The Studio Innovation of Sir George Martin and The Beatles
2016 has so far seen some tragic losses from the world of popular and recorded music with another huge loss yesterday in the passing of Sir George Martin at 90 years old. In celebration of his legacy we're going to take a look at ten Beatles recordings that best showcase their innovation and influence in the recording studio.
Published Mar 10 by Daniel Moss
Highlights from The Namm Show 2016
The annual Winter NAMM show has just wrapped up in Anaheim, California. As usual the industry is abuzz with new models and reissues of old classics throughout the musical instrument and hi-tech world. There's a lot to take in, so we've picked our favourite 20.
Published Jan 25 by Daniel Moss
A True Iconoclast: The Legacy of David Bowie and his 36 Greatest Songs
For some reason we assumed him immortal, a man of so many faces, so many personas. But ultimately he was just David Robert Jones - a mere mortal from South London. Although just a regular guy like the rest of us, the influence of David Bowie on music and culture as we know it today is immense.
Published Jan 15 by Daniel Moss
New Effects coming from Earthquaker Devices
It's almost NAMM time, which means lots of new gear is about to be announced really soon! Akron, Ohio's finest Earthquaker Devices have just announced a heap of new effects including Tremolo, Fuzz, Boost, Overdrive, Distortion, Envelope Filter and Delay/Reverb.
Published Jan 13 by Daniel Moss
Some Favourites from Web Series Guitar Power
We've posted in the past about a show called Guitar Moves. The show has now split off into another show called Guitar Power which is largely the same concept but with a new host and some behind the scenes business changing. Here's some of our favourites from the recent 2015 videos including Mary Halvorson, Ruban Nielson (Unknown Mortal Orchestra), Julian Lage and a favourite from the older batch with Blake Mills.
Published Dec 22 by Daniel Moss
A Comprehensive Review of 25 Effects Pedals via GIF
Effects can solicit a range of responses in people. We've compiled 25 GIFs that comprehensively encapsulate the buying, playing and listening experience of some of our favourite effects.
Published Nov 25 by WOM Staff
Q&A: Andy Allen from The Maton Custom Shop
Maton Guitars were founded in 1946 and have grown into being not only Australia's biggest guitar manufacturer but one of the worlds best recognised guitar companies. For quite some time now Andy Allen has been the main man of the Maton Custom Shop and we had a chat with Andy about how he got started in the guitar making business, his current take on the industry and what's in store for Maton in the future.
Published Oct 27 by Daniel Moss
Artist Impressions: Old Blood Noise Endeavors
A few weeks back a few friends popped by to play a few pedals from the folks at Old Blood Noise Endeavors. Noise ensued, some of which we managed to tame and edit into what you can now watch. Check out Nick Sowersby from Sunbeam Sound Machine, Dylan Stewart from Iowa and Sean Gage from Foreign/National have a mess around with the Haunt Fuzz, Black Fountain Delay and Procession Reverb from OBNE as part of our new 'Artist Impressions' series.
Published Oct 7 by Tom Grubb
Five Great Albums from 2015 Made By Dads
In celebration of Fathers Day today we're having a look at five albums from 2015 made by dads. Some have worn the dad rock title before, others not so much but all of these artists are continuing to make relevant music in 2015, with parenthood apparently not slowing any of them down.
Published Sep 5 by Daniel Moss
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