Best Lightweight Bass Guitars
Less back-breaking basses

Best Lightweight Bass Guitars

Bass guitars can be heavy beasts – they tend to be longer than regular electric guitars and are often built from the heavier hardwoods, such as mahogany. They average out at 8.5 pounds to the standard electric’s 8 pounds and the weight range is much larger – from 4.7 to 12 pounds. That means the … Read more

How to Setup an Audio Interface to Record Audio

How to Setup an Audio Interface to Record Audio

As advanced as modern computers have become over recent years, your average computer or laptop is not up to the task of quality audio production and recording. Issues such as audio bandwidth and latency creep in as soon as you try to do anything remotely professional using your computer’s built-in hardware. Fortunately, audio interfaces remove … Read more

Do you need an Audio Interface for Pro Tools

Do you need an Audio Interface for Pro Tools

There can be no doubt that home recording has become incredibly popular – not to mention easy – over the past few years. Programs like Pro Tools make it easy to record, mix, and arrange a variety of instruments right from the comfort of your own home. However, it can be difficult to know what … Read more

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (3rd Gen) – Scarlett gets an upgrade

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (3rd Gen) - Scarlett gets an upgrade (1)

You can’t write a review of a 3rd gen Scarlett series interface without mentioning “Air” mode, and that’s for good reason. In the past, Focusrite has reserved “Air” for their higher-end line of audio interfaces, the Clarett series. Now 3rd generation Scarlett units are coming with this much-desired feature. But what does “Air” do? Back … Read more

How to Connect a Mixer to an Audio Interface

How to Connect a Mixer to an Audio Interface

If you record audio on your computer for any reason, you’ll likely have looked into adding a sound mixer into your setup. Audio interfaces essential, but they are just that; interfaces, and they often lack many of the capabilities needed for things like live recording (see the differences and similarities). At the same time, many … Read more

Do I Need An Audio Interface For A MIDI Keyboard?

Do I Need An Audio Interface For A MIDI Keyboard

With so much jargon surrounding computer-based music recording and production, it’s easy to get swamped by all the information. Sometimes simple questions become difficult questions through the online urinary Olympics of forums and gear sites. Latency? MIDI? Audio interfaces? A lot of the time, there’s a simple solution hiding in the vast ocean of information. … Read more

Boss DD-7 Bass Delay Review – Increased Modulation Delay on a Budget

Boss DD-7 Bass Delay Review - Increased Modulation Delay on a Budget

Boss is a popular product because of their innovative and quality equipment, and we can expect no less from the DD-7. Let us no get to the features. Delay of up to 6.4 seconds Modulation delay for chorus or natural type sounds Analog delay mode for warmer sounds Tap tempo controllable via external footswitch Feedback, … Read more

Boss GT-1B Review – The ultimate battery-powered tone machine

Boss GT-1B - The ultimate battery-powered tone machine

At first glance, there is one thing that is completely certain: Boss is making smaller multi-effects processors. This mighty sound-shaping machine can fit in the palms of your hands. The three knobs and switches make this bass multi-effect very intuitive and easy to use. I wish back in my bass-playing days there was something as … Read more

MXR M80 Bass D.I.+ – The bass players Swiss army knife

MXR M80 Bass D.I.+ - The bass players Swiss army knife

Initial impressions are that this is a well-built piece of kit, the rugged housing feels incredibly high quality and like it will survive years of being kicked around in a gig bag. Flexibility is something that any professional musician will tell you is key in their working life, if you’re not adaptable then it’s only … Read more