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!
Podcast Recording Guide - Tips for Great Sounding Audio
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.
How To Build The Ultimate Pedalboard
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.
Tips for selecting the right Bluetooth Headphones
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.
Why Looper Pedals Are Essential For Every Guitarist
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
Guitar String Gauge – Slinky, Hybrid or Extra Heavy? Find your Ideal Gauge
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!
Introducing the GaffGun - Automatic Gaffer Tape Applicator Tape Dispenser
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
The importance of EQ on your fold-back and floor monitor system in a live show
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
Easy Guide to Installing Acoustic Foam in your Home Studio
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
Cables, Connectors and Analog Audio Signal Types Explained
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
SWAMP's Drum Kit Assembly Tutorial
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.
Guitar Lead between an Amp Head and Speaker Cab?
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
SWAMPs Christmas Microphone Buying Guide
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,
Electric Guitar Pickups - Single coil, Humbucker... Explained!
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.
Differences Between Tube and Solid State Amps
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
How to String a Guitar
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
Hi-Z and Low-Z Inputs and Outputs
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...
True Bypass and Guitar Pedals
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
Piezo Tuners - The Clip On Tuner
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
External USB Sound Card Audio Interface Comparison
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...
A buyers guide to Guitar Strings
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.