We give these newest budget-friendly and super-portable active PA speakers from Yamaha a thorough workout
Live Sound Product Reviews
You can count on The HUB for the best in Hands-On Product Reviews when it comes to finding the right PA equipment and other live-sound gear to help your music sound great onstage. Whether you're looking for an audio mixer, microphones, stage monitors, PA speakers, or signal processors, we'll help you hone in on the best live sound equipment for your budget and music. We cover it all, giving you the facts and specs you need to choose wisely when shopping for powered stage subwoofers, speaker and mic stands, PA amplifiers, and both passive and powered speaker cabinets. We also cover both wired and wireless microphones and in-ear stage monitoring systems that protect your hearing while keeping you connected with the rest of the band.
Backline, Front-of-House and Monitor in One Box
Performance, portability, and power
New series links today's performance needs with Roland's legacy EDM gear
It's hard to believe that electronic synths, sequencers, and beat machines have been with us for going on four decades now. Roland led the march of the microprocessors that transformed the sounds of modern music; by the early 1980s the company's groundbreaking drum machines and synthesizers were reshaping the musical soundscape.
Shure Mike abuses this iconic mic with a series of punishing tests that would quickly trash lesser microphones
By Chris Marion | May 29, 2014
Let me start this review with a disclaimer and then a qualification. I am not a guitar player. But, in the last 35 years of my professional experience I have traveled the world playing with some of the best guitar players and I've literally recorded 1000s of songs listening to world-class guitar tone. In my experience with these phenomenal players, there are two things that are extremely important to guitarists, especially road warriors: tone and mobility. The Shure GLXD16 Wireless Guitar System addresses both of these issues with preeminent quality. Let's dig in!
Expert Review: EarthQuaker Hoof Reaper Octave Fuzz Pedal
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By Chris Loeffler
EarthQuaker Devices has been churning out some of the most creative effects around, so when they do something as "simple" as a fuzz people tend to take notice. Combining their iconic EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Fuzz and EarthQuaker Devices Reaper Fuzz into a 9v powered enclosure, the EarthQuaker Devices Hoof Reaper Fuzz adds an independent octave circuit and allows for up to seven different fuzz combinations running in a serial path.
Legendary mixers with the latest technology