How to choose the right audio preamp to match your music, microphones, instruments and 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 information you can count on.
From iOS mics and preamps to mixers and speakers, check out the gear you need to transform your iOS device into a vocal studio and powerful performance tool.
New tool helps you zero in on the right guitar effects as you quest for a signature tone.
Check out 14 guitar combos to help you achieve serious sound without breaking the bank.
How to choose the right DAW control surface or MIDI controller to match your software, music production methods and budget.
How to choose the right audio monitor speakers to match your music, budget and recording space.
Here’s the intel you need to turn your iPhone or iPod into a full fledged recording studio and powerful music production tool. Learn about the iOS interfaces, controllers, mics and other mobile music gear you need.
Two hundred bucks can buy some very capable guitar combo these days. Here's a roundup of some of the best.
Find the electric or acoustic guitar that’s right for your budding musical genius…and your budget.
How to choose the best digital piano for home use or stage/studio performance that matches your skill level, music and budget