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Drums

NAMM 2018: Yamaha announces DTX402 series entry-level electronic drum kit

At NAMM 2018, Yamaha has unveiled the a new entry-level electronic drum kit, the Yamaha DTX402 Series, as well as the new Crosstown lightweight hardware.

Best drum kits for beginners

There are a ton of drum kits out there, but they're not all a good choice for beginners. Hence this guide. Here are the best drum kits for beginners.

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]

Guitar

Best guitars for beginners

Finding a great guitar can be very daunting if you're just starting out, because of how many options there are. Here are the best guitars for beginners.

NAMM 2018: Fender unveils Engager Boost, The Pelt Fuzz, and Full Moon Distortion Pedals

Fender has taken the wraps off three new pedals to join its expanding lineup, including the Engager Boost, The Pelt Fuzz, and Full Moon Distortion pedals.

Everything you need to know about the new Fender Player series

Fender is entering a new era. The company has announced the new Fender Player series — aimed at replacing the standard series of Mexican-made guitars. It&...[Read More]

NAMM 2018: Ampeg expands pedal lineup with Liquifier chorus and Opto Comp compressor

Ampeg has expanded its guitar and bass pedal lineup at NAMM 2018 with the launch of the Liquifier chorus and Opto Comp compressor pedals.

Recording

PreSonus Studio One 4 review: Is this be the DAW to beat in 2018?

PreSonus has finally taken the wraps off of the latest and greatest iteration of its DAW, PreSonus Studio One 4. Is it worth buying?

Sound Devices MixPre-10M audio interface review

Sound Devices is back, but this time around it's focusing specifically on musicians with the new Sound Devices MixPre-10M. Is it worth the cash?

Antelope Audio Goliath audio interface review

Antelope Audio is a growing force in the audio interface world, proven through interfaces like the Antelope Audio Goliath. Is it worth the cash?

Bass

Everything you need to know about the new Fender Player series

Fender is entering a new era. The company has announced the new Fender Player series — aimed at replacing the standard series of Mexican-made guitars. It&...[Read More]

NAMM 2018: Ampeg expands pedal lineup with Liquifier chorus and Opto Comp compressor

Ampeg has expanded its guitar and bass pedal lineup at NAMM 2018 with the launch of the Liquifier chorus and Opto Comp compressor pedals.

Ampeg Classic bass pedal giveaway

Our friends at Ampeg are giving away a Classic bass pedal for FREE (a $99 value)! The Ampeg Classic scored excellently in our review.

Ampeg Scrambler Bass Overdrive pedal giveaway

Our friends at Ampeg are giving away a Scrambler Bass Overdrive pedal for FREE ($100 value)! Enter here for your chance to win!

Keyboard

ROLI Blocks review: modular music-making has potential, but needs a little work

ROLI is trying to revolutionize the music-making industry once again, and has launched ROLI Blocks as as modular way to do it. Are they worth the cash?

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.

Mackie unveils new line of audio tools, including direct boxes, cable tester, and phantom power box

Mackie has unveiled a slew of new audio tools at NAMM 2018, including four new direct boxes, a phantom power box, and a cable tester.

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.