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These guides are designed to help you find the most highly rated options when you're buying music equipment. Every item presented has a Gearank Rating and the number of owner and user opinions that have been evaluated by the Gearank Algorithm for this purpose.

Best Portable Keyboards: MIDI, Speakers, Battery Powered

The Highest Rated Portable Keyboards Under $500

Unlike standard MIDI keyboards, a portable keyboard has built-in speakers so you can play anytime without having to plug in additional equipment. The keyboards included in this guide can also run on batteries so you can play them anywhere.

The Best Acoustic Electric Guitars - Under $300, $500, $750 & $1000

The Highest Rated Acoustic-Electric Guitars

Anyone who has ever gigged with an acoustic guitar can tell you what a lifesaver acoustic pickups are. The days where guitarists had to carefully position their instrument in front of a microphone are long gone, because acoustic guitars have become plug and play instruments.

The Best Condenser Mics - Studio: Small to Large Diaphragm

The Highest Rated Studio Condenser Mics

Over a century after it was first introduced, the Condenser Mic continues to be an indispensable tool for music production. This guide focuses on the highest rated large and small diaphragm mics that cover all the tasks studio condensers are used for.

The Best Beginner Drum Sets for Adults - Under $1000

The Highest Rated Beginner Drum Sets

If you go to many of the major online retailers you'll find well over 100 options priced under $1,000 listed in their drum set categories which can be very confusing if you're just starting out. This guide simplifies the process of buying a beginner drum set and tells you what you need to know to avoid some of the pitfalls in buying drum kits online.

The Best Studio Mics For Vocals - $100 to $1000

The Highest Rated Studio Mics For Vocals

This gear guide will help you find the right studio recording microphones for your budget and needs. The focus is on top rated condenser and dynamic mics that are currently being used to record vocals in home recording and professional studios.

The Best Synthesizer Keyboards - Under $500 & $1000

The Highest Rated Keyboard Synthesizers

This guide presents a range of synthesizers for those who are interested in choosing their first hardware synth and for musicians who are looking for a unit to add to their collection. Includes both analog and digital keyboard synths under $500 and under $1000.

The Best Acoustic Preamp Pedal Guide

The Highest Rated Acoustic Preamps

Preamps for acoustic guitars and other acoustic instruments are great for bringing out a more natural and clear sound. Every kind of acoustic pickup has it's trade-offs and good preamps help emphasize the acoustic tone, add warmth and make the sound more realistic as well as reducing any unwanted frequencies.

Best USB Microphones for Vocals & Musical Instruments - Over 96,000 Rating Sources!

The Highest Rated USB Mics

The number one barrier to entry towards having a great microphone is that most of them require an audio interface for recording. Major manufacturers now offer some of their models as USB mics with built in analog-to-digital converters to address the needs of people who simply want a good microphone for recording without an audio interface.

The Best Keyboard Stands - 1 to 3 Tiers; X, T, Column & A-Frame

The Highest Rated Keyboard Stands

A solid and reliable stand is a must not just to help with playing, but also to protect your precious keyboards and synthesizers. This article focuses on stands primarily designed for 49 key instruments and up - if you need a stand for a mini or micro keyboard then you should probably consider getting a music laptop stand or something similar.

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