09 Aug · Another day another mystery synthesizer PCB from Behringer inviting us to "guess the product". A certain amount of cynicism appears to be creeping into the comments - are we getting bored with this game?
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08 Aug · Not as much going on this 808 Day as we'd hoped but we do get a good sound demo of the forthcoming RD-808 with some hints at pricing and release date. Will we see an RD-909 on 909 Day?
08 Aug · Roland celebrates 808 Day by releasing an update for the System-8 synthesizer that includes the JX-3P 6 voice polysynth. Add in a pair of trainers and some limited edition vinyl and is that our lot for this ...
08 Aug · 8 classic sampled 808 drum sounds packed into a compact R808 4HP Eurorack module at a spectacular price for one day only. Get some 808 into your rack this 808 Day.
08 Aug · A new pedal from Spain is the first in the range from a company better known for making a locking pedalboard system. Will this vintage style drive pedal be enough to keep you rockin' in the free world?
08 Aug · This new pedal from France combines classic rock amp tones with phasing effects and tries to emulate that infamous 'Brown Sound' of all those classic Van Halen records.
07 Aug · Citing freedom of speech, Steel Panther have gone ahead and released a distortion pedal named the Pussy Melter as a limited edition release on their site
07 Aug · A video on Facebook suggests that Roland are about to announce their third virtual Plug-Out recreate of a classic synthesizer for the System-8 on 808 Day. Firm favourite is the JX3P - what do you think?
07 Aug · New boutique US built Telecaster-style guitars, with more options to customise than you can shake a stick at. But will it rival make you switch from buying from Fender?
07 Aug · New into the Apple App Store is Ribn, an organic repeating modulation generator that you can run into any MIDI device. Record looping oscillations or complex finger movements for fabulously spontaneous control.
07 Aug · A new limited edition of the boutique fuzz pedal that loves to squeal and splutter with the best of them. The Silicon Fuzz Factory 7 is probably not for the faint-hearted but if like dirt, chances are you'll ...
07 Aug · The latest release in Fender's Parallel Universe Series comes in a hot-rodded orange finish and is loaded with a pair of cool vintage style TV Jones Classic pickups.
07 Aug · Two new Class D compact bass amp heads from Denmark. No fuss, just plenty of power in a compact design with the emphasis on being portable and user-friendly.
07 Aug · Well-known brand Genelec launched two new monitoring products - the two-way S360A active monitor and the imposing 7382A subwoofer. They are high-SPL models, which makes them ideal for distance listening.
07 Aug · Gibson is officially advertising for a new CEO and so it would appear Henry's days at the guitar company are numbered.
06 Aug · Other than a pair of trainers Roland is not sparking much anticipation for 808 Day on the 8th August. Behringer meanwhile is hinting that they are going to make it all about their RD-808 analogue drum machine.