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From time to time we publish articles on a range of topics that we hope fellow musicians will find useful. If you're specifically looking for music gear buying guides go to our Gear Guides section, or for analysis of specific makes and models go to MetaReviews.

Choosing the Right Type of Studio Recording Microphone for Your Vocal Type

Choosing The Right Mic For Your Vocal Type

Everyone's voice is different: Different timbres, volumes, ranges, and textures distributed across different ages, genders and languages. That's just for the voices; microphones on the other hand have different circuitry, quality, and frequency response -- it can all get too overwhelming to even mention how each mic is different.

Why Tone Knobs Matter

Les Paul Tone Knobs

Guitar teacher Alexander Briones provides some practical tips on how to incorporate using your guitar's tone knob into your playing style.

The Highest Rated Acoustic Guitar Brands

The Highest Rated Acoustic Guitar Brands

Answering the question of what the best acoustic guitar brands are may be a highly subjective endeavour, however it is often an important question in need of answering, particularly for people who are relatively new to the instrument and would like to narrow down their search when looking to buy one.

Thinking About Upgrading Your Pickups? Read This First!

Thinking About Upgrading Your Pickups? Read This First!

While journalists and YouTubers like to wax about how impactful different tone woods or stainless steel frets can be, the pickups are really supplying most of your guitar’s tone.

Building Your First DIY Guitar Kit

DIY Guitar Kits

DIY electric guitar building and modding aficionado Matt Dunn provides some very good advice you should read before attempting your first guitar kit build.

Reverb vs Delay Guitar Pedals

Reverb vs Delay Pedals

A primer on how reverb and delay pedals work, the differences between them and the types of sounds you can get from them, along with advice on where to put them in your signal chain.

What Makes Affordable Guitars So Cheap?

What Makes Affordable Guitars So Cheap?

Matt Dunn explains the differences between cheaper and more expensive guitars and highlights how some cheap guitars can out-compete big brand names and domestic built options...

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