M-Audio M-Track audio interfaces

M-Audio upgrades the M-Track range

October 25, 2014 in Gear, News

The M-Track family of USB audio interfaces benefit from several improvements and now include a suite of Waves Audio plugins… Tags: , , , ,

Check the Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies

Book review: ‘Check The Technique Volume 2′ by Brian Coleman

October 24, 2014 in Gear

Coleman gives a background to some of the hip-hop classics you love, and shows greatness can be achieved by all… Tags: , , , , ,

Nashville Songwriter

Book review: ‘Nashville Songwriter’ by Jake Brown

October 23, 2014 in Gear

Jake Brown has written an insightful book looking at the methods of the 20 most influential songwriters in country music… Tags: , , ,

Sampletank 3 SE

A new tank of samples launched by IK Multimedia

October 14, 2014 in Gear, News

IK releases SampleTank 3 SE – a fully functional special edition of their flagship music creation software for Mac and… Tags: , , , , , ,

The Modern Kit in EZdrummer 2 has a crisp, contemporary sound

Review: Toontrack EZdrummer 2

October 13, 2014 in Gear

Toontrack strikes plug-in gold with EZdrummer 2: a beat-making package that’s simple and exciting to use, and surprisingly songwriter-friendly, too… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

M-Audio Oxygen keyboards

New M-Audio Oxygen controller keyboards

October 10, 2014 in Gear, News

The long-established keyboard series expands to include a wider array of sounds with two virtual instruments for songwriters and producers… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Gibson 2015 model year range

Gibson 2015 model range announced

October 8, 2014 in Gear, News

Gibson USA has unveiled its new guitar lineup for next year, introducing new finishes, added features and several playing improvements… Tags: , , , , , ,

Taylor limited edition autumn range

Taylor launches limited edition autumn collection

October 1, 2014 in Gear, News

California-based American guitar specialist introduces a new special range of ‘fall’ acoustics for those who fancy a new songwriting vehicle… Tags: , , , ,

Lindo guitar pedals

Review: Lindo Natural Overdrive/Soul Distortion/Divine Delay

October 1, 2014 in Gear

Our resident guitar man, Chris Cleaver, checks out three new stomp boxes from Lindo – Natural Overdrive, Soul Distortion and… Tags: , , , ,

Tom Petty Kingman

Fender Acoustic Custom Shop releases Tom Petty signature dreadnought

September 21, 2014 in Gear, News

The American singer-songwriter gets Fender’s Custom Shop treatment, with the limited edition Kingman acoustic guitar crafted to his personal style… Tags: , , ,

Tascam DR-22WL

Tascam announces new audio recording devices

September 18, 2014 in Gear, News

The audio equipment manufacturer reveals two new USB interfaces and two new hand-held recorders, including the first to feature WiFi… Tags: , ,

Orange Amplification Guitar Pack

Orange Amplification launches complete guitar package

September 11, 2014 in Gear, News

With Christmas approaching, the brightly coloured amp manufacturer reveals a new pack containing everything required to start playing the guitar… Tags: , , ,

Focusrite iTrack Pocket

Focusrite’s new YouTube sensation – the iTrack Pocket

September 6, 2014 in Gear, News

Focusrite unveils iTrack Pocket for iPhone – a portable, stereo microphone and guitar interface for singer-songwriters to create and share… Tags: , , , , , , ,