This Week in Gear – 11.28.2013

Happy Thanksgiving to Daft Paragon readers in the US.  Everyone else?  Please bear with us while the states try to turn invasion and genocide into a celebration of bland white-people food1 and door-busting sales events.2 There’s a lot of action in the MI world...

Beck’s Songreader Contest Comes to a Close

Just under a year ago, Beck released his “Song Reader” album, which really isn’t an album at all, but instead a collection of sheet music meant to be interpreted and performed by fans.  It’s the next mainstream evolution of crowdsourced music, after NIN’s Remix...

This Week in Gear – 11.21.2013

Despite the binding nature of the name of this post, I’m not sure this will be a weekly feature. Hopefully there will be enough gear news to keep it up – but that depends on the folks making stuff. As it goes with Daft Paragon, we’re trying to make...

Guitar Center: Improving Business or Improving PR?

Most of you likely do not read MMR (Musical Merchandise Review).  It’s a trade magazine for music industry retailers and is not terribly exciting for people that are on the customer side of the business.  However, they just shipped their latest print edition...

Strymon BigSky – That’s a Lot of Reverb!

Strymon recently announced the release of their latest way-more-effects-than-you-can-handle-in-one unit1, the BigSky Reverb.  Like the Timeline and Mobius, it has numerous variations along a theme.  In this case, it’s twelve unique reverbs. Reverb doesn’t...