Instruments & Gear

WATCH: Audio-Technica Presents "How to Mic A Zombie"

Zombies exist solely in the realm of fiction — or DO they? Audio-Technica thinks it better to be safe than sorry. Surviving in a zombie apocalypse relies on preparedness in every aspect of life — even microphone technique. In this spooky video, Audio-Technica teaches you “How to Mic a Zombie.” Sit back, enjoy, and remember […]Read More »

Mackie CR3 3” Multimedia Monitors Review PLUS Video

Mackie CR3 3” Multimedia Monitors – $99 PROS: GREAT price, great sound, worth it! CONS: NONE! In the past, the gap between computer speakers and studio monitors was a pretty big one, but Mackie has closed the gap both in price and performance with their CR3 Monitors. [Editor's note - a 4-inch version, the CR4, […]Read More »

D&A Starfish Guitar Stands Review

D&A Starfish Guitar Stands – $55-70 PROS: Rock solid, won’t damage a nitro finish, easy to adjust, works with basses. CONS: None.   The new Starfish+ guitar stand (named for its five legs) from D&A delivers exactly what it promises: a rock-solid stand for your prized instrument, one that’s made to withstand the kicks, bumps […]Read More »

Blue Microphones Mikey Digital Microphone Review

Blue Microphones Mikey Digital Microphone with Lightning Connector – $99 PROS: Small, easy to use, great sounds, plenty of applications for media geeks and musicians. CONS: None. PRICE: $99 Apple’s portable devices have set the standard for being a multi-tool for musicians. Accessory companies have followed, and Blue Microphones have joined in, bringing superior sound […]Read More »

MY FAVORITE DRUMS with Bram Bessoff

Bram Bessoff (pictured on the left) started his career as drummer for long-time touring and successful indie band Soup. Now off the road, he speaks at conferences nationwide and helps artists get the most out of their live show and #makeitcount with live music production and sales reporting to Soundscan and Billboard. MAKE & MODEL […]Read More »

WATCH NOW: Understanding Mic Specs Part 3 - Polar Pattern

Our friends at Shure have a helpful video series up on YouTube that all musicians and pro audio users should watch. Next up is a helpful clip that outlines the basics to understanding microphone specs and polar patterns, answering the age old question: when the heck would I use an omnidirectional mic vs. a unidirectional […]Read More »

VINTAGE GUITAR FLASHBACK: 1966 Epiphone Wilshire

Classic Solidbody Played by Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen BACKGROUND Designed as a low-cost alternative to the higher-end model, the Crestwood, it was produced from 1959-1970. WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE Boasting two P90 pickups it is praised as “perfect for old-school rock” – it has an almost acoustic quality for resonance and sustain. It’s super […]Read More »

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