Find the electric or acoustic guitar that’s right for your budding musical genius…and your budget.
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.
The features and specs that matter when you’re shopping for a great pair of DJ headphones.
The features and specs that matter when shopping for a USB-friendly mic to record high-quality audio direct to your computer.
What do you look for in headphones and earphones? While there are many models to choose from, your planned use should help greatly to narrow your choices.
Sound quality, of course, is important to everybody; but for some, big bass is a must where others prefer open, full-range reproduction that emphasizes overall accuracy. Other factors include isolation, comfort, weight, portability, and fit, which we’ll discuss below.
Do you need headphones or earphones to plug into a portable player of some kind for casual listening? Or are you looking for a set of studio-worthy reference headphones for monitoring recordings? The following discussion of the different types of headphones and earphones and their applications will give you the basic knowledge you need to choose the right model for your purpose.
We look at a collection of heads, stacks and combos that deliver the high gain and overdrive metalheads thrive on.
Choosing the right DJ controller/interface depends a lot on your software. Here’s the intel you need to make both choices.
Shop smart for DJ controllers, interfaces, software and hardware. Know what to look for when building a rig to fit your budget and skills.
We highlight a half dozen go-to effects pedals that turn up regularly in the signal chains of the world’s most esteemed guitarists.
They may be little, but these micro-sized guitar amps have virtues far beyond their modest stature.
How to choose the right power amplifier to match your speakers, PA system and the venues where you’ll be playing.