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recording vocals

How to record vocals at home in 5 simple steps

Vocals are undoubtedly the bedrock of most popular music. For as long as humans were capable of communicating at all, the voice itself has been one of the greatest tools we have at our disposal. So, it’s imperative that we record vocals with the utmost respect and due diligence we can muster.

Audio & Hi-Fi

testing stereo integrated amplifiers

The 7 best stereo integrated amplifiers for 2023

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 Adam Audio A series studio monitors

The 7 best studio monitors for music production in 2023

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 2023 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 2023

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 2023. 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 2023

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 2023 to make your choice easier.

Guitars & basses

testing Boss guitar amp for beginners

The 6 best guitar amps for beginners to buy in 2023

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

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.


beginner drum set test

The 5 best beginner drum sets to buy under $500 and $1000 in 2023

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 5 best desktop computers for music production in 2023

In a world where you can make music with an average laptop, tablet, or even smartphone, having a high-quality desktop computer not only shows your commitment, but will most likely lead to more sophisticated and ambitious music production, thanks to the power and speed these machines offer.

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 4th Gen review: The new budget king

For years, Focusrite has held its spot as the forerunner of budget-level audio interfaces. The Scarlett, in particular, has reigned supreme since it hit the shelves back in 2011.

Now, Focusrite is launching the fourth generation of the beloved interface, once again aiming to keep their place at the top of the heap. Let’s take a deeper look and see what it has to offer, as well as how it contrasts with its predecessors.

Top 7 ways to start a song, even during writer’s block

How do you start a song anyway? It can be overwhelming right? Instantly, the mind locks up as you feel the weight of your own herculean expectations you’ve set upon yourself to come up with something absolutely amazing out of thin air in record time bearing down upon you. You feel the self-imposed pressure and before you know it, you’re paralyzed.

The 8 best movies to test your surround sound system

There are movies in which sound is just a background, whereas in others, the sonic elements play such a pivotal role that we couldn’t imagine those movies without the soundtracks and sound effects they have.

Bi-wiring vs bi-amping: Which will upgrade your sound?

Going down the rabbit hole of audio fidelity means coming across the terms bi-wiring and bi-amping. These are two techniques that can help you make the most of, or upgrade, your sound system, bringing to life a soundscape that’s more defined and transparent.