14 Dec · How did Mustaine get THAT tone on Rust In Peace? Might have been down to an oddly wound stock Seymour Duncan humbucker - so now they have recreated it in the form of the Thrash Factor.
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14 Dec · Take it easy with classic American Tweed amp tones from the new Z-Plus guitar combo, designed in collaboration with The Eagles' Joe Walsh. Not cheap, but a great amp on paper.
14 Dec · The march of the desktop effects unit continues with this analog/digital hybrid multi-effects unit from AVP Synthesizers. The Cosmwave FX will offer up Phaser, Flanger and up to 1 minute of delay.
14 Dec · Apple has opened pre-orders on the new iMac Pro. Take it up to 18 Cores and 128GB of RAM and expect to part with over $15,000. And you need to aim high because you can't upgrade it later.
14 Dec · Behringer say the accidental leak yesterday of 6 classic synthesizers and 5 drum machines were apparently all just "concepts". Are our classic vintage synths safe or is this just a smoke screen?
13 Dec · For a couple of hours Behringer's website played host to 6 new classic synthesizer clones and 5 vintage drum machines before they were pulled. No images, but were they teasing us or is someone about to get ...
13 Dec · A startup called Descript has the technology to generate a text transcription from an audio file and let you make changes to it by editing text like you would do with a document in a word processor...
13 Dec · How do you keep your old TR-808 in time with your DAW? DSP Synthesizers could have the simplest solution yet with the SYNC24USB which is just a USB MIDI to DIN sync cable.
13 Dec · You might disagree, but we think these new guitars for John Browne of MONUMENTS and Flux Conduct fame look stunning in their eye-catching finishes. And there's some serious hardware on-board, too.
13 Dec · The classic v4 Op Amp Big Muff circuit has finally been re-released by Electro Harmonix as a compact pedal - we expect Billy Corgan and Smashing Pumpkins fans to be queuing up for this one...
12 Dec · Manis Iteritas is a bad-ass industrial strength unapologetically aggressive wave folding oscillator with a dark and gritty character. It's also helping to save the endangered pandolin.
12 Dec · Fulltone is adding a new pedal to their Full-Drive range of overdrive effects, a back-to-basics approach to the same classic '90s drive tones that made the original famous - yet with a few added features.
11 Dec · Type A emphasises high frequencies during the recording stage, and at playback time, the signal is attenuated along with the characteristic tape hiss. Worth a throw? We reckon it might.
10 Dec · RME have tweeted about a new product due to be announced on 14 December - could it be a new product using AVB technbology, as hinted at IES 2017? Or is this something completely new?
09 Dec · Want to check out some free plug-ins released this week? We have a brand new monitoring tool, a cool little synth rompler, and an interesting reverb to show you. Let's have a look!
08 Dec · Two new rugged Utility Pedals have just been announced by DOD, but given the competition, will these mini pedals be cheap enough? Or are they just a smidgeon overpriced for what they offer?