05 Dec · Devon-based Mansons Guitar Works has just announced a limited run of the guitars used by Muse's Matt Bellamy and they all look insanely fun to play!
Equipment news, leaks and tips
04 Dec · These diminutive versions of some classic Pigtronix circuits include the Octava Micro, Gatekeeper Micro and the Class A Boost Micro pedals. Reasonably priced, useful but with some excellent pedigree.
04 Dec · Trueno takes what's cool about analogue synths and throws away everything except the sound. This USB dongle-sized analogue synth puts all the controls into a plug-in. Good idea?
04 Dec · One Man Band has a new crowdfunded bit of kit that lets you play other instruments on your guitar or generate backing tracks in several genres - either as an "upgrade" or prefitted to their guitars.
04 Dec · Blending old and new technologies, will this Smart Acoustic Guitar annoy purists or entice new players to the acoustic guitar? Either way, brave new approaches are being used here.
04 Dec · EarthQuaker Devices says new updates to four of its most popular effects pedals are on the way: the Arpanoid, Grand Orbiter, Palisades and The Warden. But what are these new Flexi-Switches all about?
03 Dec · Got a musician friend and need ideas for a nice prezzie? Thomann have got some ideas for you, from big ticket items to little stocking fillers. Or maybe you're the one who needs an Xmas treat?
03 Dec · This week has a humble selection of two great free tools for music producers - a simulation of a Korg synthesizer and a drum plug-in. You probably don't want to miss these, so be sure to give them a go!
02 Dec · smart:EQ live is a new adaptive equalizer plug-in from sonible that's designed for live sound mixing. It employs intelligent algorithms to listen to live audio signals and optimize them in real-time...
02 Dec · The great Telecaster Custom Shop/Mexico/Standard Shoot-out - Which has the best sound for the money? Get out some good headphones and hear how much difference those thousands of dollars really make...
01 Dec · Steven Slate primed and launched an expansion pack for the Virtual Microphone System (VMS). Classic Tubes 3 contains digital recreations of five hand-selected vintage tube condenser mics...
01 Dec · With a single exception, our selection includes only products announced and launched (or soon to be released) in 2017. They are spread in five price categories from entry-level to high end pro.
01 Dec · The other thing Jason Bourne found in that Swiss bank lockbox was a semi-modular analogue synthesizer in a bulletproof box with MIDI loop sequencer and patch points. Treadstone was his DJ name.
01 Dec · The Make Noise Black and Gold Shared System Plus is an exquisite collection of artistic modules wrapped up in a new 7U steel case complete with 1U CV Bus routing and utilities.
30 Nov · The E370 was successfully funded on Kickstarter and those orders are shipping now. Pre-orders are now open on the next batch with a limited edition black front panel until the 16th December.
30 Nov · Universal Audio has a pair of Christmas offers that will net Apollo Twin and Apollo Rack buyers some free quality plug-ins and DSP hardware, including sims of Neve, Fairchild, Lexicon, and UA gear.