13 Oct · This week, our list of free plug-ins includes a fun little synth with lots of modulation, a free guitar amp and a unique stereo delay. Get ready for ModSynthMono, Crunck V2 and Spread Delay Lite.
Equipment news, leaks and tips
12 Oct · Isn't it amazing how good the quality of amp sims and virtual guitar amplifiers has become? Here are 7 great-sounding free amp sims that won't cost you a thing - download 'em now!
11 Oct · A custom-made Fender Mustang built for Nirvana's Kurt Cobain for his use during their In Utero period is up for auction. Of course, you'll need to be left-handed to make the most of it.
10 Oct · Falcon 2 decides that having every kind of synthesis and sampling is not nearly enough and removes all boundaries to let you play with infinite sonic possibilities. Sounds like fun!
10 Oct · Need some new inspiration for your beats? Audiomodern has released Playbeat, a pattern generator plug-in that helps you come up with new ideas by randomizing grooves.
10 Oct · After the EHX R&B Buds, Electro Harmonix is releasing more hipster-compatible Bluetooth headphones. With the EHX NYC Cans and Sport Buds, you can now listen in style anywhere you go.
10 Oct · The Ernie Ball Music Man October's Ball Family Reserve collection has now been announced and features a Majesty and a seven-string JP15 signed by John Petrucci, plus a fretless Stingray bass
10 Oct · The eagerly awaited Pro-1 and Crave analog synthesizers are on their way. The first 1,000 units should land in Europe in the next few days and you can now preorder!
10 Oct · The new Blackstar Silverline series promises a boutique feel with a tube sound. But the five amplifiers are completely digital - can that work?
10 Oct · Jared Dines is sacrificing his 18-string Ormsby guitar on eBay and auctioning it off for a great cause. Help this YouTube legend reach his goal and do something good, go bid on the beast!
10 Oct · Drum Gate aims to dispense with the inconsistencies and difficulties of traditional drum gating by means of intelligent detection and optimisation, and combines several tools in one.
09 Oct · Kali Audio is moving onto the next price segment with the newly announced Project Independence speakers. First to arrive is the IN-8, which is a 3-way design with co-axial mid-range and tweeter.
09 Oct · JBL has added the EON ONE Compact to its line-up of portable PA systems. The all-in-one PA is powered by a rechargeable battery and features a 4-channel mixer with effects and Bluetooth streaming.
09 Oct · Looking for a cool little drum machine? Thomann has just reduced the price of the IK Multimedia UNO Drum by more than 100 Euros. The hybrid drum machine features six analogue sounds and 54 samples.
09 Oct · Tranzient from AliveIn Technology offers an immersive music-making environment in VR. Triggering loops, sequencing synthesizers and playing drums in real-time is just the start - this could be huge.
09 Oct · Cosmostronic were showing Dimensions at Synthfest over the weekend. They are calling it a multi-dimensional cosmic choir which is the best description of an oscillator I've heard in ages.