Enhancia

Enhancia impresses at music start-up contest

June 9, 2018 in Gear, News

Record number of future tech companies battled it out at Midemlab 2018, attempting to win over judges and attract investment… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Fender Jazzmaster 60th anniversary

Fender celebrates 60 years of the Jazzmaster

May 21, 2018 in Gear, News

The iconic guitar brand commemorates the anniversary with three new, limited edition models in 2018: the ’58, Triple and Classic… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Orange Amplification OMEC Teleport

Orange Amplification invents the Teleport

May 11, 2018 in Gear, News

Rather than the futuristic way to travel, it’s the vintage OMEC brand’s new audio interface for studio recording and gigging… Tags: , , , , , , ,

IK Multimedia UNO synth

IK Multimedia unleashes first analog synth

May 5, 2018 in Gear, News

The Italian mobile music production specialists work with boutique manufacturer Soundmachines to create the UNO, their first hardware synthesizer keyboard… Tags: , , , ,

Gretchen Peters Songwriting Survival Kit

Gretchen Peters’ Songwriting Survival Kit

May 3, 2018 in Features, Gear, Interviews

We find out the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee’s indispensable tools of her trade include coffee, naps and solitude… Tags: , , , , , ,

The Importance Of The Physical In The Digital Age

April 5, 2018 in Gear, News

We invited the crowdfunding platform Qrates to explain how they are helping to power the future of music on vinyl… Tags: , , , ,

Frankie Cosmos' (Greta Kline) #SongwritingSurvivalKit

Frankie Cosmos’ Songwriting Survival Kit

March 30, 2018 in Gear, Interviews, Spring 2018

New York indie-pop singer-songwriter, Greta Kline – aka Frankie Cosmos – talks through the items that she can’t do without… Tags: , ,

Darlingside #SongwritingSurvivalKit

Harris Paseltiner of Darlingside’s Songwriting Survival Kit

March 26, 2018 in Features, Gear, Interviews

Want to know what the Boston alt-rocker couldn’t write without, then look no further as he reveals their 10 essentials… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

songwriting books

Shelf help: 10 of the best books for songwriters

March 1, 2018 in Features, Gear

In celebration of World Book Day, we share our favourite songwriting reads and also include several titles that you’ve suggested… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Will ear training apps make you a better songwriter?

Will ear training apps make you a better songwriter?

February 17, 2018 in Gear, News

It seems some songwriters have forgotten their craft. But will this app improve your skills? The evidence might surprise you… Tags: , ,

Rebecca Nelson of Faeland’s #songwritingsurvivalkit

Rebecca Nelson of Faeland’s Songwriting Survival Kit

February 5, 2018 in Features, Gear, Interviews

Fuelled by a cup of cacao, one half of the Bristol group Faeland shares her crucial songwriting kit with us… Tags: , , , , , ,

RØDE AI-1

RØDE produces first audio interface

December 5, 2017 in Gear, News

The microphone brand has made its first foray into the making other music production hardware with the AI-1 studio kit… Tags: , , , , , ,

Gibson Custom Mick Ralphs 1958 Les Paul Standard Replica

Mick Ralphs’ Les Paul gets the replica treatment

November 27, 2017 in Gear, News

Original guitar played by the Bad Company and Mott The Hoople songwriter is replicated in detail by Gibson’s Custom Shop… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Yamaha APX600 and CPX600

Yamaha updates acoustic electric guitars

November 15, 2017 in Gear, News

The APX600 and CPX600 models keep construction and electronics of their predecessors, but offer enhancements in looks, sound and playability… Tags: , , ,

The Jacksons Legacy

‘The Jacksons: Legacy’ by The Jacksons with Fred Bronson (Book)

November 6, 2017 in Features, Gear

With over 1000 pictures contained within, this coffee table book presents the Royal Family of Pop in all their glory… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Roli Lightpad Block M

Roli reveals new Noise on the Block

October 4, 2017 in Gear, News

The tech brand announces advancements to the Blocks range of modular controllers, including next-generation Lightpad Block and Noise 3.0 app… Tags: , ,

Tascam US-1x2 audio interface

Tascam releases new USB interface

September 11, 2017 in Gear, News

The US-1×2 promises to deliver pro-quality desktop recording for singer-songwriters, podcasters and small home studios with a Mac or PC… Tags: , , , ,

IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O

IK Multimedia unveils iRig Keys I/O

September 5, 2017 in Gear, News

A new keyboard controller range with 25 or 49 full-size keys for iOS, Mac and PC, offering built-in audio interface… Tags: , , ,

#songwritingsurvivalkit #CormacOCaoimh

Cormac O Caoimh’s Songwriting Survival Kit

August 29, 2017 in Features, Gear, Interviews

To celebrate the launch of our #songwritingsurvivalkit, we’re proudly bringing you the things songwriter Cormac O Caoimh can’t do without… Tags: , , , ,

Fusion Guitars

iPhone-integrated Fusion Guitar goes on sale

August 15, 2017 in Gear, News

More than 20 years in the making, “the world’s most advanced electric guitar” becomes available to musicians in the US… Tags: , , , ,