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What are the Different Kinds of Capos for Acoustic Guitars?

As a guitar player, you should get guitar capos. They can help add a new dimension of creativity. In this article, we will learn more about capos for acoustic guitars together. They are available in some different types to choose from. They have various features and attributes. Also, each of them has terms of design…

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Miles Davis – Blind listening test

Down Beat Magazine interviewed Miles Davis in 1964 and asked him for his opinion on some music via a blind listening test, and checked his ability to pick out other musicians based on the way they played. Now, Miles Davis wasn’t known for listening to just about anything – he was very selective in what…

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Turntable into a tape machine

This ad for from the pages of AUDIO ENGINEERING, ’52, introduces the Presto TL-10. It promises to turn your turntable into a tape machine. Here’s the text of the ad: NOW! perfect TAPE REPRODUCTION on TURNTABLE Whether you’re in a 250-watt local station in California… a 5,000 watt network outlet in Ohio… or a TV…

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Finding Real Music Played On The Theremin

The theremin, that strange and kooky electronic instrument that gave us the theme from the original Star Trek television show in the 1960’s, and again brought back to the popular culture through CBS’s hit Sit-Com “The Big Bang Theory,” and that shows quirky character Sheldon Cooper (played by actor Jim Parsons). For whatever reason it…

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We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out

You’ve probably seen the commercial.    The one about those wireless speakers?  The one with R&B artist Janelle Monae and her friends dancing to that catchy song?   Yeah, you’ve seen it.  How many of you were like who in the world is the artist that is performing that song?  I know I am one…

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Stefan Lessard’s bass wedge

Stefan Lessard’s bass wedge

I’m not sure if you’ve ever noticed, but Stefan Lessard, the bass player for The Dave Matthews Band has this little wedge that he stands on when he plays: Well, as a bass player myself, I found the explanation quite interesting when I found out what the heck it was. Ian Kuhn, the band’s monitor…

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Minimalist DIY turntable

Livia Ritthaler had just moved to London to finish her bachelor degree for a graphics program. Because she couldn’t afford the money nor the space for a record player, she decided to build one herself. She ended up using three materials: paper, wood and metal. Using these materials she build a hand-operated, minimal turntable that…

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Joy Division Dress

And something for the ladies…  Joy Division released the album Unknown Pleasures in 1979.  The album itself didn’t do very well until “love will tear us apart” was released a year later, but I’ve always loved the graphics on the album. The front cover images comes from an edition of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy.  I was…

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Phantom of the floppera

People have made floppy drives sing before, but this is George Whiteside’s take on it. It features two 3 1/2″ drives and two 5 1/4″ drives connected to a PIC18f14k50 microcontroller. I wonder how many people will never see a floppy drive? If your’e interested in more of the technical details of how it works…

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Dial-up modem sound slowed 700% is 100% creepy

You know how when you slow a Justin Bieber song down by 800%, you get a neat ambient track? Well if you do this kind of thing with the most horrible sound in the world… OH MY GOD I CAN NEVER SLEEP AGAIN The audio you hear in the video was created with a program called…

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