Hitsquad News for Musicians

iRig Recorder for Android

IK Multimedia is bringing their popular audio recording and editing app, the iRig Recorder, into the Android platform.

The Different Types of Microphones Explained

This will give you a practical understanding of the most popular types of microphones to help you decide which ones to use for your music.

Beyerdynamic Limited Edition DT770 PRO Headphones

In celebration of their 88th anniversary, Beyerdynamic releases a special limited edition version of the DT 770 Pro Headphones.

Creating The Perfect Band Rehearsal Space

Anyone who has their own band will know that it is hard to find good places to rehearse.

Fostex PMO.3 Powered Studio Monitors

Fostex, a Japanese pro-audio manufacturer, introduces the PMO.3, their first 2-way powered studio monitor system.

Choosing the Right Electric Piano

When choosing an electric piano, it’s important to think about what level of fidelity you’d prefer compared to an acoustic piano, as well as how easy it is to use and transport.

Custom Sennheiser EW Series Mic Case from SKB

SKB are launching a new watertight microphone case.

CAD Audio MH510 Headphones

CAD Audio announced the availability of the MH510 Headphones, a closed back headphone designed for studio recording.

Cheap Drum Machine Roundup

We bring you the top five cheap drum machines available, featuring quality percussion sounds and loops at affordable prices.


Steinberg enters the iOS music software market with Cubasis, a multitouch sequencer and music production app for the iPad.

Vocal Compression Settings: Practical Advice on Using A Compressor To Tame Wild Vocals

Recording vocals can often be a tricky task, and one that you're not likely to want to mess up too often.

Propellerhead PX7 FM Synthesis

Propellerhead announces their latest Rack Extension for Reason, the PX7 FM Synthesizer, a six operator FM synth.

USB to MIDI Interface Roundup

This roundup will help you find the best USB MIDI interface for your setup.

Stylophone now distributed by JHS

The popular pocket synthesizer Stylophone and Stylophone Beatbox are now exclusively distributed by JHS.

Behringer S16 Digital Snake

Behringer is now shipping the S16 Digital Snake, a modern alternative to the bulky and more expensive copper snake cables.

Home Recording Studio Setup Tips

When recording vocals or instruments, it can be very easy to get preoccupied with the type of mic you're using to record, the interface that you're using to record it with, and the software that you're recording it into.

Drums As Christmas Presents

Nothing will brighten up an aspiring drummers Christmas more than getting their first drum set.

Radial ChainDrive

Radial expands their 500 series audio modules yet again with the ChainDrive, a 1X4 line level distribution amplifier.

Nord Electro 4 SW73

Nord introduces their latest organ, the Electro 4 SW73, with double the memory capacity of its predecessor and rotary speaker emulation.

Nektar Panorama P6 USB MIDI Keyboard

The Nektar Panorama P6 is a 61 key USB MIDI keyboard with assignable controls and Reason integration features.

DJ LED Uplights Comparison

More and more Mobile DJ's are using LED Uplights at their gigs so we thought you might like this video review.

Is Technology Ruining Music?

As technology becomes ever more prevalent, so does technology-related paranoia.

Radial Tossover - Variable Frequency Divider

Radial Engineering introduces the Tossover, a variable frequency divider that expands their their 500 series modules.

CD Duplication is Still Vital for Small Bands

While the internet has democratized music distribution with digital downloads and has made it easier for small bands to create their fan base through social media and live performance, CD distribution remains an important part of successfully marketing music.

Working as a DJ, from Then to Now

Few jobs are as rewarding and exciting, as cutting edge, as working as a DJ.

Radial Engineering Submix

Radial Engineering introduces the Submix 4x1 mixer, producing low noise at all levels thanks to Radial's dual-gang Accustate circuit .

Cheap USB Microphone Roundup

Here is our selection of the best cheap USB microphones for home recording, sitting on the sweet spot where quality and affordability meet.

Traditional Native American Instruments

As the “first people,” indigenous Americans have a rich cultural heritage that spans from the Great Plains of North America all the way down to the windswept landscapes of Patagonia in South America.

Studio Devil Virtual Tube Preamp Plugin

Studio Devil introduces the Virtual Tube Preamp Plugin, based on a class-A biased, vacuum tube preamplifier.

ZX1-Sub Passive Subwoofer

Electro-Voice expands their ZX loudspeaker series with a new 12" passive Subwoofer, the ZX1-Sub.