The 8 Best Fender Amps for Any Guitar-Playing Style in 2024

For over 70 years, Fender amplifiers have been the sonic bedrock upon which countless legendary performances have been built. From smoky blues clubs to sprawling rock arenas, Fender has consistently delivered a distinct and unforgettable tone that has shaped the…

Tone King Gremlin Review: Is This Stylish Combo Worth the Price?

The Tone King Gremlin is a compact yet robust tube combo amp that offers old-school tones in a convenient and manageable package. Nothing sings as sweetly as a boutique tube amplifier. How does the Tone King Gremlin hold up in…

Vox AC15C1 Review: Level Up Your Home Practice Amp

Vox is a renowned British manufacturer of musical equipment, including guitars, drums, keyboards, and most highly regarded of all, amplifiers. Founded by Thomas Walter Jennings in the late 1950s, Vox quickly became an iconic name in the world of music…

Fender Champion 40 Review: An All-Around Powerful Practice Amp

In the realm of musical amplification, Fender has held an unwavering reputation for shaping the sounds of generations. From revered vintage models to modern innovations, Fender’s amplifiers have continuously evolved to meet the diverse demands of musicians across genres. In…

Fender Rumble 100 Review: A Versatile & Reliable Bass Amp

With a legacy spanning decades, Fender has consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation while retaining the timeless essence that musicians have come to rely on. Enter the Fender Rumble 100 Bass Amp — a formidable addition to the esteemed Rumble…

Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue Review: A Modern Classic Reinvented

We all know that Fender is one of most recognized and enduring brands in the history of electric guitar. Leo Fender’s innovations helped shape the landscape of music, providing musicians tools to reach new heights. The company’s greatest outputs are…

The 8 Best Bass Practice Amps for Your Home Studio in 2023

It’s sometimes hard to justify the expense of a bass practice amp, especially when players already own a full-sized rig for band rehearsal, gigging, and recording. In order to make the most of playing time at home, however, the thunderous…

Line 6 Catalyst Review: A Versatile Line of Affordable Amps

Line 6 has always been at the forefront of amp and effects modeling. The early Line 6 PODs were, for many, an introduction to amp simulation, allowing guitarists to write and record at home without blowing down the house with…

The Best Modeling Amps to Elevate Your Guitar Sounds [2024 Guide]

Modeling amps are one of the easiest ways to inject a ton of tonal variety into your everyday playing. There’s something about the convenience of digital emulations that make these amps so fun to play, whether it’s just practicing on…

Peavey Vypyr X2 Review: An All-in-One Combo for Bass & Guitar Alike

Peavey is an innovator in the modeling space. Their first Vypyr amp came out in 2008, and contained many industry-firsts, including built-in USB, emulated effects, and analogy/digital hybrid modeling. We’re looking at the Peavey Viper X2 in this review —…

The Best 5-Watt Tube Amps for Any Budget [2023 Guide]

A 5-watt tube amp is the best way to achieve natural tube saturation at a reasonable volume; add some pedals, and you’ve got yourself a nice outfit! The Beauty of a 5-Watt Amp (& Why You Need One) High-wattage tube…

Boss Katana Air Wireless Guitar Amplifier Review

The Katana amp series by Boss has a fantastic price-to-features ratio, making it one of the go-to choices for beginners as well as experienced players in need of a solid practice amp. The lineup is extensive, and today we’ll be…

Tube Amp vs Solid State: What’s the Difference?

If you’re a guitar player, there’s a good chance you’ve pondered the tube amp vs solid state amplifier debate. Most of the love gravitates toward tube amps, but there have been notable solid state players over the years as well.…

FAQ Friday: Should you buy more guitars and Melodyne in Pro Tools?
For this FAQ Friday, we answer the often asked question: “How many Guitars, Basses, and Amps do you think would make for a well rounded studio?” We are also excited to have Matt Lange taking us through Pro Tools with…
Interviewing Guitar Legend Buck Dharma – Blue Öyster Cult
What a pleasure to speak with the American guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Buck Dharma. Yesterday we did an analysis on one of Blue Oyster Cult greatest hits, (Don’t Fear) The Reaper, and how the song changed the music industry! “(Don’t…
Don’t Fear The Reaper – Blue Öyster Cult: Songs That Changed Music
Is it an optimistic take on the inevitability of death, or a glorification of suicide? Is the “sound” exemplary of Blue Öyster Cult’s music, or is it an anomaly that deviates from the style of their discography? Will the timeless…
I Covered The Beatles’ Ticket to Ride With The NEW Volt 476P + Multitracks and Giveaway!
I am so excited to share with you our newest cover! This time, I am taking on vocals with Fernando Perdomo on drums for this awesome cover of The Beatles’ unforgettable tune, Ticket to Ride! What’s more exciting is the…
Waves StudioRack Is Now FREE And Accepts Third-Party VST3 Plugins
Waves Audio's StudioRack plugin rack, which for the first time will be able to host not only Waves plugins – but any VST3 plugin.  That's right, you will now be able to load non-Waves VST3 plugins inside Waves StudioRack! The…
Audient’s Upgraded ASP4816-HE & New Look ASP4816-SE Now Shipping
Hampshire, UK;  Audient is delighted to announce that the ASP4816 Heritage Edition console is ready for shipping. Previewed back in June at this year’s NAMM show, it features a brand new look and a few more tricks up its sleeve,…
Kali Audio Announces “Atmos Brunch” Event in Los Angeles, June 5
Kali Audio will be holding an educational brunch on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at The Village Studios in Los Angeles. The event is open to industry professionals who are interested in learning about Dolby Atmos. In addition to brunch, the…