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…

Waves Audio Greg Wells PianoCentric

Get PianoCentric with Greg Wells

December 30, 2015 in Gear, News

Waves Audio has worked with the Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter, to create a new piano and keyboard sound engineering plugin…

Breedlove Journey series acoustic guitars

Breedlove starts a 50-year Journey

December 26, 2015 in Gear, News

The Oregon-based manufacturer launches the Journey series of Brazilian rosewood acoustic guitars, with over 50 years of history behind them…

Cubase Pro 8.5 and Cubase Artist 8.5 pack shot

Introducing Cubase’s better half

December 22, 2015 in Gear, News

Version 8.5 of Steinberg’s music production systems, Cubase Pro and Artist, see enhancements to workflow, creative tools and online collaboration…


Make some NOISE for free

December 18, 2015 in Gear, News

ROLI releases NOISE, a free app that turns the iPhone into an expressive musical instrument with five dimensions of touch…

Group test: Loop pedals

Group test: Looping pedals

December 10, 2015 in Features, Gear

Whether you’re layering sounds or creating a mini-symphony, loopers are a great songwriting tool. We check out three recent models…

PRS Guitars SE A20E and SE A30E

Two new acoustics from PRS

December 9, 2015 in Gear, News

Paul Reed Smith Guitars adds the A20E and A30E to their SE range of acoustic instruments, both with Angelus Cutaway…

MagicScore Guitar gets an upgrade

December 6, 2015 in Gear, News

Eighth version of the tab editing and music notation software for guitarists, provides additional sound, work-flow, effect and interface enhancements…