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The 4 Best Keytars (2020) – Synths and MIDI Controllers
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The 4 Best Keytars (2020) – Synths and MIDI Controllers

Are you looking to start rocking a keytar? You wouldn't be the only one! Matt Bellamy (Muse), Damon Albarn (Gorillaz), and Jazz legend Herbie Hancock are just a few that have performed with them. Whether you're looking for a fully self-contained instrument or a MIDI keytar, we've got you covered. The Best Keytars ...

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The 7 Best Patch Cables for Guitar – Our Round-Up
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The 7 Best Patch Cables for Guitar – Our Round-Up

Patch Cables are essential when setting up a pedalboard or even connecting a few pedals together. A humble patch cable is essentially a short ¼” guitar cable. There are so many different patch cables to buy online. Our round-up contains some of the best options to suit any budget. The 7 Best Patch Cables for ...

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The Differences Between Lap Steel Guitar and Dobro
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The Differences Between Lap Steel Guitar and Dobro

If you are getting into the world of steel guitars, there’s no doubt that there is a lot of questions that come to your mind. The differences between lap steel guitars and dobros are often a cause of confusion. Although played in a similar way, these two are actually different instruments in several ways. In this ...

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The Otamatone Musical Instrument – All Your Questions Answered!
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The Otamatone Musical Instrument – All Your Questions Answered!

The Otamatone is an interesting musical synth made by the Japanese company CUBE. If you feel like musical instruments have gotten too boring or monotonous, then check out something truly... different! I assume this was named as a play on the word ‘automaton’, a mechanical device in imitation of a human being, but ...

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15 Hardest Songs To Play On Guitar (With Videos)
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15 Hardest Songs To Play On Guitar (With Videos)

Learning difficult songs is the best way to make progress when playing an instrument. Once you’ve learned some pretty challenging songs, you will start stretching your abilities and improving as a musician. However, some songs will take a lot of time to learn and master, no matter how advanced you are. Those songs ...

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Is the Piano a Percussion or Stringed Instrument?
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Is the Piano a Percussion or Stringed Instrument?

The Piano is both a percussion instrument AND a stringed instrument. To understand more, keep reading! Invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori in the early 1700s, a piano is one of the most popular and generally most beautiful instruments. However, it is also one of the most complex instruments around, despite it ...

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The 5 Best Looper Pedals for Guitar – Our Round-Up
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The 5 Best Looper Pedals for Guitar – Our Round-Up

This article takes you through 5 of the best looper pedals for guitar. We have also included some great videos to help you see them in action. Loop pedals were initially quite tricky to develop, as they needed basically a recording device inside the pedal which could record and then play the recorded signal in a ...

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The 9 Best Guitar VST Plugins – Free and Paid Options
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The 9 Best Guitar VST Plugins – Free and Paid Options

Want to expand your guitar recording options but don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on physical gear? No problem! Getting a good guitar VST plugin is a great alternative for all those who seek decent guitar tones. Of course, the sound quality usually can’t match the sound of physical units but in most cases, ...

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The 6 Best Treble Booster Pedals – Our Pick
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The 6 Best Treble Booster Pedals – Our Pick

Sometimes overlooked by beginners, treble boosters are some of the most important tools of professionals. Whether it’s about live performance or studio recording, these units are an essential part of every pedalboard, as this pedal supplies you with the additional volume of higher frequencies. In practice, this ...

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How to Record Keyboards to Your Computer
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How to Record Keyboards to Your Computer

Looking to recording a keyboard to your computer? This article takes you through all the options, with step-by-step instructions! Record your keyboard on your computer initially and can seem like a daunting task. But this guide provides some easy ways to record your keyboards digitally. Your goal should be to ...

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