Talking Drum

The talking drum is one of the earliest musical instruments used by percussionists. It originated in West African areas, but exists in Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal, and Nigeria as well. It appears most commonly among the Yoruba ethnic group. However, it may also be found...
Use a Sonic Enhancer to Master Your Track

Use a Sonic Enhancer to Master Your Track

We’ve had sonic enhancer plugins around for quite some time. They’re able to extract that certain magic from particular frequencies that are difficult to tune in with simple EQs and compressors. Sonic enhancers are particularly effective in the high and...

Guitar Amplifiers & Cabinets

Guitar Amplifier 101 A guitar amplifier is a device that amplifies the signal. In other words, it strengthens the audio signal that comes from a source such as electric, acoustic or bass guitar. Altered signal is then expressed through a loudspeaker which is typically...
Add Edge to Your Drums

Add Edge to Your Drums

The presence and bite of professional drum recordings might be missing in recordings of your own. This desired tonal quality can be achieved in several ways. For instance, distortion is generally a good choice, and specifically for this case, parallel distortion. In...

Cowbell

A cowbell is a hand percussion instrument based on the real-life bells that herders used to ring around the necks of domestic cows. They are like idiophones, which means that they make sound by vibrating the whole musical instrument. Clappers—a hanging pendulum inside...