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L.A. Music Scene Fixture Don Randi Plays Behringer Stage at NAMM

John DePatie will play guitar with Don Randi on the Behringer stage at NAMM this weekend.

John DePatie will play guitar with Don Randi on the Behringer stage at NAMM this weekend.

Music industry legend Don Randi will grace the Behringer Center Stage at NAMM for 2 must-see appearances this weekend.

Randi has played piano and keyboards on numerous recordings both as a sideman and arranger to the stars. He also leads his own jazz band “Quest”, and has released 20 albums – the most recent — Read more

Earth Wind & Fire Guitarist “G. Moe” Appears on Behringer Stage at NAMM

Gregory "G Moe" Moore will lay the Behringer stage at NAMM at noon Friday and Saturday.

Gregory “G Moe” Moore will lay the Behringer stage at NAMM at noon Friday and Saturday.

You could not ask for a nicer, more down-to-earth guy to join your band than Gregory “G. Moe” Moore, and you’ll have the chance to get his autograph, as he answers your questions on the Behringer Center Stage at 12:00 noon Friday and Saturday.

As we’re sure you already know, G. Moe is the guitarist for the legendary Earth, Wind — Read more

This Day In Music History: November 4

beatles1963   The Beatles play the Royal Command Performance, also called the Royal Variety Performance; the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret are in attendance. The Beatles are 7th on the 19-act bill, but they’re arguably the most anticipated.

The Fab Four plays “From Me To You,” “She Loves You,” and “Till There Was You.” Then John Lennon makes a cheeky announcement that would be in the headlines the next day:

“For our last number I’d like to ask your help. The people in the cheaper seats clap your hands. And the rest of you, if you’d just rattle your jewelry. We’d like to sing a song called “Twist And — Read more

This Day In Music History: November 1st.

ParentalAdvisory1985   The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) agrees to demands made by the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), headed by Tipper Gore, Susan Baker, Pam Howar, and Sally Nevius (aka the Washington Wives).

As a result, the RIAA  agrees to slap offending albums with the now-famous “Parental Advisory” labels. Some mainstream stores like Wal-Mart refuse to sell albums that carry the label, but overall, record sales remain the same.

Other PMRC actions include forcing record stores to stock albums with explicit covers under the counter, and pressuring TV stations not to broadcast explicit songs or videos.

The PMRC had brought their concerns before the senate in August, producing examples of explicit songs. Their — Read more

This Day In Music History: October 30th

2008   Harmonix Music Systems, makers of the game “Rock Band”, obtain the rights to produce “Beatles Rock Band”, the first-ever music game based on the band.

beatles.jpg“Beatles Rock Band” is the third major release in the Rock Band Series, but it’s a stand-alone game, not an expansion pack. The gameplay is a little different from other Rock Band titles, including the new element of 3-part vocal harmonies.

The game features 45 songs from — Read more

BEHRINGER’s ELX Line Array Elevates Rivalry Clash Tailgate Party

BEHRINGER provided its new ELX-42 Line Array loudspeakers and complete X32 mixing and monitoring solution for this year’s Rivalry Clash 5 and 10K races so it’s massive tailgate party had massive sound.

The tailgate party featured performances from Fox and the Law, Whiskey Syndicate, Panama Gold and NTNT on its main stage, which was completely decked out with state-of-the-art live sound reinforcement equipment.

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Beginner Tips: The Language Of Guitar Amplifiers


What Does a Guitar Amp Do?

Everyone knows that guitars and amps go together – just like rock & roll and loud! We’ve all seen musicians onstage, with their guitars plugged into amps or stacks of amps. But why did he/she choose that particular amp – and what does an amp do other than make your guitar sound louder?

A guitar amp has two main functions. First, it allows you to “shape” the signal going from your guitar into the amp. Second, it takes that custom-tailored signal and drives it through the power amp, which then boosts the signal level and sends it to the speaker, so you can get face-melting volume (or at least — Read more

This Day In Music History, October 28

2011   Metallica postpones their first-ever concert in India after a security barrier in front of the stage collapses. Angry fans subsequently tear up the stage and equipment, doing $200,000 in damage, and causing the show to be permanently canceled.

metallica.jpgThe band releases a statement saying “It is most regrettable that we were forced to take such measures. We were looking forward to meeting our fans and sharing our music live for the first time in India.” Read the full statement here.

Four of the — Read more

BEHRINGER DD400 and DR600 Stompboxes Featured on The Tone King’s 30 Pedals in 30 Days Video Series

Check out this awesome video from The Tone King! In in he features the DD400 Digital Delay and the DR600 Digital Reverb stompboxes.

‘30 Pedals in 30 Days’ is the place where The Tone King showcases some of the biggest names in pedals. Starting December 1st, we’re going to bring you vids and demos of the newest pedals out there. Just like the name says, a pedal (or more) a day for 30 straight days.’ – The Tone King, December — Read more