22 May · Finding synthesizers a bit too complicated? Tone Lab provides simple interactive hardware that lets you build up sounds in layers of clearly labelled synthesizer blocks. How high will your tower of sound go?
Equipment news, leaks and tips
22 May · If you need a lightweight yet full-powered speaker cabinet, the new BluGuitar TwinCab 2x12 could be the answer to your prayers. Coming in at under 20 kg, there's still 150 W power on tap.
22 May · Alice in Chains frontman William Duvall has just landed himself a couple of very highly specified signature models, both the guitars are all made in Germany and one is even Masterbuilt!
21 May · Just on Kickstarter is the MK2 of the Ginko Synthese real-time sampling module Sampleslicer. With better quality, all through-hole components, clock CV, auto-calibrating, higher gain and an inaudible noise ...
21 May · A polyphonic virtual synthesizer that integrates perfectly with a knob and touch-screen controller. Giving you the tacticity of hardware with the versatility of software. Is it the best of both worlds?
21 May · Bringing together aspects from the Organelle and Pocket Piano ONDA is an open platform of synthesis, effects and sampling in an enhanced, Raspberry Pi based form factor, with cool light up buttons.
21 May · This week saw four releases in the free plug-ins microcosm! These are the Sitala drum plug-in, Bark of Dog 2 EQ, Border LP/HP filter, and the Wider stereo widener developed in collaboration with Infected ...
20 May · A new range of customisable pedalboards with a unique system of cable management, dual levels and available in three sizes, these look like a pedal junkies dream.
20 May · A new editor from software developer Momo Muller presents all the parameters from the Korg Volca Keys as a VST plug-in with precise automation and XY pad control for under €6. Also runs stand-alone.
19 May · Tak Matsumoto celebrates his 'almost' 20th year with Gibson and the 30th Anniversary of his famous band B'z, with this super bright Canary Yellow Les Paul.
19 May · Harman, it seems, has fired the entire DOD/Digitech design team! And it looks like they might have had some really cool effects in the pipeline that we now may not see for quite some time.
18 May · Steinberg is calling it a day on the VST 2 Software Development Kit almost 20 years after it first arrived. The 10-year-old VST 3 SDK is the way of the future. What does this mean for you and your plug-ins?
18 May · Solid State Logic has overhauled its plug-ins with the release of SSL Native v6. The update brings a facelift, more than anything, or in SSL's own words — a "remaster". It's also all the SSL you need for USD ...
18 May · The new Cort Sunset TC model combines vintage relic boutique style with a tried and tested pickup combination, yet still manages to bring it all in at well under what you'd expect to pay for such a guitar.
18 May · Universal Audio has a new product under the spotlight, and this time it's not an audio interface. Rather, it's UAD-2 Live Rack, a powerhouse of an FX processor designed for live applications.
17 May · A new phaser pedal from ZVex, but this time it doesn't require a candle to power it. But will this new vertical format phaser be enough to stun your wallet into parting with money for one?