What Is an EP? Why Should I Release One?

Singles reign supreme, but artists of all levels can benefit from releasing an EP: a mini-album that’s usually between 3-6 songs.

July 28, 2021
New in ARCADE: Emotional Pop and Dramatic Instrumentals

Need emotional synths and arps for your next track? Or ear candy vocal stabs to dress up an R&B tune? Check out what’s new in ARCADE.

July 23, 2021
Output Presents UnMute Episode 2: Mental Health in Music

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

July 21, 2021
How To Set Up a Home Recording Studio for Beginners

To help you put together your perfect space, we’ve compiled a list of the 13 things you need to build a home recording studio.

July 15, 2021
How To Get the Perfect Kick Drum Sound

You know how important the kick drum is in practically all popular music from blues to techno. The stakes are pretty high, so it makes sense to learn about what makes a kick tick.

July 2, 2021
The 6 Best Affordable Speaker Stands in 2021

If you want total control over height, direction, and physical placement to get the most out of your speakers, you need the right stands.

June 29, 2021
How To Use ARCADE’s Kit Generator To Easily Chop Up Samples

Easily create personalized Kits from any of the samples within ARCADE or your own hard drive.

June 23, 2021
Prime Day Deals 2021: Best Buys for Musicians and Producers

We dug through all the best deals currently available on Amazon to find you absolute steals in every category from headphones to microphones to DJ gear to keyboards.

June 21, 2021
9 Super Useful Gifts for Guitar and Bass Players

From looping pedals and cleaning kits to mobile recording solutions, here’s a quick list of the best gifts for the guitarist in your life.

June 21, 2021
Frontier Studio Monitor Reviews: “They Seem To Have It All”

Output’s new Frontier studio monitor speakers have a thumbs-up from the experts on every front, from audio quality to design to value.

June 17, 2021
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 Music Producers 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
Musician Guide: Proven Email Tips to Pitch Blogs and Promoters

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