Test Drive: Universal Audio Apollo High Resolution Audio Interface and Softube Amp Room Bundle
Jun 4 2013 12:32PM
IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE Universal Audio merged its renowned audio hardware and UAD Powered Plug-In technologies—and the result is the Apollo, available in both Duo ($2,499 retail/$1,999 street) and Quad ($2,999
Test Drive: Focusrite Scarlett Studio and iTrack Solo
Jun 4 2013 12:26PM
FOCUSRITE HAS BEEN ON FIRE lately with its attention to recording solutions for musicians.
Test Drive: Ernie Ball/Music Man Armada
Jun 4 2013 11:30AM
I GET SUPER-EMBARRASSINGLY dorky over guitar design, but having seen classic shapes since the day I discovered what a guitar was, I’m now more drawn to iconoclastic whack jobs, 25th-century daydreams, and crazy-ass aberrations.
Test Drive: Carvin Allan Holdsworth HH2
Jun 4 2013 11:20AM
A RELENTLESS SEEKER OF TONE, PLAYABILITY, and function, Allan Holdsworth has cycled through his share of guitars during his nearly 40-year career.
Retro Modern Guitar: Richard Thompson Mashes 18th and 20th Century Music
Jun 4 2013 1:08PM
RICHARD THOMPSON ALWAYS RANKS HIGHLY IN critical polls of the greatest guitarists, but remains far from the household name status of Hendrix, Beck, or Clapton, possibly because his style—melding multi-string bends with sounds
Roundup: Six Cool Practice Amps
Jun 4 2013 12:53PM
The lowest-wattage segment of the amplifier market has broad appeal, not just for beginning guitarists, but for players of any level who appreciate having quality sounds in an ultra-small package.
10 Tips for Not Tanking Your Home Recordings
Jun 4 2013 12:47PM
THANKS TO CURRENT HOME-RECORDING technology, all musicians can aspire to emulate the great studios of the past and present.
CAD Sessions MH510 Headphones
Jun 4 2013 12:19PM
OFFERING A RETRO-SLICK LOOK IN four colors (black/black, red/white, chrome/ black, orange/black), two cables (one curly/ one straight) with locking connectors, two interchangeable ear cushions (leather for optimum isolation and
Home Studio Gear: 6 New Toys
Jun 4 2013 12:04PM
Here are some of the latest home studio-oriented products that can help you work smarter and make hip sounds.
Tommy Denander's All-Time Favorite Sessions
Jun 4 2013 11:54AM
SWEDISH GUITARIST TOMMY DENANDER is currently a member of former Toto singer Bobby Kim- ball’s band, and is also in the backing band for Legends: Voices of Rock—a touring consortium that includes Kimball and vocalists from Deep
Test Drive: PRS Paul's Guitar and Paul's Amp
Jun 4 2013 11:53AM
AMONG PRS’S RELEASES FOR 2013, the most notable perhaps are a guitar and a piggyback head/cabinet setup that are simply called Paul’s Guitar and Paul’s Amp.
Test Drive: Engl Retro Tube 50
Jun 4 2013 11:39AM
WHILE THE ÜBER-HIGH-GAIN FIREBALL, Powerball, Screamer, and Thunder models forged German amp maker Engl’s reputation for thumping high-gain excellence, the Retro Tube 50 promises to jump these bounds a bit by providing what Engl
Justin Derrico: Five Pieces of Gear I Won't Tour Without
Jun 4 2013 11:20AM
Pink sideman Justin Derrico Brings a music store’s worth of gear on the road, and the current Truth About Love tour is no exception.
Test Drive: Pigtronix Infinity Looper
Jun 4 2013 11:07AM
LOOPERS HAVE BEEN GAINING IN POPULARITY for at least a decade, and manufacturers have responded with scores of products ranging from micro-pedals to large-footprint superloopers to high-end rackmounted units (not to mention
Speed Rating June 2013: Four mini-reviews
Jun 4 2013 10:53AM
The world has long clamored for the classic rock tones of a 25-watt Greenback, but with higher power handling, and Celestion has finally delivered.
Under Investigation: Billy Cobham's 'Spectrum'
Rhythm Workshop: Sliding Fourths
Style Study: Buddy Guy and Guitar Slim
Rhythm Workshop: 40 Ways to Play an Am Chord
You're Playing It Wrong: "Green Oniions"
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