This is a review of the BlumWay USB Cassette to MP3 Converter, a player that digitizes audio and stores direct to a USB flash drive without a computer or software.
The Peavey 6505 Series has built a reputation as the best guitar amp for metal. Here's a review of this extreme metal monster.
Outside audio is an excellent way to enhance a yard, patio, or pool space. This article looks at some of the best outdoor speakers currently available.
Every music producer have their own tricks and know-hows when it comes to vocals production. Vocals are often the most important part of a song and I'll share with you some of the tricks I've learned
Are tube amps really louder than solid-state guitar amps of the same power, and why? Is there something we are missing here?
Compare the top guitar amps under $300 from the best names in the guitar world and learn which is right for you and your playing style.
Check out the VOX Valvetronix Series VT20X, VT40X and VT100X guitar amps in this review and learn which modeling amp is right for you.
High quality headphones may not sound great right out of the package. Use these tips to break in (burn in) your headphones to get the best possible sound. You will do this by playing your headphones for an amount of time.
Find out how to choose guitar pedals and learn more about the world of guitar effects, including everything a beginner needs to know about distortion, overdrive, chorus and more.
You’ve heard headroom is important for bass and guitar amplifiers. Find out how it affects your sound as a bassist or guitarist, when you should care about an amp’s headroom, and when you shouldn’t.
This Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, DeVille and Blues Junior guitar amp review can help you decide which of these modern classics is right for you.
The best portable guitar amp combines cool features with great sounds in a small, battery-powered package. Here are 5 awesome choices.
Read this review and find out why the Blackstar Fly 3 is one of the best battery-powered mini guitar amps when it comes to sound and features.
Check out my review of the Marshall DSL40C guitar amp. It’s a powerful, versatile tube combo from a legendary name in the guitar world.
If you want your 6-string guitar to sound like a 12-string guitar, this may just be the guitar effects pedal for you.
Find out how Marshall, Fender and Peavey, three kings of the guitar amplifier world, stack up against each other. Learn which amps are best for which genre and level of guitar player.
The Hopper and Hopper with Sling allow you to pair a Bluetooth enabled device for streaming audio without disturbing others in a quiet environment, and is simple to setup.
Review and compare 5 of the best bass combo amps under $500 for small gigs and practice, from some of the biggest names in the industry.
In this buying guide you’ll learn how to choose the right guitar for extreme metal, hard rock, classic metal and shred. Get advice on 7-string guitars, pickups, tonewoods and more.
Here is a list of the top Peavey guitar amps for metal and hard rock. Peavey makes some of the best high-gain amps in the world, from tube heads, to combo amps to affordable solid-state amps. This is a brand that has shaped the sound of extreme metal and rock music for decades.
This budget microphone has received varied opinions across the internet, here is my opinion and test of the Peavey PVi 100.
Compare 5 of the best bass amps for beginners, top-rated amplifiers from some of the biggest brand names in the bass guitar world.
Here are some of the best bass combo amps for under $1000, each with all the power you need for gigs and rehearsals.
This is a how to guide, detailing my sonosub style DIY cylinder subwoofer build. It is an excellent resource if you're thinking of building your own subwoofer which you can easily build from sonotube, or ducting pipe.
Learn about the Marshall MG Gold Series guitar amps in this review. Check out the MG15FX, MG30FX, MG50FX, MG101FX, MG102FX and MG100HFX.
In this review you'll learn why the Fender Mustang Series modeling guitar amps are perfect for gigging and hobby guitarists alike
Thinking about an expensive MP3 player for your kids? Here are some good and cheap MP3 players from $20 to $150.
Find out what to look for when choosing a distortion or overdrive pedal in this guide for beginners. Learn the difference between distortion and overdrive as well as what different types of pedals can do for your sound.
Discover alternatives to effects pedals plus decide which pedals to use as a guitar player, or if you even need effects at all.
Common problems with Sony Walkman MP3 players include the device freezing, static or other noise playing in the background of your files, files not playing, the device not turning on or being recognized by a computer, and more. Use troubleshooting to hone in on your specific problem and resolve it on your own without having to send it back to Sony or take it to a repair person.
Common problems with the JBL line of soundbars includes power problems, audio issues, and subwoofer pairing challenges. Try solving your problems through troubleshooting before paying for help.
If you play electric guitar and want to start building a pedal board, here are some tips on where to start.
There are a lot of distortion pedals out there, but not every one of them is a classic. These five are what I consider to be the five true classics.
Learn how to connect the Amazon Echo Dot to various types of external speakers in order to get the best sound quality and save money.
Compare the best bass amps for practice and small gigs. They’re under $200 and made by brands you know and trust.
How many watts does a speaker need to fill your room with crystal-clear sound? Learn to decode the jargon and choose the best speakers for your home sound system.
Learn the pros and cons of a modeling guitar amp when compared to a tube amp or solid-state amp and find out how digital modeling technology can help you grab the sounds you are looking for.
A look at the Fab Metal Distortion pedal by Danelectro. The Fab is an excellent option for guitar players on a budget or looking for new sounds.
Setting up a home studio? You'll probably want a good quality USB audio interface to make use of your computer. Here are a few of my favourites!
Three big players offer voice control over your home, shopping and leisure time. Find out which one is the right fit for you.
Discover the best guitar amps under $100 for beginners, all from top brand names, plus learn what to look for in your very first guitar amp.
Check out this Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo review and find out why I think it is the best combo guitar amp for metal. It has legendary 6505 tone, and all the power you need in a compact package. Learn how it compares to the 6505+ head and the 6505 MH mini head.
Many people claim that a vinyl record sounds superior to its digital counterparts. I tested four different formats to find out how true this claim is.
Find out how to arrange your effects pedals the right way, whether in-line between your guitar and amp or through your effects loop.
This article will help you choose between a combo amp and a head and cabinet setup for guitar or bass. There are pros and cons to each whether you play at home or in a band, and one or the other is likely the best option for you.
In live situations, you may prefer to use a pitch shifting pedal for drop tunings rather than bringing along an extra guitar. That’s where the DigiTech Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shift Pedal comes in.
Check out my review of the Peavey Nano Vyper. It's a battery-powered guitar amplifier for jamming off the grid or just in your own backyard.
Check out my review of the BOSS DS-1 Distortion Pedal and learn why this rock classic might be exactly what you need to take your guitar sounds to another level.
Read this review and learn why the affordable Fender Rumble 15 v3 is the best bass amp for practice, jamming with friends or small gigs.
Discover the top acoustic guitar amps for gigs and home use. These are the best choices for performing musicians.
This is a review of a multi-effects unit from Zoom that specializes in chorus, delay and reverb effects.
Check out this review of the Peavey Vypyr VIP series, unique and versatile amplifiers for guitar and bass that are jam-packed with surprises.
If you are experiencing a tin can sound from your new LCD/LED TV, a cheap speaker alternative is available. Learn how to use your PC speakers,even when the TV doesn't have a 1/8" audio out.
Here’s a review of the MXR M234 Analog Chorus pedal and the MXR M101 Phase 90. Find out why these two modulation effects may be all you need to take your guitar sound to the next level. These pedals are examples of why MXR is known as one of the best effects brands in the guitar world.
Learn more about the Line 6 Spider V series guitar amp in this review and decide which digital modeling amp is right for you.
Are you hunting for the best studio monitor speakers for under $300? Quality choices are limited, but there are a handful of great brands to look at. This article reviews four of my favorite options.
It's easier if your effects pedals a already hooked up together before you play live. All you have to do is plug the guitar into the first pedal and run a cable from the output of the last one.
Check out the top guitar amps for metal, in combo form. They are affordable, portable and perfect for gigs and rehearsals.
Check out the 5 best guitar amps for under $200 in this review, each packed with features and made by the top names in the business.
Here are the best bass combo amps for under $300. This review can help you determine which is right for you.
Looking to test and demo speakers? Bring along these suggested songs to see how versatile they sound.
Do you have a stack of records around, but don’t know how to properly clean and restore them? Here are some useful tips and solutions on how to restore your vinyl collection.
Here’s a review of the best guitar multi-effects pedals with recommendations for advanced, intermediate and beginning guitar players.
Just another part time audiophile reviewing the fabulous Totem Acoustic Element Fire bookshelf speakers. Are they grandeur at a grand price? Read to find out.
Learn what to look for when choosing a guitar amplifier for a beginner. Get advice on brands, speakers, wattage and more.
Compare the best small guitar amplifiers and find the top amp for home use and practice. Beginners and pros alike love these little powerhouses.
How well does this amp serve the average, non-professional, guitar player with a limited budget and a desire for versatile sound?
Guitar cabs can be expensive, but they're relatively simple to make, so why not have a go at your own?
This article compares the Marshall DSL40C and the Peavey 6505 Plus 112 guitar amplifiers. They’re both awesome tube combos, but which is better? I'll also get into the new DSL40CR a bit, and offer a couple thoughts about how it stacks up to its elder brother.
Check out the 12 best guitar amps under $500, with top picks in the solid-state, tube, and modeling amp categories.They're affordable amplifiers for gigs, practice, or just jamming at home.
This guide can help you find the best guitar amp for the money. Beginner or pro, you need the right amp for your budget and style.
Discover the best half stacks for guitar players on a budget and learn how you can grab a quality guitar amp without crushing your wallet.
Check out this guide to the best guitar amp brands and decide which manufacturer builds the right guitar amplifier for your needs.
Small 15 and 20-watt guitar amplifiers are popular today, but can you really use them for gigs? Maybe! Learn the best ways to do it, which useful features to look for in a low-wattage amp, and when you should really be considering a more powerful guitar amp.
Learn which combo guitar amps are best for toting to gigs and how to choose the right amplifier for a performing guitarist.
Here’s a list of the 10 best rock guitar amp brands, known for producing some of the top tube and solid-state amplifiers in history. If you play classic rock, blues, heavy metal or even country one of these companies probably build the perfect amp for you.