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.

Review: Electro-Voice ETX Powered Loudspeakers

Hands-On Review: Electro-Voice ETX Powered Loudspeaker Series

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Hands-On Review: Line 6 StageSource L2t/L3t Speakers

Hands-On Review: Line 6 StageSource L2t/L3t Speakers

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Backline, Front-of-House and Monitor in One Box

Hands-On Review: Yamaha MSR400 Powered PA Speaker

Hands-On Review: Yamaha MSR400 Powered PA Speaker

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Performance, portability, and power

Back to the Future: Roland Rolls Out AIRA

Back to the Future: Roland Rolls Out AIRA

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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.

Hands-On Review: Yamaha MG166CX Mixing Console

Hands-On Review: Yamaha MG166CX Mixing Console

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Take the MG out for a spin and experience top-down performance

QSC TouchMix-16 Digital Mixer

QSC TouchMix-16 Digital Mixer

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Shure GLXD16 Wireless Guitar System

Shure GLXD16 Wireless Guitar System

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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!

EarthQuaker Hoof Reaper Octave Fuzz Pedal

EarthQuaker Hoof Reaper Octave Fuzz Pedal

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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.

Hands-On Review: Peavey XR 8300 and XR 8600 Powered Mixers

Hands-On Review: Peavey XR 8300 and XR 8600 Powered Mixers

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Legendary mixers with the latest technology

Hands-On Review: Audio-Technica AT4080 & AT4081 Ribbon Mics

Hands-On Review: Audio-Technica AT4080 & AT4081 Ribbon Mics

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Capturing vintage tones with a modern spin

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