Musical Instrument Accessories

A Quick Look at Musical Instrument Accessories

Accessories for your guitar, keyboard, or other musical instrument will help you make the most of your tunes. Best Buy carries a selection of accessories for your acoustic or electric guitar, drum kit, and keyboard from brands such as Dunlop, Fender, Elixir, Line 6, Ernie Ball, Yamaha, Digiflex, On-Stage, and more.

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Whether you’re playing an acoustic or electric guitar, some accessories will enhance your playing. Guitar pedals, slides, picks, straps, additional strings, capos, a tuner, and even a gig bag will help you take your playing to another level.

Keyboard accessories will help add a little something to your playing. A bench or stand will help make it more comfortable to play, while a bag, pedal, or cover will help make travelling and playing a bit easier.

Add an amp to your setup to project your sound, use a microphone to add vocals, or spice up your tunes by adding a banjo or harmonica solo to the mix. And when you want to connect to other devices, you’ll want to be sure you have all the right cables too.

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The Soundboard: Picking Your Studio Monitors

by chckn8r from 06-24-2014

KRK RokitsThe goal of a studio monitor is to represent audio in the most accurate, uncoloured form it can. That being said, all speakers colour sound to some degree. Monitor speakers are designed to be as flat as possible whereas it’s assumed that consumer or Hi-Fi speakers enhance aspects of the frequency spectrum.

 

A pair of monitor speakers are going to be your best friend. Regardless of whether you record, edit, mix or master audio, your studio monitors will determine how well your work translates to … well, pretty well everything else out there: car audio systems, TV’s, headphones and earbuds.

 

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Roland F-20 Digital Piano Review

by chckn8r from 05-21-2014

Roland F-20 Piano LessonsI was both excited and skeptical when I heard that Roland was releasing the F-20. I was excited because of the sub-$1,000 price point for a weighted-action, 88-note digital piano. I was skeptical for the same reasons.

 

The appeal of a digital piano is unmistakable – especially for families who want to start piano lessons, but are hesitant to invest in an expensive instrument. The Roland F-20 seems to make the commitment to music a bit less painful.

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The Soundboard: All about Microphones

by chckn8r from 04-24-2014

manymics.jpgAny meaningful discussion with an recording engineer will inevitably morph into a discussion about microphones. Just as a closet full of shoes is never enough for a lot of the women I’ve known, a closet full of microphones is rarely ever enough for most recording engineers.


There are a lot of different types of microphones and there are a many, many brands, shapes and sizes to pick from. I hope to at least get you started with a road-map of what to look for in microphones and I apologize in advance for setting you on this path! If you’re set on recording as a hobby or career, there’s a very good chance that you’re going to get slightly obsessed with microphones.

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