Guides

Mac vs PC: What’s best for music production?

Deciding on a new computer for your home studio? If so, you may be wondering which is better -- Mac, or PC. Here's everything you need to know.

Best Hardware Equalizers

Software equalizers can do things hardware just can’t, but outboard EQ definitely has its merits. Here are some of the best hardware EQs out there.

Best loop switchers

Is controlling your pedalboard getting out of control? This is where loop switchers come in. Here are 6 of the best available today!

Best digital pianos under $1,000

With cutting edge DSP, the best digital pianos are more versatile than ever before. Here are five of our top picks!

Top 6 Guitar Amp Pedals

The days of lugging around an amp rig that weighs as much as your car are over! You can now get big, realistic amp tones from pedals that aren’t much bigger than the others on your board. Unlike guitar amp modelers, each selection here is an analog design. So rest easy, no more putting your precious tone in the hands of fate by relying on vague descriptions of venue backline or having to rent what...[Read More]

Top 5 Next-Gen Guitar Amp Modelers

Amp modeling technology has made some huge forward bounds in the past few years. Here are 5 of the best next-generation guitar amp modelers.

Best Blues Guitar Pedals

These pedal selections can cover ground from traditional blues all the way to more modern, hybrid sounds. Here are some of the best blues guitar pedals.

Everything you need to know about guitar pickup magnets

Now we explore the different types of guitar pickup magnets,what differences they bring, and why you might want to choose one over the other.

Best guitar combo amps under $1,000

With so many options available today you can absolutely find one that nails your sound. Here are the best guitar combo amps under $1,000.

The best audio interfaces for songwriters

Songwriters today need a quality audio interface that isn't too over the top. Here are the best options for interfaces that suit songwriters the best.

Best Guitar Combo Amps Over $1,000

Guitar combo amps offer a great marriage of sound, power, and mobility. It is a wide-ranging topic that spans tube to solid-state, and now even digital features are making their way into new designs. Often, you’ll see posts about meeting a certain budget — best guitars under $1,000, for example. For this piece, however, we’re only looking at the high end of the market — $1,000 or...[Read More]

Electric guitar strings guide: How do different strings affect your guitar’s sound?

Choosing the right electric guitar strings can be a bit of a challenge. Here's a guide for what to look for when shopping for new strings.

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