David Kalt has always loved guitars. As owner of the iconic store Chicago Music Exchange, he’s surrounded by guitars all day. Recently, Kalt combined his two biggest passions, music and technology, and founded Reverb.com, an online marketplace for musicians. The site boasts 9,000 unique visitors every day, and has grown 35% each month since its February launch.
This is probably why Autotune infuriates so many serious musicians: those variations in pitch aren’t mistakes in the performance; they are the performance. If you clean up those “errors” and quantize everything to the “correct” pitches, all you’re left with is dry, robotic music.
Behold: the latest trumpet from Conn-Selmer, showcased at the 2013 NAMM music trade show. This beautiful horn was co-designed by Jose Hernandez, the great mariachi trumpet player. If you’re looking for a bright sound with a clean staccato attack, look no further. For more information, visit the Bach website.
The harmonica is often associated with the blues, but it is also used in jazz, country, rock, pop, and even classical music. It is classified as a free reed wind instrument (or aerophone). So, let’s find out how a harmonica works. It is similar to the pipe organ and the accordion, only notes are selected […]