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Music Hardware

There are many different types of music hardware that are covered in this section. These include computers, electronic instruments, MIDI and audio interfaces, PA and many more.

Computers

All of the computer manufacturers offer quality products. Click on the computer manufacturer name to open their website. Acer, Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo(IBM), NEC and Toshiba.

Synthesizers and Sound Modules

Click on the keyboard manufacturer name to open their website. Casio, Korg, Kawai, Kurzweil, Roland and Yamaha.

Electric and Bass Guitars

There are lots of guitar manufacturers, but this list is arguably the most popular brands. Click on the guitar manufacturer name to open their website. Ashton, B.C.Rich, Dean, Eastwood, Epiphone, ESP, Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Ibanez, Maton, Music Man, Peavey, PRS, Rickenbacker, Squier, Taylor, Washburn and Yamaha.

MIDI and Audio Interfaces

These devices connect computers to MIDI and audio devices such as synthesizers. Most popular MIDI and Audio Interfaces connect via USB and don't require drivers to be installed. Click on the manufacturer name to open their website. The most popular brands are Edirol, Emu, MOTU, M-Audio and MIDI Mate.

Amplifiers and Speakers

A number of guitar manufacturers also make amplifiers and speakers. The most popular brands are ATC, Bose, Cerwin Vega, Epiphone, Fender, Gibson, Marshall, Mesa/Boogie, Orange, Peavey, Roland, Tannoy, Vox and Yamaha.

Mixers and Microphones

A number of manufacturers make both mixers and microphones, although some specialize in one or the other. Click on the manufacturer name to open their website. AKG Acoustics, Allen & Heath, Audio-Technica, Behringer, Beyerdynamic, Electro-Voice, M-Audio, Mackie, Neumann, Peavey, Phonic, Rode, Samson, Sennheiser, Shure, Soundcraft, Telefunken and Yamaha.

Other Recording Devices

There are specialized recording systems such as the Superscope, Roland and Yamaha digital audio workstations that record directly to their internal drive.