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.

Best Keyboards and Pianos for Beginners

The Best Keyboards and Pianos for Beginners

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Musician's Friend helps identify the key features to look for when shopping for a beginner digital piano or electronic keyboard.

Legendary guitarist Dick Dale

Dick Dale: Reflecting on the Life and Legacy of a Guitar Icon

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Musician's Friend reflects on the passing of the iconic guitarist.

Acoustic Guitar Strings Buying Guide

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Acoustic or Classical Guitar

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Need help choosing the best strings for your acoustic guitar? Let the experts at Musician's Friend help!

Native Instruments M32 Keyboard Controller with NKS Support

Native Instruments NKS: Building A More Open Ecosystem

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NKS Product Manager, Ray Chemo, discusses his work in facilitating a new direction of Native Instruments.

Legendary gear maker Jim Dunlop playing a 12-string guitar

In Memoriam: Jim Dunlop

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Musician's Friend reflects on the life of music gear icon, Jim Dunlop.

How to Choose the Right PA System

How to Choose the Right PA System

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From live sound mixers to PA speakers and monitors to mics, get the info you need to take your show to the people.

Arturia's DX7 V FM Synthesizer

The Art Of Contemporary Synthesis with Arturia's Baptiste Le Goff

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Baptiste Le Goff, a software developer and product manager at Arturia, details his approach to creating modern synthesizers inspired by a vintage vision.

Dangerous Music D-Box+ Summing Mixer

Dangerous Music’s Todd Mariana Discusses Sustainable Product Design

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The developer and lathe technician talks about his fabrication feats, necessity of invention, and the durable mobility of his software architecture in the new Dangerous Music D-BOX+ Summing Mixer and Controller.

Ernie Ball Ukulele Strings at Winter NAMM 2019

Ernie Ball Unveils New Strings and Picks at Winter NAMM 2019

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Ernie Ball debuts a range of new products at Winter NAMM 2019.

Guitar Gear Highlights from NAMM 2019

Guitar Gear Highlights from NAMM 2019

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All of the guitar gear highlights you need to see from the floor at this year’s NAMM show.

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