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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.

Arturia Audiofuse

28/03/2015

Arturia prepares for the AudioFuse’s arrival

The French software and hardware manufacturer readies its latest innovation – a next-generation USB interface with two DiscretePRO microphone preamps…
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Perri's Beatles guitar gig bag

20/03/2015

Perri’s launches Beatles guitar accessories

The Canadian family-owned leather company releases a range of guitar straps, gig bags and picks, honouring the iconic British band…
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Positive Grid 'Mobile Guitar Effects Month'

14/03/2015

Positive Grid launches ‘Mobile Guitar Effects Month’

Starting in March, the US music software specialist partners with PreSonus and Griffin for a new mobile guitar product giveaway…
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PRS S2 Vela

13/03/2015

PRS Guitars reveals the S2 Vela

The new, made-in-the-US, stripped-for-action Vela joins the Mira and Starla models in PRS’s ‘alt-guitars’ S2 line-up in stores next month…
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Tascam Trackpack 2x2

08/03/2015

Tascam unveils the Trackpack 2×2

A recording bundle includes a US-2×2 USB audio interface, a TM-80 condenser mic with mount, TH-02 headphones and DAW software…
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Arturia KeyLab 88 controller keyboard

06/03/2015

Arturia’s KeyLab 88 becomes available

The French manufacturer declares the release of the pro-grade, 88-note hammer-action hybrid MIDI keyboard controller, with Analog Lab software synth…
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Ableton Live 9.2 released as beta

27/02/2015

Ableton releases Live 9.2 as public beta

A free update of the popular DAW introduces latency compensated automation, improved warping, 64 drum pads for Push and more…
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Manuel Rodríguez Guitars Flamenco Moderna FLM0500

22/02/2015

Say hola to the Flamenco Moderna

Spanish instrument luthier Manuel Rodríguez Guitars introduces two new nylon string acoustic-electrics with low-profile neck, thinner body and Fishman electronics…
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Daughter

20/02/2015

Shure Songwriting Award judge confirmed

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance launches Shure’s annual songwriting competition, in partnership with BASCA, with indie band Daughter judging…
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Ed Sheeran X Signature Edition Martin Guitar

17/02/2015

Sheeran and Martin join forces again

Martin Guitar and the multi-platinum singer-songwriter team up for a second time to create the Ed Sheeran X Signature Edition…
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GMF Music Ai1 DI and preamp

14/02/2015

GMF Music introduces a new acoustic DI with preamp

New Iowa-based product developer joins the market with a compact interface, with analog signal path, for musicians on the go…
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Breedlove 25th anniversary models

10/02/2015

Breedlove celebrates 25 years with new acoustics

In celebration of their 25th year in the business, the Breedlove Guitar Company introduces four new anniversary acoustic guitar models…
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IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio

01/02/2015

IK brings the large-diaphragm mic to mobile recording

iRig Mic Studio is unveiled, boasting 24-bit A/D converters and high-definition preamp in an enclosure that’s smaller than an iPhone…
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Behringer Motör Series USB/MIDI Keyboard Controllers

31/01/2015

Behringer gets the Motör running

The new Motör series 61-key and 49-key USB/MIDI master keyboard controllers include touch-sensitive motorised faders and backlit, pressure-sensitive drum pads…
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Taylor Big Baby with Expression System Baby pickup

25/01/2015

Expression System Baby pickup introduced to Taylor Guitars

The ES-B pickup system is added to the Baby Taylor range of travel acoustic guitars, with onboard digital chromatic tuner…
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