MXR EVH117 Flanger Guitar Effects Pedal Review

Kirk Hammett is by far one of the most influential guitar players of our time. As such, you can trust his gear choices to be the right ones. When it comes to effects pedals, Kirk is one of those guitarists who have a very fluid setup. In other words, their search for the optimal setup…

Chiptune Interview with Chaotrope

Chiptunes are a fascinating genre of music that has been around since the early days of home PC gaming, using systems like the Commodore 64 and the Amiga, among others, to create tunes to accompany the games you'd play on such systems, using a specific kind of waveform to create the sounds themselves.  The origins…

Poderimo Rock! Punk and New Wave in Yugoslavia, 1977-1984

Once upon a time, there was in southeastern Europe a federal socialist republic called Yugoslavia. It was led by Tito, a decorated WWII resistance leader, a bon viveur benevolent dictator, who, just 3 years after the end of the war, had the balls to tell Stalin to fuck off.  After all, Yugoslavia liberated itself from…

Yamaha Reface YC Review

Riding the wave of reissues, Yamaha released the successful Reface series, a modern take on some of its classic keys of the past: The Reface DX revisits the ubiquitous in ‘80s MOR recordings, hotel discos and cruise ship piano bars DX7 digital synth, the Reface CP is based on the CP80 electric piano, the Reface…

Source Audio SA170 Programmable EQ Pedal Review

  EQ pedals are among those tools that aren't extremely popular with most guitar players. This is probably because an EQ pedal is designed to be noticed only if it is used wrong. When you have it dialed in right, your audience shouldn't even know that it is there. With that said, an EQ is…