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Drums

Everything you need to know about cymbal alloys

The cymbals are an important part of any drummer’s setup, and a set of great-sounding cymbals can really make or break how a drum kit sounds. Sure, a grea...[Read More]

Top 10 must-have accessories every drummer needs

Playing the drums can be a lot of fun, but it can also be quite the hassle — between setting your drums up, tuning them, selecting the right heads, and so...[Read More]

Pearl announces Crystal Beat series, made from seamless acrylic

Pearl has announced the reintroduction of their seamless acrylic drum set, the Crystal Beat series. The drum set was originally introduced in 1973, and was a br...[Read More]

Guitar

IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage review

IK Multimedia is back with yet another great guitar pickup system, called the IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage. But does it live up to the iRig name?

Solid body vs semi hollow body vs hollow body electric guitars: which one is right for you?

There are a number of things to consider when buying a new guitar. Like, for example, if you want a solid body, semi hollow body, or hollow body guitar.

Acoustic guitar string buying guide: everything you need to know

There are a ton of different things that can affect your acoustic guitar‘s sound — the wood used, how often you clean it, and, of course, the string...[Read More]

Electric guitar body wood and neck wood: How tonewood affects your guitar’s sound

Are you building an electric guitar or trying to decide which electric guitar to buy next? Many aren’t aware of this, but the type of wood used on your gu...[Read More]

Recording

Sound Devices launches the MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 audio interfaces, starting at $649

Sound Devices has taken the wraps off of two new audio interfaces -- the MixPre-3, with three inputs, and MixPre-6, wth six inputs.

IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage review

IK Multimedia is back with yet another great guitar pickup system, called the IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage. But does it live up to the iRig name?

Eventide Fission plugin review

Eventide has launched yet another powerhouse plugin, called the Eventide Fission. But does it live up to the legendary Eventide name?

Bass

DOD re-releases Envelope Filter 440

With DOD having been recreated last year, many have been waiting for them to release more of their pedals. They recently announced the re-release their classic ...[Read More]

Nano Bass Big Muff announced

Electro-Harmonix has had a couple Big Muff related announcements in the past couple days, including the new Deluxe Big Muff Pi. Just yesterday, Electro-Harmonix...[Read More]

Fender Releases Modern Player Jaguar bass

While Hofner is releasing their new Contemporary Series Verythin Bass with its classic Hofner tone, Fender is releasing a bass on the other side of the spectrum...[Read More]

Hofner Releases Contemporary Series Verythin Bass

Hofner used to lead the way in basses, especially in the UK. This was long before the rise in popularity of the violin bass. Since then, however, basses like th...[Read More]

Keyboard

Nord unveils the sexy new Nord Stage 3 keyboard at Musikmesse Frankfurt

Swedish company Nord has taken the wraps off of the Nord Stage 3, a new keyboard that serves as a follow up to the 2015 Nord Stage 2 EX.

Arturia launches the KeyLab Essential 49 and 61, low-cost alternatives in the KeyLab series

Arturia is at it again. The company has announced a few new additions to its KeyLab lineup, called the Arturia KeyLab Essential 49 and KeyLab Essential 61.

Wavesfactory Mercury Freddy Mercury Fazioli F228 emulation review

Sound - 9/10 9/10 Design - 9/10 9/10 Performance - 7.5/10 7.5/10 Value - 9/10 9/10 8.6/10

Allen & Heath ZEDi-10 mixing console/desktop interface review

Design - 7.5/10 7.5/10 Build - 9.5/10 9.5/10 Features - 8/10 8/10 Sound - 9/10 9/10 Value - 9.5/10 9.5/10 8.7/10

Allen & Heath ZEDi-10FX mixing console/desktop interface review

Design - 7.5/10 7.5/10 Build - 9.5/10 9.5/10 Features - 9.5/10 9.5/10 Sound - 9/10 9/10 Value - 9.5/10 9.5/10 9.0/10

Arturia MiniLab MKII MIDI controller review

Design - 9/10 9/10 Feel - 7.5/10 7.5/10 Bundled Software - 8/10 8/10 Value - 9/10 9/10 8.4/10

Looking for a new DAW? Here are the best DAWs money can buy

If you’re getting into music production or a seasoned professional simply looking to switch, choosing the best DAW, or digital audio workstation, can be a...[Read More]