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Saturday February 16, 2019. 08:00 AM
Sometimes you gotta pair up two pieces of gear to get the most out of each. In this edition of zZounds’ Perfect Pairings, we’re partnering up a Kemper Profiler Guitar Amplifier Modeler with the ValveTrain PowerTrain Stage 50 to create a beastly amp stack overflowing with...
Friday February 15, 2019. 06:38 PM
Welcome to Beat Connection, a series dedicated to promoting modern and vintage dance styles the only way we know how…by providing you a musical starting point to help you create that beat. In the majority of our recent posts, we’ve been taking you on a journey to what I’d...
Wednesday February 13, 2019. 09:36 PM
What the heck is a fiddle? Recording violin (aka the fiddle) is something that I feel was a lot more prevalent throughout mainstream music history than it is now. While “fiddle” can mean a few different instruments – the lyre, hardanger, viola/kontra, the cello (aka the...
Yesterday, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry tweeted a first look at his new signature Gibson Les Paul. Sporting a tastefully relic’d gold top and single bridge humbucker, it also offers a few out-of-the-ordinary features. There are two knobs — a master volume and a Chandler...
Monday February 11, 2019. 07:15 PM
Week On Walking The Floor Shortly after this interview Shooter Jennings was abducted by aliens! About The Guest Waylon Albright “Shooter” Jennings is an American singer-songwriter who has released seven albums and numerous EPs. Still interested? Visit the artist’s official...
Friday February 8, 2019. 09:00 PM
The dreaded cymbal crack is an issue that plagues drummers of all sects, and also plagues their bank accounts. This article will cover some basic dos and don’ts as general guidelines (and not a rule book). Cymbal Stand Height and Angle One of the best things I ever did for my...
We here at zZounds were fortunate enough to receive a small bounty (no pun intended) of old and new JHS drive pedals for a shootout. Since JHS offers a wealth of drive options for players, I figured a demonstration of the tone of each would be a worthwhile pursuit. As an...
Monday February 4, 2019. 06:13 PM
Ever since I picked up my first electric guitar, I’ve always loved the sound of overdrive. Now, of course, when I first started playing, I thought that distortion was an effect or a sound only reserved for guitars, and preferably generated from a monstrous tube amp. As I grew...
Wednesday January 30, 2019. 07:06 PM
Week On Walking The Floor Rayland Baxter shares some pearls of wisdom on marathon writing sessions and voice memo song note organization. About The Guest Rayland Baxter, is an American alternative country musician from Nashville, Tennessee. Still interested? Visit the...
The argument between which is better, condenser or dynamic microphones has been raging on for ages. Though the differences are immense, it’s important to figure out exactly what you need for the project at hand. So with the vast dynamic and condenser microphone options availa...
Tuesday January 29, 2019. 04:33 PM
Another NAMM is in the books, but we still can’t stop talking about the awesome gear and people we saw there. Check out our rundown of the coolest things we saw this year at NAMM! Neon Vines demoing the Akai Force One of the hottest launches of the 2019 NAMM Show was the...
Monday January 28, 2019. 07:25 PM
Shop gear from NAMM 2019 at zZounds: Keyboards & MIDI | DJ Gear | Computer Audio | Recording | Live Sound The post Keyboards, DJ, Live Sound & Recording Gear at NAMM 2019 appeared first on zZounds Music Blog.
Sunday January 27, 2019. 01:38 AM
The post Drums at NAMM 2019 appeared first on zZounds Music Blog.
Saturday January 26, 2019. 07:34 PM
There was so much to see at Fender’s NAMM booth this year, from Jimmy Page’s signature model to the completely rad new Alternate Reality and Rarities Series. Shop All Fender NAMM Gear at zZounds From there, we hit up other Fender family brands like Charvel, Gretsch, Jackson...
Friday January 25, 2019. 07:31 AM
To some, an electronic drum kit just seems like a gift for a kid; it won’t be loud like acoustic drums, they will learn a great skill and the kit itself is inexpensive at the entry level. To others, its the perfect modern gigging kit — giving you a ton of sounds in a...
Sure, NAMM is first and foremost about gear. But every now and then, a guitar god or producer extraordinaire will grace the presence of us mere mortals. Check out who we’ve spotted at the show so far. The post NAMM 2019: Sightings appeared first on zZounds Music Blog.
We’re splitting up our NAMM coverage brand-by-brand and section-by-section! Check out the guitar and bass gear that caught our eyes here. Shop All Guitar NAMM Gear at zZounds Shop All Bass NAMM Gear at zZounds The Return of Harmony & Teisco BandLab, makers of the popular...
Thursday January 24, 2019. 06:00 PM
Marshall’s new Studio series of amps recreates some of their most storied models into smaller heads, 2×12 cabs and combo amps. We got a closer look at these amps at the NAMM show. Check out our demo video at the top of this post! They’re ideal for smaller gigs, and as their...
In addition to a slew of new guitars and basses, Ibanez has a couple of big pedal announcements for the show. First up is a very special anniversary — it’s been 40 years since the original Tube Screamer’s release, and Ibanez is marking it with the traditional gift of a...
There’s so much new gear to cover at the 2019 NAMM show that we can’t possibly fit it in one post! Check out our specialized coverage brand-by-brand below and keep up with all the gear you care about most. We’ll be constantly updating these pages with videos and images...
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