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Tim Hemingway

I want to be a rockstar when I grow up, at least that is what I have been putting down as my career goal ever since I was first introduced to the Beatles at 11 or 12 years old. Shortly after my introduction to the Fab Four, I picked up an old classical guitar and started learning every Beatles song I could. It was right around that time that the nickname "GuitarGuy" Tim originated. While I don't remember the exact origin, it was basically how kids at school differentiated me from the other 4 or 5 Tims in our class. Starting in Jr. High, with an arsenal of Weezer and Green Day covers, my friends and I began "performing". Over the next 10 years I played guitar or bass in various alternative, punk and acoustic bands. Somewhere mid-way through college I realized that although I had the desire to be a rockstar, maybe I didn't have the songwriting abilities, so I moved my passion for music behind the console. I then spent several years working in a studio by day, and at night running everything from local concerts to community musicals. Without all of the boring details, my studio work eventually led me into advertising and marketing which is what I now do during the day. But when I come home at night, I still pull out my guitar and put on concerts for my kiddos (I’m raising up the next generation of Guitar Gods). I met up with the Rev while I was in grad school and was working on my thesis: Turn it up to Eleven: A Study of Guitar Hero and Rockband gamers. Why they play and how marketers can use this information. Yes, it is true. I have several academic publications about Guitar Hero. At that time in my life I had decided to pursue a career in marketing within the music industry, but the Rev had a better idea. He gave me a shot at reviewing gear, and ever since then I have been a regular here as part of the Live2playNetwork dysfunctional-family. When it comes to music, I'm a jack of all trades. While I'm not an expert at anything, in a pinch I can play guitar, bass, drums, sing, or I can mic up the drum kit, edit in Pro Tools, or solder up a new patch cable.

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IK Multimedia Introduces iLoud Micro Monitors

By Tim Hemingway

Get high-end sound without the high-end price We are pleased to announce that iLoud Micro Monitor, the ultra-compact best sounding monitors for small studios, is now shipping and available from select IK resellers worldwide and the IK online store for only $/€299.99 per pair.

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You can sound Good or you can sound Unique

By Tim Hemingway

Over the past 6 months, I have really gotten into listening to podcasts on my commute. It’s probably no surprise that my preferred podcasts are gear-centric.  I have found that there’s no better way to start or end my day than to listen to a couple of guys talk about guitars, music, and recording.

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IK Multimedia Launches iKlip A/V

By Tim Hemingway

iKlip A/V gives professional audio to broadcast-quality videos on mobile phones and compact video cameras thanks to its integrated XLR mic preamp, wireless receiver support, steady hand grip and secure device and camera holder

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Harbinger L2404FX-USB – Hands On Review

By Tim Hemingway

Prior to this review, my only experience with Harbinger was seeing their PAs at my local Guitar Center.  I’m always interested in testing out products from new brands to see what’s available, so when the Harbinger L2404FX-USB 24-Channel Mixer came up for review, I jumped at the opportunity.

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New GearCast Episode – Jim Crockett Interview

By Tim Hemingway

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Jim Crockett, the former Editor and President of Guitar Player magazine.  Jim has recently release a memoir of his time at Guitar Play entitled Guitar Player: The Inside Story of the First Two Decades of the Most Successful Guitar Magazine Ever.

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Amplitube on Android – iRig UA Review

By Tim Hemingway

Finally, someone has done it!  Quality digital effects are now available to the most popular (and significantly superior imho) mobile OS in the world.  That’s right, IK Multimedia has brought their extremely popular amp/effect modeling software Amplitube to Android.  As you can probably already tell, being an Android fanboy, I couldn’t be happier.  So now […]

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Top 10 Android Apps for Musicians – Day #6

By Tim Hemingway

Day 6: Category: Apps for Guitarists This week, “Guitar Guy” Tim is giving Live2Play Network readers his picks for the 10 Best Android apps for musicians. If you’re just joining the series, you may want to start at the beginning by clicking here. While we all pride ourselves in picking songs out by ear, when […]

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Top 10 Android Apps for Musicians – Day #5

By Tim Hemingway

Day 5: Category: Apps for Guitarists This week, “Guitar Guy” Tim is giving Live2Play Network readers his picks for the 10 Best Android apps for musicians. If you’re just joining the series, you may want to start at the beginning by clicking here. I can’t forget Gibson. Afterall, they are the greatest guitar manufacturer in […]

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Top 10 Android Apps for Musicians – Day #4

By Tim Hemingway

Day 4: Category: Apps for Guitarists This week, “Guitar Guy” Tim is giving Live2Play Network readers his picks for the 10 Best Android apps for musicians. If you’re just joining the series, you may want to start at the beginning by clicking here. TonePrint (Free) – This app is a necessity if you own any […]

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Top 10 Android Apps for Musicians – Day #3

By Tim Hemingway

Day 3: Category: Apps for Guitarists This week, “Guitar Guy” Tim is giving Live2Play Network readers his picks for the 10 Best Android apps for musicians. If you’re just joining the series, you may want to start at the beginning by clicking here. I’m back again with more awesome Android apps. For the next few […]

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