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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

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.

IK Multimedia Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube plugin review

IK Multimedia is back again, this time with the IK Multimedia Fender Collection 2 for its AmpliTube plugin. But is the collection worth the money?

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?

Recording

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?

Antelope Audio Orion 32 HD review

Antelope Audio is building a name for itself as a serious competitor in the pro audio world, and the Antelope Audio Orion 32 HD is no different.

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?

Bass

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!

Ampeg Classic analog bass preamp pedal review

Ampeg is a well-respected brand in the bass world, and the company recently launched a few new pedals, including the Ampeg Classic analog bass preamp.

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.