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Drums

NAMM 2021: Paiste brings power to the Signature series

Paiste has announced new models in its Signature series, including the new Paiste Signature Power models. There are a range of new models in the series.

Snare drum shell materials: How different woods and metals affect the sound of your snare

Looking for a new snare drum but unsure of the type of drum to get? Here are all the different snare drum shell materials and how they change your sound.

Snareweight is an innovative alternative to Moongels

Snareweight is a better alternative to drum dampeners such as O-rings and Moongels. Their products are easy to use and look visually appealing.

Guitar

7 of the Best Semi-Hollow Guitars Under $1,000

There are a lot of reasons a semi-hollow guitar might be the right choice for you. These are seven of the best semi-hollow guitars under $1,000.

Guitar amp attenuators: Everything you need to know

It’s no secret that tube amps sound better cranked. This guide will dive in to the nuances of the guitar amp attenuator and which might be best for you.

Guitar fretboard wood guide: Everything you need to know

The fretboard wood that's used on your guitar can have a significant impact on your guitar's sound -- here are the different woods and how they sound.

Universal Audio breaks new ground with UA Effects Stompboxes

In the week following NAMM 2021, Universal Audio announced its new line of three UA Effects Stompboxes. Including a modulator, reverb, and delay.

Recording

Everything you need to know about microphones

How do you tell the difference between all of the microphone types available today? Here is your all-in one guide to help you make that final decision.

5 best audio interfaces under $1,000

Looking for a high-quality audio interface but don't want to spend too much cash? Here are the best audio interfaces under $1,000.

Warm Audio’s latest products include a line of premium cables and a desktop boom arm

Warm Audio kicked March off right with the announcement of two new products, including a new series of boutique audio cables, as well as a desktop boom arm.

Bass

NAMM 2021: Ernie Ball Music Man adds new colors to existing models for 2021

At the beginning of the virtual NAMM 2021 conference, Ernie Ball Music Man took the opportunity to make public its plans for new color finishes this year.

NAMM 2021: Vox VGH series guitar amplifier headphones let you rock out on the go

On the first day of NAMM's 2021 virtual Believe in Music week, Vox announced a set of three guitar amplification headphones to practice while staying quiet.

The Fender American Professional II instruments are the first models within this lineup in four years

Fender just announced its Professional Series II guitars and basses, the first wave of lineup models 2016. Including new Strats, Teles and Jazzmasters.

Top Must-Have Bass Guitar Accessories

There are certain items that every bass player should have available to them. These are some of the must-have bass guitar accessories.

Keyboard

Here are our favorite NAMM 2021 product announcements

Namm 2021 certainly brought a lot of exciting new releases to the forefront. Among those, here are our top five picks from Believe in Music week.

NAMM 2021: Korg is back with three new hardware synths

During NAMM 2021, Korg unveiled three brand new synthesizers planned for the year ahead. Including the ARP 2600 M, miniKORG 700FS, and modwave.

NAMM 2021: The Yamaha DGX-670 is a portable digital piano with lots to offer

With over 800 voices and styles, the DGX-670 digital piano from Yamaha rings in as the company's first surprise product of NAMM 2021.

Live Sound

Everything you need to know about microphones

How do you tell the difference between all of the microphone types available today? Here is your all-in one guide to help you make that final decision.

Warm Audio’s latest products include a line of premium cables and a desktop boom arm

Warm Audio kicked March off right with the announcement of two new products, including a new series of boutique audio cables, as well as a desktop boom arm.

Audix A133 condenser mic review: A small condenser that packs an impressive bite

Late last year, Audix released the Audix A133 condenser mic. While its small form may seem unassuming, this microphone brings a lot to the table.

Here are our favorite NAMM 2021 product announcements

Namm 2021 certainly brought a lot of exciting new releases to the forefront. Among those, here are our top five picks from Believe in Music week.