Musicisum Review

If you’re on Facebook and you like or follow any page associated with music production, guitar brands, or similar things that identify you as a musician to the omniscient and omnipresent algorithms, you’ve no doubt seen ads for Musicisum. A bearded gentlemen identified as simply “Dave”—feet crossed nonchalantly upon the top of a desk—grins at…

Are You Suffering from Music Burnout?

I’m going to keep it real right now. There have been many, many times in the past 17 years I have considered walking away from music, for good. I’m talking “DELETE FU**ING EVERYTHING” levels of disenchantment. As a matter of fact, this happened fairly recently, thus this blog was quiet for a while. Luckily, the…

Review of Naughty Seal Audio’s Perfect Drums

For every 300 guitarists, there is probably one drummer dedicated enough to his or her art as the guitarist is. This creates a seemingly bleak disparity, where droves of guitarists—dying to rock the f*ck out—are left noodling away in unsatisfying, percussion-less jam sessions. But along came the brilliant idea of drum simulators. “Oh, you mean…

The Keys to Learning Music Production Online

The internet is saturated with open access YouTube channels, websites, and blogs (*ahem*) that offer free music production advice, including tips for dialing in guitar tones, vocal lessons, recording, mixing and even the mysterious art of mastering. While it seems like there is enough information freely available out there to turn any beginner into a…

Plateaus – “Crash Landing” EP [Peer Review 02]

Instrumental thrash/prog shredder Nate Flores aka Plateaus returns with a follow up to the “Annihilation” EP, bringing some expansive new sounds and flavors to his energetic brand of metal. Plateaus – “Crash Landing” EP Mayday Another Happy Landing (feat. Vanessa Flores) Avarice (feat. Chharath Chay) The Hermit (feat. Chris Tarver) Squiggle To Adventure (feat. Kyle…