Category Archive for: ‘Gear’

What is Digital Signal Processing

What Is Digital Signal Processing (DSP)? And What Does It Mean For Music?

Digital Signal Processing, or “DSP”, is often referred to as a “feature” of modern audio equipment and music gear. Why is that important? Well, two reasons. One, it tells you how they’re handling the audio signal – and the potential trade-offs which that implies. And, two, hopefully they give you confidence in how well they’re using DSP – after all, better …

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Orange Amps Releases Teleport: A Pedal That Brings Your App To Your Board

Orange Amplification brings back their 1970’s OMEC brand with a new product: the OMEC Teleport. The Teleport is a soundcard with a twist – in addition to being a studio-quality USB recording interface, it fits inside a guitar pedal – perfect for a gigging musician. The innovative, new OMEC Teleport is a universal connection device compatible with iOS, Android, MacOS or Windows devices without the …

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The 10 Best Effects Pedals for Fingerstyle Guitar (Yes, We Use Pedals Too.)

The 10 Best Effects Pedals for Fingerstyle Guitar (Yes, We Use Pedals Too.)

Effects pedals for fingerstyle guitar? Yes. Definitely. Acoustic guitar is typically a minimalist business.  The truth, however, is that even a simple acoustic set up can benefit from a reverb, a stompbox tuner, a light delay….the list goes on. Everything in Moderation Some of the classic fingerstyle players like Chet Atkins or Doc Watson avoided effects pedals or didn’t have …

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Guitar Capo Guide - Styles & Recommended Models

Guitar Capo Guide: Styles & Recommended Models

A good guitar capo is integral to acoustic guitar life. The ability of capos to recreate luscious open chords in new keys is critical to the acoustic guitar’s versatility. For example, if a singer wants to move the song up a key, it usually sounds best to simply capo up a whole step and keep all the voicings, fingerings, and …

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EarPeace HD: Never Lose Your Most Valuable Tools

EarPeace HD: Make Sure You Never Lose Your Most Valuable Tools

I was recently jazzed to try out the EarPeace HD high fidelity hearing protection ear plugs. From Beethoven to Pete Townsend, the dreaded enemy of any of any musician is hearing loss. And while we typically think of huge Marshall electric guitar amps as the cause of musician’s hearing loss, the reality is that our ears are constantly under assault. …

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