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Drums

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.

NAMM 2020: Promuco to reissue John Bonham signature drumsticks

This year at NAMM 2020, English company Promuco, (Professional Music Company), will put out a reproduction of John Bonham's signature drumsticks.

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.

Guitar

The Top Effects for Acoustic Guitar

Here are the top five effects for acoustic guitarists, how they can help expand your sound, and a few examples of great pedals for each one.

Guitar fretboard wood guide

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.

Hands-On Review: Orange Terror Stamp

We had the opportunity to test out the brand new Terror Stamp footswitch amplifier from Orange at NAMM 2020, and it certainly didn't disappoint.

NAMM 2020: Orange drops new Terror Stamp miniature foot switch amplifier

At the top of the morning of NAMM 2020 day one, Orange stealth dropped a new miniature sized amplifier, that is controlled like a pedal.

Recording

The Top 10 microphones you need for your studio

When building out your microphone locker, it’s important to take the specific sonic characteristics that you need into consideration.

Heil Sound unveils the new PR37 dynamic vocal microphone

Illinois microphone manufacturers Heil Sound has just announced the Heil Sound PR27 microphone, which is expected to ship in July.

Waves introduces Music Maker Access subscription plugin packages

Waves is the latest company to launch a subscription service for its plugins, with the new Waves Music Maker Access subscription.

Bass

Affordable holiday shopping guide for the musician in your life

Don't know what to buy for the musician in your family? Here is a detailed shopping list of affordable options during the hectic holiday season.

The Fender Player series is now offered in two stunning new finishes

The budget friendly, yet quality focused line is now offered in Capri Orange and Silver. The made in Mexico series provides a wide range of aesthetics.

The new Boss 200 series brings powerhouse effects to a smaller form-factor

The new Boss 200 series pedals bring vast functionality of 500 series pedals into a smaller footprint. At launch, there are four pedals in the new line.

New Will Putney STL Tones suite brings amp modeling to a new level

STL Tones and Will Putney have released possibly the greatest amp modeling suite for metal -- and it's now available for $149.99.

Keyboard

NAMM 2020: Roland introduces a grand piano for the modern age

Ahead of NAMM 2020, Roland has brought a new grand piano design forward that demolishes the looks of grand pianos as we know them.

The top 10 music gear releases of 2019

2019 was a huge year for musicians, and music makers. With the slew of new gear that was released over the last 12 months, we picked our top 10 favorites.

Affordable holiday shopping guide for the musician in your life

Don't know what to buy for the musician in your family? Here is a detailed shopping list of affordable options during the hectic holiday season.

Live Sound

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.

Austrian Audio microphones come to Sweetwater

Austrian Audio microphones are now avaliable through SweetWater. The young company is making incredible mics at affordable prices.