How to choose the right DJ mixers, controllers, interfaces and PA equipment to match your music, gigs 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.
How to choose the right power amplifier to match your speakers, PA system and the venues where you’ll be playing.
Tips for finding the right bass guitar amplifier and speaker cabinets to match your budget, music and the venues where you play.
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How to choose the right stage monitor speakers or in-ear monitors to match your budget, music and shows
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How to Choose a Wireless Microphone, Monitoring, or Instrument System
Find out how channel strips evolved from the clunky mixing desks of the '50s and 60s and where they are today.
How to choose the right audio preamp to match your music, microphones, instruments and budget.