M-Audio Hammer 88

Hammer 88 keyboard hits the market

June 17, 2017 in Gear, News

M-Audio announces a new full-size USB MIDI controller with 88 fully-weighted hammer-action keys, replicating the feel of a grand piano… Tags: , , , , , , ,

M-Audio BX8D3 monitor speakers

M-Audio unveils new monitor speakers

June 8, 2017 in Gear, News

Two new powered studio reference monitors, BX5-D3 and BX8-D3, boast military-grade Kevlar and treated silk domes among their engineering innovations… Tags: , , ,

Ovation Glen Campbell signature model – Photo by Rob Shanahan

Ovation reissues Glen Campbell signature model

June 3, 2017 in Gear, News

Made in cooperation with his family, the acoustic/electric guitar is a recreation of the country music legend’s iconic ‘1771’ model… Tags: , , ,

Korg AW-LT100GB tuner

Korg offers extended lightweight tuning

May 30, 2017 in Gear, News

Manufacturer says the new AW-LT100G clip-type tuners provide 100 hours of continuous operation, with miniaturised models for guitar and bass… Tags: , , ,

Fender Mustang GT Series and Fender Tone app

Fender launches new amp and app combo

May 15, 2017 in Gear, News

Physical and digital worlds collide with the guitar brand’s first Wi-Fi, Bluetooth-enabled Mustang GT amplifier and free Fender Tone app… Tags:

Yamaha Music London building

Yamaha to open Learning Lab

May 11, 2017 in Events, Gear, News

Yamaha Music London will be opening its doors for a series of free skill-sharing sessions with workshops, demos and seminars… Tags: , , , ,

Yamaha MX88

Yamaha expands MX Series

April 29, 2017 in Gear, News

The new 88-key, weighted-action MX88 keyboard combines synthesizer features with real piano feel, but now offers computer and iOS integration… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Arturia Keylab 49

Arturia announces Keylab Essential Series

April 10, 2017 in Gear, News

French manufacturer prepares to release a new fully-featured range of universal MIDI controller keyboards designed with “budget-conscious musicians in mind”… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Korg G1 Air Concert white piano

Korg unveils new concert piano

April 3, 2017 in Gear, News

This week’s Musikmesse trade show in Germany will witness the premiere of the new G1 Air Concert Series digital piano… Tags: , ,

Focusrite iTrack One Pre

Focusrite boxes clever with the iTrack One Pre

March 6, 2017 in Gear, News

A tiny, cube-shaped audio interface with mic preamp and guitar input, designed for mobile recording in the tightest of spaces… Tags: , , ,

Mitchell D120 and D120S12E acoustic guitars

Mitchell unveils next-generation 120 Series acoustics

February 25, 2017 in Gear, News

The US guitar brand’s new line of steel-string acoustic and acoustic-electric instruments presents seven new models and two complete packs… Tags: , , , ,

Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray and Cutlass

Ernie Ball refreshes StingRay and Cutlass models

February 16, 2017 in Gear, News

Newly updated guitars combine original Music Man designs first introduced in the 1970s with modern Ernie Ball engineering and features… Tags: , , , , ,

Abbey Road Studios

Get that Abbey Road sound!

February 7, 2017 in Features, Gear

A range of software and hardware products help you capture some of that Studio 1 magic in your own recordings… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage

IK Multimedia sets the iRig Acoustic Stage

February 2, 2017 in Gear, News

The new digital microphone system captures the natural sound of any acoustic instrument, while allowing the freedom to move around… Tags: , , , ,

Punks On Scooters

Book review: ‘Punks On Scooters’ by Michael W Salter

January 26, 2017 in Gear

A look at the late 70s/early 80s mod revival, as experienced by one man who lived through it in Bristol… Tags: , , , , , ,

Orange Rocker amps

Orange amps are off their Rockers

January 21, 2017 in Gear, News

This week’s Winter NAMM 2017 gives the colourful guitar brand the opportunity to unveil Rocker 15 and 32 combo amplifiers… Tags: , , , , ,

Fender’s American Professional Series set to debut

January 14, 2017 in Gear, News

Next week’s NAMM 2017 show will see the introduction of a new flagship collection of professional-grade electric guitars and basses… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

HeadRush

HeadRush reveals high-tech Pedalboard

January 9, 2017 in Gear, News

New brand releases guitar amp and FX modelling processor with interactive seven-inch touch display, effects presets, looper and quad-core DSP… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Hofner Ignition bass guitars

Hofner releases pair of Ignition basses

January 2, 2017 in Gear, News

The iconic violin bass maker announces two new Ignition guitars – the Black Club and the Sunburst ‘Cavern’ Violin models… Tags: , ,

Justin Guitar Beginner Song Course by FourChords

Learn to play FourChords

December 19, 2016 in Gear, News

YouTube guitar teacher Justin Sandercoe and software development studio Musopia join forces to create a FourChords beginners’ guitar learning app… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,