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Soundbrenner’s new “Core” musicians smartwatch met its Kickstarter goal in 14 minutes

Music startup Soundbrenner announced a new follow-up model to their widely popular "Pulse" in early October and quickly surpassed their Kickstarter goal.

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.

Guitar

Fender is offering customers a 10% Black Friday discount online, with one catch

Starting on November 23rd, Fender is offering its users a 10% discount on any purchase through their online store, for Fender Play annual subscribers.

Fender is releasing a 50th anniversary Jimmy Page signature Telecaster in 2019

The Jimmy Page 50th Anniversary edition signature model of the classic 1959 Fender Telecaster is set to release in January 2019.

Electro-Harmonix announces new and enhanced Grand Canyon Delay & Looper pedal

The new pedal was released to act as the 'older sibling' to the original "Canyon", with the same features as its sibling, in a more intuitive package.

The Apogee Jam+ offers studio-grade recording in a portable and user-friendly interface

The Apogee Jam+ is the latest entirely portable instrument interface from the company and predecessor to 2010's 'Jam' model.

Recording

Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK3 review

The Maschine Mikro has become a staple for beat-makers and electronic producers. Does the Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK3 live up to that?

Soundbrenner Pulse Wearable Metronome Review

In 2015 a new German company, Soundbrenner, took to Indiegogo to introduce its adapted concept version of the centuries outdated metronome. Here's our take.

Get 50% off the Arturia V Collection 6 software instrument bundle through Sweetwater for Black Friday

Sweetwater's newest Black Friday offer comes in the form of 50% off of the Arturia V Collection 6 software instrument bundle.

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

Get 50% off the Arturia V Collection 6 software instrument bundle through Sweetwater for Black Friday

Sweetwater's newest Black Friday offer comes in the form of 50% off of the Arturia V Collection 6 software instrument bundle.

Sequential reveals its new Prophet XL synthesizer, a jumbo model of the popular Prophet X

Sequential has unveiled the Sequential Prophet XL, which is a larger version of the classic Prophet X with a few new features.

TiNRS announces RectangularThing – A Eurorack synth you’ll never get your hands on

Dutch start-up This is Not Rocket Science announced the launch of a new type of hardware synth unit to hit the market soon and in a limited quantity.

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.