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.

How to DJ Weddings and Formal Events

How to DJ Weddings and Formal Events: Gear, Tips and More

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A comprehensive guide for the aspiring wedding DJ, from the necessary pro audio equipment to how to prepare for DJ'ing your first wedding reception.

DJ Lighting and Stage Effects Buying Guide

Band and DJ Lighting and Stage Effects Buying Guide

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Need help choosing the right lighting and effects for your next gig? Let the experts at Musician's Friend help you out.

Top Performing Essentials for Drummers

Love It Live: Top Performing Essentials for Drummers

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Faced with playing the house drum set? Here’s the gear you need to ensure a better performance.

Live Sound DJ Gear Buying Guide

The DJ Buying Guide to Live Sound Gear

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How to choose the right DJ mixers, controllers, interfaces and PA equipment to match your music, gigs and budget

Roland TD-17 V-Drums

Roland Announces TD-17 V-Drums Family of Electronic Drums

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Roland introduces the TD-17 Series electronic drum kits to the V-Drum family

Live Sound Engineer David Gaumé

Live Sound Engineer David Gaumé on Serving the Bands and the Fans

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Nearly two-decades of club and touring FOH work inform his take on the audio gear and go-to strategies that please everybody.

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

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.

Moog Grandmother Analog Synthesizer

Moog Grandmother Analog Monophonic Synthesizer Announced

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The Asheville, NC-based synth manufacturer introduces Grandmother, a powerhouse analog mono synth

Audio Mixers Buying Guide

Audio Mixers: How to Choose

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Need help choosing an audio mixer? Whether you need a mixer for a home studio, jam room, small gigs, House of Worship or a larger venue, Musician's Friend is here to help.

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