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Our mission is to provide serious musicians with the most in-depth, professionally written product reviews of pro-level musical instruments and recording tools, as well as to provide outstanding artist interviews, in-depth tutorials, and an online community for musicians to participate in.

What is a “Serious Musician?”

At, we consider serious musicians to be the ones who are:
Playing/performing in bands at a professional level or aspiring to play at a professional level
Passionate about their music
Constantly striving to improve their abilities and musicianship
Regularly spending money to purchase high-quality instruments and equipment for playing and/or collecting
Who We Are

Scott Kahn, Editor in Chief & CEO, was the co-founder and associate editor of Korg Connection, the first official user group publication for users of Korg musical instruments. During a decade of work in Silicon Valley, CA, Scott wrote professionally for computer industry publications including PC Week Magazine and NewMedia Magazine. Scott is a pro guitar and keyboard player, founder of the progressive rock band, Days Before Tomorrow, and currently with the bands, Beyond Tomorrow, and DreamEternalBliss. He is a producer with many independent CD credits.

Scott is also author of the popular Hal-Leonard book, Modern Guitar Rigs: The Tone Fanatic’s Guide to Integrating Amps & Effects, now in its second edition.

Scott first launched in 1998 as a simple site for hosting musicians’ classifieds, but it wasn’t until March 2006 when was officially re-launched as the online magazine you are now reading.

Jason Buchwald, Senior Keyboards Editor, is a Phoenix, AZ area professional keyboard player. Besides CD credits for his piano and synth abilities, Jason was the co-founder of the progressive rock band, Days Before Tomorrow, and is also an accomplished vocal arranger for A Capella groups.

Derek Davodowich, Senior Editor, is a professional guitar player, Berklee graduate, and guitar instructor located in New Jersey. He was a member of the prog rock band Days Before Tomorrow and is presently the guitarist for DreamEternalBliss.

Tony Grund, Keyboards Editor, is a NY-based electronic musician, producer, and music technology consultant. Besides recording music with bands Echostream and Unicorn Smack, Tony is a partner in the independent label, Force of Change Records, and a recording instructor at the SAE Institute in Manhattan.

John Quigley, Guitar Editor, is a professional guitar player and member of the NJ classic rock cover band Side Effects.

John Montalbano, Writer (Bass), is an in-demand session bassist and composer from New York City with numerous CD, television and film credits, as well as a member of the indie rock trio, My World. Contact him at

Bruce Sokolovic, Writer (Guitar), is a professional guitar player based in New York City. Catch him live with the Def Leppard tribute band, Adrenalize, with his ’80s tribute band, 1.21 Gigawatts, or visit for additional info.

Joseph Dubbiosi, Bass Editor, is a professional bassist and violinist, music instructor, and session player based in the NY metro area.

Eric Sands, Drums & Percussion Editor, wrote for Korg Connection and years later went on to co-found two popular online drum communities, and Both of these sites became leading sources of information and news for serious electronic drummers and percussionists. Eric is an accomplished rock and jazz drummer, keyboard player, and computer engineer.

Josh Gannet, Recording Tech Editor, is the chief engineer at Skunk Hollow Recordings, as well as a professional freelance recording engineer throughout the NY metropolitan area.