Olympus LS-14 audio recorder

Review: Olympus LR-12 & LR-14 PCM recorders

March 14, 2014 in Gear

Olympus brings two new models to the crowded portable recorder marketplace. We put them through their paces at Songwriting Live……

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Focusrite iTrack Dock

Focusrite unveils the iTrack Dock for iPad

February 1, 2014 in Gear, News

Last week’s NAMM Show saw Focusrite Engineering reveal a professional iPad dock that’s ‘perfect for songwriters, musicians and home recordists’…

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Orange Amplification OPC - NAMM 2014

Three striking new computers from Orange

January 26, 2014 in Gear, News

Orange Amplification adds Studio, Professional and Ultimate models to its OPC range, designed specifically for music recording, editing and playback…

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Editors Keys Portable Vocal Booth Pro 2 Edition

Editors Keys offer a remedy for poor vocal recording conditions

January 15, 2014 in Gear, News

Production accessories manufacturer releases the Portable Vocal Booth Pro 2 Edition for singers and songwriters to record vocals at home…

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GuitarJack 2 USB

Sonoma Wire Works launch GuitarJack 2 USB recording interface

July 14, 2013 in Gear, News

A new portable audio input/output device for PC, Mac and mobile devices is showcased at this year’s Summer NAMM show…

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Reason 7

Review: Reason 7

June 14, 2013 in Gear

Propellerhead have released the latest incarnation of their popular DAW and recording package. Long-term user Ian O’Shea test-drives Reason 7…

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Tascam US-322 audio interface

Shiny new USB recording devices from TASCAM

February 16, 2013 in Gear, News

TEAC’s pro audio division announces two interfaces with polished aluminium cases, for songwriters to record music on Mac or PC…

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Tascam reveals two new PocketStudio digital recorders

January 29, 2013 in Gear, News

What Tascam declare are “a necessity for all song writers” and “the perfect music sketch pad”, so worth us investigating…

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iRig HD

New iRig HD guitar interface from IK Multimedia

January 20, 2013 in Gear, News

Mobile usic-making accessory manufacturer IK Multimedia announces iRig HD – a digital guitar interface for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac…

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Focusrite iTrack Solo

iTrack Solo brings quality recording to iPad

October 28, 2012 in Gear, News

Now songwriters can record guitar and vocals on the move using an iPad with Focusrite’s new mic and instrument preamp…

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The Recording Secrets Behind 50 Great Albums

The Recording Secrets Behind 50 Great Albums

July 8, 2012 in Gear, News

Music specialist Backbeat Books, publishes a collection of articles detailing the recording and songwriting behind some of the greatest albums…

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Getting started in recording

Studio Start-up Part 2: Recording hardware

May 30, 2012 in Features, Gear, Tips & Techniques

In part 2 of our guide to getting started in recording, we look at the hardware options – and smartphone…

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