Fender American Elite Stratocaster
What looks like a Strat, sounds like a Strat, plays better than a Strat, and yet, still IS a Strat? This is Fender operating at a whole new level of excellence.
Knaggs Kenai T3
This boutique beauty is more than skin deep, with depth in all the details.
Ibanez RGIF7 Multi Scale
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding electric guitars with fanned frets. Is there merit to the madness? Find out here!
Ibanez GWB35FD Gary Willis Bass
This signature bass would be fantastic even if it cost double the price. For now, it's a steal.
TC Electronic BH800 & K-Cabinets
The latest compact bass amp from TC Electronic doesn't skimp on tone, and the new K-series cabinets are simply divine.
Simple and affordable solution to make custom snakes out of your long cable runs to/from pedalboards.
Ultimate Support V-Stand Pro
Innovative design offers eerything you don't find in an Apex column.
Korg Kronos 2
Can a workstation equal or even outdue the finest dedicate synths and stage pianos? If you're talking about Korg's mighty Kronos, the answer is a definitive Yes.
NI Komplete Kontrol S49 MIDI Controller
Native Instruments has released a fantastic line of professional MIDI controller keyboards, along with one heck of a great software bundle.
Yamaha Reface Series Keyboards
Four mini keyboards with big, big sounds. Go ahead and love them as much as you can.
The truest successor to the legendary Prophet-5, this analog polysynth is a dream come true.
Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2
The mother of all soft synths has recently undergone some big upgrades. Find out all about this monster soft synth.
Focusrite Clarett 8PreX
Project studios will find much to like about this multi-channel, Thunderbolt preamp and audio interface.
Pro Tools 12
You were just getting to know version 11, and then version 12 came along, and with it many additional features. Here's Part 2 of our in-depth Pro Tools coverage, looking at the specific changes in Pro Tools 12.
Cytomic The Glue
It's not easy to make your in-the-box mixes stand up against output from big hardware... but this secret weapon is sure to help your mixes out.
Shure Beta 87a & 87c Microphones
Two microphones, nearly identical, but with very different results. Which one will benefit your vocalist?
Cerwin-Vega XD5 Desktop Speakers
& XD8s Subwoofer
Need a set of decent speakers and sub for your non-studio computer workspace?
Most desktop computer speakers suck. These don't.
IK Multimedia iRig Pro Duo
New, premium mobile audio interface serves double duty on your laptop, too!
Listening To and Reading
Latest CDs, DVDs, and Books
Great new musical releases from
Dream Theater, Steven Wilson, Jane Getter, The Mute Gods, Simple Minds, Jordan Rudess, Dream Eternal Bliss, Coldplay, Rush, Pagan's Mind, Casualties of Cool, Jane Getter Premonition, and books from Mark Vail and Howard Massey
Check this space every week for additions!