Guitar recording – how to use a compressor!

By Markus Stelzer

In the last part of our series we explained the basics for recording guitars. Now it is about the sound processing and improvement of the recorded audio track. To this time, one of the most important audio processing tools is presented: the compressor. It might not be very easy to understand in the beginning, but with a little practice you will become more familiar in dealing with it.

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Fingerstyle Movie – Easy to Learn, Hard to master

Drew Roller had one great difficulty. He wanted to learn more about fingerstyle. The problem was that the Internet did not give him the information he was looking for. So he decided to travel around half the world to talk to the people who are active in the scene. The result is this honest documentary “The Fingerstyle Movie”, about a young and very talented group … Continue reading Fingerstyle Movie – Easy to Learn, Hard to master

The sound makes the music – how to record your guitar

By Markus Stelzer In Part I of this series, we introduced five tips to help you improve the quality of your YouTube videos. In Part II, we deal with the sound: We will show you how to record your guitar. Before each recording you have to first look for the right equipment. There is a certain basic equipment setup that is needed to record audio … Continue reading The sound makes the music – how to record your guitar

5 ideas for better fingerstyle videos

by Markus Stelzer Who doesn’t know this problem? You upload a video on YouTube with great expectations and then are disappointed when it does not receive the expected views. There are several ways to counteract this. In addition to high-quality content, this includes the sharing of the video on all available social platforms as well as the high quality of the video material. At least with … Continue reading 5 ideas for better fingerstyle videos

These 5 fingerstyle arrangements are worth to be known

Guitar arrangements are a dime in a dozen. In this text, we present five fingerstyle arrangements that are worthwhile – at least, if you ask our official artists. If you want to learn to play the guitar, you will need a lot of patience. Playing the guitar can sometimes be very frustrating; technique exercises do not work the way you would like them to. Of … Continue reading These 5 fingerstyle arrangements are worth to be known

EGTA

EGTA recommendation for La Mancha guitars

This year, some of our instruments have been awarded by the EGTA (European Guitar Teachers Association) as part of the 13th Guitar Competition for School Guitars. We have submitted a total of 15 guitars, and all 15 have received a recommendation from EGTA. La Mancha Rubi CM The 4 different models of our RUBI CM series are all characterized by good tunability, balanced sound and … Continue reading EGTA recommendation for La Mancha guitars

Thermowood sides

Musikmesse 2017 – The Reinhardt GmbH Thermowood-process

For many years, there have been attempts by different guitar makers to build guitars made of thermowood. However, usually only thermally treated guitar covers were installed. Within the framework of a research project, Reinhardt GmbH has now succeeded in developing a scientifically supervised process which makes it possible to build a complete guitar from thermo-optimized wood. The proceedings will be presented at the Musikmesse Frankfurt. … Continue reading Musikmesse 2017 – The Reinhardt GmbH Thermowood-process

Cole Clark FL3 BMS

Cole Clark Fat Lady 3 BMS – Big, Bigger, Fat Lady

The Cole Clark FL3 BMS is one of the highlights of the Cole Clark product range. The Australian guitar maker always scores first with extraordinary wooden combinations. The CCFL3EC-BMS also comes with mainly Australian woods. The Top is build with the topseller of the Cole Clark Tonewood range: Bunya. Almost half of all the Cole Clark instruments sold are built with Australian Tonewood. This is one aspect of the typical Cole Clark sound. Continue reading “Cole Clark Fat Lady 3 BMS – Big, Bigger, Fat Lady”

Fingerstyler

Musikmesse 2017 – The fingerstylers at our booth

For years, we have been promoting young fingerstylers, equipping them with instruments and sending them to workshops and concert tours. It is therefore obvious that we also have the creme de la creme of our musicians at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt. As in the past year, we will also have live music at our booth during all the days at the Musikmesse. Continue reading “Musikmesse 2017 – The fingerstylers at our booth”

Maneli Jamal

Maneli Jamal – The Mardon Movement

It is hard to imagine what it means not to have a home. For Maneli Jamal, however, this feeling had been a reality for a long time. He fled from Iran with his family at a very age. By the time he was 18 years old, he had moved almost 20 times within four different countries (Belarus, Germany, USA and Canada). He never had a real home during this turbulent period of his life. Continue reading “Maneli Jamal – The Mardon Movement”