In the last decade or so, the market for drum heads has been flooded by new innovations, techniques and materials all claiming to be the future of drumming. Meanwhile, the coated Ambassador drum head by Remo continues to be one of the top-selling drum heads in the world year after year with almost no significant changes to its design for several decades. How do you sort through … [Read more...] about How to Shop for Drum Heads — Picking and Choosing
Making music is a magical thing if you think about it. You're literally combining your physical energy with your emotion and then turning it into harmonious noise. That harmonious noise then travels through the air in sound waves delivering physical energy and emotion to the listener. In fact, music can have a profound physical effect on practically anything that it's subjected … [Read more...] about Beginner’s Guide: How to Learn to Start Making Music
There can be numerous types of 'keys' on a keyboard, whether it is for MIDI, workstation, or a synthesizer. Some other types include full-weighted, semi-weighted, or those with aftertouch. Synth action keys are typically made of plastic and use springs to return the key back to it's rested position. Other keyboards use weights for their make of keys. One of the main … [Read more...] about What is “synth action” keys on keyboards?