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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

The Fender Mustang GT series lets you control your amp’s presets straight from your phone

Fender has launched three new Fender Mustang GT amps, which allow you to create and edit presets straight from your smartphone.

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]

Recording

IK Multimedia unveils its latest and greatest virtual synth, Syntronik

IK Multimedia has taken the wraps off of its latest and greatest synthesizer, the Syntronik, The synth features 17 instruments and 38 synthesizers.

Samson Q2U microphone and podcasting pack review

Samson is a growing force in the audio world, and the company is known for its budget yet good-sounding gear -- like, for example, the Samson Q2U pack.

Electro-Voice ND68 dynamic microphone review

Electro-Voice is a leader in the microphone business, and for good reason. But is the new Electro-Voice ND68 microphone worth the money?

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

IK Multimedia unveils its latest and greatest virtual synth, Syntronik

IK Multimedia has taken the wraps off of its latest and greatest synthesizer, the Syntronik, The synth features 17 instruments and 38 synthesizers.

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.

Electro-Voice ND68 dynamic microphone review

Electro-Voice is a leader in the microphone business, and for good reason. But is the new Electro-Voice ND68 microphone worth the money?

Keith McMillen Instruments K-Mix audio interface review

The Keith McMillen Instruments K-Mix is a real winner -- it's an audio interface, mixer, and control surface, all in one. But is it worth the price?

Electro-Voice ND66 condenser microphone review

Electro-Voice recently launched the ND-series, a series of microphones that deliver top quality for a great price. Case in point: The Electro-Voice ND66.

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