Category Archives: Music Tips and Tech Talk

Folding travel guitar

SoloEtte is an innovative travel, practice, and performance guitar. The frame comes apart and fits into a small carrying case. Compatible with headphones, computers, amps and sound systems.  

Free Digital Media Lab

What can you do for free at Hamilton Public Library’s digital media labs? Tons! Such as: Record and mix your own songs, Use the electronic drum kit and keyboard MIDI controller, Shoot and edit a short film. Let your creative side run wild at the Terryberry and Red Hill Branches, and Central Branch in late 2015 Book a session… Read More >

Guitar Amp with bluetooth effects and track streaming.

Line6 has come out with amp you can control wirelessly from a handheld device. Play tracks, control effects, or download preset tones. You can connect and record to computer via USB.

Battery powered portable PA

Play a gig anywhere even without a power outlet. Rechargeable, lightweight speakers with built in 4 channel mixer. Go anywhere and run it for 20hrs on one charge. Stream music from your device with Bluetooth, or a wireless mic. Awesome!

Hand held vocal coach from Roland

The pocket-sized VT-12 is a traveling vocal coach device. With a variety of built-in exercises and warm-ups, and analysis of your pitch while you sing. The illuminated pitch meter displays your pitch, and can even detect two singers simultaneously for two-part harmony.  It also has backing tracks and etudes from the Berklee Press bundled book .

Cobalt guitar and bass strings

Cobalt guitar and bass strings are a new iron/cobalt alloy combination claiming to work better with pickup magnets. Haven’t tried them yet but looking forward to it. Supposedly they last longer, have a higher output, improve tone, sustain and harmonics, and help you execute faster passages. Are they really this good? I’m gonna find out…. Read More >

Gallien MB200 Bass Head

This bass amp weighs 2 lbs and fits in your bag! Hook it up to a speaker and off you go. Aux input, headphone jack and a decent price.