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Vox Continental – The Ambassador of Hip

Bursting onto the music scene in 1962, The Vox Continental Organ is an iconic musical instrument that has left an indelible mark on the world of music.

The Neumann U47: A Legend in the World of Microphones

The Neumann U47 is a microphone that has earned legendary status in the world of audio recording. Revered by musicians, producers, and engineers alike, it is often considered one of the finest microphones ever created. Its history is intertwined with the evolution of audio recording technology and the growth of the music industry. I’m going to do my best to chaperone you through the historical records of the Neumann U47 from its inception to its enduring legacy in the 21st century.

The Publison Infernal Machine 90: Agent Provocateur of Innovation and Sound Exploration

In the world of audio production and sound processing, few devices enjoy “secret weapon” status as much as the Publison Infernal Machine 90 (aka IM90). Obscure and extremely rare, it is a legendary piece of equipment that has left a profound impact on the music industry.

Sonic Revolution: A Brief Evolutionary Journey of Fender Amps

The history of Fender Amps is an electrifying tale that weaves together innovation, iconic sound, and a profound impact on the world of music. From the early Southern California days of Leo Fender’s visionary designs to the present, Fender Amps have become an integral part of the worldwide sonic landscape. I’m going to dive into some of the captivating historical milestones of Fender Amps, trace their origins, groundbreaking achievements, and lasting legacy.

Making Better Recordings at Home

Foot Pedals: Past, Present, and Future

What’s the state of the stomp? Inside Blackbird’s Bryan Clark takes you down memory lane and explains the past, present, and possible future of foot pedals. He also highlights 10 “holy grail” overdrive pedals for distortion enthusiasts.

Three Guitars That Changed The World

How the Telecaster, Stratocaster, and Les Paul, changed the world of guitar.

Compression Explained

Understanding the five parameters of compression.

The 1176 Compressor

Here’s a detailed overview of the famed 1176 compressor and its history.

Electricity 101 – The Basics and Then Some

Learn about the basics of electricity and gain valuable historical insight into its pioneers and developers.

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