Recording

How to Choose a Microphone: Dynamics, Condensers, Ribbons and More

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.



The Best Recording Gear for Beginners

How to choose the right audio and recording equipment for your home studio or mobile rig to match your ambitions, budget and music.



Headphones and Earphones Buying Guide

What do you look for in headphones and earphones? While there are many models to choose from, your planned use should help greatly to narrow your choices.



Audio Mixers: How to Choose

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.



What Microphone Do I Need? A Quick Start Guide

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



Preamp Buying Guide

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



Six Top DAWs for Recording, Producing and Mixing

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



Studio Monitors Buying Guide

How to choose the right audio monitor speakers to match your music, budget and recording space.



iOS Recording Gear Buying Guide

Here’s the intel you need to turn your iPhone or iPod into a full fledged recording studio and powerful music production tool. Learn about the iOS interfaces, controllers, mics and other mobile music gear you need.



Recording Gear Buying Guide

How to choose the right audio recording equipment to match your skills, music, and budget.



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