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Product reviews and how-to's of rising music merchandise, CDs, albums, concerts, and more.

Krista Almazan16 days ago
BlackPink's Official Light Stick
YG Entertainment, one of the "big three" entertainment agencies of South Korea, and the home agency of popular girl group, BlackPink, revealed the group's official light stick two weeks ago. Revealing the light stick was an important and timely gesture for fans of the group (BLINKs), who haven't seen a new song from their idols in an entire year. Hot on the heels of this big, long-awaited reveal came the news that BlackPink would debut a new song and music video on June 15. The group has been no...
Nick Paroni23 days ago
Top 10 Music Production and Editing Software You Should Try Out
When I'm recording a new album, I often rotate between old vintage gear like four track cassette recorders, and modern, digital computer interfaces. While the audio quality is different, the music and...
Will Vasqueza month ago
ROLI Lightpad Block Lets You Create Music on the Go
The ROLI Lightpad Block is an intuitive and expressive tactile control surface that will change the way you create electronic music. It’s the main performance controller for ROLI’s entire Blocks syste...
C.C. Curtisa month ago
Best Outdoor Speakers to Buy in 2018
Summer is the only time I get to spend my days and nights outdoors. I'll invite friends over for barbecues, bonfires, and even pool parties. I always need tunes playing in the background, especially w...
Johnson Bernard2 months ago
Best Microphones for Beatboxing
I don't know, maybe you're huge into singing karaoke, or simply want to make the best out of your own beatboxing creations, but the necessary equipment is always a must before you even begin to put wo...
Josh Ben-Moshe2 months ago
What Is the Best Music Streaming Service in 2018?
How good is music? I'll tell you how good it is: Really good. In line with food and water and sleep, music is something that every human needs. Biologically. Yes, tasty bass lines are part of our biol...
Isaac Middleton4 months ago
Getting Your Music Heard
When I first started as an independent artist I was not sure how I was going to get my music out to the world. Then came CD Baby. CD Baby is an independent platform for the indie artist. They get your music on every platform for possible sales and exposure. If you have not heard about them I strongly suggest that you check them out. They do charge an upfront fee for albums/EPs and singles but it is just a one time payment. It is worth it because of everything that you get from that one price. Yo...
Kelsey Lange5 months ago
Best Guitars for Beginners to Try Out
Picking your first guitar is important to your journey of learning the craft of a new instrument. Even the most famous guitar players remember what they learned on; and that is why it's important to c...
Dr. Ethan Levi6 months ago
The Best Band Merch Gifts of 2017
It can be hard to find a great gift for the audiophile in your life. Their closet already looks like a cartoon character's—black band tee after black band tee for every day of the week. You don't want...
Joseph Farley6 months ago
Best Reverb Guitar Pedals to Buy Right Now
I'm sure you've heard of reverb before, but most people aren't exactly sure what it means—other than it's some sort of sound. Reverb is the continuation of sound after it's made as it carries across t...
Taylor Markarian6 months ago
The Best Tech Gifts for Music Lovers
The kind of music tech product you want to get depends on the audiophile you're shopping for. For example, is this person serious about recording or their home studio? Or would they rather have someth...
Buddy Brown6 months ago
Best Guitars Under $500
If you love the idea of playing an electric guitar, you're not alone. It's awesome and always will be. Getting a quality electric guitar isn't easy, especially when you have a limited budget—and let's...
Joey Anderson6 months ago
Why This Microphone Was Chosen to Record Taylor Swift's Vocals
If you are anything like me, you get extreme cases of GAS. No, I didn't have one of the infamous gritty cheese dip episodes many have had. I'm referring to GAS-gear acquisition syndrome. It's an epide...
Will Vasquez6 months ago
Holiday Gift Ideas for the Vinyl Enthusiast in Your Life
If you know someone or are someone who collects vinyl, you know the hobby doesn't stop at just the records themselves. Frankly, it's more than just enthusiasm—it's obsession. But that's not a bad thin...
Cassandra Dhaenens7 months ago
Hi-Tunes
There is a new company that just started only a few weeks ago, and we think it is an ingenious idea. Getting the idea of having a record label and not able to monetize Scott Mckinley started up Hi-Tun...
Ossiana Tepfenhart7 months ago
Unique Gifts for Music Lovers
Speaking as someone who spent that past 10 years basically eating, sleeping, and breathing music, I can tell you that music lovers are a very unusual bunch. No other group of people will be as discern...
Joseph Farley7 months ago
Best Reverb-Delay Combo Pedals
If you're a guitar player that loves experimentation and functionality, then looking into the best reverb-delay combo pedals on the market is something you should be doing. The great part about the co...
Adam Quinn7 months ago
Best Budget Recording Microphones
There isn't a singer alive who hasn't daydreamed about the moment they'd be able to enjoy the luxury of a home recording studio that costs more than the home they live in. Recording equipment is expen...