Output Presents UnMute Episode 1: Race in Music

Output presents UnMute, a series of online conversations that covers hard-hitting, often undiscussed topics in the music industry.

June 15, 2021
New in ARCADE: High-Energy Electro and Lovelorn Instrumentals

Need classic electro for your next track? What aboutheart-crushing pads? Or gritty saw pulses that amp up the energy? Check out what’s new in ARCADE.

June 4, 2021
11 Must-Have Free Music Production Software Downloads

Today, we’re highlighting the best free music production software you can download today, including the best free DAWs and must-have plugins.

May 26, 2021
Spring vs Plate Reverb: When To Use Each

There are all sorts of reverb plugins with different timbres and colors, but two classic types are modeled off of physical gear: plate and spring.

May 21, 2021
Interview: How One LA Rocker Put a Microphone on Mars

How one Los Angeles-based rocker named Jason Achilles Mezilis convinced NASA to put a microphone on Mars. An inside look.

May 19, 2021
7 Best External Hard Drives for Music Production

Whether you’re recording, making beats, or composing with orchestral libraries, it’s crucial to have the right external hard drive when working on music.

May 14, 2021
The 17 Best Backpacks for Touring Musicians in 2021

Traveling is an essential part of being a musician and the most important travel item you need is your gig bag, or backpack.

May 13, 2021
Convolution Reverb 101: 7 Best Plugins and How to Use Them

Convolution reverb can transport a listener to a cathedral, an arena, or a cozy studio. Here’s an explainer and top plugin picks!

May 6, 2021
17 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Musician Mommas

These Mother’s Day gifts are for all the musician mommas out there: the guitarists, keyboardists, producers, and everything else in-between.

May 3, 2021
Listen to Output’s Favorite Next-Level Presets

Check out some of our favorite presets in PORTAL, REV, and more… get inspired here.

May 3, 2021
The Ultimate MIDI Controller Buying Guide

MIDI controllers are one of the first purchases in any home studio. Here’s a guide for musicians on how to buy a MIDI controller that’s perfect for you.

April 28, 2021
Guide: How To Write a Good Email to Anyone in the Music Industry

Whether you’re writing to a blog, a promoter, or a record label, a well-written email boosts your business as a musician.

April 20, 2021
10 Best Affordable MIDI Keyboards Under $300 in 2021

We went through the wide range of MIDI keyboards on the market today to help you find your perfect keyboard match.

April 12, 2021
Guide: What the Heck Is an Instrument Appraisal?

What’s an instrument appraisal? We talked with several instrument appraisers, an insurance agent, and a professional musician to get answers.

April 9, 2021
The 8 Best Studio Monitor Speakers at Every Price in 2021

Looking for the best studio monitor speakers? From the Output Frontier to the Presonus Eris E5, there’s something for every genre and budget.

April 5, 2021
8 Free Mental Health and Wellness Resources for AAPI Musicians

At Output, we stand with the AAPI community and musicians. Many creatives don’t have reliable health insurance, but everyone should have access to help.

March 30, 2021
The 13 Best Studio Chairs for Musicians in 2021

Looking for a studio chair that’s comfortable and affordable? In this article, Output lists the 13 best chairs for music production!

March 29, 2021
Make Lo-Fi Hip-Hop Using ARCADE and SUBSTANCE

Lo-fi hip-hop is inescapable. Here, we show you how easy it is to get a lo-fi hip-hop groove going using ARCADE and SUBSTANCE.

March 27, 2021
4 Things To Consider When Picking a Music Publisher

If you make and release music, chances are you’ve heard the word publishing thrown around. And you probably have questions. We went to the experts at Songtrust to get answers.

March 25, 2021
The Best USB Audio Interfaces for Home Studios in 2021

Antelope vs. Apogee? Universal Audio vs. Focusrite? Find the best USB audio interface in this guide to take your sound to the next level.

March 18, 2021
Explore Kit Generator: New in ARCADE Version 1.6

Kit Generator has arrived with ARCADE version 1.6! A brand-new feature, Kit Generator lets you automatically transform any audio file into a full, ready-to-play ARCADE Kit.

March 15, 2021
Studio Advice From 3 Grammy-Winning Hip-Hop Producers

Get production advice and studio tips from three Grammy-winning hip-hop producers: Larrance Dopson, Om’Mas Keith, and Hit-Boy.

March 13, 2021
Valerie June Is Country Music’s Spiritual Guide: Interview

Valerie June talks about blending country, folk, soul, blues, and jazz on her third album, “The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers.”

March 10, 2021
Get To Know the Women Who Power Output

Overall, women only make up five percent of the music tech industry, but not at Output! Get to know nine women who bring our tools to life.

March 5, 2021