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Drums

Here’s everything that affects the sound of your drums

When buying a new drum kit, there is a lot to consider when it comes to getting the right tone. Here are the most important factors to keep in mind.

You can get Arturia’s iSpark drum machine iPad app for free

Arturia will be giving away its popular 'iSpark' iPad drum machine app away for free for a limited, one month long period.

NAMM 2020: Behringer’s Roland TR-606 clone, the RD-6, is finally here

In the early Saturday hours of NAMM weekend, Behringer decided to pull a mid-week drop with a brand new Behringer RD-6 drum machine.

Guitar

Best Guitars Under $1,000

You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a well-crafted guitar anymore. Here are some of the best guitars under $1,000.

Fender brings six new color finishes to the American Original Series

The American Original Series from Fender is getting a fresh new palette of color finishes for users to choose from when selecting a new guitar or bass.

Fender Stratocaster vs. Fender Telecaster: Everything you need to know

The Fender Stratocaster and Fender Telecaster are both absolute classic guitars, but there are some major differences between the two.

Orange is giving away free rock guitar lessons with any purchase

Orange Amplification is now offering its Orange Foundation Rock Guitar Course to owners of any amp, cab, combo, or pedal.

Recording

AMS Neve 8424 is a small footprint console bringing a lot to the table

The all new 8424 console, introduced by AMS Neve is the company's most affordable console to date. It offers many advanced features with a small footprint.

The FXpansion BFD 3 virtual drum kit is now half price

Looking for an amazing virtual drum kit that sounds good and boasts a ton of nuance? FXpansion BFD 3 is the way to go -- and it's currently half price.

Best Ribbon Microphones

Ribbon microphones are known for their warm sound and high-quality. In the market for one? Here are some of the best ribbon microphones out there.

Bass

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.

Jazz Bass vs. Precision Bass: What’s the difference?

Across all styles of music, the iconic duo of bass guitars that Fender introduced in the early days of modern music are the gold standard for bass tones. Bass p...[Read More]

Best bass pedals money can buy

Bass players love to play with pedals just as much as guitarists, but the best bass pedals can be a confusing subject.

Keyboard

The Moog Subharmonicon delivers hours of synth fun in a condensed package

Moog is back once again with a brand new, small-form, polyrhythmic synthesizer for 2020. Its name is Subharmonicon, the ultimate sonic playground.

Beatskillz’ RetroVOLT plugin combines sampling with synthesizers

Beatskillz merges synthesizers and sampling into one unique plugin, with RetroVOLT. A product that will definitely flex those creative muscles.

Cherry Audio’s Voltage Modular Nucleus is free for stay-at-home musicians

Cherry Audio has announced that its much-loved Voltage Modular Nucleus is now available for free. That's perfect for musicians that are stuck at home.

Live Sound

Best Ribbon Microphones

Ribbon microphones are known for their warm sound and high-quality. In the market for one? Here are some of the best ribbon microphones out there.

NAMM 2020: This year’s 2020 TEC Awards winners

If you've been excited aout the 35th annual NAMM TEC awards, here is this years' full list of award recipients and nominees.

Review: Eargasm High-Fidelity Earplugs make hearing protection fun

Before NAMM 2020 started, a start-up company called Eargasm gave away a bunch of earplugs. We hopped on the opportunity to try them out for ourselves.

The best DAWs money can buy

Looking for a new DAW? There are a ton of great options out there, and some are definitely better than others. Here are the best DAWs available.