Songwriting Tip: The Replacement Method

Most of the time, the most difficult part of songwriting is just doing it. We build up these mythologies around songs that we love, and as a result, we believe that songs will just “come to us” when the time is right. While songs will sometimes just come to you, 95% of the time, you’re […]

Auto-Tune: Do or Don’t?

It’s time to talk about the facts: your favorite singers don’t sound like that. The voices that you hear on the recordings have been altered to achieve an inhuman level of technical perfection and if you want to get real, most of their “live” concert performances have been pre-recorded and altered too. It’s time that […]

Choosing a Band Name

How to choose a band name? So you have some good songs, and rad friends you play music with. You have the support, the gear, and the will, but only one little thing is missing – what to call this project of future rock and roll stars. Choosing a band name, seemingly simple, yet when […]

Phantom Power Recording Problems and Solutions

Common Recording Problems and Solutions: Phantom Power By this point, I hope you’ve had a chance to play around with your preferred method of recording. If so, you’ve probably bumped into a few walls. Let’s talk about one of the most likely ones, including phantom power. The Voltage Wall If you’re recording vocals, eventually you’re […]

The Music Team – Jacob Cole

Our team members have each spent 10,000 hours on music. They have the experience to inform & help you make your next music purchase. Online reviews are fine, but nothing beats the first-hand advice of a local expert. You’ll save yourself time & money. Meet Jacob Edward Cole, Guitar Teacher, Singer-Songwriter, & Musician.