Music Instrument Buying Guides

Overwhelmed by the mindboggling array of music gear out there today? Dazed by all the specs, features, and technobabble? Can’t figure out if you want a guitar with active or passive pickups? Stymied over the best way to get started recording or playing live? Can’t decide what recording equipment is right for your home studio? Uncertain what guitar amp is the right fit for your music and budget? You’ve arrived at the place to get the answers you need. We’ll help you choose the music gear and instruments that makes sense for your style and budget with straightforward, no-B.S. information you can count on.

How to Podcast: Learn How the Pros Do It

How to Podcast: Learn How the Pros Do It

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Learn how to create polished podcasts with a relatively small investment and pain-free learning curve

The Top 10 Apps to Help You Make Better Music

The Top 10 Apps to Help You Make Better Music

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By Ryan Piercy

As part of iOS Month at Musician’s Friend, we’ve compiled a list of the top music apps to help you do more with your phone and tablet than you ever thought possible. Making music with a mobile device is no longer a novelty, as these apps can transform your iPhone or iPad into a musical instrument, a recording workstation, digital turntables, and more! All are available for download at the Apple App Store.

Trumpet Buying Guide

Trumpet Buying Guide

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How to choose the right trumpet to match your music, skill level, and budget.

Guitar Value Package Buying Guide

Guitar Value Package Buying Guide

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A guitar value package that includes all the the right accessories can be a great choice for beginning guitarists. They’re not only budget-friendly but also let you get started playing right out of the box. Read on to learn how to choose the right electric or acoustic guitar value pack for your music and budget.

Audio Interface Buying Guide

Audio Interface Buying Guide

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How to choose the right interface to match your computer, recording needs, and budget

French Horn Buying Guide

French Horn Buying Guide

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How to choose the right French Horn to match your skill level, music and budget

DAW Software Controller Buying Guide

DAW Software Controller Buying Guide

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How to choose the right DAW control surface to match your software, music production methods, and budget.

Clarinet Buying Guide

Clarinet Buying Guide

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How to choose the right clarinet to match your music, skill level, and budget.

Mic Preamp Buying Guide

Preamp Buying Guide

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How to choose the right audio preamp to match your music, instruments, and budget.

Saxophone Buying Guide

Saxophone Buying Guide

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How to choose the right saxophone to match your skill level, music and budget

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