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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Your Best Sound: The 411 on 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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Fender Stratocaster HSS Plus with iOS Connectivity

by chckn8r from 04-20-2014

Fender Strat Headstock

It was really only a matter of time before Fender would introduce USB connectivity to their Stratocaster line. 


Why would you want to have a USB port on your guitar?  

 

It really comes down to convenience. By putting a small USB port (and an A/D converter) in your guitar, the guitar signal is digitized locally and then transmitted to your computer (or other device) over a USB cable.

 

The guitar retains all its standard analog capabilities BUT outputs to USB as well.

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Your Best Sound: Learn about Audio Interfaces

by chckn8r from 04-15-2014

Interface CoverIf, like most home or project studio owners, you’ve opted to use a computer as the center of your studio, then you’ll most likely be hearing a lot about audio interfaces. 

 

For the typical home user, the sound card on your computer is just fine. Unfortunately, for a studio owner, you’ll very quickly find that the onboard sound system is inadequate for your needs. They’re typically noisy, they lack inputs and outputs you’ll most likely need and they can be inefficient in the way they translate analog and digital audio.

 

That’s where audio interfaces come into the picture. An audio interface is a piece of dedicated hardware that you connect to your computer. In the most basic sense, the interface is the audio middleman between you (the real world) and the computer. 

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