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How to Run a Recording Studio

Thinking about putting your recording studio to work making money? Want to up the success of your commercial or project studio? Check out the latest free guide from our friends at Disc Makers: The Art of Running a... Read more »

Roland Unveils Latest Jazz Chorus Amp

The latest member of the popular Jazz Chorus family of guitar amplifiers has been announced by Roland, the JC-22. Featuring classic Roland Jazz Chorus clean tone and famous Dimensional Space Chorus effect in a... Read more »

Ernie Ball Offers Beta Test of Upcoming New Strings

Ernie Ball has combined everything they have learned over the past five decades of making guitar strings and put it to work to create the new Paradigm electric and acoustic guitar strings. And now, for a limited... Read more »

Avenged Sevenfold Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN82H9WOx38 Mitch Gallagher is joined by Zacky Vengeance, Synyster Gates, and Johnny Christ from Avenged Sevenfold for this special interview. They were kind enough to stop by while... Read more »

Custom Westone In-ear Monitors

When you need to hear yourself, nothing works better than custom-molded in-ear monitors. And no one does custom in-ears better than Westone, who has been leading the industry for more than 50 years! Now Sweetwater... Read more »

Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive

The latest addition to the popular Strymon family of pedals is the Riverside Multistage Drive. Riverside is the result of intense research into and analysis of many analog and tube overdrive and distortion circuits... Read more »

Vintage Recording Studio for Your Kids

Have a daughter who wants to be a pop star? Need the perfect gift for your little aspiring recording engineer? Want to have a load of fun? Look no further than Melody's Recording Studio from American Girl. Based on... Read more »

Steinberg Unveils Dorico

They've been teasing it for some time, and now Steinberg's innovative, next-generation music notation/scoring program is here! Dorico offers many unique and exciting features and functions for musicians, arrangers... Read more »

Positive Grid BIAS Head Guitar Amplifier Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw_ZQ6zgITM Mitch Gallagher and Don Carr present the Positive Grid BIAS Head amplifier. The Positive Grid BIAS Head amplifier combines cutting-edge guitar and bass tones with the full... Read more »

Supro 1600 Supreme Combo Amplifier Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfAcVP3epzs Richard Fortus from Guns N' Roses presents the Supro 1600 Supreme combo amp. The Supro 1600 Supreme 25-watt all-tube electric guitar combo amplifier is a replica of one of... Read more »

PRS Unveils 2017 SE Guitars

PRS Guitars introduced the SE series of instruments back in 2001 — and they've been amazingly popular! Coming in at a player-friendly price, the SEs offer all the playability, quality construction, and tonal... Read more »

Seymour Duncan Forza Overdrive Pedal Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7mzvEBNEqE Pro musician Dave Nassie presents the Seymour Duncan Forza Overdrive pedal. The Seymour Duncan Forza Overdrive effects pedal boasts a wide range of gain and EQ-shaping... Read more »

Supro Black Magic Guitar Amplifier Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlN3Csq2RpA Richard Fortus from Guns N' Roses presents the Supro 1695T Black Magick combo amplifier. It's engineered to replicate the highly customized Supro that Jimmy Page used to... Read more »

Hands On: Gruv Gear Club Bag, Sliiv, and Bento Boxes

We all take gear on the go. Whether you're simply carrying your laptop around, putting together a mobile studio, taking gear to a gig, jam, or session, or traveling around the world, you want your gear to arrive... Read more »

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize

In a move that has musicians and music lovers thrilled — but some writers and poets bristling — the Nobel Committee dramatically redefined boundaries between "high art" and commercial creative forms when... Read more »

Friedman Sir Compre Compressor/Overdrive Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxS6-AUiFh0 Don Carr presents the Friedman Sir Compre compressor/overdrive pedal. Use the Comp knob to dial in the perfect amount of sustain, tweak the Tight knob to find the ideal... Read more »

Roland Announces NY Blues Tone Capsule

Developed by Roland in collaboration with NYC guitarist, Oz Noy, the New York Blues Tone Capsule for compatible Blues Cube amplifiers instantly converts the sound of the Blues Cube to a voicing similar to a popular... Read more »

Seymour Duncan Killing Floor High Gain Boost Pedal Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ5LKk7lSf0 Musician Dave Nassie presents the Seymour Duncan Killing Floor High Gain boost pedal. The gain knob adds in up to 34dB of overdriven boost that works for gain matching... Read more »

Line 6 Spider V Series Amplifier Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpmSSabvcog Mitch Gallagher and Don Carr present the Line 6 Spider V series of combo amplifiers. The Spider V 120 rocks a selection of over 200 killer amps, cabinets, and effects... Read more »

The Indie Artist’s Guide to Gigging

Our friends at Disc Makers have published yet another free guide! This one is aimed to help musicians looking to book shows, whether one-offs or full tours. The Indie Artist's Guide to Gigging — Strategies for... Read more »

BluGuitar Guitar Cabinets Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KNQTnwPtkc Thomas Blug from BluGuitar presents the NanoCab and FatCab speaker cabinets. Pound for pound, the BluGuitar Nanocab speaker cabinet is the biggest-sounding compact cab... Read more »

PRS Announces CE 24 Standard Satin

Earlier this year, PRS brought back the popular CE 24 bolt-on neck guitar nearly a decade after the original was discontinued. The CE 24 offers an alternative to the "regular" set neck PRS guitars, providing... Read more »

PreSonus StudioLive 32

PreSonus has unveiled the new StudioLive 32, the 3rd generation of its acclaimed StudioLive series of digital mixers. It offers 32 channels with 32 fully recallable XMAX microphone preampifiers and 33... Read more »

Line 6 Spider V 120 Modeling Combo Amp Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPs-zKlSgRE Victor Moncebaiz and Doc Brown from Line 6 present the Spider V 120 combo amp. Line 6 gave the fifth generation of their Spider modeling amps a crisp, modern design and a... Read more »