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Review: Samson SR850 – On A Low Budget?

A review on the Samson SR850 studio headphones, a clone of the Superlux HD668B . Priced at only $49.90 will the Samson SR850 be able to save your mixes in the studio? First off, I want to admit that I’m a producer who doesn’t like using headphones. I understand the benefits of using headphones in […]

Getting Started : Supporting Your Local Music Scene

I’ve been neglected the Getting Started series for a while but now I’m back! A lot of times here in Malaysia I’ve been asked about our local scene. “How is the local scene here?” “Are local musicians any good?” “Hmm..I haven’t heard of them” “Why don’t we just hire Filipinos and be done with it?” No offence […]

10 Music Trends of 2015 That Would Freak Marty McFly Out

On this day (October 21, 2015) in “Back to the Future 2,” Mr. Marty McFly arrives to the future. We all know that young Marty is a rock ‘n’ rollin’ man, a guitarist, and a fan of the likes of Chuck Berry and Eddie Van Halen. So if he arrived to 2015, what would his […]

The Do’s and Dont’s of Testing an Electric Guitar At a Music Shop

Here’s one that hits close to home. Just the other day I was treated very rudely at a local music shop here in Penang  for testing the guitars they were selling.  Unfortunately, the salesman I was dealing with at the time was under the impression that I was practicing. Though this false assumption may have […]

Today In Music : October 19th — True Colors Hits #1

Welcome to another edition to Today in music, where we discuss today’s date in music  history. As usual Happy Birthday if today is your birthday! You will be sharing it with Keith Reid of Procol Harum who was born in 1946 and Pras Michel of Fugees who was born in  1972. Moving on…   First off, Pink […]

How Not To Piss Off Your Bandmates

Being in a band isn’t always sunshine and daisies. Sometimes bandmates can make life really hard for the rest of us, here’s how to help make sure you’re not one of those bandmates 1. Do not come for band practice to learn the songs. If the band has agreed on practicing or performing certain songs, […]