Are Phones Ruining Concerts?
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Are Phones Ruining Concerts?

Smartphones are now part of our everyday life. It gets more and more challenging to spend time without compulsively check our notifications or without taking pictures of what we are eating or of the place we are visiting. When it comes to concerts, it is hard to fight the temptation of taking pictures and videos of ...

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The 6 Best Short Scale Guitars For Smaller Hands
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The 6 Best Short Scale Guitars For Smaller Hands

Guitar players with small hands often find the design of regular guitars to be awkward to play. Therefore, manufacturers offer short-scale guitars for more comfortable playing. There are different aspects, such as neck thickness, shape, and radius. However, these are all things that we can get over. A couple of ...

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What are the biggest problems with the music industry?
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What are the biggest problems with the music industry?

The music industry has radically changed in the last couple of decades. The Internet revolution has transformed the way we create and consume music. It has built new hierarchies and power balances, stealing the control once owned by major record labels and giving it to the consumer. This shift hasn't involved just ...

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The Best USB Condenser Mics for Sound Quality and Price
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The Best USB Condenser Mics for Sound Quality and Price

USB condenser microphones are a great way to get quality audio recordings and streams without investing in very expensive gear and audio interfaces. Condenser microphones differ from dynamic mics by their construction, as condenser mics are more gentle in capturing sound, especially higher sounds, so they are ...

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The Loudness War Explained
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The Loudness War Explained

If you ever thought that contemporary records sound much louder than the older ones, you are not mistaken at all! The trend of increasing the amplitude of a track is what is called the loudness war. While this tendency was already in use during the mastering process of 7'' singles in the 1940s, it became almost ...

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The 5 Best P90 Pickups for Your Guitar
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The 5 Best P90 Pickups for Your Guitar

We usually classify guitar pickups in two large groups – single coils and humbuckers. The problem with such classification is that the P90 pickup is often overlooked. Although essentially a single-coil pickup, the P90 is a class of itself. It features a unique design and delivers a pretty distinctive tone. These ...

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Why Are Nickelback Hated So Much?
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Why Are Nickelback Hated So Much?

We all have a friend who digs Nickelback. And we all have a friend who hates them. This is especially true for people growing up in the Nineties, likely to organize their first house parties in the early 2000s. Nickelback tracks, back then, were a must in any playlist, and often caused issues among party-goers. ...

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Overcome Stage Fright with 10 Simple Tricks
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Overcome Stage Fright with 10 Simple Tricks

No matter if you're a beginner singer or a seasoned guitar player, chances are you might experience a nervous feeling before getting on stage. Your legs are wobbly, your mouth is dry, you probably feel sick or dizzy. Even if you don't have any physical symptoms, you can still feel worried, timid, tired, anxious. ...

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The 5 Best Pan Flutes for a Warm and Rich Sound
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The 5 Best Pan Flutes for a Warm and Rich Sound

The Pan flute is one of the oldest instruments known to humanity. It still persists as a beautiful instrument used in folk music everywhere around the globe with different names and sizes but using the same principle. The name ‘Pan flute’ comes from Ancient Greece and the legend of the creation of this flute by ...

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The 5 Best Egg Shakers for Adults and Children
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The 5 Best Egg Shakers for Adults and Children

Egg shakers are a fun and great-sounding percussion instrument that just about anybody can learn how to play! They are great for musicians and recording, as well as fun for children to learn how percussion works. Egg shakers are essentially a type of rattle – little egg-shaped (thus the name) rattles made from ...

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