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Walden Concorda Series Acoustics Now Shipping

By Bill Evans

  Walden is now shipping the full Concorda line of acoustic guitars, including the Tobacco Sunburst CG670TB grand auditorium style acoustic guitar. Featuring a solid Western Red Cedar top, solid Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, Maple/Mahogany rosette, gold hardware, and distinctive headstock.The Walden Guitar Company’s design team has taken the traditional and classic designs of the […]

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Mastering Stage Banter

By Bill Evans

Stage banter can make the difference between a good show and a great one. Does yours come off as cool or canned?   Few performers can get by with just playing music and never addressing the audience between songs. Trust me on this one—I tried to do so for many years. Finally, I got tired […]

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Tweets From the Road

By Bill Evans

 With a full North American tour just around the corner, Toronto-based group Rock Plaza Central‘s front man and literary award winner Chris Eaton has found a way to stay creative while spending time in the van.  Band Tweets "Stories" From the Road Eaton is teaming up with arts and culture zine Steel Bananas to write one story per day of no […]

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Live Sound 101—Choosing a Mic

By Bill Evans

  Sound guys wear T-shirts. Usually black ones. And they typically display a line of text that’s a variation on the phrase: “I know what all the knobs and buttons do -— and it took a long time to learn.” That knowledge was what separated sound techs from performers.    Things have changed. The digital […]

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HD-1 Specs

By Bill Evans

  Kit Configuration Kick Pedal, Snare, Hi-Hat, Hi-Hat Pedal, Tom x 3, Crash, Ride Drum Kits 10 Patterns 10 Controls Drum Kit button x 5, Variation button, Metronome button, Volume knob, Tempo knob Metronome Tempo (40–220), Sounds (3 types), Volume (3 levels) Connectors Output jack (Stereo miniature phone type) (*1), Headphone jack (Stereo miniature phone […]

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Edirol R-09 Specs

By Bill Evans

NOTE: THESE SPECS ARE FROM THE EDIROL WEB SITE.  R-09 24-bit WAVE/MP3 Recorder Recorder Part Tracks 2 (stereo) Signal Processing AD/DA conversion: 24 bits, 44.1/48 kHz Data Type [ For Recording ] *Stereo only, Format: MP3 (MPEG-1 audio layer 3), Sampling Rate: 44.1/48 kHz, Bit Rates: 64/96/128/160/192/224/320 kbps, Format: WAV, Sampling Rate: 44.1/48 kHz, Bit Depth: 16/24 bits [ For Playback ] Format: MP3 […]

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iPhone Apps For Guitarists From Planet Waves

By Bill Evans

Watch this L2P video review by Bill Evans, aka RevBill on four different Planet Wave products.   1. Universal Chromatic II Tuner 2. Metronome Tuner 3. Chordmaster Application for iPhone & iPod Touch   4. Scale Wizard Application for iPhone & iPod Touch       Universal Chromatic II Tuner The Universal Chromatic II Tuner […]

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Effects Can Make Your Mix Magical Or Mangle It.

By Bill Evans

If you have been following this seemingly never ending series, you should now be pretty well versed on the entire signal chain from the point on the console where the sound enters to where it exits. We still have amps and speakers to deal with but for now let’s take a little road trip into […]

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Are You Prepared?

By Bill Evans

It’s funny how we come up with ideas. Or at least how I do. It drives a lot of people nuts but I just don’t think in a linear manner. Maybe it is why I like the Internet so much. The never ending supply of links related to whatever I am looking for leads to […]

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They Want You To Do What?

By Bill Evans

Good gigs are hard to get and in this economy, it’s getting even harder. 99% of the time, I’m like you, a musician looking for bookings—but once a year thetables turn and it’s me booking the talent. I’m the namesake and a co-producer behind the Aiken & Friends Fest, an Americana / Roots / Country […]

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