A micro-manufacturing revolution is in the works that could eventually affect the way all things—including musical instruments—are made: by printing out meticulously designed products from extremely strong powdered composites. 3D-printed parts are already used in racecars, satellites and other mission-critical cases. Now they're also moving in on your mission: music. With 3D printing, people can make drum shells, guitars and other instrument designs that would be impossible or at least very difficult without it.
No matter how talented or experienced, the best drummers in the world still need to utilize simple tricks, tips & exercises to stay fresh. Next Level Noise has collected a few important reminders about drum performance from the pros.
There are so many fine artisans working today in the art of guitar building—aka luthiery—that it’s useless to try to rank them or create a definitive list. But these dedicated creators, some well-known and some less so, and their beautiful instruments may inspire your own guitar craftwork.
Tons of new releases drop every week in the music industry, but there are some that start building a buzz well before they're ready. Looking ahead, here's what we think are the most highly anticipated albums of 2015.
The craft of songwriting is an obsession for many artists, from Cole Porter to Taylor Swift. Sometimes, that obsession is channeled directly into the songs themselves. Check out these 12 songs in which songwriters take a step back to examine what they're doing and sing about the process itself.