Below you can find links to articles written by the Swamp team regarding pro audio, musical equipment and audio cables listed on our website. Our articles aim to answer common questions asked by musicians and sound technicians when it comes to selecting the right product or cable for your particular need. Expand your pro audio knowledge and discover the full potential of your gear, or even yourself!

Author: Tom Graham   Date Posted: 13 September 2020

Thinking of starting a podcast but don’t know where to start with your audio? We have put together information to guide you through the process of choosing right microphone, mixing console / audio interface including doing mix minus for phone callers.

Date Posted: 3 April 2019

If you’re a guitarist that’s been living under some sort of musical rock for the past couple of decades, you might not be privy to all the amazing things a solid pedalboard can do for your playing. Here is a guide for setting up the ultimate pedalboard.

Date Posted: 20 December 2018

Wireless Bluetooth headphones play essential roles in an individual's entertainment life. Usually, the bluetooth headphones permit you to enjoy various activities including streaming music and answering calls without necessarily using cables.

Date Posted: 12 November 2018

Looper pedals are devices that record parts of your performance and play them back for as long as you want them to. Most looping pedals now have the ability to record multiple layers on top of each other and some even give guitarists the option to add in

Date Posted: 28 September 2018

The gauge of a guitar string refers to its diameter (thickness). Why is gauge important? Because there’s a great deal of difference in tone and feel across different gauges. From Mandolin to 5 string bass, you must match your gauge to your style!

Date Posted: 18 September 2015

Hailed as "the single greatest advancement in gaffer's tape since the tape was invented", and they are not wrong. The GaffGun is a tape application machine designed to eliminate the hard and time consuming work needed to lay and gaff tape cables to ensure

Date Posted: 10 August 2015

Feedback can destroy a show. It can distract the performers, annoy the audience and ruin even the best sounding mix. In reality, most feedback is actually generated on stage, through the foldback /monitor system via the vocal and instrument microphones. T

Date Posted: 24 October 2014

Bought some acoustic foam but don't know how to attach it? There are many different methods to do this, some cheaper, some unexpected, some useless. This quick and easy to follow article will suggest a few different ways to apply acoustic insulation to yo

Date Posted: 24 March 2014

A guide to analog audio signal types and the different connectors and cables used to transfer them between devices. Written with an empathises on real life situations, this is an ideal resource for musicians, beginner sound technicians and anyone involved

Date Posted: 2 September 2013

Swamp have now provided you with an easy to follow, step-by-step tutorial for setting up our Drum Kits. Thanks to AJ Tonkovic for donating his valuable time and talent in creating this sequence of instructional videos.

Date Posted: 13 June 2013

So often I stumble upon guitarists still using guitar leads between their amp head and speaker cab. Put simply, a guitar lead does not have large enough conductors (copper strands) to carry an amplified signal. It may work ok at low volumes, but at higher

Date Posted: 5 December 2012

A helpful guide to selecting a microphone as a gift for a budding musician. Whether it is for practice at home, live performance, or even home recording; we have right products and information to lead you in the right direction. Also find packages deals,

Date Posted: 10 May 2013

Whats the difference between a P-90 pickup and a Single coil pickup? Find the answer in our new article about guitar pick ups. Find out also what the great Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and Slash used in there guitars and get experimenting.

Date Posted: 29 November 2012

Ever wandered how to get that warm blues tone? Ever thought i have all these pedals why don't I sound like Clapton or Hendrix ? Well with our guide to Exploring the Differences Between Tube Amps and Solid State Amps you will be finding your desired tone i

Date Posted: 26 October 2012

Learning to string a guitar is a must for any budding guitarist, whether it be for acoustic, electric or classical guitar. The following article will explain how to re-string all three. It may be a bit daunting at first but just like learning to play guit

Date Posted: 22 July 2012

HI and LOW Guitar Inputs and Outputs Explained When dealing with guitar inputs and outputs, you may come across a lot of words like impedance and resistance that aren’t necessarily related to what you’re...

Date Posted: 9 June 2012

When guitarists get together and talk about their rig (either their actual gear or a dream setup), there is often much discussion – if not arguing – about the advantages of “true bypass” in the effects pedals that are a part of said rig. But what exactly

Date Posted: 22 March 2012

Instrument tuners come in all manner of shapes, sizes and kinds – and all fit different needs for different musicians. For instance, if you are just playing guitar in a quiet house or apartment, then a standard electronic tuner that uses a microphone to p

Date Posted: 1 December 2011

With the copious advancements made in recording technology over the past decade or so, coinciding with the price drop in computers with huge hard drives and lightning fast processors, building a home recording studio...

Date Posted: 4 November 2011

Whether browsing for strings online or standing in a music store, the numerous options for types of guitar strings can seem overwhelming. Here we’ll look at the different options available and explore how to best choose the perfect string for you.

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