Picks have existed from the earliest days of string instruments. There’s evidence that ancient Egyptians used picks made of stone or bone, similar to picks found today. Modern picks come in a huge variety of materials, both natural and man-made, even recycled, and in many shapes and sizes.
Fender has released the newest model in the American Acoustasonic Series: the American Acoustasonic Stratocaster. Originally previewed at Winter NAMM 2020, this all-new model is inspired by its sister Telecaster platform, but also moves the series forward with creative options in new design and technology. Building off of the Acoustasonic Telecaster released at Winter NAMM […]
Keeping a cleaned and conditioned fretboard will not only improve playability and string life, but will also prolong the health of the unfinished fretboard wood by keeping it from drying and cracking. Music Nomad’s new F-ONE Unfinished Fretboard Care Kit contains everything a player needs to clean and condition your unfinished fretboard: fretboard oil, fretboard […]
While at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show in January, Making Music spent a few minutes with Philipp Schuster, product manager for Austrian Audio, who told us all about the company’s newest releases: The Hi-X (High Excursion) headphones, comprised of the on-ear HI-X50 and over-ear HI-X55, and their new large diaphragm microphones, the OC818 and OC18. […]
Designed as a way to let many frustrated guitarists continue playing, Rock-iT Barre was created to play guitar chords (and still allow for some fingering) for experienced guitarists who have developed arthritis or for those who have a missing digit.
The AKG LYRA Ultra-HD Multimode USB microphone has a retro design and comes fully equipped with high resolution 24-bit/192kHz converters, a four-capsule mic array that provides four user-friendly capture modes, and a plug-and-play setup with support for Mac® and PC, plus iOS® and Android™ tablets and phones.
TECnology Hall of Fame founder George Petersen and the NAMM TEC Committee have announced seven defining audio products and innovations as the newest entrants to the prestigious TECnology Hall of Fame (TECHOF).
Casio has added two new models to its Celviano Grand Hybrid digital piano line – the GP-310 and GP-510. The new models boast several enhanced features, including a more powerful speaker system, improved harpsichord Tone, and an improved Concert Play mode. The GP-310 and GP-510 digital pianos were revealed in the company’s booth during The […]
Keeping a cleaned and conditioned fretboard will not only improve playability and string life but prolong the health of the unfinished fretboard wood by keeping it from drying and cracking. Music Nomad’s new F-ONE Unfinished Fretboard Care Kit contains everything a player needs to clean and condition your unfinished fretboard: fretboard oil, fretboard brush, and […]
The short answer to the question in the title is “not as much as you think.” To get up and running recording professional-standard bass guitar tracks you need—at least—the following. Bass Guitar Don’t get a six string bass. So much recorded music has featured a Fender Precision bass and that’s the sound many people […]