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Because just humming it isn’t really enough! This is where you’ll find everything to do with guitars, keyboards, microphones, recording hardware, software and more. To view an archive of all our earlier gear news and reviews visit our Songwriting Gear Archive pages.

Ernie Ball Music Man St. Vincent signature guitar

28/08/2015

Ernie Ball St Vincent signature guitar revealed

St. Vincent debuts her new Ernie Ball Music Man electric guitar onstage with Taylor Swift and Beck in Los Angeles…
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AIR Music Technology Mini Grand and DB-33 Tonewheel Organ

25/08/2015

New virtual keyboards arrive by Air

AIR Music Technology announces the arrival of two keyboard software composition suites: the DB-33 Tonewheel Organ and Mini Grand Piano…
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PRS Guitars SE models

22/08/2015

PRS Guitars adds two new 22-fret SE models

Paul Reed Smith announces the SE Custom 22 and semi-hollow version that both sport a maple top with mahogany back…
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Sound Magic iVoiceLord

21/08/2015

Introducing the Lord of the voice

China-based Sound Magic announces the iVoiceLord, an HTML5 app controlled intelligent microphone that includes a Vocalist VST plugin with effects…
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Audio-Technica AT2020USBi microphone

16/08/2015

The AT2020 mic goes digital

Audio-Technica releases the AT2020USBi cardioid condenser microphone with USB and Lightning connectivity, to digitally capture audio on PC/Mac or iOS…
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M-Audio Code Series keyboards

15/08/2015

M-Audio reveals the Code

25-, 49- and 61-key versions of the Code Series USB-powered controller keyboards become available, featuring velocity-sensitive pads and X/Y pad…
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IK Multimedia iKlip Case

11/08/2015

Is it a stand? Is it a case? No it’s…

iKlip Case from IK Multimedia – a protective case with a built-in, multi-position stand for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus…
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Bohemian Guitars' Boho 2.0 uke and bass

05/08/2015

Bohemian Guitars introduces the Boho uke and bass

The Atlanta-based brand of upcycled oil can guitars announces the introduction of the Boho 2.0 series ukulele and bass models…
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BIAS FX Desktop

04/08/2015

Positive Grid unveils cross platform amp/effects processor

BIAS FX Desktop for Mac and Windows provides cloud-based access to thousands of rigs for infinite tone and effects creation…
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Lucero LC150S classical guitar

02/08/2015

Lucero releases new classical guitar series

The Californian guitar maker introduces the LC150S standard model and LC150SCE acoustic-electric with Fishman pickup and Clásica III onboard preamp…
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GHS Americana Series & Gold Heart

29/07/2015

GHS launches Americana acoustic guitar strings

The Michigan ‘string specialists’ come out with the new Americana Series Acoustic Guitar for all types of US roots musicians…
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Rotosound guitar care products

21/07/2015

Rotosound launches new guitar and bass care products

The British strings brand shows it cares about your instruments, with a new range of polish, oil and cleaning fluids…
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T6 Main

20/07/2015

Review: Tracktion 6

Tracktion gives you surprisingly powerful sequencing capabilities at a reasonable price. Matt Chapman takes the latest version for a spin……
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TC Electronic BodyRez acoustic guitar pedal

14/07/2015

TC Electronic reveals the BodyRez acoustic pickup enhancer

A simple new guitar pedal designed to restore and enhance the amplified tone of acoustic instruments with an under-saddle pickup…
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Taylor Guitars Special Edition 300 series models

12/07/2015

Taylor releases Special Edition 300 series

Nashville’s Summer NAMM Show sees Taylor Guitars introduce the 300 Series Shaded Edgeburst editions, combining sapele and shaded edgeburst mahogany…
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Adam Hall Palmer Pocket Amp MK2

11/07/2015

Adam Hall launches new Palmer Pocket Amp pedal

A second edition of the guitar effects pedal offers an extended range of authentic tube amplifier tones and other improvements…
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Martin Guitar new models for 2015 Summer NAMM

07/07/2015

Martin Guitar to present four new models

C. F. Martin & Co. introduces an acoustic-electric Retro, a watercoloured Cowboy, a limited edition Dreadnought and a Show Special…
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Willcox Atlantis electroacoustic guitar

05/07/2015

Willcox Guitars previews Atlantis electro-acoustic guitar

Atlantis is the first to employ LightWave Optical Pickup Systems, with infrared light technology rather than mics or magnetic pickups…
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Mackie FreePlay personal PA

28/06/2015

Get personal with Mackie’s FreePlay PA

Mackie launch a battery-powerable PA with Bluetooth music streaming, four-channel mixer and a control app for iOS and Android devices…
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The Submarine

24/06/2015

Make one guitar sound like two

Singer-songwriter, Pete Roe announces worldwide release of a new guitar pickup, The Submarine, that applies doubling effects to two strings…
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