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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
9 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Musicians in 2021

9 lifestyle changes for musicians to hit the ground running in 2021, from studio organization tips to signing up for free online courses.

January 15, 2021
In the Studio: Mixing Movie Music Secrets With Greg Townley

Greg Townley mixes big movie music. He has over 100 credits, including titles like “Downsizing,” “Up In the Air,” and “Wedding Crashers.”

July 15, 2020
In the Studio: Hudson Mohawke

Scottish producer and composer Hudson Mohawke shows us what he uses in his studio when he writes music for the likes of Kanye West.

May 12, 2020
In the Studio: Laura Escudé

Talented music industry multi-hyphenate Laura Escudé talks to us about how technology has expanded her horizons in the studio and on stage.

April 15, 2020
New in Analog Brass & Winds: Airlift Expansion

Add horns and realistic wind and brass samples to your tracks with Analog Brass & Winds by Output. Explore the Airlift expansion pack here.

February 10, 2020
The NAMM Show 2020 Highlights

Every year, NAMM hosts one of the largest music conventions in the world. Here is a list of this year’s noteworthy product launches.

January 16, 2020
In the Studio: Ryan Elder

The composer behind Rick and Morty discusses his approach to scoring and shows us how he builds fantastical music worlds with Output instruments.

August 1, 2019
In the Studio: Tony Hoffer

Tony Hoffer is the record producer, mixer, and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with Beck, Air, Phoenix, M83, and Chromeo.

June 3, 2019
In the Studio: Mitch Dane

Grammy-winning producer and engineer Mitch Dane is also the founder of Sptunik Sound, where he’s amassed a large collection of vintage gear.

May 23, 2019
In the Studio: !llmind

Ramon “!llmind” Ibanga Jr. is a multi-platinum hit-maker who’s worked with Kanye West, Future, and Beyoncé. Watch him at work in the studio.

April 25, 2019
In the Studio: Welcome To 1979

Buried in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee is record pressing plant Welcome to 1979. Tour the machines that make vinyl come to life.

February 21, 2019