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.

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

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.

Sterling Audio Hands-On Review

Hands-On Review: Sterling Audio Recording Microphones

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We go hands-on with the latest studio microphones from Sterling Audio.

AKG C314 Professional Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

What Microphone Do I Need? A Quick Start Guide

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The basics: From bedroom to stage to studio—the types of mics and miking techniques that’ll help your audio creations shine.

Snapshots: 6 Top DAWs

Six Top DAWs for Recording, Producing and Mixing

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A rundown of six of our bestselling digital audio workstation software titles.

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.

Wireless Mic Systems Buying Guide

Wireless Microphone System Buying Guide

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How to Choose a Wireless Microphone, Monitoring, or Instrument System

Pictured at the 2017 AES Show in Los Angeles, here's the Aston Microphones Spirit, a multi-pattern condenser, Rycote Custom Shockmount and HALO Reflection filter.

7 Strategies for Better Vocal Recordings

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From simple to sophisticated, these tips will enhance your recorded voice.

Preamp Buying Guide

Preamp Buying Guide

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How to choose the right audio preamp to match your music, microphones, instruments and budget.

G&G Quality Cases Co.

G&G Creates Limited Edition Fender Cases

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We recently stopped by G&G Quality Cases Co. for a tour of their factory and a closer look at some new Fender Limited Edition Legacy Series guitar cases crafted exclusively for Musician's Friend.

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