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Drums

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.

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.

Drum heads: Everything you need to know

Drum heads can have quite an impact on the overall sound of your drums. Here's everything you need to know about drum heads.

Guitar

Kemper brings Profiler Rig Editor to the iPad

Audio manufacturer Kemper announced recently that its Profiler Rig Editor for creating and storing software amp rigs is now coming to iPad.

Acoustic guitar string buying guide: everything you need to know

Looking for a new set of acoustic guitar strings? Choosing the right set can be hard -- that's why we're put together this acoustic guitar string guide.

Guitar volume pedals: Everything you need to know

Guitar volume pedals are a versatile tool that you'll find on many pedalboards, professional and hobbyists alike. Here are some of the best.

Acoustic Guitar Body Tonewood Guide

This acoustic guitar body tonewood guide will go into the differentiators between the different types of woods used for acoustic guitar bodies.

Recording

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.

Nektar SE25 Mini USB Controller giveaway

We're giving away the Nektar SE25 Mini controller! Enter here for your chance to WIN!

The Behringer Brains eurorack oscillator gives users ultimate tone-shaping power

Borrowing from the open-sourced code from Mutable Instruments' Plaits, Behringer unveils Brains, a eurorack oscillator with lots of engines.

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 guitar designs Fender introduced in the early days of modern music are the gold standard for bass tones.

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

Nektar SE25 Mini USB Controller giveaway

We're giving away the Nektar SE25 Mini controller! Enter here for your chance to WIN!

Softube revitalizes the Juno-106 sound with Model 84

The software synth builders at Softube have just announced the company's latest project. A brand new Juno-106 virtual clone called Model 84.

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.

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.

PreSonus Studio One 5 review

PreSonus Studio One 5 cements the DAW as a professional-tier, full-fledged alternative to the so-called industry standards.

The best DAWs money can buy

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

Best country guitar pedals

Country music is a style that demands technicality. Here is a list of some of the best country guitar pedals, and some suggestions to get you started.