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Drums

Behringer begins shipment on the RD-6 drum machine

Behringer announced the new RD-6 portable drum machine earlier this year, at NAMM. Now, the small sequencer has begun shipping, and can be purchased soon.

DW Announces 2020 Collector’s Series Private Reserve Exotics lineup

Drum Workshop Inc. (DW), has just announced its 2020 Collector's Series Private Reserve Exotics drumkits. Featuring six different shell wood types.

Best Drum Microphones

Finding the right microphones for recording drums can be tricky -- but we're here to help. Here are the some of the best drum microphones out there.

Guitar

Epiphone and Gibson collaborate on Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul guitar

Epiphone and Gibson have collaborated together on a new 1959 style Les Paul model, to be available for purchase from its Custom Shop.

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.

Guitar Tonewoods Guide

This guitar tonewoods guide is to help you better understand the tonal differences between each type of wood used in guitar bodies.

Turn your guitar rig into an arcade machine with Electro-Harmonix Mainframe Bit Crusher

Mainframe Bit Crusher, a new pedal from Electro-Harmonix, transforms your guitar tones into 80s arcade game-style sounds.

Recording

Warm Audio WA-87 R2 Review: Delivering a happy medium between affordability and quality

We had the opportunity to test the new revision of Warm Audio's WA-87 large-diaphragm condenser. Here's what we thought overall.

Rupert Neve Designs 5254 Dual Diode Bridge Compressor is here

New from Rupert Neve Designs is the 5254 Dual Diode Bridge Compressor. A new take on Neve's classic compressors dating back to the 1960's.

The Waves Audio V12 plugin update has finally arrived

Waves Audio has just announced the arrival of the latest update to its family of plugins. V12 (version 12) is here, bringing speed improvements and more.

Bass

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.

Best Bass Guitars Under $1,000

Every bass player loves when it's time to upgrade! In this guide we go into detail over the 10 of the best bass guitars under $1,000.

Best beginner bass guitars

New to the bass? Perhaps the first thing to do is get your hands on a new bass guitar. Here are the best beginner bass guitars we could find.

Keyboard

Strymon Nightsky is a next level reverb pedal

Following a leak of information surrounding its Nightsky pedal, Strymon formally announced its launch and full specs. And it's definitely something massive.

Arturia PolyBrute is the latest powerhouse synth of 2020

Arturia announced the release of its latest large frame synth, PolyBrute. Packed full of features, it's hard not to fall in love with this new model.

The Eventide Blackhole Reverb pedal lets you travel through new dimensions

Eventide is back with a completely decked-out new reverb pedal, Blackhole. Complete with endless features, this time-based effects pedal is one not to miss!

Live Sound

Warm Audio WA-87 R2 Review: Delivering a happy medium between affordability and quality

We had the opportunity to test the new revision of Warm Audio's WA-87 large-diaphragm condenser. Here's what we thought overall.

Universal Audio’s LUNA 1.1 brings bug fixes and new features

Promising solutions to an initial batch of bugs and errors from Universal Audio's newest DAW LUNA, version 1.1 also brings new features to enjoy.

Add clarity to your master bus with the Rupert Neve Designs MBC converter

The newest release from Rupert Neve Designs comes in the form of a high-quality 2 channel A/D signal converter, the Master Bus Coverter, or MBC.

IK Multimedia iRig Keys 2 Mini Giveaway

We're giving away an IK Multimedia iRig Keys 2 Mini for free! Featuring a lightweight build and wealth of features, it's perfect for the musician on the go!