Author Archives: Alex Anest


Vacuum Tubes: A Brief History

5:00 pm
Vacuum tubes, amplifier tubes, or thermionic valves, are the heart of guitar amplification. Even solid state amps are usually designed to emulate the sound of tube amps. But the vacuum tube was actually critical for…
live sound - by Tim Gerland/ Tips for live show performance

That Show was Tight!

11:05 am
I just finished two weeks touring Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. I play with a singer named Kevin Meisel who is on a very small Swiss label called Brambus records. We played fifteen shows in fifteen…
Recording studio microphone/ tips on recording music

Preparing to Record

1:05 pm
Recording is a very rewarding process. I love spending time in the studio creating music with my bandmates, who are also some of my closest friends. But the time is not cheap, and if we…