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.

A rare Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 at Sequential headquarters in San Francisco, CA

Dave Smith: Meet the Legend Behind the MIDI Standard and Sequential Circuits’ Iconic Synths

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His designs have revolutionized the way music is made and his Prophet synths continue to lead the way.

How To Choose Drum Heads

How To Choose The Best Drum Heads

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Replacing your worn out drum heads will restore the sound of drums that have lost their punch. How to Choose Drum Heads is your expert guide to finding the right replacement drum heads to match your music and budget.

Recording Mike Mangini's Drums for Dream Theater's album "Distance Over Time"

Recording Dream Theater's "Distance Over Time"

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We speak to Dream Theater recording engineer Jimmy Meslin about his early years working with the band as well as the sessions, recording techniques and gear behind their latest record, Distance Over Time.

Moog Matriarch Top Panel

Watch: Moog Matriarch Synth Demo with Mikael Jorgensen

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Keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen demoes Moog's newest member of the Mother family, the Matriarch. 

DJ Controller and Interface Buying Guide

How to Choose the Best DJ Controller or Interface

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Choosing the right DJ controller/interface depends a lot on your software. Here’s the intel you need to make both choices.

How to Choose the Right Drums, Cymbals and Hardware

How to Choose the Right Drums, Cymbals and Hardware

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From complete drum sets to individual snare drums, toms and bass drums, plus all the percussion accessories and learning resources, we give you the intel you need to choose the right drumming gear.

EarthQuaker Devices Swiss Things Review

Hands-On Review: EarthQuaker Devices Swiss Things

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Looking to take control of your pedalboard? Read on for our review of Earthquaker Devices' Swiss Things. 

Alternative Vocal Recording Techniques

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Looking for a different vocal sound? Check out some of these alternative techniques!

DJ Headphones Buying Guide

How to Choose The Best DJ Headphones

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The features and specs that matter when you’re shopping for a great pair of DJ headphones.

DJ Groove Production Hardware and Software Buying Guide

How to Choose the Best DJ Groove Production Hardware and Software

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How to choose the right gear and software to produce your beats and tracks.

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