A Guide to Basic Melody Writing

What is a melody, and how do we go about writing one?

A universal building block of music, melody connects what we hear with how we feel, giving a song emotional impact and earworm potential. In this post, Myles teaches the basics of melody writing.

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Explore the DSM Humbolt Simplifier Deluxe

A Pedal-sized Pedal Platform?

The DSM Humboldt Simplifier Deluxe is a zero-watt, dual-channel reverb stereo amplifier that simplifies your rig down to the size of a dual-pedal. Learn more in our live demo!

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All-Star Headphones

We've compiled an All-Star list of our customers' favorite headphones, complete with their own words on why they love them. Check it out to see if your favorite pair made the list!

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Soyuz Microphones

High-end mics, hand-made in Russia

Whether you seek an all-purpose studio workhorse, or something a bit more specialized, shop our guide and find the handmade Soyuz mic that speaks to you!

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Guitars, Amps, and Effects

A Guide to Basic Melody Writing

What is a melody, and how do we go about writing one?

A universal building block of music, melody connects what we hear with how we feel, giving a song emotional impact and earworm potential. In this post, Myles teaches the basics of melody writing.

Read More

Explore the DSM Humbolt Simplifier Deluxe

A Pedal-sized Pedal Platform?

The DSM Humboldt Simplifier Deluxe is a zero-watt, dual-channel reverb stereo amplifier that simplifies your rig down to the size of a dual-pedal. Learn more in our live demo!

Watch Now

All-Star Headphones

We've compiled an All-Star list of our customers' favorite headphones, complete with their own words on why they love them. Check it out to see if your favorite pair made the list!

Shop the Guide

Soyuz Microphones

High-end mics, hand-made in Russia

Whether you seek an all-purpose studio workhorse, or something a bit more specialized, shop our guide and find the handmade Soyuz mic that speaks to you!

Shop the Guide
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