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Quick Take Review: Drum Boogers™– Sticky Gel Pads   I‘d some initial reservations about covering this product. After all, how do you talk about anything called a booger and remain professional and politically correct? Then it dawned on m...
High-resolution headphones with built-in amplifier  Headphones are one of those things that every engineer and musician needs - even when on the go. Although I still primarily mix on speakers, checking mixes on good headphones has become more important si...
Ernie Ball brings a new sonic color to your acoustic palate.                                  &...
When I had the pleasure of reviewing the initial release of the Roland AIRA series, there was one factor left out of the equation. I finally got my hands on that missing link, the AIRA SYSTEM-1 Plug Out Synthesizer. What exactly is a plug-out synthesizer? It&r...
Quick Take Review: Drum Boogers™– Sticky Gel Pads   I‘d some initial reservations about covering this product. After all, how do you talk about anything called a booger and remain professional and politically correct? Then it dawned on m...
When I had the pleasure of reviewing the initial release of the Roland AIRA series, there was one factor left out of the equation. I finally got my hands on that missing link, the AIRA SYSTEM-1 Plug Out Synthesizer. What exactly is a plug-out synthesizer? It&r...
As musicians, we're always looking to get the most for our money when it comes to gear. More power. More tone. More flexibility. Because all that "more" leads, hopefully, to a rig that inspires you when it comes time to create and play. Unfortunately, for deca...
Since their 2007 debut, VOX amPlug headphone amps have been a go-to product for countless guitarists and bassists looking for a simple way to plug in and play for silent practice. With its compact design, modest price tag and several available models for diffe...
Now that Apple has firmly established itself as the titan of mobile technology, the number of iOS-compatible devices for making music are only getting better and better. Perhaps thought of as a fad not too long ago, high-quality, mobile A/V recording is very m...
A first acoustic that's easy to play and very easy on the wallet   Learning guitar is a challenging task for many beginners. While learning the instrument at a basic level is not too difficult and is certainly easier than many other instruments, that task...
Does Deering's most affordable professional-grade banjo measure up to professional expectations? By Phil O'Keefe   The Deering Banjo Company is an American small business success story, having been started as a family-operated business by Greg and Janet D...
Series / Parallel dual boost pedal    Boost pedals are often get overlooked in favor of flashier overdrives, delays and other types of pedals, but they can be extremely useful for guitarists. Whether it's slamming the input of a tube amp on the edge ...
Since their 2007 debut, VOX amPlug headphone amps have been a go-to product for countless guitarists and bassists looking for a simple way to plug in and play for silent practice. With its compact design, modest price tag and several available models for diffe...
There's no shortage of devices out there to interface with your iOS devices for creating music. And that's a good thing, because this whole mobile thing is going to be around for a while, and the devices and apps that fuel our creativity will only get better a...
The electric guitar has come a long way over the last 50 years, rising up from the confines of the rhythm section in the early days of R&B to a full-fledged, versatile instrument that drives the sound of modern music. And perhaps no element of guitar playi...
MIDI Pad and Groove Controller for Mac/PC and iOS Devices  I've become a real big fan of making music on my iOS devices, and I'm not alone. Countless people enjoy the huge variety of musical apps that are available for their Apple devices and it's great t...
Modified right-angle version of the legendary SM57 dynamic microphone By Phil O'Keefe   Recording engineers are known for having a wide range of opinions when it comes to their preferred methods and tools, and that's certainly true of microphones. Ask any...
Woodwind & Brasswind: Trumpet Mute Buying Guide By Tony Guerrero The modern-day keyboard player has literally thousands of sounds at his fingertips thanks to electronics and digital technology. But trumpet players don't have to be jealous - while it may no...
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