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The Hub is the place to be for the critical resources musician’s need when shopping for gear and instruments. You can count on on our exclusive Buying Guides to walk you through the complexities of everything from recording equipment to live sound gear to the ins and outs of choosing the right guitar, bass, drums, or keyboard. You’ll learn all about the key features and specs and how to choose the music gear that’s right for your style and budget. The Hub’s always-expanding Hands-On Product Reviews dive deep into specific music gear and instruments to give you the perspectives of seasoned musicians. Bookmark this page and check in at The Hub whenever you feel the need for some more gear knowledge.

Rockin’ the New Year: Musicians Take a Look Behind and Ahead

Rockin’ the New Year: Musicians Take a Look Behind and Ahead

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We talk to a broad cross-section of artists about where they’ve been and what lies ahead in 2015.

Rock and Soul Legend Joe Cocker Dead

Rock and Soul Legend Joe Cocker Dead

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Cocker in a 2013 performance at France’s Festival Bout du Monde. Photo: Thesupermat/Wikimedia Commons

The gravel-voiced singer took the world by storm with killer bands and a singular stage presence

Tech Tip: Effects Basics Part 2

Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part 2

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Learn how tremolo, phase shifters, flangers and chorus effects work and how to use them to give your guitar or bass a signature sound.

Digital Piano Buying Guide

Digital Piano Buying Guide

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How to choose the best digital piano for home use or stage/studio performance that matches your skill level, music and budget

Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part 1

Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part I

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Learn how stage and studio effects work and how to use them to do your sonic bidding

This Week in Music History: December 22

Berry’s Badnesses…Sixx Kickstarted…Mayer Bum Rushed

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of December 22

Chuck Berry Nikki Sixx John Mayer

Videos: Trends That Can Build Buzz for Your Band

The Changing Face of Videos: Trends That Can Build Buzz for Your Band

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Our panel of artists talk about ways the social web is changing everything and how to create videos that broaden your fanbase

Apple Quietly Pulls Plug on iPod Classic

Apple Quietly Pulls Plug on iPod Classic; Wins Long-Contested Lawsuit

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The computer maker is exonerated of charges it tried to control the music download market while discontinuing the player at the heart of the case

This Week in Music History: December 15

Elvis Drafted…Harrison Booted…Beach Boys Enlightened

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of December 15

Elvis Presley George Harrison Beach Boys

IntiMIDIdated by MIDI? A Quick Start Guide to Harnessing its Power

Tech Tip: IntiMIDIdated by MIDI? A Quick Start Guide to Harnessing its Power

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Personalize your rig and open the doors to experimentation with a basic understanding of MIDI

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