Pianoteq 8 Released for iPhone and iPad
I am pleased to share that Modartt has released the long-awaited Pianoteq 8 for iOS (iPhone/iPad). As of this writing, Modartt hasn’t even shared this news on their website, so it’s likely you may be hearing this news here first.
Preamp Vacuum Tubes for Jazz and Blues Guitarists
If you’re a jazz or blues guitar player, there is a good chance you’re not interested in much distortion in your tone. You probably seek mostly clean tone. One of the most crucial yet frequently neglected components of any guitar signal chain is the preamp vacuum tube(s) inside the amplifier. In this short post, I will share some tips for experimenting with preamp vacuum tubes that may help you achieve a very desirable and warm jazz and blues guitar tone.
The Visual Study of Vacuum Tubes
Understanding how to perform the visual study of vacuum tubes can enable you to readily identify the unique characteristics and applications of a given tube.
The Unmatched Beauty of the Rhodes Electric Piano
No matter your favorite genre, if you’re practicing the piano, the Rhodes electric piano is an instrument with a deserving warm and distinctive tone. It was the first model in a line of tine-based electric pianos designed and manufactured by Harold Rhodes in the late-1950s. Here I share details about my own, examples of the Rhodes sound, and options for reproducing it yourself.
Studiologic Numa X Piano GT: A Well-Rounded Digital Piano
A look at how Studiologic’s cost-effective, practical flagship compares to more expensive options like the newly released Nord Stage 4.
The EICO 667 Vacuum Tube Tester
This guide explains how to use the EICO Model 667 Dynamic Conductance Tube and Transistor Tester to test vacuum tubes. It provides step-by-step instructions for testing a tube, including setting the knobs and sliders, inserting the tube, and conducting a merit test. The guide is intended for anyone who needs to test vacuum tubes and wants to ensure they follow the proper process to avoid damaging any tubes or their tester.
Artifacts of Unbridled Consumerism
Left unchecked, consumerism has negative implications for our planet and future generations. In this post, we will explore its effects on individuals and society.
Metamorphosis: Variety is the Spice of Life
After a long hiatus, I am back with a new focus on soft skills, leadership, economic uncertainty, and personal growth.
Build Your Own Home Router
Today we’re going to build a router. Yes, that’s right, we’re venturing into networking, which for many is uncharted, technically daunting territory. Together we will work through all of the steps required to build a high performance, Linux-based router I have named alpha — almost totally from scratch. What’s more, when it comes to speed, reliability, security, and customization, the router we build will […]