Kit Live

Hey, I’m Kit.

I am a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer, and music teacher. I have toured around the world, taught thousands of lessons, produced hundreds of tracks, self-released an album and EP, and written hundreds of songs.

As a teacher, I want to share my knowledge with as many people as possible. I created this site as part of that desire.

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Analog Snake and Digital Stage Box

Analog vs Digital Snakes: What Is Their Purpose?

In the world of audio technology, the terms ‘analog snake’ and ‘digital snake’ are frequently mentioned. These pieces of equipment are used to transmit audio signals over distances, often between the stage and the sound booth in live sound setups.  But what exactly are they, and how do they differ from each other? More importantly, … Read more
Focusrite Scarlett Gen2 2i4 and Gen3 4i4

What Does Gain Mean On An Audio Interface? How High Should The Gain Be?

Whether you’re a seasoned music producer, a budding podcaster, or simply stepping into the world of home recording, understanding the intricacies of an audio interface is crucial to achieving the sound quality you desire.  One of the fundamental controls on any interface is the ‘gain,’ a term that might seem technical and elusive to newcomers. … Read more
Ableton Output Config

Harnessing the Power of Hardware with Ableton Live 

In the landscape of digital music production, Ableton Live has emerged as a powerhouse software, popular for its intuitive design and flexible workflow. However, its capabilities are not confined to the digital realm.  By integrating hardware such as MIDI controllers, audio interfaces, and even external synthesizers, you can truly tap into the potential of this … Read more
Shock Mount

The Importance of Shock Mounts in Audio Recording: Ensuring Clarity and Quality

In the world of audio recording, every detail matters. From the choice of microphone to the acoustics of the room, each element plays a crucial role in determining the final quality of the sound. Among these components, one often overlooked yet vital accessory is the microphone shock mount.  What does a shock mount do? A … Read more
Nylon and Steel Strings on Guitar

Nylon vs Steel: Understanding the Different Types of Guitar Strings

When it comes to playing the guitar, the type of strings you use can have a profound impact on both the sound and your playing experience.  Among the various materials used in guitar strings, nylon and steel stand out as the most popular choices, each bringing unique characteristics to the table. But what makes them … Read more
VooDoo Pedal Board and VooDoo Power Supply

Powering Your Pedalboard: What Is A Powered Pedalboard? How To Power Yours

Navigating the world of guitar pedals can be a thrilling journey. The array of sounds and effects at your fingertips can truly transform your music-making experience. However, managing these devices – particularly their power requirements – can be a bit daunting, especially when you’re dealing with multiple pedals on a pedalboard. For starters, what is … Read more
Bass Amps and Cabs

Bass Amps vs. Bass Cabinets: What’s The Difference

In the world of bass guitar, the amplification system plays a pivotal role in shaping and delivering the sound that reaches the audience’s ears. This system typically includes two key components: a bass amp and a bass cabinet.  While they work together to produce the sound, each has distinct functions, characteristics, and influences on the … Read more
Guild Semi-Hollow Guitar

What Is The Point Of a Semi-Hollow Guitar? (It’s No Secret!)

An embodiment of versatility and style, semi-hollow guitars have captivated musicians with their unique blend of tonal characteristics and striking aesthetics. Marrying elements of both solid body and hollow body guitars, these instruments offer a sonic palette that is well-suited to a wide range of music genres.  I may have eluded already, but what is … Read more
Guitar Stands

Guitar Stands FAQ: Why You Need One And How To Choose Which One

From the iconic sound of a strumming acoustic to the electrifying riffs of a solid body, guitars are more than just instruments—they are extensions of the musicians themselves. A quality guitar stand not only provides convenience but also protects your guitar from damage, keeping it in pristine condition for your next performance.  Whether you’re a … Read more
Zildjian Cymbals at Factory

Crash vs Ride Cymbals: Understanding The Difference And Their Versatility

In the world of percussion, cymbals play an integral role in creating rhythm, emphasizing beats, and adding color to the music. Among the various types of cymbals, the crash and ride cymbals stand out for their distinctive sounds and roles within a drum kit.  What is the difference between a ride cymbal and a crash … Read more