Resources for Musicians

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.

Geoff Emerick with George Martin (Photo: Phil Dent/Getty Images)

Geoff Emerick: The Beatles’ Legendary Recording Engineer

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(Ed. Note: In light of the recent passing of legendary Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick, we have republished our interview with Geoff, originally conducted around the release of his auto-biography, Here, There and Everywhere.)

Electric Guitar Buying Guide

Electric Guitar Buying Guide

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The things to look for in choosing an electric guitar that matches your music, budget and skill level.

Power Amp Buying Guide

Power Amp Buying Guide

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How to choose the right power amplifier to match your speakers, PA system and the venues where you’ll be playing.

AKG C314 Professional Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

What Microphone Do I Need? A Quick Start Guide

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The basics: From bedroom to stage to studio—the types of mics and miking techniques that’ll help your audio creations shine.

Studio Monitors Buying Guide

Studio Monitors Buying Guide

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How to choose the right audio monitor speakers to match your music, budget and recording space.

Stratocaster Buying Guide

Stratocaster Buying Guide

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A comprehensive buyer’s guide to all Fender and Squier Stratocaster series electric guitars to help you choose the best Strat model for you.

Stage Monitors Buying Guide

Stage Monitors Buying Guide

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How to choose the right stage monitor speakers or in-ear monitors to match your budget, music and shows

Wireless Mic Systems Buying Guide

Wireless Microphone System Buying Guide

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How to Choose a Wireless Microphone, Monitoring, or Instrument System

Preamp Buying Guide

Preamp Buying Guide

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How to choose the right audio preamp to match your music, microphones, instruments and budget.

iOS Recording Gear Buying Guide

iOS Recording Gear Buying Guide

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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.

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