Brandon Stoner

Best drum kits under $1000: You don’t need to spend a lot for great sound

If you're a drummer looking for some new gear but are working with a limited budget consider some of the best drum kits under $1000.

Best budget preamps in 2022: Get a great sound without breaking the bank

The best budget preamps come in a variety of formats and offer an upgrade in sound quality to the preamps that are built in to recording interfaces.

Best free Fairchild plugins: Get that classic sound without spending a penny

As far as legendary compressors go, few stand in myth like the venerable Fairchild. So let’s explore the best free Fairchild plugins.

Guitar tonewoods guide: Everything you need to know about guitar wood

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

Best audio interfaces for beginners: Start recording on a budget

It’s never been easier to make quality recordings affordably, at home. Here is a guide to the best audio interfaces for beginners.

Best guitar pedals for country: Get that country twang

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

Best beginner bass guitars: Get a classic tone on a budget

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?

The Fender Jazz Bass and Fender Precision Bass are two of the most iconic bass designs. But what are the differences between them?

Best budget channel strips: Get a classic sound without breaking the bank

Looking for some different options for front end than what comes with your interface? These best budget channel strips are a great start.

Best free LA2A compressor plugins: Get that classic sound without paying a penny

In the audio world, a few compressors are notorious for their timeless sound -- like the LA2A. Here are some of the best free LA2A plugins.

Audio metering: Everything you need to know

In this audio metering tutorial, we'll touch on some definitions, types of metering, and some tools to help you craft your best sonic work.

Best offset guitars

As an alternative to more traditional bodies, offset guitars have found their way into all styles of music – from pop to country to metal.