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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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Top 10 Android Apps for Musicians – Day #2

By Tim Hemingway

Day 2: Category: Recording 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. For day 2, we’re going to continue looking at recording software for Android. Smart […]

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Top 10 Android Apps for Musicians – Day #1

By Tim Hemingway

Day 1: Category: Recording 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. Instead of giving you a traditional “top 10” list, I’m going to be giving […]

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Overall, the iRig Stomp is Pretty Awesome

By Tim Hemingway

If you have read any of my other IK reviews, you may have noticed one common gripe, the inability to use IK products in a live situation. Keep in mind; this is almost always touted as a feature. Well, it looks like someone at IK has heard my rants, or more likely, the rants of […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the “What Were They Thinking?”

By Tim Hemingway

As mentioned in my previous New@NAMM2015 articles, I have been to enough NAMMs to start paying attention to more than just new gear.  I have quickly learned that everyone who has been to 10+ NAMMs has a list of grievances that have more movements than “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”.  This article is not a […]

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New@NAMM – “GuitarGuy” Tim’s New Gear Picks

By Tim Hemingway

This year, my assignment at NAMM was to walk around and look for cool new stuff.  Since I’m still relatively a NAMM-newbie (3rd time), I still enjoy wondering aimless for hours looking at the latest gadgets, good and bad.  I’ll address the bad in another blog post, but for today I’m going to give you […]

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New@NAMM: The Earplug Redefined

By Tim Hemingway

DUBS Acoustic Filters are stylish, high-design earplugs that utilize advanced acoustical physics to reinvent hearing protection. By leveraging the way the ear processes sound, the DUBS accomplish two goals simultaneously: lowering sound by roughly 12 dB, and preserving audio fidelity. With the DUBS, every participant in the music industry – including DJs, musicians, sound mixers, […]

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DIY Monitor Stands

By Tim Hemingway

Monitor stands are one of those necessary evils in the studio.  They’re probably the boringest thing in the world to buy, but if you don’t have a good, solid stand for your monitors, you’ll have excessive vibration that will color your sound.

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