23 Oct · Can James "JC" Curleigh 'build a powerhouse brand' with Gibson USA? Well, he has done it before at Levi Strauss, where he was in charge previous to his new role at Gibson.
Equipment news, leaks and tips
23 Oct · The Hotone MP-100 Ampero is packed with features: 120 amps and cabs, 240 effects, an expression pedal, a 120s looper and more. But will it fulfil the promise of behaving like a real amp?
23 Oct · 8 banks of 8 tracks of 16 steps generating notes or MIDI CC the qwertySeq() is a dynamic and versatile step sequencer running directly in your Chrome browser - shame it looks a bit dull.
23 Oct · Designed for signal transparency and with rather simplified user interfaces, these plug-ins obviously aren't for fans of thick, warm vintage sounds. Rather, they fully embrace the clinical sound of digital.
23 Oct · Noize is a noise-generating plug-in that adapts itself in real time to sound input and can be creatively shaped for a tasteful result. It includes all five noise types known to mankind!
22 Oct · NI is giving us an exceptional offer - buy the Crush Pack + Mod Pack effects bundle for the price of either one. The offer is valid until Nov 4, giving you enough time to come up with those 70 bucks!
22 Oct · Consumer technology has its Samsung, soft drinks have their Coca-Cola, enterprise computing has its Microsoft... and, in the very near future, if not already, music has its Behringer.
22 Oct · The NiCompressor is based on is the 70s Loco Box ‘The Choker’ and.... OK, let's cut to the chase: Here's why anyone looking for a quality compressor pedal should check this one out.
22 Oct · Launching from Argentina is the Apollo 1 from GS Music - a straightforward desktop analog monosynth with some hidden MIDI capabilities and a desire to be in a metal band.
22 Oct · Pantera's late guitarist used solid-state Randall amplifiers to craft the hard-hitting guitar tones on Cowboys From Hell. IK Multimedia's new Dimebag Darrell CFH bundle models amps and effects from DD's rig.
22 Oct · UVI enters the plate reverb market with, er, Plate, a "custom-shop" virtual electro-mechanical reverb with a configurable design and control over aspects such as metal type, plate size and more.
22 Oct · The MXR Carbon Copy is getting a snazzy new silver paint job and an aluminium housing for 2018, ten years after it was introduced. Just don't expect any sonic tweaks or upgrades.
21 Oct · Fender says that women now account for half of new guitarists picking up the instrument for the first time. Could the likes of pop icons Taylor Swift and rock legends like Nita Strauss be the cause?
21 Oct · Kontakt 6 brings the world's favorite sampler up to scratch and has enough new content to warrant an upgrade from the almost 7-year old Kontakt 5 engine.
20 Oct · Wave blending digital oscillators running 4 voices through an analog filter, VCA and envelope and a Karplus-Strong synthesis mode the Dark Arcade has a lot of cool things to play with for only $120.
19 Oct · The as yet unannounced Prophet XL will have a 76 keyed piano-style keyboard and 32 voice polyphony along with other new features. The voice expansion and features will also be an update for the Prophet X.