The Akai MPC is one of the most iconic electronic instruments ever produced. Used by the likes of J Dilla, Kanye West, Warren G and other heavyweight acts, this drum machine left an indelible mark on hip-hop music.
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In this blog, we explain what a ‘pedal platform amp’ is and why you should consider owning one - especially if you love to dabble with effects!
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Should you replace your guitar strings all at once, or one at a time? This is a common question that splits the guitar community, with many believing that changing all your strings at once can affect your guitar's setup. In this article, we find out if that's the case!
Researching string gauges can be a bit mind boggling and quite frustrating. Here’s a super simple guide to what’s ideal for your musical style, so you can cut the faff and get playing.
Regulation changes in recent years have seen instrument manufacturers getting more and more adventurous and outside-the-box with their wood choices. With more types of tonewood in circulation than ever before, it’s difficult to know what’s what – in this article, we’ll look at the most commonly-used tonewoods in the industry, their tonal characteristics, and dig a little deeper into the burning question: how much difference does your choice of tonewood really make?
Metal guitar tone has evolved and changed massively over the past few decades. Single-coils, PAF-style humbuckers, and of course, the active EMG pickup have left their mark on the genre; so why are passive pickups making a comeback?
You've got your monitors, your desk, your outboard gear, your plugins - but what about the room you're in? Introducing acoustic diffusers!