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by Marcos H. Bolaños
When discussing who is the greatest guitarist in the world, we all tend to have our favorites. But when it comes to acoustic guitar and finger-picking style, the name Tommy Emmanuel usually comes to everyone’s mind. So it’s not surprising that one of the best acoustic guitar players of all time and one of the finest guitar manufacturers in the world come together to develop a new instrument.
From such big names in the industry, we can only expect the very best. But does the C-03R TE deliver?
by Kurt Loewen
The RC-20 by XLN audio is an affordable and versatile production tool that every producer and engineer should have at their disposal. According to XLN, RC-20 should be on everything…including the master. And I have to say that after using this liberally over the past 6 months I must agree.
Use the 6 settings of Noise, Wobble, Distort, Digital, Space and Magnetic individually or use them all together to create truly one of a kind effects! Setting the magnitude dial of the overall plugin will give you either more color or more signal depending on where you set it, while each individual setting comes with its own color/signal knob.
Review by Andrew Weaver
Line 6’s JTV59 Variax guitar is a versatile and unique instrument that provides an excellent bang-for-the-buck. Although introduced over ten years ago, the JTV59 is still readily available both new (around $1200) and used ($800-$1000), and remains an interesting solution for players needing a variety of classic guitar tones. At first glance, the JTV59 is a quality Les Paul copy with a mahogany body, maple top, and 2 custom James Tyler humbuckers. As a Les Paul copy, it performs admirably, although there are certainly other options in this price range.
By Michael Nickolas
ISRC, UPC, EAN, ISWC, IPI/CAE – codes, codes and more codes! As a music creator selling, licensing, distributing and streaming your product, you’re going to run across these acronyms. What do they stand for and what will they do for you? How do you get them? I’ll cover the details of each of these below.