 40/23: Fender Vintera II, New Boss, NI Controllers, Warwick Boxes etc.
It is obvious where this rock 'n' roll dude with a bluesman's soul got his love for open guitar tunings. | Photo: Vértes György by CCA 4.0
5 Famous Guitarists Who Won't Settle for Standard Tuning
Neck sanding| Photo: Wolf Guitars archive
Dreamstruments #18: Wolf Guitars
NEW GEAR 39/23: Flying V Solar, Fender fuzz, Blackstar and Woovebox Micro-Synth
What is the best way to sell a luxury SUV? Hire unsuspecting child musicians and make fun of them. Uh, but no one's laughing. | Photo: YouTube
The Commercial that Outraged All Musicians
Street musicians in Medellín (Colombia). | Photo: Matěj Ptaszek
Songs Written with a Machete #11: Cardboard Roofs
Guthrie Gowan is one of the players drawing inspiration from the sound that comes out of the amp. | Photo: Double Head Music
Guthrie Govan: In The Aristocrats, We Have an Unusual Degree of Telepathic Connection
NEW GEAR 38/23: Mojotone Effect Kits, Fender Waylon Jennings, Aguilar Cabinet and Bullfrog Synth
You don't want to be a musician who gets on other people's nerves with slow packing on stage, annoying self-promotion or pompous behaviour. | Photo: Sander Sammy (Unsplash)
TOP 5 Bad Habits in the Music World
Photo: Kal Visuals (Unsplash)
Notes of a Frontwoman #8: People Listen with Their Eyes or How to Make Promo Photos
Jane's Addiction at Rock'n Coke 2009, Istanbul | Photo: Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Milestones in Music History #45: Jane's Addiction, Nothing’s Shocking
NEW GEAR 37/23: Scarlett 4th Gen Cards, Spector "HP" Basses and Andreas Kisser's Jackson