Welcome and thank you for checking out "High on Technology" (HoT). 

Every month thousands of eyeballs feast on HoT reviews and technology articles. We don't accept advertising and we don't track you or your usage of our site. This is a safe place to visit and learn. Just say NO to Cookies! We don't use them, we don't put junk on your computer. 

We purchase the items we review so HoT is not beholden to advertisers, if a piece of gear sucks you'll read about it here, likewise, if something is great we love that!

You can view any article by clicking on it in the Table of Contents column on the right. The links below take you directly to our latest features.
Click on 01 GEAR REVIEWS to read equipment reviews by Mark King. You'll see the latest one first followed by all the others. 

Click on 02 HOW TO, this is a newer section and it kicks off with How To Buy A Cheap Guitar. Soon it will it will be joined by other "How To" articles about hot-rodding electric guitars, making cables and studio wiring technology.

Click on 03 DIY to read about some of Mark's studio creations and inventions. Put these simple things to work for yourself. 

Click on 04 PEDALBOARD POWER to see our latest five part article which details all the important aspects and considerations of powering your pedalboard. 

Click on 05 BASIC TRAINING to access articles designed to help you understand technical ideas.

Click on 06 DIRECT RECORDING to read about recording electric instruments without microphones or speakers. 

Click on 07 CHEAP STUDIO SOLUTIONS to see our latest suggestions for inexpensive (under $25 each) items and ideas to improve your studio.

HoT is an ongoing discussion about the equipment, hardware and technology used in our Melbourne, Florida based recording studio. 58+ years of music, guitar toys and recording technology continues to rock the beautiful Space Coast of Florida. 

Here on "High on Technology" you'll find real, honest insight and reviews of studio hardware, musical instruments, amplifiers and the signal processing used for creating music, sound, podcasts and other audio content. Mark has been doing DIY and recording for over 55+ years.

We hope you enjoy HoT and benefit from it in your musical journey.

Hear MK (short for "Hear Mark King") is our latest free add-on which introduces you to original music created by Mark King. The tunes are hosted on a Soundcloud Pro account so you don't pay anything and just like High on Technology, no tracking, no advertising, just relaxing instrumentals created using the products reviewed on H.o.T.

Mark King started recording in the late 50's when his father brought home a Webcor half track tape recorder. He grew up playing his fathers Steinway grand piano and started taking guitar lessons on his 10th birthday. Since then his guitar and bass collection has grown to over 75 instruments, his keyboard and synthesizer collection has included many classics by Moog, Yamaha, Roland, Sequential, Oberheim and modern pieces like the Behringer Deepmind 12 as well as virtual synthesizers by Arturia, Toontrack, Native Instruments and many others. The H.o.T. guitar amp collection includes many Mesa-Boogie, Fender and Marshall tube amplifiers along with all manner of speaker cabinets loaded with JBL, EV, Celestion and Eminence speakers. A classic 1970's Leslie speaker is a favorite in our amp room with the 147 vacuum tube model for live performance and reamping. 

Mary King started playing music in the late 60's, clarinet, keyboards, bass, guitar and vocals are just a few of her many musical talents. Mary is a certified genius and has been instrumental in helping with technical issues on the HoT web site. Lately she is spending a lot of time on her latest passions, oil and watercolor painting. Check her out at www.marykingpaintings.com

Enjoy and good music to you!