Taylor Guitars 700 Series

Taylor redesigns 700, 400 and 800 series

June 27, 2016 in Gear, News

The weekend’s Summer NAMM in Nashville saw Taylor launch new rosewood, spruce and Deluxe acoustic guitars with additional premium features… Tags: , , ,

Fender Mod Shop

Fender introduces new Mod Shop

June 22, 2016 in Gear, News

Iconic guitar brand allows players to select the look, feel and sound of their instrument, then modify their selection online… Tags: , , , ,

Yamaha PSR keyboards

New PSR keyboards from Yamaha

June 20, 2016 in Gear, News

Two new models – the 61-key PSR-E453 and 76-key PSR-EW400 – are added to the manufacturer’s range of portable instruments… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Sound Magic MegaSteinwaySE

Steinway piano in a flash

June 17, 2016 in Gear, News

Sound Magic creates Mega Steinway SE virtual piano plug-in on flash drive, featuring eight instruments and almost forty user-adjustable controls… Tags: , , , ,

Mitchell MO120CESB acoustic-electric guitar

Mitchell announces new orchestra-style guitar

June 13, 2016 in Gear, News

US manufacturer introduces an affordable acoustic-electric instrument with a smaller body consisting of spruce top and mahogany back and sides… Tags: , , , , ,

Tracktion T7 screenshot: in iMac

Review: Tracktion T7

June 13, 2016 in Gear

Tracktion returns with the latest edition of its sleek, single-screen DAW with drag & drop functionality. George Butler gets testing… Tags: , , , , , ,

Focusrite Scarlett second generation range

Second coming of Scarlett

June 8, 2016 in Gear, News

Focusrite launches improved versions of its range of studio bundles and USB audio interfaces offering increased headroom and sample rates… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Cort Manson Guitar Works Matt Bellamy Red Sparkle MBC-1RS

Cort and Matt Bellamy sparkle in red

June 7, 2016 in Gear, News

Collaborating with Manson Guitar Works, the instrument manufacturer releases a Red Sparkle version of the Muse frontman’s signature model guitar… Tags: , ,

WireTap Riff Recorder

Introducing the WireTap Riff Recorder

June 5, 2016 in Gear, News

TC Electronic unveils what is claimed to be the “must-have songwriting tool” – a pedal and app for capturing song… Tags: , , , , ,

PRS SE Bernie Marsden guitar

PRS Guitars announces SE Bernie Marsden final run

May 24, 2016 in Gear, News

Only another 250 of the Whitesnake songwriter’s signature guitar will be made available across Europe, before the model is discontinued… Tags: , , , , ,

Arturia Piano V

Arturia lifts the lid on Piano V

May 21, 2016 in Gear, News

The French manufacturer delivers a virtual instrument modelling nine different acoustic pianos, including classical upright, concert grand and pop grand… Tags: , , , , ,

Larivée East Indian Laurel

Larrivée harnesses the East Indian laurel

May 18, 2016 in Gear, News

Canadian luthier Larrivée Guitars brings out a run of limited edition acoustic instruments made from an unusual species of tonewood… Tags: , , ,

IK Multimedia VocaLive 3

IK Multimedia releases VocaLive 3

May 13, 2016 in Gear, News

An update to the vocal effects and production suite for iPhone/iPad includes Mic Room, 4-track looper and simultaneous multi-track recording… Tags: , ,

Steinberg Nashville screenshot

Get the Nashville drum sound

May 8, 2016 in Gear, News

Steinberg releases the Nashville drum expansion set for the Groove Agent software instrument, covering a range of country music styles… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Universal Audio releases Fender ‘55 Tweed Deluxe amplifier plug-in

UA digitises Fender’s ‘55 Tweed Deluxe

May 5, 2016 in Gear, News

Endorsed by Fender, Universal Audio adds a 1955 Tweed Deluxe Amplifier plugin to the latest version of their UAD software… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay

Ernie Ball announces 40th anniversary StingRay

April 27, 2016 in Gear, News

One of the world’s most iconic and successful bass designs – nicknamed ‘Old Smoothie’ – is now available for pre-order… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Nektar Impact GX49

Nektar introduces new USB keyboards

April 24, 2016 in Gear, News

Impact GX49 and GX61 instruments tailored to composition and performance, feature DAW integration and MIDI controller functionality with iOS devices… Tags: , , ,

Ear Trumpet Labs Josephine mic

Ear Trumpet Labs introduces Josephine

April 16, 2016 in Gear, News

The Portland-based maker announces the release of Josephine, a medium-large diaphragm condenser microphone designed for live vocal and ensemble use… Tags: , , , ,

BOSS VE-8 Acoustic Singer

BOSS unveils VE-8 Acoustic Singer

April 9, 2016 in Gear, News

An all-in-one effects, looper and harmony processor for vocals and acoustic guitar, making it a suitable companion for performing singer-songwriters… Tags: , , , , ,

Korg Stageman 80

Korg releases Stageman 80 PA amp

April 3, 2016 in Gear, News

The Japanese manufacturer reveals a multi-function 80W portable PA amplifier with rhythm machine offering a variety of live-recorded drum phrases… Tags: , , , , , ,