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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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Spitfire Audio Joey Santiago

30/03/2016

Joey Santiago goes digital

The Pixies’ innovative lead guitarist gets the Spitfire Audio treatment with a namesake Signature sample library of mutated Santiago sounds…
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Gibson Custom Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul

27/03/2016

Gibson teams up with Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen

The latest limited edition Custom 1959 Les Paul model is a precise replica of Nielsen’s favourite stage and studio guitar…
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Aitokaiku

20/03/2016

Aitokaiku announces first reactive music app

Berlin-based company will enable Android and iOS smartphone users to transform sounds, movement and light into original, free shareable music…
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VOX AV Series guitar amplifiers

13/03/2016

VOX launches AV Series amps

A new category of analog modelling amplifiers with eight all-analog pre-amp circuits, the AV15, AV30 and AV60 are now available…
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John Mayer. Pic: Katie Friesema

12/03/2016

John Mayer and PRS create a Super Eagle

PRS Guitars and John Mayer announce a special run of the Private Stock Super Eagle, the guitar they designed together…
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Korg Pitchblack mini

06/03/2016

Korg announces Pitchblack mini tuner

A new miniturised addition to the guitar pedal tuner series, offers battery operation, strobe modes, stabilisers and true bypass design…
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Williams Symphony Grand digital piano

03/03/2016

Williams introduces the Symphony Grand

An 88-key, weighted-action digital instrument with six-speaker stereo sound system and effects to recreate the sound of a real piano…
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PreSonus Studio One 3.2

28/02/2016

Studio One gets another boost

PreSonus enhances the DAW software with a free update to version 3.2, adding more than 50 tools and workflow improvements…
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BandLab

17/02/2016

BandLab online collaboration platform expands

The first free, cloud-based platform multi-track DAW now includes a Pro Mix Editor for Android, with more extensions coming soon…
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Arturia Minilab Black Edition 6

13/02/2016

Arturia’s BeatStep and MiniLab go back to black

Limited editions of the two controllers will also include additional software such as UVI’s Grand Piano Model D virtual instrument…
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