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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

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?

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.

Recording

Mackie Onyx Artist 1•2 audio interface review

Mackie is back with yet another home or small studio product -- the Mackie Onyx Artist 1•2. But is this interface worth buying? We put it to the test.

Mackie Onyx Producer 2•2 audio interface review

Mackie is back once again with another awesome product for the home and small studio -- the Mackie Onyx Producer 2•2. But how does it perform?

Brainworx bx_console G G-Series channel strip emulation review

Brainworx is back with another SSL channel strip review, this one of the G-Series. Is the Brainworx bx_console G plugin worth buying? We put it to the test.

Bass

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.

Ampeg Scrambler bass overdrive pedal review

Ampeg is a well-known and respected name when it comes to bass, and the company just launched a series of new pedals -- including the Ampeg Scrambler.

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