Universal Audio releases Fender ‘55 Tweed Deluxe amplifier plug-in

UA digitises Fender’s ‘55 Tweed Deluxe

May 5, 2016 in Gear, News

Endorsed by Fender, Universal Audio adds a 1955 Tweed Deluxe Amplifier plugin to the latest version of their UAD software…

Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay

Ernie Ball announces 40th anniversary StingRay

April 27, 2016 in Gear, News

One of the world’s most iconic and successful bass designs – nicknamed ‘Old Smoothie’ – is now available for pre-order…

Nektar Impact GX49

Nektar introduces new USB keyboards

April 24, 2016 in Gear, News

Impact GX49 and GX61 instruments tailored to composition and performance, feature DAW integration and MIDI controller functionality with iOS devices…

Ear Trumpet Labs Josephine mic

Ear Trumpet Labs introduces Josephine

April 16, 2016 in Gear, News

The Portland-based maker announces the release of Josephine, a medium-large diaphragm condenser microphone designed for live vocal and ensemble use…

BOSS VE-8 Acoustic Singer

BOSS unveils VE-8 Acoustic Singer

April 9, 2016 in Gear, News

An all-in-one effects, looper and harmony processor for vocals and acoustic guitar, making it a suitable companion for performing singer-songwriters…

Korg Stageman 80

Korg releases Stageman 80 PA amp

April 3, 2016 in Gear, News

The Japanese manufacturer reveals a multi-function 80W portable PA amplifier with rhythm machine offering a variety of live-recorded drum phrases…

Spitfire Audio Joey Santiago

Joey Santiago goes digital

March 30, 2016 in Gear, News

The Pixies’ innovative lead guitarist gets the Spitfire Audio treatment with a namesake Signature sample library of mutated Santiago sounds…

Gibson Custom Rick Nielsen 1959 Les Paul

Gibson teams up with Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen

March 27, 2016 in Gear, News

The latest limited edition Custom 1959 Les Paul model is a precise replica of Nielsen’s favourite stage and studio guitar…


Aitokaiku announces first reactive music app

March 20, 2016 in Gear, News

Berlin-based company will enable Android and iOS smartphone users to transform sounds, movement and light into original, free shareable music…

VOX AV Series guitar amplifiers

VOX launches AV Series amps

March 13, 2016 in Gear, News

A new category of analog modelling amplifiers with eight all-analog pre-amp circuits, the AV15, AV30 and AV60 are now available…

John Mayer. Pic: Katie Friesema

John Mayer and PRS create a Super Eagle

March 12, 2016 in Gear, News

PRS Guitars and John Mayer announce a special run of the Private Stock Super Eagle, the guitar they designed together…

Korg Pitchblack mini

Korg announces Pitchblack mini tuner

March 6, 2016 in Gear, News

A new miniturised addition to the guitar pedal tuner series, offers battery operation, strobe modes, stabilisers and true bypass design…

Williams Symphony Grand digital piano

Williams introduces the Symphony Grand

March 3, 2016 in Gear, News

An 88-key, weighted-action digital instrument with six-speaker stereo sound system and effects to recreate the sound of a real piano…

PreSonus Studio One 3.2

Studio One gets another boost

February 28, 2016 in Gear, News

PreSonus enhances the DAW software with a free update to version 3.2, adding more than 50 tools and workflow improvements…

BandLab online collaboration platform expands

February 17, 2016 in Gear, News

The first free, cloud-based platform multi-track DAW now includes a Pro Mix Editor for Android, with more extensions coming soon…

Arturia Minilab Black Edition 6

Arturia’s BeatStep and MiniLab go back to black

February 13, 2016 in Gear, News

Limited editions of the two controllers will also include additional software such as UVI’s Grand Piano Model D virtual instrument…

Martin Dreadnought Junior

Martin Guitar presents the Dreadnought Junior

February 6, 2016 in Gear, News

C.F. Martin & Co. celebrates 100 years of the Martin Dreadnought with a new 24-inch scale solid wood acoustic guitar…

Washburn Apprentice Series acoustic guitars

Washburn presents the Apprentice

January 30, 2016 in Gear, News

Washburn Guitars unveils its Apprentice Series, consisting of two Grand Auditorium-style acoustic guitars with a Barcus-Berry LX4 pickup tuner system…

Roland FP-30 Digital Piano

Roland unveils new digital piano

January 23, 2016 in Gear, News

Raft of new gear announced at NAMM 2016 includes the FP-30 compact 88-key digital piano, available in white and black…

Orange Tiny Terror 10th Anniversary Stack

Celebrating 10 years of Tiny Terror

January 21, 2016 in Gear, News

Orange Amplification launches a 10th anniversary limited edition Tiny Terror half stack at this week’s NAMM Show in Los Angeles…

Celemony Melodyne 4

Melodyne gets an upgrade

January 15, 2016 in Gear, News

Celemony is set to release Melodyne 4 pitch correction software, with Sound Editor, DNA Direct Note Access and Tempo Editor…

Spitfire Hans Zimmer

Play piano like Hans Zimmer

January 8, 2016 in Gear, News

Virtual instrument developer Spitfire Audio adds a piano collection to its signature range from Academy Award-winning soundtrack writer Hans Zimmer…