31 Jan · Neil Young sparked controversy this week after a vitriolic tirade against the MacBook Pro laptop computer; the guitar legend stated that making music on a MacBook Pro "makes me barf".
Equipment news, leaks and tips
31 Jan · Need a new vocal mic? Thomann is currently offering the Sennheiser evolution e 865 and e 865-S condenser microphones for EUR 99 each. That's over 50% off the regular price!
31 Jan · Oversynth has released a bunch of new overlays for the Moog Minitaur and Sirin synthesizers. They include the additional functions that arrived with the version 2.0 firmware.
31 Jan · Loaded with Celestion speakers, Harley Benton's latest all-tube combos, the TUBE5 and TUBE15 amps, come in at a seriously wallet-friendly price point.
30 Jan · Check out these new Epiphone "Inspired by Gibson" guitars! We have all the specs on the new Epiphone electric range including a new headstock shape, new finishes and both classic and modern designs.
30 Jan · Thomann has a cracking deal on these USA-made boutique effects from Daredevil Pedals, but limited stocks mean you will need to be quick to grab one of these bargains.
30 Jan · We often see Gates and Triggers as the same but when firing envelopes or drum modules it can really make a difference. The ADDAC217 will ensure a short sharp trigger hits all the right places.
30 Jan · Fender has announced that its Player Series Silverburst HH Telecaster will go on release in Europe! With twin humbuckers, expect a guitar that packs a punch. And we think it looks amazing.
29 Jan · VoosteQ has released the Material Comp compressor plug-in. In addition to six compressor models, the plug-in offers saturation, a graphical analyzer and four kinds of "glue" for your mix.
29 Jan · The Emerald 2 suite is based on a series of rare German processors (2x EQs and a filter) made in the 60s and 70s, which look and operate like lab equipment.
29 Jan · NAMM threw up loads of new synth gear and sound manipulators this year - but here are the 5 that topped our list of the Coolest New Synths at NAMM 2020!
29 Jan · Shure's KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System is, to the best of our knowledge, a world first. Could the KSE1500 offer a significant advantage to live musicians?
28 Jan · Gibson CMO Cesar Gueikian admits that the controversial Play Authentic YouTube video featuring Mark Agnesi was his idea - seven months after it created a tsunami-sized backlash.
28 Jan · With only three knobs, UJAM Finisher Neo doesn't look like a typical multi-effects plug-in. But the developer says that it produces a wide range of effects, while letting you focus on your creativity.
28 Jan · Chapman Guitars has joined up with Thomann to offer some lush-looking, stripped back, single-pickup single cut models: The ML2 Thomann Edition! There's even an LH version at no extra charge. Nice!
28 Jan · At the NAMM show, the MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) had their annual general meeting where they unanimously voted to adopt the complete suite of MIDI 2.0 specifications.