The NAMM Show 2017
Another year of gear lust and envy, as our editorial team tackles the greatest show on Earth to bring you the latest gear news.
Mezzabarba Mzero Overdrive
From classic hard rock to modern high gain, Mzero packs massive boutique punch.
Hughes & Kettner Triamp Mark 3
When you're unwilling to compromise tone and functionality,
you can't go wrong with the fantastic Hughes & Kettner Triamp Mark 3. Truly one of the greatest high-gain amps ever built.
Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar
Who would have thought that the legendary alternative rock guitarist from The Smiths would create a signature guitar that significantly improves upon the original?
Fender American Professional Series
Torn between a Jazz Bass and a Precision Bass? Not sure how they differ? Check out these two rock-solid choices from Fender.
Serious about the Peavey Cirrus!
We were excited last year when Peavey announced the impending return of their flagship bass line, Cirrus. Was it worth the wait?
Tech 21 VT Bass 500 Amp
Tech 21's first compact amp built around a class-D amplifier sounds fantastic and carries a ridiculously low price tag. What's not to love?
UVI Urban Suite
Need some classic drum machine beats and analog bass grooves? Check out the Urban Suite collection from UVI for something... retro fresh!
Radikal Technologies Accelerator
Odds are good that you didn't even know this virtual analog polysynth existed. What can this producers' secret weapon do for you?
StudioLogic SL88 Grand & SL88 Studio
If you've been searching for a MIDI controller that works with your racks full of MIDI sound modules as well as your computer-based soft synths, these just might be the controller keyboards for you.
This semi-modular analog synth from Moog sounds great, is fun to use, and is priced for anyone. Who says your mother isn't hot stuff?
Akai Pro Advance 61
We are extremey picky about our choice of MIDI keyboard controllers, so it was an absolute treat getting to know this pro-grade controller and its accompanying VIP software.
Craviotto Butternut Snare Drum
Boutique build. Boutique sound.
Solid shell. Butternut wood. Check out this beautiful snare from the master craftsmen at Craviotto.
Yamaha Recording Custom
The legend is back! Did Yamaha and drummer Steve Gadd manage to improve upon this timeless, classic kit?
Tama Starclassic BB Hyper-Drive
Solid performing pro drums with Tama's latest innovations, at a price that is just right for the working musician.
Zildjian Travis Barker Double Mallet
Blink and you just might miss these hard rocking stalks of hickory that double as both mallets and sticks.
USB & ThunderBolt Audio Interfaces
Looking to update your studio with a new interface and preamps? We went head-to-head with three of the latest and greatest: PreSonus Studio 192, MOTU 1248, and the Antelope Orion Studio.
Warm Audio WA-2A Optical Tube Compressor
Warm Audio created a replica of the legendary LA-2A compressor. Is it just as good? Almost as good? Even better than the original?
PreSonus DigiMax DP88 8-Channel
A/D/A Converter with Remote Preamps
Great sounding and easy way to add a bank of eight digitallly controlled preamps to your studio and/or audio interface.
Zaor Yesk Music Production Desk
We all need a place to set up our music production workstations, and the Yesk Desk offers a stylish and functional piece of furtniture for your project studio.
Finally, earplugs that protect your hearing without killing the quality of the sound!
Listening To and Reading
Latest CDs and DVDs
New CDs and DVDs from Fire Garden, Kansas, Kee Marcello, Marillion, The Mission, The Neal Morse Band, My World, Operation: Mindcrime, Ted Poley, Paul Simon, Toto, Devin Townsend Project, John Wesley, Withem.
Check this space every week for additions!