J. C. Cressoni

3,323 Flips | 7 Magazines | 3,541 Likes | 1 Following | 119 Followers | @jccressoni | I love playing jazz with my guitar, books, history, science (i’m a physicist), world politics, poetry and general readings.

Brasil viveu um processo de amnésia nacional sobre a escravidão, diz historiadora - BBC Brasil

Sancionada pela princesa Isabel no dia 13 de maio de 1888, a lei que aboliu a escravidão após mais de três séculos de trabalho forçado no Brasil "saiu muito curta, muito pequena, muito conservadora", descreve Lilia Moritz Schwarcz.<p>Em entrevista à BBC Brasil, a historiadora diz que as consequências …

Drum Machine of 21st Century - Patterning 2 announced

Patterning 2 is an update of award-winning iOS drum machine. Create beats like never before in a fun, intuitive interface that is both easy to use …

Music Production

DC Pedals Announces 5-Channel Bluetooth Effects Looper

DC Pedals has announced the 5-Channel Bluetooth Looper, an innovative new effects looper that allows for programming and control from your smartphone.<p>…

Midi

Five of the Best Free Synth Plugins

There are hundreds, if not thousands of VSTs out there, all with different shapes, sounds and price tags. Luckily for those on a budget, there’re …

Music Production

The 14 Most Beautiful Cities in the U.S. Will Take Your Breath Away

We're huge fans of international travel. London, Paris, Hong Kong, Rome, Rio, Tokyo, Tel Aviv… These are just some of the faraway destinations …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Tools for the Task: Tune-o-matic-Style Bridges

Cross the bridge to a simple and effective guitar makeover by upgrading your axe’s string-supporting infrastructure.

Guitar

Review: Fishman Loudbox Mini Charge Guitar Amp

0<p>SHARES<p>Some of the most awesome benefits of an acoustic guitar are its portability and ability to be played almost anywhere (other than underwater). …

Guitar

What's The Buzz?

0<p>SHARES<p>Five steps to make your guitar noise free.<p><b>My guitar has recently developed an annoying buzz or rattle, and I can’t figure out where it’s</b> …

Woodworking

DIY Maintenance: How to Adjust String Height at the Bridge

Kevin OwensMay 15, 2018<p><b>From the July 2013 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY BRIAN MICHAEL</b><p>Every guitar needs regular maintenance, and at some point, no …

Acoustic Guitar

Mesa/Boogie Announces Switch-Track and Head-Track Pedals

Mesa/Boogie has expanded their product lineup with two new signal management devices: the Switch-Track and the Head-Track. Aimed at controlling dual …

Music Production

What’s the Difference Between Dopamine and Serotonin?

Dopamine and serotonin are both neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that regulate countless functions and processes in your …

Neuroscience

The answer to life, the universe and everything might be 73. Or 67

A new estimate of the Hubble constant – the rate at which the universe is expanding – is baffling many of the finest minds in the cosmology community<p>A crisis of cosmic proportions is brewing: the universe is expanding 9% faster than it ought to be and scientists are not sure why.<p>The latest, most …

Universe

Compression 101 : Why Use Compression At All? [Lessons]

<b>The Guide To</b>: In studio and live situations - compression and limiting is often overused. Good use of compression can completely change your tone and …

How to Spot a Fake Fender Strat in Seconds

162<p>SHARES<p>At some point, Kennis Russell bought a used Stratocaster at his local guitar shop. Within a few seconds, however, Russell—a guitarist who …

Guitar

Mooer debuts 2 new Micro Preamps, the Taxidea Taxus and Brown Sound

<b>Mooer’s Micro Preamps have been winning fans the world over, including Slayer’s Gary Holt, Judas Priest’s Andy Sneap and Cradle Of Filth -</b> <b>not to</b> …

Judas Priest

Guitar on a Budget: Pros Offer Advice on Getting the Most Out of Your Gear

Bill EvansMay 5, 2018<p><b>From the June 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY GREG OLWELL</b><p>Even if you’re the kind of guitar-obsessed nut who spends hours …

Acoustic Guitar

18 of the world’s best rail journeys

Some of the world’s wildest and most beautiful scenery is best enjoyed from a train window. From Lhasa to Lima, we choose brilliant and great value routes • Top rail trips from the Man in Seat 61<p><b>UK</b><p><b>London to Fort William</b><p><b>Duration: 419 miles/13hr<br>Price (single): From £45</b><br>The Caledonian Sleeper, one of …

Trains

Make an Awesome Les Paul for Less Than $300 | Gluing and Sanding Part 2

Gibson Les Paul

Michihiro Matsuda: Master of the Blade

By Michael WattsIt is no exaggeration to describe Michihiro “Michi” Matsuda as an icon of the modern acoustic guitar scene. His sense of line and …

Guitar

The Best FREE VST Plugins Of 2017 (Top 50)

The Best FREE VST Plugins Of 2017 (Top 50) There are several different types of virtual studio technology (VST) plugins available on the market. They …

Music Production

Neuro-Parasites Exerting Mind Control Reveal Nature's 'Imperius Curse'

This is far more horrifying than anything you'd see in the Harry Potter universe.<p>In the ‘Harry Potter’ universe, one of the worst things you can do …

Insects

Guitar setup: how to install a new pickup selector switch

Introduction<p>Pickup switches come in a variety of shapes and sizes and, confusingly, the terminals that you solder to are nonstandardised. Many USA …

Microcontroller

The five habits that can add more than a decade to your life

Major study calculates effect on lifespan of habits including healthy eating and not smoking<p>People who stick to five healthy habits in adulthood can add more than a decade to their lives, according to a major study into the impact behaviour has on lifespan.<p>Researchers at Harvard University used …

Holistic Medicine

Bass of the Week: Marleaux Bass Guitars Contra

Gerald Marleaux is hands down one of my favorite bass builders. His artistic touch and attention to detail make all of his instruments play and sound …

Ergonomics

12 of the best beach towns in southern Europe

Quiet islands, Venetian harbours, sumptuous seafood and golden sands … these seaside towns in France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece and Portugal are ingrained with the spirit of summer<p>Šibenik, Croatia<p>It’s known as the gateway to Krka national park and the Kornati islands, but this 1,000-year-old …

European Travel

WristGrips Now Available

Playing a lot of bass can lead to some serious issues with your hands and wrists. Ryan Sollee and Gabe Castro are combatting those issues with …

Inflammation

NHS preparing to offer ‘game-changing’ cancer treatment

Health service chief calls for affordable access to CAR-T, which modifies immune system to destroy cancer cells<p>The NHS is preparing to fast-track a “game-changing” cancer treatment into hospitals, its chief executive has said, calling for the manufacturers to help by setting an affordable …

Immunotherapy

“The Next One’s the Best One” An interview with John Monteleone

By Stuart Day<p>The Galloup School of Lutherie is where I found myself as a student in 2006. Two log cabins in the woods, far from the town of Big …

Inspiration

Know Your Tools: Interpreting Electric Guitar Pickup Specs, Part I

98<p>SHARES<p>In this three part series, I will explain the significance and interpretation of pickup-design variables and their effect on resistance, …

Guitar

New galactic map shows the positions and brightness of 1.7 billion stars

Get all the details on the Milky Way’s celestial objects<p>This morning, the European Space Agency unveiled a new, highly detailed sky map of the Milky Way Galaxy that showcases the brightness and positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars. It’s the most comprehensive catalog of stars to date, and it …

Universe