Gear

Interviews

Zen and the Art of Extreme Metal Production

Dave Otero has worked with everyone from Primitive Man and Khemmis to Cephalic Carnage, so we went to Denver to find out what makes him tick.
Ben Hutcherson
12.14.17
brief histories

Ride the Feedback: A Brief History of Guitar Distortion

Or, how one of music's happiest accidents went on to shape countless careers and spawn entire genres, from rock 'n' roll to experimental noise
J. J. Anselmi
2.24.17
Interviews

Canadian Hemp Guitars Give Literal Meaning to “Stoner Rock”

They go for around $1,300... depending on the dealer.
Jamie Ludwig
9.26.14
Holy Shit

How to Build a Magnetized Piano Harp

Singer Samantha Urbani spent the day with inventor, sculptor, and instrument designer Andy Cavatorta.
Xavier Aaronson
9.24.14
Holy Shit

The Techno-Collagist Who Turns Lasers and Human Limbs into Instruments

Music nerd alert: Samantha Urbani talks to boundary pushing sound artist Adriano Clemente.
Xavier Aaronson
9.10.14
Gear

An Artist Has Created Stringed Instruments Out of Hacked Record Players

When scratch culture meets the strings.
Nadja Sayej
6.23.14
Gear

The Otamatone: The Most Adorable Instrument That Looks Like a Sperm

It's like, part guitar, part Muppet... part sperm.
Nadja Sayej
6.10.14
Gear

How to Not Look Like an Opening Band Even Though You Most Definitely Are an Opening Band

Tip: No one is there to see you.
Jonathan Diener
6.6.14
Internet Exploring

TURN UP: This LED Rave Headband Will Change the Way You Party

"Built for festivals. Optimized for raging."
Kyle Kramer
5.14.14
Firsties and Faves

Firsties and Faves: Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio talks first crushes, fave eras, and spaghetti…
Davo McConville
5.12.14
Interviews

Love Karaoke but Have No Friends? Someone Invented Chat Roulette for Duets

The founders of glti.ch talk about the joys of doing drunken Belle and Sebastian covers with people on the internet at 2 AM.
Nadja Sayej
3.3.14
Gear

Digital Deluge: The Best Apps For Musicians

Take a break from Angry Birds and be a better musician.
Jonah Bayer
1.9.14
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