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Taylor Guitars 700 Series

27/06/2016

Taylor redesigns 700, 400 and 800 series

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

22/06/2016

Fender introduces new Mod Shop

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

20/06/2016

New PSR keyboards from Yamaha

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

17/06/2016

Steinway piano in a flash

Sound Magic creates Mega Steinway SE virtual piano plug-in on flash drive, featuring eight instruments and almost forty user-adjustable controls…
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Mitchell MO120CESB acoustic-electric guitar

13/06/2016

Mitchell announces new orchestra-style guitar

US manufacturer introduces an affordable acoustic-electric instrument with a smaller body consisting of spruce top and mahogany back and sides…
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Tracktion T7 screenshot: in iMac

13/06/2016

Review: Tracktion T7

Tracktion returns with the latest edition of its sleek, single-screen DAW with drag & drop functionality. George Butler gets testing…
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Focusrite Scarlett second generation range

08/06/2016

Second coming of Scarlett

Focusrite launches improved versions of its range of studio bundles and USB audio interfaces offering increased headroom and sample rates…
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Cort Manson Guitar Works Matt Bellamy Red Sparkle MBC-1RS

07/06/2016

Cort and Matt Bellamy sparkle in red

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

05/06/2016

Introducing the WireTap Riff Recorder

TC Electronic unveils what is claimed to be the “must-have songwriting tool” – a pedal and app for capturing song…
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PRS SE Bernie Marsden guitar

24/05/2016

PRS Guitars announces SE Bernie Marsden final run

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

21/05/2016

Arturia lifts the lid on Piano V

The French manufacturer delivers a virtual instrument modelling nine different acoustic pianos, including classical upright, concert grand and pop grand…
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Larivée East Indian Laurel

18/05/2016

Larrivée harnesses the East Indian laurel

Canadian luthier Larrivée Guitars brings out a run of limited edition acoustic instruments made from an unusual species of tonewood…
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IK Multimedia VocaLive 3

13/05/2016

IK Multimedia releases VocaLive 3

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

08/05/2016

Get the Nashville drum sound

Steinberg releases the Nashville drum expansion set for the Groove Agent software instrument, covering a range of country music styles…
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Universal Audio releases Fender ‘55 Tweed Deluxe amplifier plug-in

05/05/2016

UA digitises Fender’s ‘55 Tweed Deluxe

Endorsed by Fender, Universal Audio adds a 1955 Tweed Deluxe Amplifier plugin to the latest version of their UAD software…
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Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay

27/04/2016

Ernie Ball announces 40th anniversary StingRay

One of the world’s most iconic and successful bass designs – nicknamed ‘Old Smoothie’ – is now available for pre-order…
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Nektar Impact GX49

24/04/2016

Nektar introduces new USB keyboards

Impact GX49 and GX61 instruments tailored to composition and performance, feature DAW integration and MIDI controller functionality with iOS devices…
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Ear Trumpet Labs Josephine mic

16/04/2016

Ear Trumpet Labs introduces Josephine

The Portland-based maker announces the release of Josephine, a medium-large diaphragm condenser microphone designed for live vocal and ensemble use…
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BOSS VE-8 Acoustic Singer

09/04/2016

BOSS unveils VE-8 Acoustic Singer

An all-in-one effects, looper and harmony processor for vocals and acoustic guitar, making it a suitable companion for performing singer-songwriters…
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Korg Stageman 80

03/04/2016

Korg releases Stageman 80 PA amp

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