March 12th, 2014
So…the internet has been around 25 years now and I remember when it first started. Using AOL dial-up at $20 a month for only 20 hours of access, or HUGE overuse penalties. Hearing about Net Zero that was free internet, and eventually cost $9.99. Using Windows 3. with a 64 MB hard drive. All the way to the day now where I can fit about 500 of those computers inside my iPhone. Since that time I learned how to use HTML to AJAX, to any number of the newest codes needed for basic internet usage. I also learned how to type faster than anyone I know without ever taking a typing class, or doing anything other than trolling people on message boards for years. I didn’t learn anything about EGH Law. I did learn about what should have happened to OJ, or Casey Anthony if they got convicted, however. So…I’m a trial lawyer thanks to the internet. For murder trials. I know how to defend obviously guilty people with absurd nonsense and the people on the jury are dumb enough to buy it.
March 2nd, 2014
Did you think that there was a new LCD company out there when you heard about Berringer monitors? Speakers, son. Stuido speakers specifically, with the TRUTH line leading the way as the best. While they can be used by a general stereo, or video system, they are designed for studio recording at a very affordable price. Quality is not lost in the sound either, so the TRUTH is that they give you way more for the cost than what you would expect.
January 29th, 2014
While I may not recommend getting a protection plan for simple home use of basically just browsing the internet, or doing silly things at home that have very little chance of causing you harm, there are many reasons why you might want, or even NEED an AppleCare protection plan for cheap Macbook Pro at musicians friend. Besides someone in your household using your Mac for something shady online that puts it at risk, someone that uses the Macbook Pro for their livelihood as an artist, or musician can’t afford to lose anything when something catastrophic might happen to their Macbook Pro.
Compared to just owning a regular PC, Mac takes care of you when you purchase an AppleCare Protection Plan. They take your problems seriously and give you genuine help, and that is what you want when you invest in a Mac to help bring your music to life. These services provide the best protection possible for an additional 3 years extended from the standard 90 day phone support and only limited 1-year warranty from your initial purchase.
Direct access to Apple experts
Global repair coverage1
Mail-in repair: Mail in your Mac using a prepaid shipping box provided by Apple
Carry-in repair: Take your Mac to an Apple Retail Store or other Apple Authorized Service Provider
January 29th, 2014
When looking for high quality audio mixers at a VERY reasonable price there isn’t much reason to look any further than the family of Vestax mixers at Guitar Center. Vestax sports several low cost solutions to mixing with quality far outshining their cost. A family of crossfaders, DJ Mixers, and input faders devices allow you to perform high level mixing for prices that anyone can afford.
January 29th, 2014
Was looking around for a transport cart for a while and finally ran across a place I could save on r12 rock-n-roller cart. The cart is considered an 8 -in-1 transport cart so what does that mean exactly? It is a cart that offers 8 different configurations to allow you the ability to move almost any sort of musical equipment with one transporter instead of needing several of them to move various pieces of equipment.
As a 2-wheel handtruck it is long and gives you an easy stair climbing ability to slide bulky equipment over stairs and curbs. As a short platform for amp or speaker stand and also works great as a tool truck for sound, lighting and video technicians. The Long hi-stacker configuration can full drum kits. It also configures into a shelf, or deck kit to make the cart even more versatile for carrying many smaller items at once.
December 26th, 2013
The ableton live 9 suite has gone above and beyond to make it’s newest version the most robust so far. Finally adding in dual monitor support. Live takes advantage of multiple monitors to show you more at once. Use your second monitor to keep the mixer visible at all times. New tools for converting audio into MIDI that can take your samples, or simply just your mindless house singing to a new level.
December 26th, 2013
Sounds like the title of a song doesn’t it? Yeah…what is a banjo out on the road without your trusty banjo strap. How can a man play a banjo in front of a crowd without first picking up a banjo straps at Musicians Friend? Haha…great song huh? What shall we call this new classic masterpiece? The banjo banjo strap dance.
December 10th, 2013
You can’t have a ukelele without the help of a ukelele tuner at musicians friend now can you? I remember back in the days before I knew how to tune my own guitar by ear. EVen now that I kind of can do it by ear I still don’t always get the perfect pitch that I am looking for. Especially if I want to play a key or so off. That’s why having the tuner with me always made it so much easier to just get it right. Any instrument that needs to be in tune should be accompanied by some sort of electronic tuner. BE it a guitar tuner, or even an ukulele tuner. If you don’t have proper tuning you won’t sound the best that you can.
November 8th, 2013
With the advancements of technology making media so much more accessible, it is jsut as easy to learn to play an instrument such as guitar, drums, and even saxophone from the comfort of your own home. Not only does it cost less for these programs than it does to take professional lessons, but they don’t skimp on the tools you need to learn how to read music effectively, how to understand beats and notes, etc. Using a good hal leonard DVD, CD, or book system to learn how to play the instrument of your choice makes it easier than it has ever been to become great with your instrument.
October 27th, 2013
The kind and amount of distortion you have for your guitar can mean the difference between sounding like you are a heavy metal hardcore, or an old school rock guy. Finding the one that suits you isn’t always easy, but if you are looking for the kind of crunch you need to play death metal and still get the tones you need for classic rock you might have to look a little harder. The ultimate classic electro harmonix big muff at guitar center is considered one of, if not the best destortion pedals ever by many guitar enthusiasts. IT gives you the options to hit the tones you need to fro whatever you want to rock hard with.