My hometown of Baton Rouge was a music maker’s mecca at the end of September when local gear and software manufacturer, PreSonus, held their second annual PreSonuSphere conference. It was such a treat to be invited to experience it, eat some Cajun food, hear some great music and visit with old friends. And then there [...]
Nashville and NAMM go together like perfect words and a memorable melody: All the makings of a great song are right there in front of you. And there’s always such a a great vibe at this smaller of the two shows, with the world’s best musicians wandering around discovering new gear and meeting some brilliant [...]
After attending almost 40 NAMM shows over the past 22 years, this most recent one—held from January 19-22 in Anaheim, Calif.—somehow turned into my favorite. It had been three years since my last visit, and this time I just got to have fun visiting with old friends and take my time seeing all the new [...]
To be absolutely honest, I have never found inner-ear earphones that I could bear—I’ve been through pretty much all of them including those agents of pain that come with Apple products. So I was beyond thrilled when I pulled my new Woodees out of their velvet pouch, fit them in my ear, and reveled in my first experience of ear bud comfort. Ahhhh.
I love it when someone invents something I ended up needing—even before I knew I needed it. Such is the case of the new iPic Stylus from Woodees—it solves all the problems of texting or typing on my iPhone with a guitar pick that’s easy to hold and fits in my pocket. Brilliant! The iPic [...]