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A microphone's a microphone, right? Not exactly. There are countless models, styles, and features out there. And you'll want to be aware of them when finding the right mic for your application. This is especially true when picking a mic for live vocals. From their sound to how well they reject handling noise, it's essential to understand these differences...
It's hard to beat a full-size digital keyboard for sheer musical horsepower. They're loaded with countless tonalities, practice tools, MIDI control, and the list goes on. But when it comes to convenience, they can struggle. They're heavy, big, and often require an outside monitoring solution.  That's all changed. Whether you call them a folding keyboard piano, a folding piano keyboard,...
Slide guitar is awesome! Throw a slide on your finger, and you can dig into gritty blues, create soaring melodies, harness vocal-like phrasing, and so much more. It's so addictive that many guitar heroes build their whole careers on it. Part of slide guitar's appeal is its tonal versatility and in the disparate genres it's found; blues, rock, country, metal,...
compose music for video games
If you're creating an indie or mobile game, you'll need a soundtrack. The music behind scenes on the screen bring the gamers experience to life. You'll collaborate with game developers and create both thematic and incidental chords audible throughout the game, but to arrive at this point, you must first complete a few crucial steps. So let's look at...
man singing into microphone
Some people are born with so much talent but are unable to convert that into tangible goodness because of either a lack of confidence or the absence of knowledge that can lead them to greatness. Music composition is an industry where a lot of people with talent lose out on opportunities because they don’t know how to do some...
songwriting learning how to write a song
As the late, great Bob Marley once said, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”. How true is that statement? Whether you’re feeling down, you want to spark some romance, you’re in an upbeat and lively mood – whatever kind of mood you’re in, there’s a song to match it. Music really does...
various wood percussion instruments and hand drums
Did you know that percussion instruments make up the largest section of any orchestra? They add color and depth to the music, and to do that, percussionists usually play several different instruments during a piece. With so many choices available, it’s not always easy to choose the best instruments to meet your needs. This hand percussion instrument buyers guide should...
busker playing keyboard through portable pa system outside
A portable PA system is a terrific convenience that makes it possible to have better sound output wherever you are. Finding the best portable PA system for you can amp up your performance. Musicians and performers, especially singers, use portable PA systems to amplify their voices when the sound system lacks a higher crown. And while amplifiers, speakers, and karaoke...
cat walking on piano in home studio
So, you just bought your first piano. Congratulations! Now, it’s just a matter of sitting down and picking out “Moonlight Sonata" by ear, right? Hold your proverbial horses. Before you can start making sweet music, it’s important to make sure you’re all set up for success. The piano itself is priority number one, but there are a few other things you’ll...
Home Recording Studio with Guitars, Laptop, Midi Controller and Mixer
Building a home recording studio can be stressful but it doesn’t need to be. There is an endless supply of gear for recording music and we’ve done our best to avoid confusing you. This guide will only be showing the bare essential home recording equipment that you need to start being creative.  Technology in the music production space has taken off in...