Best Bass Strings: A Comparison of 7 Bass Player-Favorites

We scoured bass forums to identify the 7 most-praised sets of bass strings. Check out our comparison and choose the perfect set for your rig.

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3 Best Portable Voice Amplifiers for Teachers, Presenters and Beyond

About 58 percent of teachers develop a voice disorder in their lifetime due to the long hours spent flexing their voice box. While there can’t always be a PA system in the classroom, one solution is to bring the microphone with you. A small, portable voice amplifier does the job for as little as $30.

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Best Earplugs For Musicians: Cheap and Pro options

We all need earplugs, but when they don't fit perfectly, or they don't sound good enough, we cast them into a drawer... much to the dismay of our ears. Here are 2 sets of earplugs that actually do the job, and produced a balanced, non-muffled sound.

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3 MIDI Controller Keyboards That Don't Suck: 2018 Picks

Midi controllers are a way to play synth, piano, or drum tones on your computer or smartphone. We take a close look at some of the top models to see how their keys, controls, and drivers compare.

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Best Prime Day Deals 7/16/2018

Best Amazon gear deals TODAY ONLY. Prime Day 2018.

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Best Electric Guitar Strings: What's The Difference Really?

Different brands do have subtle differences when it comes to tightness, feel, tone, and longevity. For the most part, however, the string gauge and materials you choose will have a much bigger impact than the brand.

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Best Vinyl Pressing Services 2018: Cheap and Short-Run Options

With high prices, minimum order sizes and long wait times, finding a short run vinyl pressing service can be difficult, but not impossible! We've rounded up a list of the best vinyl services for independent bands.

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How to Restore a Shitty Reel to Reel Tape Recorder

It's much easier than you think. Most vintage reel to reel tape recorders can be fixed up with these 6 hacks. What are you waiting for!

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Best All-In-One Portable PA Systems: Just Plug and Go!

All-in-one PA systems combine speakers, a mixer and amplifier into a single unit. Simply plug in the power chord, attach your microphone, and voila: You’re ready to perform.

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Best Compact Portable Drum Kits For Tight Spaces

Compact acoustic drum kits that actually sound like drums. One of the biggest challenges for the urban drummer; solved.

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Best iPhone Microphone For Instrument Recording & Podcasts

External iPhone microphones allow you to record professional quality audio directly to your phone. Upgrade the audio quality of your iPhone videos, or use it to record podcasts, live music, field recordings and more.

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Best Portable Recorder: Tascam vs Zoom vs Yemenren

A portable audio recorder, or digital voice recorder is a handheld microphone that records and stores audio files. We reviewed the top 4 best portable recorders, ranging in price from just $40 to $260.

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Best Podcast Microphone For Every Budget: 2018 Picks

The best podcast microphones capture the full range of one’s speaking voice while minimizing background noises and static. We reviewed the top 4 podcasting microphones, ranging in price from $17 to $170.

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Best USB Microphone For Home Studio, Podcasts & More

USB microphones allow you to record high quality audio straight to a digital audio workstation (DAW) like Garage band, Logic or ProTools. We compare the 3 top USB mics, including the Blue Yeti, Samson GoMic and Rode NT-USB.

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Best Portable and Headphone DAC Amp

Whether you’re looking to get the most accurate reproduction of your digital music or get the best performance out of your headphones, portable digital to analog converters, or DAC’s for short, are just what you’re looking for.

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Best Volume Pedal: Dunlop Volume X vs. Ernie Ball VP JR

We compare the Dunlop Volume X, Ernie Ball VP JR and Telonics FP 100 Volume Pedals.

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How to Press Vinyl for Under $100

Despite what you've heard, IT IS possible to press vinyl without breaking the bank. Whether you need a short run of 7" singles, a or a handful of LPs, we've uncovered 8 ways to press vinyl for under $100.

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How to Make the Perfect Music Video: 15 Tips from a Pro Videographer

Whether you're shooting, directing or just performing, it always helps to be prepared. Here's 15 tips on creating a music video from a pro videographer.

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Best Tuner Pedal for Guitar & Bass: Pitchblack vs PolyTune vs TU-3

Ready to graduate from a clip-on tuner? Pedal tuners are great for live gigs and loud practices, but not all are created equal. Read on for our comparison of the 3 top models.

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How to Find the Best Guitar Cables

All you REALLY need is insulated wiring and a solid connector jack. Check out our guide to the best guitar cables for the money.

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