Understanding Guitar String Gauges: What Gauge Is Best for Me?

It’s easy to underestimate the importance of guitar string gauges, especially when you’re brand new to the instrument. There are a number of factors at play when choosing the right strings, not excluding your guitar’s scale length, the tuning you…

Finding the Best Guitar Capo (For Acoustic & Electric)

As you become more and more invested in playing guitar, you’ll find that the capo is one of those inexpensive accessories with a major impact on the instrument’s sound. Everyone should own one, even if it’s just to experiment with…

8 Best FREE Guitar VST Instruments in 2022

Guitar is one of the toughest instruments to sample for a plugin. There’s so much detail and nuance that’s just too easy to lose in translation. Most of the time they end up sounding over-processed and fake—really far from the…

FAQ Friday: Should you buy more guitars and Melodyne in Pro Tools?
For this FAQ Friday, we answer the often asked question: “How many Guitars, Basses, and Amps do you think would make for a well rounded studio?” We are also excited to have Matt Lange taking us through Pro Tools with…
Interviewing Guitar Legend Buck Dharma – Blue Öyster Cult
What a pleasure to speak with the American guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Buck Dharma. Yesterday we did an analysis on one of Blue Oyster Cult greatest hits, (Don’t Fear) The Reaper, and how the song changed the music industry! “(Don’t…
Don’t Fear The Reaper – Blue Öyster Cult: Songs That Changed Music
Is it an optimistic take on the inevitability of death, or a glorification of suicide? Is the “sound” exemplary of Blue Öyster Cult’s music, or is it an anomaly that deviates from the style of their discography? Will the timeless…
I Covered The Beatles’ Ticket to Ride With The NEW Volt 476P + Multitracks and Giveaway!
I am so excited to share with you our newest cover! This time, I am taking on vocals with Fernando Perdomo on drums for this awesome cover of The Beatles’ unforgettable tune, Ticket to Ride! What’s more exciting is the…
Waves StudioRack Is Now FREE And Accepts Third-Party VST3 Plugins
Waves Audio's StudioRack plugin rack, which for the first time will be able to host not only Waves plugins – but any VST3 plugin.  That's right, you will now be able to load non-Waves VST3 plugins inside Waves StudioRack! The…
Audient’s Upgraded ASP4816-HE & New Look ASP4816-SE Now Shipping
Hampshire, UK;  Audient is delighted to announce that the ASP4816 Heritage Edition console is ready for shipping. Previewed back in June at this year’s NAMM show, it features a brand new look and a few more tricks up its sleeve,…
Acoustic Loop1 Looper Pedal Review: Easy to Use and Made to Play

A good looper pedal serves a variety of purposes for guitar players. They can be excellent practice and writing tools, letting you improvise over chord progressions or explore song arrangements without having to set up to record. Some solo musicians…

Kali Audio Announces “Atmos Brunch” Event in Los Angeles, June 5
Kali Audio will be holding an educational brunch on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at The Village Studios in Los Angeles. The event is open to industry professionals who are interested in learning about Dolby Atmos. In addition to brunch, the…
Boss Katana Air Wireless Guitar Amplifier Review

The Katana amp series by Boss has a fantastic price-to-features ratio, making it one of the go-to choices for beginners as well as experienced players in need of a solid practice amp. The lineup is extensive, and today we’ll be…

What Is a DI Box for Guitar and What Does It Do?

Ever wondered what a DI box is and why you’d need to use one? Look no further as we discuss all things DI for guitar! What Is a DI Box? The purpose of a DI is to convert an unbalanced,…

Getting Creative With Drums
Let us ask you this, do you actually have access to a drum studio? Or even more….a drummer? Many of us do not! Drum emulation can be a fantastic solution to this, but for most of us it stops there:…
J Clark’s Impressive PMC Immersive Studio
J Clark is an engineer, mixer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, CA.  J’s studio is a sight to behold! Built in collaboration with PMC Loudspeakers, Dolby Laboratories, and Sony Home Entertainment, J’s studio is built to handle anything…
The 9 Best Acoustic Guitar Pickups for Any Playing Style in 2022

Acoustic guitars benefit from pickups when you need to amplify the signal in live settings. Having a microphone on stage fixes the player to one spot, and the sound might suffer from bleed or being off-axis should the guitarist move…

The 10 Best Small Tube Amp Options for Home Use in 2022

Being a guitar player sets you on a path of tone chasing — there’s no way around it! There are so many ways to tweak the sound of our instrument, from the guitar itself, to pickups, pedals, strings, plectrums, and…

FAQ Friday With Guitar Max
On this mavellous Friday, we're joined by the one and only Guitar MAXalso known as Max Carlisle. Today, he's brought in a rather special guitar, the PDJ Woodford Classic that is new on our radar but sounds absolutely incredible. As…
Humbucker vs Single Coil Pickups: What’s the Difference?

Apart from the amp, pickups have one of the biggest impacts on tone. It’s common to swap them out until you find just the right set that complements your playing style. To better understand humbucker vs single coil sound, we’ll…

Who Makes the Best Guitar Stands? [Top 10 for All Budgets]

You may be wondering, “who makes the best guitar stands?” Below are 10 of our top favorites to keep your guitars safe and secure! Keeping Your Space Organized and Functional Is Key We talk about workflow and efficiency in the…

The 8 Best Wireless Guitar Systems in 2022

A wireless guitar system is a perfect way to clean up and professionalize your rig. If you’re tired of lugging around long cable runs, then it’s time to go wireless. Why Consider Using a Wireless Guitar System The main reason…

Tube Amp vs Solid State: What’s the Difference?

If you’re a guitar player, there’s a good chance you’ve pondered the tube amp vs solid state amplifier debate. Most of the love gravitates toward tube amps, but there have been notable solid state players over the years as well.…

The Best 11 Amp Simulator Hardware & Plugins [2022 Guide]

There are a lot of benefits to going the amp simulator route as a guitarist. Cost and versatility are both huge advantages over real amps, because modelers can give you access to hundreds of different heads, cabinets, and effects sims…

7 Best Reamp Boxes in 2022

Reamping takes place in two stages during both the recording and mixing phases. A reamp box is a specially designed device that allows you to send a clean guitar signal from your DAW to an amplifier, letting you tweak tones…

6 Best Practice Amps in 2022

Every guitarist could use a great practice amp, whether they’re a beginner or have been playing for years. The ideal choice should first and foremost provide great tone and flexibility, perhaps come with some onboard effects, and be small and…

The 11 Best Virtual Amp Sims in 2022 [Free & Paid]

A great virtual amp can take your guitar recordings to the next level since not many of us can record a 100-watt tube head at home. There are attenuators, sure, and lots of modern amps are being built with direct…

The 7 Best Mics for Guitar Amps to Get Killer Tone

Every guitarist is on a personal quest for the greatest tone ever. That’s half the fun of playing guitar! But just when you’ve found the right pickups, pedals, the perfect string gauge, the ideal plectrum material and thickness, and of…

Interview with Jared James Nichols
Hello friends! Today we are sitting down with the amazing Jared James Nichols. Hailing from East Troy Wisconsin, Jared James Nichols is a guitarist of incredible caliber. Nichols moved to Los Angeles in 2010. He won the Gibson Les Paul…
How To Change Acoustic Guitar Strings
There are a ton of methods to change your acoustic guitar strings, and there is no one right way! In this tutorial I will show you how I change my acoustic guitar strings and also give you an extremely helpful…
Mixing Basics: Guitar
We’re going to do another part in our mixing basics series! In this series, we are mixing a song completely and utterly in the box using only stock plugins. So far we’ve worked on the vocal, bass, and drums. I’m…
The Guitar I Use Almost Every Day! | Fender Acoustasonic Demo
Today we are going to do a demo of the beautiful new Fender Acoustasonic guitar! The Fender Acoustasonic is a gorgeous acoustic-electric guitar with a hollow Stratocaster inspired body that is naturally loud and resonant with plenty of projection, so…
Our Top 10 Guitar Riffs of All Time feat. Quist
We recently had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Quist - aka Jacob Quistgaard - of QuistTV! Quist first picked up his father's acoustic guitar when he was just 6 years old, learning chords and Dylan-esque finger picking from…
Guitar Licks Everyone Should Know!
We recently had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with our good friend Trey Xavier from Gear Gods! You may recognize Trey from his most popular videos like “NAMM 2016 Duallist's TRIPLE Bass Drum Pedal”, “10 Ways To Improve Your Guitar…
Guitar Production Tips
A huge part of what we do as Producers is inspire the musicians we work with, getting them to think outside of the box. In this video I want to touch upon on some different ways to create interest in…