Archive for Music Gear


10 Songs to Test Your Speakers

Sony Speaker
July 27, 2023

You have your new speakers set up, and you are ready to roll. But the first thing you want to know is what these babies can do. To find out, you have to push them to their limits, which means you need to find the right songs to test those speakers out — songs with […]

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What Equipment Do You Need to Start a Band?

What Equipment Do You Need to Start a Band?
November 10, 2022

It’s a great time to start a band. While electronic music is the mainstream leader, genres like rock, soul, punk, metal, and funk are alive and well. Not sure where to begin? This article will cover the must-have equipment to start a band.  Instruments  Instruments are the first items to go on any gig equipment […]

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What Are the Best EQ Settings for Perfect Sound?

EQ settings on a musical device
August 24, 2022

Whether you’re an audiophile or a regular music listener, you understand that all songs and music genres sound different. What you think sounds catchy or beautiful might be off-putting to someone else. This exact principle applies in getting a perfect EQ. The world of music recording and listening revolves around thousands of different ways to […]

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Top Guitar Effect Pedals for Beginners

Guitar pedals with man changing settings
September 30, 2020

If you’re like most first-time electric guitar players, you spent hours researching the right make and model. You studied online, stopped by a store to get a feel for a few options and made your selection after talking to long-time guitar aficionados. Maybe you even made a list of the guitars played by your favorite musicians. […]

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Guide to Setting Up a Soundboard

Soundboard in a studio
August 19, 2020

Whether you’re controlling the sound output for a concert venue or running a podcast, a soundboard is an essential tool to have. While they come in various sizes and complexities, all soundboards achieve the same basic purpose — they filter sound input into specific channels and alter those channels to produce the best audio results. […]

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How to Choose the Best Used Amp for Your Guitar

An amplifier with a guitar plugged into it
August 6, 2020

What’s an electric guitar without an amp? The right amp will allow you to squeeze the essence out of every note or chord. And guess what? Awesome amps aren’t exclusively the ones you buy new in a box. Purchase a used electric guitar amp to enjoy owning a high-end piece of essential sound equipment without overspending. […]

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Selecting the Best Home Studio Equipment

Home studio equipment
October 2, 2019

Building or running a studio used to be a somewhat complicated process. Years ago, audio recording depended on analog gear that was pricey in order to track to tape. Most of the time, musicians were at the mercy of booking studio time out of town to write and record an album. Fortunately, the modern era […]

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10 Best Keyboardists of All Time

Piano keyboard being played
May 15, 2019

Mastering an instrument takes years of practice and dedication to the instrument. To become truly great, you need to spend a lot of time making the basics second-nature so you can take on harder and harder skills. There are lots of amazing piano players out there. But who are some of the best keyboardists? We’ve […]

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The Basics of How Microphones Work

Paul David Hewson singing on a microphone
September 20, 2017

Before you buy a microphone, it’s helpful to know the basics of how they work. It can also help when troubleshooting issues such as feedback and the wrong “sound.” Here’s a breakdown of what goes into these devices that amplify the sound of your voice. Types of Microphones There are three primary types of microphones: […]

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