Fender Jazzmaster 60th anniversary

Fender celebrates 60 years of the Jazzmaster

May 21, 2018 in Gear, News

The iconic guitar brand commemorates the anniversary with three new, limited edition models in 2018: the ’58, Triple and Classic… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Orange Amplification OMEC Teleport

Orange Amplification invents the Teleport

May 11, 2018 in Gear, News

Rather than the futuristic way to travel, it’s the vintage OMEC brand’s new audio interface for studio recording and gigging… Tags: , , , , , , ,

IK Multimedia UNO synth

IK Multimedia unleashes first analog synth

May 5, 2018 in Gear, News

The Italian mobile music production specialists work with boutique manufacturer Soundmachines to create the UNO, their first hardware synthesizer keyboard… Tags: , , , ,

The Importance Of The Physical In The Digital Age

April 5, 2018 in Gear, News

We invited the crowdfunding platform Qrates to explain how they are helping to power the future of music on vinyl… Tags: , , , ,

songwriting books

Shelf help: 10 of the best books for songwriters

March 1, 2018 in Features, Gear

In celebration of World Book Day, we share our favourite songwriting reads and also include several titles that you’ve suggested… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Will ear training apps make you a better songwriter?

Will ear training apps make you a better songwriter?

February 17, 2018 in Gear, News

It seems some songwriters have forgotten their craft. But will this app improve your skills? The evidence might surprise you… Tags: , ,

RØDE AI-1

RØDE produces first audio interface

December 5, 2017 in Gear, News

The microphone brand has made its first foray into the making other music production hardware with the AI-1 studio kit… Tags: , , , , , ,

Gibson Custom Mick Ralphs 1958 Les Paul Standard Replica

Mick Ralphs’ Les Paul gets the replica treatment

November 27, 2017 in Gear, News

Original guitar played by the Bad Company and Mott The Hoople songwriter is replicated in detail by Gibson’s Custom Shop… Tags: , , , , , , ,

Yamaha APX600 and CPX600

Yamaha updates acoustic electric guitars

November 15, 2017 in Gear, News

The APX600 and CPX600 models keep construction and electronics of their predecessors, but offer enhancements in looks, sound and playability… Tags: , , ,

The Jacksons Legacy

‘The Jacksons: Legacy’ by The Jacksons with Fred Bronson (Book)

November 6, 2017 in Features, Gear

With over 1000 pictures contained within, this coffee table book presents the Royal Family of Pop in all their glory… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Roli Lightpad Block M

Roli reveals new Noise on the Block

October 4, 2017 in Gear, News

The tech brand announces advancements to the Blocks range of modular controllers, including next-generation Lightpad Block and Noise 3.0 app… Tags: , ,

Tascam US-1x2 audio interface

Tascam releases new USB interface

September 11, 2017 in Gear, News

The US-1×2 promises to deliver pro-quality desktop recording for singer-songwriters, podcasters and small home studios with a Mac or PC… Tags: , , , ,

IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O

IK Multimedia unveils iRig Keys I/O

September 5, 2017 in Gear, News

A new keyboard controller range with 25 or 49 full-size keys for iOS, Mac and PC, offering built-in audio interface… Tags: , , ,

Fusion Guitars

iPhone-integrated Fusion Guitar goes on sale

August 15, 2017 in Gear, News

More than 20 years in the making, “the world’s most advanced electric guitar” becomes available to musicians in the US… Tags: , , , ,

Fender Monterey and Newport speakers

Fender’s first Bluetooth speakers

July 24, 2017 in Gear, News

Named after two iconic Southern Californian pop music festivals, the compact Newport and the premium Monterey model are available now… Tags: , , , , ,

Casio Privia PX-870

Casio launches three new digital pianos

July 13, 2017 in Gear, News

This week’s Summer NAMM event in Nashville will see the electronics manufacturer reveal the Celviano AP-270, Privia PX-770 and PX-870… Tags: , , , ,

Epiphone James Bay

Epiphone presents James Bay “1966” Century

July 5, 2017 in Gear, News

The young singer-songwriter and guitarist has his own limited edition signature archtop Outfit built by the Nashville team of luthiers… Tags: , , ,

Martin Guitar D-18 Jason Isbell

Martin Guitar to debut Jason Isbell model

June 28, 2017 in Gear, News

The Grammy winning artist’s new signature D-18 will be revealed by C.F. Martin & Co. at the upcoming Summer NAMM… Tags: , , , , , ,

Porter & Davies KT Platform Blossoms

Porter & Davies launches new live monitoring platforms

June 24, 2017 in Gear, News

The silent tactile monitoring system specialist has re-engineered and expanded the KT Platform range, offering more power and size options… Tags: , , , , ,

M-Audio Hammer 88

Hammer 88 keyboard hits the market

June 17, 2017 in Gear, News

M-Audio announces a new full-size USB MIDI controller with 88 fully-weighted hammer-action keys, replicating the feel of a grand piano… Tags: , , , , , , ,