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.

History of the Channel Strip

History of the Channel Strip

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

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.

How To Mic Guitar Amps and Cabs in the Studio

How to Mic Guitar Amps and Speaker Cabinets in the Studio

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Here are 8 great tips and techniques for miking up guitar amplifiers in the recording studio.

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.

AKG C314 Condenser Microphone

AKG C314: An Affordable and Versatile C-Series Condenser Mic

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Our friends at AKG give a rundown on the AKG C314, covering the important specifications, application and some recording samples

AKG C414 Condenser Microphone

AKG Microphones: The Evolution of the AKG C-Series

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Our friends at AKG share the history and evolution of the C-Series condenser microphones - from the C12 to the modern C414.

How To Mic and Mix Your Acoustic Guitar

How to Mic and Mix Your Acoustic Guitar for Stellar Sound

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Vital tips to make your recorded guitar come alive using the right microphones and techniques

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.

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