12 Jul · This week's collection of free plug-ins gives you a choice of two distortion effects. We've also got an experimental drum and percussion synth. Here's Wave Destroyer, V-Dist Classic and Ideal.
Equipment news, leaks and tips
11 Jul · If you found the standard edition a bit dull, the ever popular Line6 HX Stomp multi-effects unit is now available in a limited edition Stormtrooper White finish.
11 Jul · Had plans for the weekend? Forget them! Once you dive into the wondrous world of sights and sounds that is Powland, you'll want to take it all in.
10 Jul · Aberrant DSP has released ShapeShifter, a unique compressor plug-in and dynamics "remodeler" designed to add character, body and grit to your tracks. Does it sound as colourful as it looks?
10 Jul · From a galaxy far, far away, comes the Kiesel Guitars Leia, a new single-cut model that has a neck-thru construction and a compact, headless design.
10 Jul · Which mics do you need in your collection? Here's a list of eight classic, indispensable microphones that will cover you in a huge range of situations, both live and the studio.
10 Jul · Modular Moon is a school of modular synthesis based out of Amsterdam and Berlin and they've just released a beautifully produced book containing the heart of their modular syllabus and curriculum.
10 Jul · Don't know what to do with your MacBook Pro's Touchbar? Turn it into a sampler with Samplr for Touchbar! This nifty app is surprisingly capable, and it's free!
09 Jul · The new Cabaret 13 is boutique builder Balthazar Audio Systems' smallest combo to date. The 13 Watt amplifier comes loaded with a Celestion G10, and has built-in tremolo and reverb.
09 Jul · Misha Mansoor's Horizon Devices has an intriguing new reverb/delay, the Flux Echo - after two years in development we expect this will be one to watch!
09 Jul · Coming to Kickstarter soon is the impressive-looking Implexus from Majella Audio that takes waveshaping and folding through an analogue signal path of East and West Coast-inspired synthesis.
09 Jul · IK Multimedia's AmpliTube Joe Satriani tone suite officially launches! We took the new bundle through its paces - has IK successfully modelled Satch's legendary guitar sounds?
08 Jul · TC Electronic has released the PEQ 3000 and DYN 3000 EQ and compressor plug-ins inspired by the Midas Heritage 3000 console plus optional hardware controllers. Will these be landing on your desk soon?
08 Jul · The new Cntl Knob from Electro-Harmonix allows you to store two positions of a traditional expression pedal as presets in a tiny little box that will easily fit on a crowded pedalboard.
08 Jul · Blackstar launches a new set of low-wattage practise amps, the Debut series, aimed at beginners to electric guitar... Hang on, have we seen these amps before somewhere?
08 Jul · Lunar Lander is a 3-in-1 effects plug-in that combines analog delay, Lexicon-style reverbs and tube saturation from a modular softsynth's FX section. You can even win an NFR!