22 May · Zoom has annouced the F6 6-track field recorder. With 32-bit float recording and six inputs with preamps, the Zoom F6 is an interesting new option for filmmakers and all field recording applications.
Equipment news, leaks and tips
22 May · The first DS-80 design kept the bank of preset sliders and had a very small ribbon, the second design put the performance controls out of reach. Uli is hoping third time's the charm.
22 May · In addition to an updated Tube-Tech CL-1B MKII compressor, version 9.9 introduces a major addition to the line-up - Capitol Chambers. Not cheap, but there are some special sounds on offer here.
22 May · A year late but the OSC1 Cyclical Engine is ready for preorders and brings a twisted modulated take on the humble oscillator while we get a glimpse of the triple Curtis 3340 based Recombinator Engine
21 May · Thomann sells its Harley Benton 2x12 guitar cabinet loaded with two Celestion V30s for less money than it would cost you to buy two of the same speakers on their own. Bargain of the year?
21 May · PreSonus has released version 4.5 of its popular Studio One DAW with over 70 changes and additions, said to be mostly user-requested, along with some under-the-hood work to reduce CPU load.
21 May · If you want to try a different approach to obtaining the ducking effect, or prefer a dedicated plug-in for the task, developer Devious Machines may have something for you.
21 May · After a disappointing Kickstarter a couple of years ago Special Waves improved Mine S customisable modular MIDI controller has reached a much more attainable goal on Indiegogo and is going to get made
21 May · STL Tones has released its latest Tonality Suite software suite in the form of the new Will Putney plug-in bundle. It's tightly focussed on high-gain sounds and looks pretty comprehensive.
20 May · Sounds Machines are taking their touch Lightstrip technology to a new level with the EuroTouch format. One format, 14 modules all with 4 channels of touch built in.
19 May · This DC Standard Pro prototype is what Gibson planned to destroy PRS back in 1992 and now one of them has surfaced on YouTube, so we can see what the American guitar giant was planning.
19 May · More great gear for free! Get two thunderous bass synths and a capable graphic equalizer for free this week, courtesy of IK Multimedia, Distocore and King Oz...
18 May · Nuxx is a multi-FX processor with 30 types of effects and dedicated effects parameter sequencer. Oh, and real-time effects parameter automation over 55 parameter sequencing lanes. Phew.
18 May · Josh Scott has made a new video about his Top 10 rare effects pedals, it has some really weird and whacky effects and I bet you may not have seen any of them before now.
17 May · It's a lot of synth for the money - ONE comes with 2 oscillators and a sub oscillator, a pair of filters, wave shaper, two LFOs and 3 modulation envelopes; and a total of 24 polyphonic voices.
17 May · Ernie Ball Music Man's new Hunter Hayes Cutlass could be the perfect workhorse instrument for working musicians, giving a modern take on the S-type guitar that covers a lot of bases.