Sony Acid Pro 6 Professional Music Workstation

   I have a fully equipped studio in my house and at the heart of the studio is my Digidesign Digi 002 Rack Music Production System. This Digidesign interface will work with several different software music workstations. The Digidesign Digi 002 Rack Music Production System runs with an included copy of Pro-Tools LE. The really great thing is that there are several other software suites that run seamlessly with the Digidesign Digi 002 Rack interface using the Digidesign drivers. So if you can find a Digi 002 Rack on eBay you can use it with software suites other than Pro-Tools.
   Today I’m going to review and discuss a sotware that I’m very fond of, Sony Acid Pro 6. Continue reading “Sony Acid Pro 6 Professional Music Workstation”

Keep Your Guitar In Tune with Locking Tuners

   I have 2 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster guitars and they’re my favorite guitars out of the bunch that I own. Today I’m going to talk about the locking tuners on the guitars. They’ve made my life as a guitarist easier in so many ways. The main purpose for having locking tuners on your guitar is to help keep the guitar in tune. The locking tuners I have on my guitar are:
Fender Schaller Locking Tuners
 

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Musician’s Friend Rebate Page

As Musician’s we all have to stretch every dollar we have as far as it will go. Especially with todays outrageous gas prices. So I’m always on the lookout for great deals and like every Musician I love new gear! That’s why every day I check out Musician’s Friend Stupid Deal of the Day.  Continue reading “Musician’s Friend Rebate Page”

Shure SE530 Sound Isolating Earphones Review

The Shure SE530 sound isolating earphones are excellent sounding due to their triple driver design.

Shure se530pth
Shure se530pth

   I’ve been playing live for 27 years now and the high volumes of rock music has taken a definite toll on my hearing. I’ve gotten very careful about protecting my hearing. I switched to a wireless ear monitoring system about a year ago and it has really helped me keep the volume that reaches my ears under control. I’m very critical about sound quality so I wanted to get the best possible in-ear headphones to use with my monitor system. I didn’t mind paying a lot but I didn’t want to break the bank either. After trying out a few brands I finally decided on the Shure SE530PTH Sound Isolating Earphones.

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Pitch Correction For Your Vocal Recordings

Melodyne is the perfect solution for you pitch correction needs during recording sessions.

  I’ve been recording music on multi-track equipment for 21 years now. I’ve gotten some incredible vocal takes over the years but I always hear the little bits that are a touch out of tune, or a little off the beat. About 2 years ago I switched to Pro Tools LE for all my studio recordings and it has really opened up a whole new world for music production. This is the current version of the  system I own:
Digidesign Digi 003 Rack Factory Pro Tools LE System

Mine is actually the Digi 002 Rack but I just wanted you to have a reference on what my studio setup is like. [Click Here to Find Digidesign Digi 002 Rack on eBay]

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Musician’s Friend – New Product Of The Day

I love new music gear and I’m continually amazed at the new and innovative products that come on the market for musicians. It’s a nice thing to be such a force in the world that people invent and innovate such amazing devices so we can further our craft. I read a lot of magazines written for performing musicians and I try to stay on top new products coming out. Again, the Internet makes it even easier to find out about and get new gear before a lot of musicians hear about it. I always like to be at practice and tell the band members, “Did you hear about the new keyboard that Roland is coming out with?”. Or to be able to make a suggestion on a new product that will help somebody in the band out. Continue reading “Musician’s Friend – New Product Of The Day”

Practicing to a beat…not a metronome.

One thing that most musicians struggle with is playing accurately in a groove. It’s a huge necessity to be able to play things on the beat especially when you’re playing with other musicians. That rhythmic pulse is what keeps us all on the same page when we’re playing together in groups. I’ve played with bass players and guitar players that have a tough time even playing an eighth-note rhythm consistently. I myself struggle to play extremely fast guitar solos on the beat from time to time and it used to be a real struggle for me until I started practicing with a metronome. The metronome did me well but boy is it boring and irritating after a while.      Continue reading “Practicing to a beat…not a metronome.”

The Importance Of Strap Locks

I have to tell you the story of my beautiful Surf Green, Jeff Beck Signature Fender Stratocaster. My Jeff Beck Signature Strat was the perfect storm of all the right fender parts coming together in one guitar. I have the 1998 model with the double single coil lace sensor setup in the bridge position and the single lace sensors in the middle and the neck positions. I loved the Lace Sensor Pickups and the LSR roller nut. The neck was a little fat but I got used to it quickly and it’s very comfortable and comparable to my Les Paul Custom.    Continue reading “The Importance Of Strap Locks”

Musician’s Friend Stupid Deal Of The Day

   Let’s face it, music is a business. We have to cut costs just like any other business out there. We all need tools and we want the best tools at the best prices. That’s why it makes sense to bargain hunt. Musician’s Friend has a great promotion every day called the Musician’s Friend Stupid Deal Of The Day.
Musician's Friend Stupid Deal of the Day

I suggest clicking it every day just to see what they’re offering. Sometimes the deals are so good you can buy from it Musician’s Friend, then re-sell it eBay and make a couple bucks profit. I hope you get some value out of this promotion. I know I have and I check it regularly.