Best Powered PA Systems

If you're looking to upgrade from a small PA system, then full-featured powered mixers are a great place to start. You won't have to worry about purchasing both a mixer and power amp as … Read more

Best Audio Samples Subscription Services

Sample subscriptions services are nothing new, I personally subscribed to my first sample subscription when I was around 15 years old in the form of Computer Music, before the advent of the age of … Read more

Best Plugin Subscriptions for Audio Engineers

It once was frowned upon to mix strictly “in the box,” but with the ever-growing library of high-fidelity tools being offered to mix-engineers paired with a previously unattainable and equally unaffordable amount of computer … Read more

Best PA Systems Based on Price

PA systems vary in size, shape, functionality, price, and quality. There are hundreds of models to choose from dozens of manufacturers. With so many options available on the market, it’s often hard to find … Read more

An Early Look at Akai’s MPC Live

If Akai's MPC X replaces your laptop and Maschine, the MPC Live is coming for Ableton Live. With the leak that kept on giving, the second item from the MPC 2.0 family goes a bit sleeker, … Read more

A First Look at the MPC X

Akai's new MPC X could replace your laptop! It's rare that an eighty-year-old company experiences a leak, but on January 9th that's exactly what happened to Akai Pro with an early release of the product photos, … Read more

Best Guitar Pedals in Each Price Range

2017 is shaping up to be a great year for guitar pedals. The industry is showing major growth and is refreshingly innovative. But before we can consider the best, how do we know which … Read more

Best Combo Guitar Amps Under $1,000

Like buying most music gear, the consumer is given an ocean of choices, and guitar amplifiers aren’t immune to this phenomenon either. Here, we’ve chosen a handful of amps that cover the spectrum … Read more

Best PA Systems for a Large Venue

The cutting edge of live sound consoles is evolving and changing at an astonishing rate. Every few years, leading manufacturers will design new consoles that outstrip their older counterparts in all respects including channel … Read more

Best Portable PA Systems

With the increasing demand on artists and audio engineers to supply their own PA systems, investing in a reliable and great-sounding portable PA is important for gigging musicians. Portable PAs are a great solution … Read more

Best Digital PA Systems

Digital PA systems are rapidly changing as technology continues to develop more powerful, compact, and faster computer systems. That means there’s a lot to think about when purchasing a digital mixer. However, if you’re … Read more


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Best Music Production Software

Updates for 2017 In 2017, music production software has become more mobile than ever. This updated list of the best music production software includes packages that automatically scale to fit any screen size. New technologies … Read more

Best 25 Audio Engineering Schools in the U.S.A

From creating musical scores in movies to orchestrating sound systems for live events to designing beats for songs, audio engineers focus on the science behind the art of music, many of which attend the best … Read more

Best MIDI Pad Controllers

Over the span of a decade fewer people have felt the need to get an MPC or groove box, instead opting for digital step sequencer and a MIDI drum controller. This is due in … Read more

Best Acoustic Guitar Strings

Table of Contents Basics Must Know Details Light strings Nylon strings Guitar Variance Gauge Types String Construction Wound Strings Roundwound Flatwound Halfwound Coated Strings Top Picks Elixir Martin Audio Sample D’Addario Cleartone 2017 Updates For 2017 … Read more

Best DAW Control Surface

Updates for 2017 Flexibility is the trend among the best new digital audio workstation (DAW) control surfaces of 2017. While it was once necessary to design your studio around the needs of your DAW surface, … Read more

Best Midi Keyboard Controller

Updates for 2017 Technology typically moves somewhat slowly in the field of MIDI keyboard controllers. You can generally expect a MIDI keyboard to sense both velocity and pressure, and you can expect it to have … Read more

The Best Drum Machine

Updates for 2017 This is a great time to be in the market for a new drum machine. For 2017, we've added two products to our list of the best drum machines. Each one has … Read more

The Best MIDI to USB Cables For Any Computer

Electronic musical instruments and personal computers connect to MIDI keyboards to allow musicians to produce digital music tracks. These devices can also be used as music education tools for aspiring musicians. MIDI to universal … Read more

The Best Audiobooks in Each Major Category

Let's face it: With the hyperactivity of today's busy lifestyles, more people have difficulty finding the time to simply read for pleasure. Between work, school and extracurricular activities, the downtime necessary to enjoy … Read more

Best MIDI Foot Controller

A MIDI foot controller gives you the freedom to switch back and forth between preprogrammed effects while leaving your hands free to play your instrument. Using signals known as continuous controller (CC) messages and … Read more

4 Best Guitar Chord Books For Beginners

1. “The Ultimate Guitar Chord Chart” by Hal Leonard Coporation Pros: It’s essentially a simple, no-frills quick-reference chart in book form. Because it’s so small and light, you can carry it inside your guitar case. Plus, … Read more

Best Audio Engineering Book

Searching for the best audio engineering books to study, learn, grow, and advance your skills? Look no further, we at Audio Assemble have done the research for you. Below are a list of the best … Read more

Best Pro Tools Books

Books are great for supplemental learning as well as getting your foot in the door. Ultimately it is on you to learn but you can take a book around with you anywhere you go … Read more

Best Guitar Pick Punch

Making guitar picks has never been easier than it is now. Guitar players have an abundance of options when it comes to tools for creating your own picks. One of these tools is the … Read more