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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 »

Hands On: Manley Force

When Manley introduced their awesome Core tube channel strip, the question was could they deliver the renowned Manley quality at a new, low price point. The answer was a resounding "yes"! Now the company is back... Read more »

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre and Clarett 8Pre X

What is it that you want from an audio interface? Transparent sound quality, dynamic and detailed mic preamps, low noise, no latency, and ease of use. In many ways, you can sum it up by saying that the interface... Read more »

Hands On: PreSonus Studio One 3

Just a few short years ago, PreSonus's then-new Studio One software was the new kid on the DAW block — a fresh upstart coming into an arena already populated with mature, full-featured, well-supported apps. But... Read more »

Hands On: BOSS SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer

It's no secret that I love guitar tone — after all, I wrote a book on it! But I also love synthesizers and all the textures and sounds that they can create. So it will come as no surprise that I've always wanted a... Read more »

BOSS Waza Craft DM-2w Delay Pedal Review by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmVAOBirAGM Get the BOSS Waza Craft DM-2w delay pedal here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DM2W Mitch Gallagher demonstrates the BOSS Waza Craft DM-2w delay pedal. After the... Read more »

Hands On: DiGiGrid IOS

Waves has long been known as one of the top plug-in developers in the world. From EQs to compressors, 'verbs to channel strips, guitar amps to synthesizers, Waves has every category of plug-in covered. But now, the... Read more »

Hands On: Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt

Looking for a flexible interface to build your Mac-based studio around that offers tons of connectivity, extremely low latency, lots of extra features, and world-class converters? Prefer Thunderbolt connectivity?... Read more »

Hands On: BOSS ES-8

Packed with all kinds of often-requested features and functions, the BOSS ES-8 effects switching system lets you patch in your favorite pedals and take your sound to new heights. You have access to eight loops... Read more »

Hands On: DigiTech TRIO Band Creator

As a guitarist, you spend a fair amount of time alone practicing, writing, and honing your craft —necessary, but not always exciting. What if you had a bassist and drummer who were always available, ready to learn... Read more »

Hands On: Antelope Audio Satori

"Satori" is the Japanese word for enlightenment; illumination; comprehension. Not only are these all desirable things if you're a spiritual seeker, but they are also equally important when you're attempting to... Read more »

Hands On: Music Man Majesty Artisan

Dream Theater's John Petrucci has amassed quite a line of signature guitars from Music Man; 6-strings, 7-strings, higher-end, entry level — these outstanding instruments cover a wide range of tonal and musical... Read more »

Hands On: Hughes & Kettner Triamp MKIII

Six power tubes. Nine preamp tubes. Six channels. MIDI control. Onboard noise gate. Switchable effects loop. Enhanced Red Box speaker-emulated DI output. Master insert jacks. Built-in TSC tube status monitoring. A... Read more »

Hands On: Design Series Frequent Flyer Kit

The DW Design Series Frequent Flyer Kit is a super-cool compact drum kit that brings with it all of that great DW construction and sound. It's perfect for the working drummer who is out playing many different kinds... Read more »

Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt Audio Interface Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_djSspzPgI HANDS ON: Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt Looking for a flexible interface to build your Mac-based studio around, that offers tons of connectivity, extremely low latency, lots... Read more »

Hands On: Antelope Audio Zen Studio

Antelope Audio is a company that specializes in amazing products. Their mastering-grade converters and super-accurate clocks are just two examples. Then there is the Orion 32, with its ground-breaking ability to... Read more »

Hands On Review: IK Multimedia SampleTank 3

IK Multimedia’s SampleTank has been a great choice as a software sample playback engine for more than thirteen years. It’s always been easy to learn, easy to operate, and it came with a great library; and several... Read more »

Hands On: ddrum DDTi

Since 1983, ddrum has been in the electronic drum and trigger business. They know what it takes to help today's drummer stay in line with modern music. The ddrum DDTi is an inexpensive and easy-to-use interface for... Read more »

How To Practice Effectively

Want to be a great musician? Then, you have to practice — a lot! Having the proper tools and practice space will help with organization, workflow, accuracy, and time management in order to make the best use of your... Read more »

Hands On: Antelope Audio Zen Studio

Antelope Audio is a company that specializes in amazing products. Their mastering-grade converters and super-accurate clocks are just two examples. Then, there is the Orion 32, with its groundbreaking ability to... Read more »

Hands On: iZotope RX 4 & RX 4 Advanced

As recording engineers and recording musicians and songwriters, noise is our enemy. Over the years, a number of solutions for removing noise have hit the market. But when iZotope released RX, the whole idea of noise... Read more »

Hands On: Native Instruments Komplete 10 & Komplete Kontrol S Series

Imagine how tough it is for the developers at Native Instruments. You've got this package called "Komplete" that comes loaded with basically everything you can think of including software instruments, sound... Read more »

Hands On: H&K GrandMeister 36

At the core of the GrandMeister 36 is a killer-sounding, 4-channel tube amp that's loud enough for just about any gig and small enough to carry with one hand. Hughes & Kettner massively expanded on that awesome... Read more »

Hands On: Marshall 1962HW Tube Combo

The Marshall 1962HW combo is the amp that set a new standard for blues-rock guitar in 1966 when a young Eric Clapton brilliantly played this amp to its potential, showcasing the touch-sensitive ferocity of the... Read more »