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How To Assist Your Child's Learning With The Right Piano

There are tonnes of studies and articles about the benefits of children learning music. Music can play a big part in a child’s development – from memory to patience, plus helping with cognitive and social skills. Music is a universal language that can benefit anyone and everyone, regardless of background and age. So, you’ve decided to get your child started in learning a musical instrument. Congratulations! There are many instruments to choose from. Strings, woodwind, brass, percussion….but unless your child has a strong preference to play a particular instrument, I feel that learning a keyboard instrument is a great place…

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Tones in Time – 60s Rock

The 1960s is undoubtedly one of the most beloved decades for music. It was during this time that some of the most influential bands in history were formed, releasing albums and songs that still resonate to this day. While the 1960s produced a huge scope of music, we’ll focus mostly in this article on Rock,…

  BOSS Talk

A Beginner’s Guide to Compression

Compression is one of the most frequently used effects for audio production. Considered to be an essential studio tool, applying compression to every track in a mix, individually or overall, is an industry standard procedure. A compressor has the ability to radically alter sounds, or even a whole mix if need be. Despite having a…

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Take Control with the ES-8 Switching System

Sef, the lead guitarist for the Canadian alternative band, Your Favourite Enemies, is a pedal fanatic. His board is loaded with a massive selection of stompboxes, which he blends together in highly creative ways to craft his diverse guitar textures. Sef recently replaced a simpler effects switcher with the BOSS ES-8, and he was blown away by all the amazing things he…

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Tips and Tricks for Advanced Loopers

As a musician, the art of looping is one of the most fun things you can possibly do. Looping is something that truly allows you to tap into new areas and to expand your creativity. Whether you’re in a solo, duo or ensemble situation, once you get a taste of the looping bug, it’s downright…

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Look Ma, No Feet! How to Get Hands on with Your Looper

When most of us think of a BOSS RC Loop Station, they envisage a big red stompbox. Stompbox Loop Stations are excellent for instrumentalists who want to loop, but still need their hands free. However, some loop performers want more direct control over their performance. So whether you’re a DJ, a Vocalist or a multi-instrumentalist,…

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Taking Control of Your Loop Station

BOSS Loop Stations are famous for their industry leading flexibility right out of the box. They also provide a serious level of functionality for the beginner or intermediate looping musician. However, for the advanced user who wants to fully extend their looping creativity, a higher degree of control is often required. This can include whether…

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The Ultimate Guide to the BOSS ES-5 Effects Switching System

The BOSS ES-5 Effects Switching System is the newer, smaller brother to the remarkably successful ES-8. Since its 2015 release, the BOSS ES-8 Effects Switcher has enjoyed worldwide acclaim. With its ground breaking design, functionality and control options, the BOSS ES-8 offers features far surpassing any similar device. Pedal Loop switchers are not new of…

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Why Should I Buy A Switching System?

As guitar players, our options for sonic possibilities are near infinite. Technology has reached a point where pedals, synthesis, amplification and effects can all work together to create sounds that were unimaginable until recently. The recent and dramatic increase in the amount of effect pedals and guitar processing equipment is tremendously exciting. Customised pedal boards…

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Developing the Brown Sound

Guitarists have used BROWN as an adjective for guitar tone ever since the phrase emerged back in the late 1970’s/early 1980’s. The early history of the term remains undisputedly and indelibly linked to one of the biggest guitar heroes of all time. However, in the years since, the word “brown” in reference to guitar tone…

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Getting Big Guitar Sounds At Small Gigs

Paul White, editor-in-chief of Sound on Sound magazine, shares his tips for getting a big guitar sound even when you’re playing in a small venue… I’ve been to a lot of gigs where some really good guitar playing has been let down by a frankly dreadful guitar sound. However, it is relatively simple to achieve…