Andy Bowen

Andy Bowen

Senior Staff Writer @ Reviews.com | Home Studio Fanatic

Articles by Andy Bowen

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6 Ways to Completely & Permanently Ruin Your Band

If your music band feels like a weight on your shoulders then these size tips will be guaranteed to bring about a break up. Inversely, if you want your band to succeed DO NOT follow the advice below.

Review: Roadie, Great String Winder and Ordinary Guitar Tuner

The Roadie is both a guitar and bass string winder and tuner. It's rechargeable and automatic and syncs with smart phones... but just how useful is it? Andy Bowen puts it through a tight test.

Making the Ultimate Guitar Rig: Fusing Analog and Digital Worlds

Interested in getting the perfect setup for your guitar? There's no need to stick to either a pure analog or pure digital rig when you can have the best of both worlds. Andy Bowen explains more.

A Bedroom Producer’s Guide to Tracking Guitars

So, you need to track some guitars. They need to sound incredible. Your whole project hangs in the balance, but you don’t have a lot of dough to work with. Andy Bowen is on-hand to help you through.

Review: Jamstik Smart Guitar MIDI Controller

A Guitar, MIDI Controller and innovative learning tool all in one package? That's what Jamstik+ has set out to become. Andy Bowen puts every (virtual) string to the stress test in our review.

10 Top DAW Controller Apps

Mobile devices, for most of us, haven't replaced our desktop/laptop DAWs, but they can still be useful tools to help us control them. Andy Bowen highlights 10 of his favorite DAW controller apps.

Three Must-Have Guitar Amp Apps for iOS

There's some truly excellent guitar amp emulation apps available for your iPhone or iPad that deserve a mention... and some have special hardware too. Here's 3 chosen ones for iOS.

Review: 808 Duo Bluetooth Headphones

So, you want some bluetooth headphones? Andy Bowen finds the highs and the lows in the new 808 Duo headphones and puts them on the table in this review.

Life After the Music Album

Since iTunes and the rise of digital music the album has been playing second fiddle to the single. Is the album a dying format? Are its days numbered? Andy Bowen explores the trends of the future

5 of the Best Bluetooth Speakers for Musicians

With the winter holidays just round the corner, we felt it would be a great time to explore five of the best Bluetooth speakers, designed for musicians, available right here, right now.

Review: Powerbus, Should Every Mobile Audio Interface Have One of These?

When recording or mixing, it's crucial to have "clean power" to avoid any unwanted noise creeping in. Enter Powerbus, a tiny clean power provider which Andy Bowen inspects thoroughly.

Review: iKlip Xpand and iKlip Stage App

Will IK Multimedia come up trumps again for musicians with the new iKlip Xpand stand for Apple's tablet lineup? Will the iKlip Stage app make it easy to manage your live set? Andy Bowen finds out.

Producer Tips: 3 Ways to Re-Experience Your Favorite Music

If you listen to music only on iPhone... shame on you! But seriously, take a leaf out of Andy Bowen's book as he suggests 3 simple ways to re-experience your music to understand it better.

Review: CME Xkey

It's light, metal, portable with full-sized keys and polyphonic aftertouch. But how does the CME Xkey MIDI controller keyboard really perform in the studio and on the road? Andy Bowen finds out.

A Guide to Songwriting on Smart Phones

Whether you're on Android or iOS, did you know your smart phone is a really useful songwriting tool? Andy Bowen explores the increasingly mobile occupation for getting song ideas from head to screen.