May 7, 2013
Guitar companies rarely cross the line and make DJ products – and I question the reasoning behind this non-move. The same machines and materials that make up a guitar pedal could just as easily be used to make MIDI controller boxes and other relevant hardware. But you’ll never see a Vox controller or mixer for sale. I think it is not a matter of logistic or supply, but more about company image and dedication. Guitarists and DJs have different roles and fundamentally do not exist in the same sphere. DJs play back music and remix it live, while a guitarist creates music live using strings and vibrations.
Perhaps these guitar companies don’t want to be seen as traitors to their own kind. Perhaps they will lose credibility if they were ever to cross that boundary and begin making things they aren’t supposed to. It’s a shame because there is nothing …
October 16, 2012
If the ability to scratch on a vinyl turntable represents the true nature of a DJ’s skills, then the ability to shred on an acoustic guitar should shine light on the guitarists’ talent as well. Unfortunately, there are a lot of minute details that simply cannot be heard on an unamplified acoustic guitar – to which there is only one solution: acoustic amplification.
Again, boosting an acoustic guitar is never ideal (compared to an electric guitar), but this doesn’t mean your options are nonexistent. The Vox AGA30 is a small 30-watt amp that boasts a reasonable output level and some distortion and reverb options as well.…
September 24, 2012
Vox amplifiers have been around for quite some time, and bands like the Beatles are what helped them reach such staggering popularity. Over the years, new models and renditions of older models have taken on technical changes like new circuits and updated speakers – but the classic outer shell has always remained true to the original form.
The Vox AC4C1-BL is actually based off an older design, but has been given a facelift to give it a slightly more modern look. It uses the EL84 Top Boost circuit which was also employed on models crated back in the 60’s, and is capable of enough output for a small show.…
September 16, 2011
Whats up everybody? Jeff here, coming to you from UniqueSquared.com. We have been hitting you all pretty hard with the Pro Audio blogs so far and I really think its time we show all of our low tech friends some love! We just picked up the Blackstar guitar amplifier line…which is pretty cool, because until now we only had a few starter amps and a bunch of digital modeling stuff. With the addition of Blackstar we now have some serious ALL TUBE guitar amps!
I had heard a lot about these amps before they came in and knew a bit of the “Marshall” history that was involved and I have to admit, being a Fender guy through and through, I was very curious as to how they would match up to the classics we all love. So naturally I took this opportunity to bust one open and take it for …
March 16, 2011
While in Miami for the 2011 Winter Music Conference, the Mobile Studio team was able to catch up with part of the legendary DJ/producer crew, Da Beatminerz. In this clip, on board the Mobile Studio, Duplicuts interviews DJ Wayne Ski, Crazy DJ Bazarro and producer J King about current and upcoming projects, their first impressions on the Mobile Studio, and their now-preferred living space.
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