14 Jun · Fender's Rarities guitar of the month for June is the Flame Ash Top Stratocaster, a premium two-piece ash body Stratocaster in a mellower Plasma Red Burst finish than previous Rarities models.
Equipment news, leaks and tips
13 Jun · The new Boss WL-60 wireless system uses a body pack transmitter and pedalboard-mounted receiver, has a large LCD display and automatic channel selection, so should be easy to use for live players.
13 Jun · Boss new mid-priced pedal range, the 200 series, includes the DD-200 Digital Delay, EQ-200 Graphic Equalizer, MD-200 Modulation and OD-200 Hybrid Drive. Will they be special enough to woo buyers?
12 Jun · 18 months since we first saw it demoed the Radikal Technologies DELTA CEP A Swarm oscillator based semi-modular polysynth with paraphonic articulation finally hits the streets.
12 Jun · Venn Audio has released V-Clip, the sequel to its successful Free Clip plug-in. V-Clip isn't free, but offers much more, including very flexible waveshaping options and a real-time visualizer.
12 Jun · Craving that reel-to-reel sound? IK Multimedia has released the Tape Machine Collection for T-RackS 5. It contains emulations of four classic tape recorders by Ampex, Studer, Revox, and MCI.
12 Jun · Klang lets you dial in 4-voice chords with the 4 encoders surrounding that gorgeous screen and save them as progressions to pump throughout your Eurorack via individual voice outputs.
12 Jun · Gibson has just announced a new Lee Roy Parnell '59 Les Paul Standard signature model based on his Custom Shop '57 Goldtop, but available in an exclusive Abilene Sunset Fade nitro finish.
12 Jun · Are you ready for some creative pumping? The SUONOBUONO nABC is a hardware sidechain compressor that can be controlled and triggered via CV/Gate, MIDI, USB, audio, and even a pedal.
11 Jun · Tritik has announced Krush Pro, a bitcrusher, wavecrusher, and ring modulator plug-in with a very capable modulation section. Krush Pro is now in public beta, and available for pre-order at 50% off.
11 Jun · Monoment Bass takes curated samples from boutique synthesizers and combines them into huge pulsating sound sources for filtering, aging and driving into the widest modern bass sound imaginable.
11 Jun · B.I.T. offers 16 voices of dual oscillator polyphony with dual filters, LFOs and envelopes in a classic analogue polysynth virtual synthesizer that does everything you'd expect it to.
11 Jun · Are ROLI teasing some sort of instant, one-finger, auto-accompaniment, music generating Blocks style keyboard with a companion app into which you can download the latest tunes?
11 Jun · Built in Benicia, California, the new ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Reverb Combo Amp and Cab II are the latest version of the American company's Lunchbox series of 100-Watt, high powered portable amps.
11 Jun · Kodamo has unveiled a prototype of the Essence FM synthesizer at SynthFest France. It's a 6-operator FM synth with 300 voices of polyphony, waveform drawing, MPE support, and many other good ideas.
10 Jun · TRIAD lets you apply custom effects chains, made of over 40 individual effects each, to three separate frequency bands. The effects are inter-connected in a modular fashion.