09 Oct · Sheffield hosted the second UK SynthFest on the 7th October presented by Sound On Sound magazine. I walked the floor, played with all manner of synths and noise machines and met the people who made them.
Equipment news, leaks and tips
09 Oct · Joseph Morinelli, guitarist of the US band Joywave, has a seriously moody Telecaster - dubbed the Moodcaster - which changes its mood whenever it (or he?) gets all hot and bothered.
09 Oct · The culmination of 10 years of cultivating vibrational interfaces the Resonant Garden pollinates manipulated strings through Alter DSP effects engines to seed beats, glitches and ethereal soundscapes.
09 Oct · Finishing up and releasing FL Studio for macOS has been high on Image-Line's priority list and is only a matter of time and effort. Interim, IL published a beta version for 64-bit Mac computers...
09 Oct · A cross between a disco lamp and an all-in-one audio workstation, the Zoom ARQ AR-48 Aero RhythmTrak is a production and live performance instrument that looks like something from a toy store...
08 Oct · In a move that will surely delight owners of the original Octatrack, Elektron announced an upcoming software update for the machine which will bring its operating system in line with the MK2 version...
08 Oct · This week we have boutique octave fuzz pedals, Richie Blackmore's box of tricks and a polyphonic, effects-laden synth pedal for you all to check out.
07 Oct · These brand new signature pickups from Misha Mansoor of Periphery look set to take the modern humbucker into hitherto unknown realms. Ragnarok is coming!
07 Oct · The Kiss guitarist isn't exactly known for being subtle and neither is his new limited edition signature model guitar, based around one of his most famous guitars and made to rock!
06 Oct · These three new vintage-styled guitars all come with a more modern, processed roasted tonewood construction which not only avoids CITES restrictions but brings some other benefits, too.
06 Oct · Two tools, connected: iZotope updates its Ozone and Neutron mastering and mixing tools. Biggest new feature? They're now integrated using the Tonal Balance Control plug-in.
06 Oct · The German online gear retailer has a new promotional campaign aimed squarely at budding home recordists - with a few tutorials mixed in to help make sense of all that new tech!
06 Oct · First seen at Superbooth the Black Dual VCF with fabulous 16 band spectral analyser LED strip is now available from Erica Synths. Dark, growly filtering x 2.
06 Oct · Kirk Hammet's Ouija design is the focus of a new super-limited edition Japanese Custom Shop ESP version and a more widely available Korean-made guitar released under the LTD brand.
05 Oct · Developed by Newfangled Audio, Elevate combines a multi-band limiter, EQuivocate's equalizing tech, and a maximizer with the goal of increasing your mix's perceived loudness and improving its dynamics...
05 Oct · Vixen is an 8 channel mixer designed for mixing and powering up to 8 Korg Volcas. A great idea, great features at a keen $219 preorder price point in a weird coloured case.