M13 and Teddy’s Tones, Pt. 1

Busy New York guitarist Teddy Kumpel has a lot of tone tricks up his sleeves. He shares a few favorites from his M13 Stompbox Modeler. By Teddy Kumpel M13 Stompbox Modeler is a device that can be used so many different ways I can’t imagine a player who it wouldn’t suit. I use it as […]

Making Music with Lacuna Coil and Line 6

Taking a break from the rigors of the road, Lacuna Coil guitarist Cris “Pizza” Migliore waxes historic about the Coil’s introduction to Line 6, and the gear that has changed the way the band makes music. By Cris “Pizza” Migliore (Lacuna Coil) The relationship between Lacuna Coil and Line 6 started almost 10 years ago, […]

A Message from JT of Hawthorne Heights

At Hawthorne Heights, we know only 2 things: hard work and touring, and they seem to go hand in hand. To hype our new record, called Skeletons, we are stripping away all the extravagances of a normal Hawthorn Heights tour. Instead, we will be rocking out in small clubs across the US to bring our […]

Propellerhead Record: A Few of My Favorite Things, and Beyond

By Line6Piper Line6Piper (aka Matt Piper) takes you through his favorite aspects of Propellerhead Record. You’re in good hands – Matt is the in-house Propellerhead Product Specialist at Line 6, and the author of the acclaimed instructional guide, Reason 4 Ignite. 1. I love how easy it is First thing in the morning with the […]

M9 Stompbox Modeler: Saul Zonana’s First Impressions

By Saul Zonana Guitarist Saul Zonana has played with everybody from Adrian Belew to Kings X. Most recently he has been racking up his production credits, and touring in support of his latest CD, Blue Monkey. Just off the road and back in the studio, I’m working on an album that has so much room […]

Top 5 Secrets Bands Should Know (That Will Help Them Make Better Recordings)

By Travis Harrison Stop the insanity! Engineer and recording studio owner Travis Harrison constantly sees bands sabotaging themselves in the studio. Want to make better recordings? Know the secrets. 1. IF YOU’RE ON A BUDGET, DON’T BE TOO AMBITIOUS The majority of the bands I work with are on a limited budget. If you can […]

Recording With POD X3 Live: Teddy K. Bares All

By Teddy Kumpel Time is money for busy New York guitarist Teddy Kumpel. And when he’s in the recording studio, his time needs to be spent recording guitar tracks, not fiddling amp knobs. Teddy relies on Line 6 gear to record great tone and meet his deadlines. I played guitar on a record for Saul […]