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.

What is an Equalizer?

What is an Equalizer?

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Learn how audio equalizers work and the differences between graphic and parametric equalization.

Bass Amp Rig Buying Guide

How to Choose the Best Bass Amplifier

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Tips for finding the best bass guitar amplifier and speaker cabinets to match your budget, music and the venues where you play.

The Best Audio Gear for Podcasting: Microphones, Interfaces and More

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Looking for the best podcasting audio equipment? Choose the right microphones, headphones, and audio interfaces for recording great sounding podcasts.

John Mayer Demos his PRS Silver Sky

Watch: John Mayer Demos his PRS Silver Sky

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John Mayer puts his signature PRS Silver Sky through its paces.

Tom Longabaugh and Dan Gillespie of Eventide

Two Eventide Developers Discuss Their Contributions To The Pioneering Effects Processing Powerhouse

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Two generations of product developers at Eventide, Tom Longabaugh and Dan Gillespie, discuss the dichotomy of developing products that celebrate the innovative firm’s legacy—pioneered by Tony Agnello and Richard Factor—while remaining true to the inventive spirit that pushed Eventide into becoming the processing giant that it is. 

History of the Channel Strip

What is a Channel Strip?

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Find out how channel strips evolved from the early mixing desks of the '50s and 60s and where they are today.

Microphone Buying Guide

How to Choose a Microphone: Dynamics, Condensers, Ribbons and More

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When you're shopping for new microphones, you'll encounter a range of different types of microphones spanning a vast range of prices. The sheer volume of specifications and features associated with the hundreds of available models can be confusing, leaving you with little basis for comparison aside from a microphone's price.

A Peek Inside Milkman Sound HQ

Milkman Sound: A Quest for Tour-Worthy Guitar and Bass Tone

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Founder Tim Marcus talks about how his search for a hi-fidelity pedal-steel amp led to one of the most sought-after names in modern guitar amplification.

John Petrucci with his 2019 Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty guitars

Watch: Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty 2019 Demo

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Get the lowdown on the new Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty 2019 electric guitars.

AKG C414 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

AKG C414 Microphone: Great Sound Meets Versatility

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Our friends at AKG take us on a deep dive of the C414 XLS and C414 XLII multi-pattern condenser microphones

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