Gear & Gigs

Gear & Gigs

I recently made my first foray into home recording. After seeking the expertise of no fewer than seven audio engineers, I purchased a Warm Audio WA-47jr condenser microphone, Focusrite 2i2 console and headphones. I’m really loving the tones — although the Warm Audio instructions are better suited to a sound engineer. The Focusrite, however, is super-easy to use, and I had zero trouble hooking it up and syncing with GarageBand. Overall, I’m super happy with my purchases (thank you Sweetwater!) — and completely addicted to home recording.

If you’re looking for the perfect beginner guitar for your little rockstar, Loog Guitars has lots of good options, These bold, cool-looking three-string guitars are easy to play, and designed for kiddos ages 3 and up.

I am absolutely OBSESSED with Nita Strauss’ signature Ibanez Jiva, which I recently got to see Nita showcase at the Guitar Center in NYC. Take a look at this beauty, or read more about why I love it.

She Shreds magazine’s “Intro to Pedals” breaks down the different kinds of pedals available in an easy-to-digest, non-condescending format.