Musician's Friend goes deep on the history of Universal Audio, their iconic 610 consoles and preamps, 1176 and LA-2A compressors and the new Apollo X audio interfaces.
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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.
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.
How to choose the right audio and recording equipment for your home studio or mobile rig to match your ambitions, budget and music.
We take a closer look at the key differences between single-coil pickups and humbucker pickups.
From affordable starter pianos and MIDI controllers to sophisticated synthesizers and keyboard workstations, learn what to look for when you shop for an electronic keyboard to match your budget, music and skills.
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.
Need help finding the best strings for your electric guitar? Musician's Friend will help you pick the right set for you and your guitar.
Need help choosing the best starter acoustic guitar or best beginner electric guitar? Read on for the Musician's Friend guide to the Best Guitars for Beginners.
A comprehensive buyer’s guide to all Fender and Squier Telecaster series electric guitars to help you choose the right model for you.
Finding the Gibson or Epiphone Les Paul That’s Right for You and Your Budget. First, we’ll put the Les Paul in its historical context, then we’ll walk you through the many models available today. Use this guide to pinpoint the Les Paul that matches up with your music, your style, and your budget.