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Ibanez MSC550TRD Review

The first thing I noticed when I opened the case was the beautiful finish. The flamed maple body along with the unique design definitely gave me a "wow" factor right from the start. When I picked it up and started... Read more »

AKG Perception 420 Review

My first experience with the Perception series microphones was with the 200 model. I was so impressed with its performance on a live recording that I decided I needed to get one for my own use. Of course, I decided... Read more »

Epiphone Sheraton II Review

When I first laid eyes on this natural beauty I was absolutely floored by its stunning looks. I had to take a few moments to just sit and absorb its curves, its accents, and search out its very essence. Before I... Read more »

Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini Review

Looking for a portable Pro Tools solution? The Mbox 2 Mini is the answer! I had been looking for a way to get Pro Tools in a small format for quite some time. I have been using Pro Tools for many years and have been... Read more »

Line 6 Spider Valve MkII 112 Review

I recently tried out the Line 6 Spider Valve mkII 112 40W modeling tube guitar combo amp. When I got it home, I imagined that, while amp modeling provides great versatility, getting quality tone that I could... Read more »

Line 6 Floor POD Plus Review

I remember when I brought the Floor POD Plus home. I went into it with a limited amount of expectations. It was replacing a much larger multi-effects unit that broke down on me after years of abuse. I just plugged... Read more »

Use Audio Plugiator Loaded Review

What an amazing device! Don't let the Plugiator's unassuming look deceive you - the thing is packed with features and a wider tonal palette than you could imagine. I spent about a week with this thing in my studio... Read more »

Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Review

The line 6 M13 is the ultimate solution for guitar players. If you are anything like me, you like to use a lot of effects and stompboxes to add some colors to your tone. Since I purchased the M13, my stompboxes are... Read more »

Dave Smith Instruments Tetra Review

This is the analog synth that I've been waiting for. Why, you may ask? This is the first ever multi-timbral analog synth at this amazing price point. Finally you can play a bass note and chords simultaneously!... Read more »

PreSonus Studio Channel Review

Like many operating in a home studio, I had long gotten used to the rather generic sound of the preamps in my recording interface. When I first plugged the Studio Channel in to use as my front end, I heard the sound... Read more »

Roland Octapad SPD-30 Review

The venerable Roland Octapad has returned to market wearing a brand new suit. But it isn't just good looks that'll get drummers talking; it's great sound quality, V-Drum trigger pad technology, and tri-layer phrase... Read more »

Elektron Monomachine SFX60 MKII Review

When I first took the Monomachine out of the box, I was happy to discover a solid brushed aluminum casing which is sure to make it a roadworthy addition to any rig. The idea of programming synth sounds on a... Read more »

Digidesign Mbox 2 Pro Review

The Mbox 2 Pro is super versatile! With this smart interface I can take Pro Tools basically anywhere and be able to record, edit, and even mix whenever inspiration strikes. The Mbox 2 Pro fits in my laptop bag! My... Read more »

Line 6 PODxt Review

Line 6's PODxt recreates the entire signal chain of a monster guitar recording rig by modeling much sought-after guitar pedals, amps, cabinets, and mics. You just mix, match, and tweak to create your own personal... Read more »

Line 6 Spider Jam Review

When I took the Spider Jam home and plugged in my Strat, I was surprised to discover the versatility that this amp offered. I quickly began scanning the built-in backing tracks and found a nice blues groove to jam... Read more »

Yamaha MOTIF-RACK XS Review

Simplicity and flexibility without compromise. This MOTIF-RACK XS comes loaded with plenty of presets and is absolutely ready to rock out of the box. The quick category search feature is absolutely genius! You can... Read more »


In order to progress and improve as a guitarist, you have to practice. Sure, we all know that! But the problem for many of us is time - we're all so busy that finding time to practice can be challenging. It follows... Read more »

REVIEW: Orange Amplifiers

Sweetwater recently began carrying Orange amplifiers and cabinets, which meant just one thing: I had to get my hands on them for review, in my own studio! These amplifiers have a heritage that stretches back... Read more »

HANDS ON: Flux Plug-ins

Do you really need another dynamics processor or EQ for your DAW? If you're looking for plug-ins that go one step beyond - or maybe even many steps beyond - then the first part of the answer is yes! And the second... Read more »

HANDS ON: Timbral Research Impulsive

Wouldn't you love to have a rack full of the best vintage and modern reverb processors? We all would! And since most of us can't, we often turn to convolution reverb, which utilizes a "sample" (called an "impulse... Read more »

REVIEW: Ultimate Support Guitar Stands

If you're like me, you've invested a lot of money in really nice guitars. You want to take care of them. This means a nice hard case and maybe a good padded gig bag for more casual cartage. It should also mean a... Read more »


As a musician, you need a metronome. It's a fact of life. Personally, I've had a simple, basic metronome that I picked up years ago while I was in grad school studying music composition, with classical guitar as my... Read more »

Yamaha MO6 Review

The MO6 is a full scale workstation with the versatility to be used as a stand-alone sequencer, live keyboard, or an addition to a computer based system. The first thing that caught my attention when I opened the... Read more »

Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 Review

My first impression of the Vypyr 120 was when I tried to lift it. That amp was extraordinarily heavy. Naturally, a smile crossed my face because heavy is really good in high quality audio gear, and very heavy is... Read more »