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Focusrite iTrack One Pre

06/03/2017

Focusrite boxes clever with the iTrack One Pre

A tiny, cube-shaped audio interface with mic preamp and guitar input, designed for mobile recording in the tightest of spaces…
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Mitchell D120 and D120S12E acoustic guitars

25/02/2017

Mitchell unveils next-generation 120 Series acoustics

The US guitar brand’s new line of steel-string acoustic and acoustic-electric instruments presents seven new models and two complete packs…
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Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray and Cutlass

16/02/2017

Ernie Ball refreshes StingRay and Cutlass models

Newly updated guitars combine original Music Man designs first introduced in the 1970s with modern Ernie Ball engineering and features…
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Abbey Road Studios

07/02/2017

Get that Abbey Road sound!

A range of software and hardware products help you capture some of that Studio 1 magic in your own recordings…
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IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage

02/02/2017

IK Multimedia sets the iRig Acoustic Stage

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

26/01/2017

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

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

21/01/2017

Orange amps are off their Rockers

This week’s Winter NAMM 2017 gives the colourful guitar brand the opportunity to unveil Rocker 15 and 32 combo amplifiers…
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14/01/2017

Fender’s American Professional Series set to debut

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

09/01/2017

HeadRush reveals high-tech Pedalboard

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

02/01/2017

Hofner releases pair of Ignition basses

The iconic violin bass maker announces two new Ignition guitars – the Black Club and the Sunburst ‘Cavern’ Violin models…
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Justin Guitar Beginner Song Course by FourChords

19/12/2016

Learn to play FourChords

YouTube guitar teacher Justin Sandercoe and software development studio Musopia join forces to create a FourChords beginners’ guitar learning app…
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IK Multimedia MODO BASS

05/12/2016

IK Multimedia releases MODO BASS

The digital music specialists claim to have produced the first physically modeled electric bass virtual instrument for Mac and PC…
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ROLI's Lightpad Block and Noise on iPad

24/11/2016

ROLI unveils Blocks modular music studio

The inventor of the innovative Seaboard and Rise interfaces launches Blocks, a Lego-like music creation system, at Apple Stores worldwide…
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Arturia MiniLab MkII

21/11/2016

Arturia announces second gen MiniLab

Grenoble’s gear brand readies MkII model of the petite controller keyboard with 25-note slim-keys and a space-saving, small studio-friendly size…
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Myooz

19/11/2016

Offline music discovery made possible

London startup, Myooz-ik believes they have invented the world’s first offline music discovery and texting iPhone app with wireless headphones…
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PRS Private Stock Guitar Singlecut Mccarty 594

09/11/2016

Introducing PRS’ Guitar Of The Month

It’s the eleventh model in the series from Paul Reed Smith, celebrating 20 years of designing and building customised guitars…
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Pitchblack Advance

05/11/2016

Korg releases new Pitchblack Advance

Latest pedal tuner offers better visibility, ±0.1 cent accuracy, four meter display modes and up to 60 hours battery life…
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IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitor

02/11/2016

IK Multimedia now shipping iLoud Micro Monitor

Ultra-compact reference studio monitor speakers, designed to give musicians, producers and engineers ultra-accurate linear frequency response with the smallest footprint…
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Roland JC-22 Jazz Chorus guitar amplifier

29/10/2016

Roland releases JC-22 combo

The iconic Jazz Chorus guitar amp gets trimmed down, making it suitable for home practice, songwriting, recording and intimate performances…
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Avid's Sibelius First 8

26/10/2016

Avid produces lighter version of Sibelius

Music composition and notation software, Sibelius First 8 offers beginners and intermediates a new ‘lite’ option with flexible cloud subscription…
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