Author: jakekelly

Diary of a Mad Man: Building Your Own Guitar

A good friend of mine, Bruce Howlett, kept a journal while building a guitar from a kit that is a worthwhile read for anyone thinking of following suit. You can read about the adventure, misadventure and the great reward of the...

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You Got a Publishing Contract! Part 2

They are going to want to know what songs you already had recorded.  If by chance some band had picked up and recorded one or more your songs and they released them on CD or have them up for digital distribution, then...

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Eubanks Enriches Performing Arts School

As if watching time-lapse photography, the Van Nuys High Performing Arts Magnet constructed a multi-platform performance of their own creation that blossomed in less than 90 minutes under the guidance of guest director famed...

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The ZT Lunchbox Amp Review

The saying says big surprises come in small packages, and usually it is applies to diamond rings.  But the ZT Amplifier’s Lunchbox amp proves that idiom true for guitarists as well as potential brides-to-be: a combo amp the...

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  • Music Box San Diego Unveils an All-VUE System
    In the heart of San Diego’s Little Italy sits an upscale music venue that has quickly become a popular stop for a growing roster of national performing acts and A-list corporate clientele. Opened in 2015, Music Box has hosted such notable talent as Snoop Dogg, Halsey, Luis Fonsi, Rufus Du Sol, Jidenna, and Switchfoot, as […]
  • Top Modern Drummers Use Porter & Davies
    The whole team at Porter & Davies would like to congratulate their Artists who have been nominated and voted best in their class in the 2019 Modern Drummer Reader Poll. Check April 2019 Modern Drummer for the full list and a fabulous review of the BC-X In the Studio category, both Matt Chamberlain and Nir […]
  • L-Acoustics Sings with the Strings Under Conner Prairie’s Evening Skies
    Each summer since 1982, countless music lovers in Central Indiana have flocked to historic Conner Prairie to hear the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) perform its annual Kroger Symphony on the Prairie outdoor concert series. This past season, the ISO sounded bigger and better than ever thanks to an L-Acoustics K2 loudspeaker system complemented with Syva […]
  • Focusrite’s RedNet Control Now Includes Support for Red Range Interfaces
    Focusrite has released RedNet Control 2.3, a free update that unifies RedNet Control with configuration, status monitoring, metering and extended operational control of the Red 4Pre, Red 8Pre, Red 16Line – Focusrite’s range of audio interfaces offering up to 64 in / 64 out Thunderbolt™ I/O with Pro Tools | HD and Dante® network audio […]
  • Alcons Audio Chosen By France’s Prestigious Sciences Po
    Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (often referred to as Sciences Po) is a highly selective French university with seven campuses across the country. The new Grand Auditorium at its Reims site continues the theme of excellence by featuring an Alcons Audio system. Founded in 1872, Sciences Po quickly became a highly influential academic institution for […]