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I remember when I first picked up a guitar, plucked a few strings, and knew right then and there that this was for me. Simple as that. I also remember the first time I walked into a music store and was absolutely overcome with anxiety because I didn’t really know what was what and felt that awkward and totally out of place feeling you get when you enter a foreign world. Guitars, like almost everything else in fact, have...

It's fair to say that there aren't a lot of truly innovative and fresh new products for musicians and creative types. Zoom's ARQ Aero Rhythm Trak changes that with its incredibly unique offering to musicians, DJs, and others with this all-in-one performance and production tool.

Check out my review for the Hercules DJ Control Jogvision and P32 DJ Controller. They are both pro level DJ controllers and both offer a robust set of features along with great build quality. The Jogvision with its focus on core digital DJs, and the P32 with its 32 pads focused on a much more performance oriented DJ.

If you have a guitar player in your life and aren't sure exactly what to get them for a gift, this blog entry may be able to give you a few ideas and get you headed in the right direction.

If you're looking for the right pocket sized recording device but don't want to go with the old school pocket recorder option, try Zoom's IQ6 for your iOS device. In just seconds, this tiny microphone snaps into your Lightning jack and turns your iPhone, iPad or supported iPod into a powerful little recorder with flexible stereo sound recording options.

If you've ever thought about getting a set of electronic drums, whether to learn drums, practice without annoying those around you, or to augment a home recording setup, it has been a cost prohibitive option for most. Carlsbro's CSD130 is about to change that.

Knowing whether the guitar player on your gift list wants an acoustic guitar to strum like his indie rock faves or an electric guitar to shred like her metal gods will determine how you begin to find the perfect gift. Here are some selections that will help.

Pocket voice recorders are nothing new. They've been around for decades. However, the H1 Pocket Recorder by Zoom is in a class of its own. With criss-crossed mics for stereo recording, long battery life and huge recording functionality in a tiny package, this is the best recorder I've ever used.

The tools DJs use has changed over the years as formats change, vinyl, cd's and now MP3s have made becoming a DJ that much more affordable and accessible. Hercules has been making digital DJ controllers for years now and in this article I will be talking about two affordable and easy to use controllers to get you started on your DJ career, the DJ Control Compact and the DJ Control Instinct P8.

With this year's holiday gifts you can help the intermediate-level pianist on your list to have the perfect setup for all their musical activities. I'll make some gift suggestions to help encourage the making of a star!
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