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.

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

The early years of New England Digital Corporation

Synthesis Pioneer Cameron Jones Talks History and Making A New Synclavier

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Synthesis pioneer Cameron Jones, details the storied history of a company he formed, New England Digital Corporation, and the legacy of its iconic product, the Synclavier. Cameron discusses his ongoing partnership with Arturia, and how his new venture—Synclavier Digital—is the most complete user interfacing version of the original.

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. 

Universal Audio Headquarters

The History of Universal Audio: A Father & Son Odyssey

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Dig into the history of Universal Audio, their iconic 610 consoles and preamps, 1176 and LA-2A compressors and the new Apollo X audio interfaces.

Legendary drummer Hal Blaine in the studio

Hal Blaine: Reflecting on the Life and Legacy of a Drumming Icon

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Wrecking Crew drummer Hal Blaine left his mark on over 35,000 recordings, forever influencing drummers, the instrument and modern music as we know it.

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