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The Difference Between Overdrive and Distortion Explained

Overdrive and Distortion Explained

Though they’re often lumped together, overdrive and distortion are two very different effects. They both work towards different purposes, and they both have a different impact on your tone. If you’ve ever asked yourself: “What is the difference between overdrive and distortion?" - you’ve come to the right place!

Drum Miking Techniques: How to Mic Drums for Recording

How to Mic Drums for Recording

Drum miking is almost a "lost art" in the time of 40GB drum sample libraries, electronic music and home music production. Audio engineer Raphael Pulgar explains different techniques for miking drums using from 1 to 8+ microphones

How To Set Up A Home Recording Studio

Home Recording Studio

My name is Raphael Pulgar and I run a home-based studio called Saturnine Audio. In this guide, I will be showing you how to set up a home recording studio.

Tremolo vs Vibrato: The Difference Between These Two Effects Explained

Vibrato and Tremolo pedals

Tremolo and vibrato are two terms that are constantly confused, and because these effects are no longer widely used, a lot of guitarists don’t have a ton of experience with them. If you’ve ever wondered what the difference between tremolo and vibrato is, you’ve come to the right place!

The Highest Rated Ukulele Brands For Beginners

The Highest Rated Ukulele Brands

Here are the highest rated ukulele brands.

We calculated this list by taking into account more than 18,500 reviews, ratings and opinions of musicians from around the world.

Best Electric Guitars - The All-Time Classics

Classic Electric Guitars

The history of modern music has been significantly shaped by one instrument - the electric guitar. So much of the music we love today simply wouldn't be possible without it and a large part of that is down to the all time classics featured in this list.

The Best Guitar Pedals: Eleven Essential Effects

11 Essential Effects

The guitar is unique in that its tone can be manipulated to a greater degree than just about any instrument out there. We can distort it and modulate it to our hearts content. When the right effects are used, the possibilities are endless.

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