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AKG C451 B and stand adapter

AKG C451 B review: Great addition to any studio

In this article, I’ll be reviewing the AKG C451 B small-diaphragm condenser microphone.

This is a revamping of the original model, the C451, and AKG has made some modest changes to the overall design and performance.

Audio & Hi-Fi

testing stereo integrated amplifiers

The 7 best stereo integrated amplifiers for 2024

In the constantly evolving landscape of hi-fi audio systems, integrated amplifiers bridge the gap between tradition and innovation, embodying the industry’s effort to adapt to new generations of audiophiles while maintaining the highest standards of sonic reproduction.

Studio & recording

testing the best audio interfaces

The 5 best audio interfaces in 2024 for beginners and pros

Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to record music. Nearly every audio interface available has the capability to capture sound at the same quality of professional-grade consoles. While this isn’t to say that all interfaces are created equal, high-quality units are more accessible than ever.

testing Adam Audio A series studio monitors

The 7 best studio monitors for music production in 2024

During the last three years, I’ve tested a wide range of monitor speakers here at Higher Hz, and in this article, I’ll be providing you with what I consider to be the best studio monitors for music production in 2024 for home and professional studios alike.

Pianos & keyboards

testing the best digital pianos on the market

The 12 best digital pianos and keyboards to buy in 2024

I’ve tested a wide and varied range of instruments to bring you what I consider to be the best digital pianos and keyboards available in 2024. My list includes the best options for professionals, hobbyists, and a few budget options for complete beginners.

testing the best online piano lesson apps

The 9 best online piano lesson apps and platforms in 2024

Learning to play the piano online has never been more popular, but with no shortage of online courses, choosing the best one is no easy task. I decided to find the best online piano lesson platforms in 2024 to make your choice easier.

Guitars & basses

testing Boss guitar amp for beginners

The 6 best guitar amps for beginners to buy in 2024

You know how it is: you have just bought your first guitar and barely managed to sort through all the superabundant options on the market, and pick the right one. The same thing is expected to happen when buying your first guitar amplifier, right?

easy guitar songs for beginners

Top 12 best easy guitar songs to learn for beginners

Easy guitar songs might seem like wishful thinking when you first pick up a guitar. Everyone takes the same path of bum notes and sore fingers. But, all is not lost; stick with it because we have some amazing beginner guitar songs to get you playing in no time.

Singing & songwriting

breathing technique for better singing

How to teach yourself to sing better in 8 achievable steps

Everyone wants to sing better. The better command you have of your voice as an instrument the more enjoyable the act of singing can be.

Everyone can sing at a basic level – singing is what it means to be human. Whether you are singing professionally or not is irrelevant. In this article, I will guide you through achievable steps you can take to further develop your singing voice and enjoy the process!

writing powerful song lyrics

How to write powerful lyrics for your music in 7 steps

If you ask most songwriters what their biggest challenges are when starting something new, you’re likely to hear the topic of lyrics come up. I can immediately relate to this as I personally feel that the music you are writing can convey emotions on a level far deeper than any words can begin to articulate.

Drums

beginner drum set test

The 5 best beginner drum sets to buy under $500 and $1000 in 2024

Choosing your first drum set is a choice that will impact the rest of your drumming journey. Drumming is fun, and the experience is greatly enhanced when jamming on a proper instrument. I have compiled a list of the best beginner drum sets for anyone getting into the hobby.

easy drum songs for beginners

The 16 best EASY songs for beginner drummers

Some of the biggest hits through the ages are the easiest to play on the drums. This can be seen through the lens of a musician noticing very similar concepts between the hits.

Latest posts

The 10 best and most famous ukulele players of all time

Since its inception in the 1880s, the ukulele has been a tool for entertainers and musicians to fully express themselves and connect with others.

The ukulele has been so popular among well-known artists because it’s easy to play and has a small sound that encourages singalongs and inspires audience members to learn the ukulele as well!

Shure MV7 review: Good for spoken word, but not much else

In this review, I’ll be looking at the Shure MV7 dynamic USB/XLR microphone.

Shure is a reliable company and is responsible for a number of advancements in audio technology. Let’s see if the MV7 holds up Shure’s reputation.

The 10 ukulele sizes and subtypes: Which is best for you?

In this article, I will go over the importance of understanding the different ukulele sizes available and how to distinguish between them.

I will help you learn how to choose the right size for your needs and musical style preferences.

Understanding chord progressions to write better songs

Let’s say you’ve got a melody you’re proud of, but you don’t know what to do with it. Understanding chords and chord relationships can help you go from a rough idea to a finished song faster than you think.

In this article, I’m going to break down what chord progressions are, how to find and put them together quickly, as well as show you some quick ways of spicing things up.

The 5 best turntable speakers for any record player setup 2024

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the vinyl resurgence, it is that there’s a legion of music enthusiasts who need the music to be tangible and look for a sense of impermanence in music that the digital simply can’t offer.

If you’re one of those music listeners who need to touch, feel, and admire a record, here are the best speakers you can pair with your turntable to enhance the beauty of your vinyl collection.

The 8 greatest and most famous cellists of all time

There are cellists who have undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the world of music and, in some cases, even on the world at large, not only bringing about a substantial change in their discipline but also in the lives of others.