MusicRadar is live!, the premier online site for music makers, is now online. As you'll see from its Beta tag, there's a whole lot more to come in the coming weeks, but there's already a mountain of musical goodness to keep you busy.

MusicRadar is powered by the world's leading magazines for musicians - Total Guitar, Computer Music, Guitarist, Rhythm, Future Music and Guitar Techniques. The expertise of those magazines, plus MusicRadar's own dedicated team, aim to make the ultimate online destination for anyone who makes music.

So, what will you find here?

Reviews and product spec
We've hundreds up already, with thousands more being added in this Beta stage. We'll provide great photos of kit, plus loads of web links that will help you explore gear even further. And when you join, you can add your own reviews too...

We'll deliver the latest news on products and artists immediately. Want to know what the latest gear is? Who's making an album? Which artist has posted some music you want to hear? We'll let you know. If you just want product news, you can filter for guitars, tech and drums categories.

MusicRadar can help you play better. We're busy uploading an extensive set of tab, audio and video lessons that will help you make better music, no matter what you play. Again, you can filter for guitars, tech and drums categories. Our tutorial list is growing all the time: look out for some exciting exclusives soon...

If you record on a computer, you always need more sounds. As the site is Beta, there's much more to come from this section. We're rolling out ten of thousands of samples in the coming months, all free to anyone who joins MusicRadar.

People like you! isn't just about what we give you. It's about what you think, and the music you make. When you join MusicRadar, you'll get your own profile page. Via your profile page, you can:

- Find other like-minded friends within the MusicRadar community
- Search for band members
- Post your own music
- Share your favourite weblinks and more.

Find out more about filling in your Profile page and what it can do for you here.

And when you join, you can also post your own gear reviews, news comments, and join in MusicRadar's lively forum debates. Every musician has a voice - join now, and we'll all hear you.

We hope you enjoy MusicRadar, and please keep checking back for updates during this Beta phase. It's your site, so please give us your feedback.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.