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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.

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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Casio's new Celviano AP-460 is an 88-key, cabinet digital piano with bench, available in black or brown

23/01/2015

Casio introduces four new digital pianos

Unveiled at this year’s NAMM Show, Celviano and Privia models offer Concert Play, Hall Simulator and Casio’s proprietary AiR technology…
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Orange Crush 2015

20/01/2015

Orange Amplification launch new Crunch series

This week’s NAMM Show sees Orange reveal the new Crush range of practice amps with high gain, four-stage preamp design…
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Epiphone Gary Clark Jr Blak And Blu Casino

11/01/2015

Epiphone introduces the Gary Clark Jr. ‘Black & Blu’ Casino

The Grammy award-winning rock, pop and blues artist designs a new limited edition signature model, based around his favourite guitar…
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Samson Meteorite USB microphone

10/01/2015

Samson reveal new Meteorite USB microphone

This week’s gadget-fest in Vegas, CES gave Samson an opportunity to unveil a USB mic for songwriters to capture ideas…
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Awesome Life-T Next Generation guitar

03/01/2015

AweSome Next Generation guitar produces 35 tones

American guitar pickup upgrade specialists announce their latest Next Generaton ‘Life’ T-style model with a unique pick-up tone switch design…
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31/12/2014

Book review: ‘The Wonder Stuff Diaries 86-89′ by Miles Hunt

Wonder Stuff frontman Miles Hunt serves up volume one of his memoirs, and they make for a very enjoyable read…
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Bono with (Gretsch)RED guitar

27/12/2014

Gretsch and Bono partner to create (RED) guitar

The iconic instrument brand and the U2 frontman join forces on new signature model, supporting the charity which fights AIDS…
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Antares Auto-Tune 8

24/12/2014

Antares announces latest Auto-Tune plugin

The eighth version of the ‘best-selling audio plugin of all time’ from Antares Audio Technologies now features Flex-Tune pitch correction…
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Propellerhead Discover

19/12/2014

Make music together using Propellerhead’s new free service

Users of Reason, Figure and Take will be able to share, discover and collaborate with other musicians, songwriters and producers…
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Hohner A+ student bluegrass instruments — banjo and mandolin

16/12/2014

New additions to Hohner’s A+ bluegrass range

Hohner Inc. is expanding its A+ line of student guitars to include uniquely styled bluegrass instruments – banjos and mandolins…
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TC Helicon Play Acoustic

06/12/2014

Review: TC-Helicon Play Acoustic

Superbeat frontman Kieron Allen tests the latest in vocal effects, looping and acoustic guitar processing to arrive in one box…
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Shure 5575LE Unidyne microphone

05/12/2014

Shure celebrates anniversary with new Unidyne mic

75 years of the 55 Unidyne is marked by the 5575LE – a limited edition of the classic cardioid dynamic…
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Neo-Buster Soundhole Pickup

27/11/2014

Fishman ToneDEQ Preamp and Neo-Buster Pickup made available

The acoustic tech specialist prepares to make its Neo-Buster ‘feedback fighting’ soundhole pickup and ToneDEQ preamp available to all dealers…
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IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD-A and EZ Voice for Android

22/11/2014

Vocal recording and processing solution for Android

IK Multimedia brings real-time vocal digital processing to Samsung devices with the EZ Voice app and new iRig Mic HD-A…
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