The 5 Best Pencil Mics (Under $500)

Don’t have time for a long read? Say no more. Here are my top 5 picks for the best pencil mics in 2023.  So, you’re on a budget (in this economy, who isn’t?) and aren’t happy with the mic you’re currently recording with. Or, you’re just putting together your very first studio setup from scratch. […]

The Best 8 Ukuleles for Beginners in 2023

If you’re reading this, then congratulations, you’re right – ukuleles are super cool. They’re small and portable. They’re impressive, especially around a campfire. They’re a ton of fun to play – and, potentially best of all, they’re not that hard to learn, which makes them a great instrument of choice for beginners. You know all […]

The 7 Best Acoustic Guitar Amps in 2023

Looking for an acoustic guitar amp? Here’s our quick list of seven that are worth checking out: Want more details on each option? Keep reading. Not going to lie, when I first got a guitar back in high school, I had no idea that there were amps specifically designed for acoustic axes. I mean, you […]

The 5 Best Violins for Beginners

Want to skip the long read and get straight to the point? Here’s a list of my favorite picks for 2023’s beginner-friendly violins! I personally think that the sound of the violin is the most beautiful out of all other musical instruments. But it’s also just as challenging to play! And sadly, many aspiring players […]

6 Best Electronic Drum Sets in 2023 (All Budgets)

Before we get into the specifics, here’s a list of my favorite electronic drum kits to buy in 2023. Since you’re reading this article, you’re probably ready to upgrade your drumming game to the next level. And since we’re living in the era of tech, why settle for a lame traditional kit with its inferior […]

The 7 Best Bass Amps in 2023

You know how that new trendy song goes, “… can we skip to the good part?” — sure we can. Here’s the list of my favorite bass amps to grab in 2023.  As a musician myself, I know how important it is to have the right gear to bring your sound to life. That’s especially […]

Universal Audio Volt 2 Review: Worth It or Not?

I’ll start with the short answer, first: At somewhere in the neighborhood of $150-$200, yeah, the Universal Audio Volt 2 is probably worth it. It’s a worthwhile option if you’re searching for an affordable audio interface for your home studio. The build quality is especially solid, the preamps are nice (and flexible, too), and the […]

Best Beat-Making Software in 2024: Top 6 Programs

Want to skip right to my list of the top 6 beat-making software in 2024? Here you go:  Want more details? Keep reading. Beat-making software is fun stuff. As the beat drops and the bass vibrates through your bones, have you ever found yourself wondering what secret weapons are out there that let the producer […]

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