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Drums

NAMM 2019: Roland rolls out the TM-1 trigger module for drummers who want to combine acoustic and electronic percussion live

New at NAMM 2019 is the new Roland TM-1 drum module, featuring two high-tech trigger inputs that are built for the stage or the studio.

Here are the best cymbal packs money can buy

There are plenty of good reasons to buy a cymbal pack, but once you know you want to, you'll need to find the right one. Here are the best cymbal packs.

Alesis releases Strike MultiPad percussion pad just in time for the holidays

The all-new Alesis Strike MultiPad comes jam-packed out of the box and includes a surprising amount of extra features and abilities for such a slim machine.

Guitar

Gibson adds 23 bold new guitars to its custom shop line-up

Just after NAMM 2019, Gibson has officially announced a series of 23 beautiful, brand new models being added to its Custom Shop.

NAMM 2019: Ed Sheeran teams up with Lowden for the Sheeran signature guitar line

Ed Sheeran has teamed up with Irish guitar luthiers Lowden for a signature model Sheeran guitar line debuting in 2019, during NAMM this weekend.

NAMM 2019: Marshall unveils new Studio Series amplifiers for those in need of classic tone

As a part of NAMM 2019, Marshall stopped the show in its tracks by its release of a new Studio Series of amplifiers which give an old sound a new look.

NAMM 2019: The Fender Rarities series will drop one new guitar per month this year

Fender will be launching its Rarities releases starting this spring, and will be releasing its 9 guitars to the public one month at a time.

Recording

Here’s why the Teenage Engineering OP-1 got that frustrating price hike

The Teenage Engineering OP-1 is back -- but it comes at a price. Teenage Engineering recently gave an interview noting why the OP-1's price has been raised.

iZotope Nectar 3 review: A simple, discrete all-in-one effects plugin suitable for vocals

iZotope has gained the interest of a vast majority for its Nectar 3 all-in-one vocal plugin since its release. But exactly how good does it actually sound?

PreSonus gear owners can now get iZotope’s Neutron Elements plugin for free

Following a new collaborative effort from iZotope and PreSonus, it was announced that PreSonus owners can now access the Neutron Elements plugin for free.

Bass

TC Electronic unwraps the fun-sized BAM200 bass amplifier

TC Electronic recently took the time to announce its brand new powerful bass amplifier with a small package - the BAM200.

Fender teams up with Flea for new Signature Active Jazz Bass

Fender and Flea have teamed up once again for the new Fender x Flea Signature Active Jazz Bass. The new bass builds on Fender's classic Jazz 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.

Keyboard

Here’s why the Teenage Engineering OP-1 got that frustrating price hike

The Teenage Engineering OP-1 is back -- but it comes at a price. Teenage Engineering recently gave an interview noting why the OP-1's price has been raised.

Teenage Engineering announces the official return of its OP-1 synthesizer — with a price hike

Teenage Engineering, the company behind the famed OP-1 synthesizer broke a year of silence to unveil the unit's return -- with just one stipulation.

NAMM 2019: Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol M32 is its smallest MIDI keyboard yet

Announced at NAMM 2019, Native Instruments took time to unveil what is the company's smallest MIDI controller to date, the Komplete Kontrol M32.

Live Sound

The Midas M32R Live digital mixing console is an intuitive upgrade to the regular M32R

The brand new Midas M32R Live comes complete with 16 compact fader ports, one master fader, and equipped with a whopping 32 inputs and outputs.

Roland Go:Mixer Pro smartphone audio interface review

Audio recording is getting increasingly portable, and Roland is on a mission to bring recording to the smartphone with the Roland Go:Mixer Pro.

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?