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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…

Orange Amplification OMEC Teleport


Orange Amplification invents the Teleport

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

IK Multimedia UNO synth


IK Multimedia unleashes first analog synth

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


The Importance Of The Physical In The Digital Age

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

songwriting books


Shelf help: 10 of the best books for songwriters

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

Will ear training apps make you a better songwriter?


Will ear training apps make you a better songwriter?

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



RØDE produces first audio interface

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

Gibson Custom Mick Ralphs 1958 Les Paul Standard Replica


Mick Ralphs’ Les Paul gets the replica treatment

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

Yamaha APX600 and CPX600


Yamaha updates acoustic electric guitars

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

The Jacksons Legacy


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

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

Roli Lightpad Block M


Roli reveals new Noise on the Block

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

Tascam US-1x2 audio interface


Tascam releases new USB interface

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

IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O


IK Multimedia unveils iRig Keys I/O

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

Fusion Guitars


iPhone-integrated Fusion Guitar goes on sale

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

Fender Monterey and Newport speakers


Fender’s first Bluetooth speakers

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

Casio Privia PX-870


Casio launches three new digital pianos

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

Epiphone James Bay


Epiphone presents James Bay “1966” Century

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

Martin Guitar D-18 Jason Isbell


Martin Guitar to debut Jason Isbell model

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

Porter & Davies KT Platform Blossoms


Porter & Davies launches new live monitoring platforms

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

M-Audio Hammer 88


Hammer 88 keyboard hits the market

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

M-Audio BX8D3 monitor speakers


M-Audio unveils new monitor speakers

Two new powered studio reference monitors, BX5-D3 and BX8-D3, boast military-grade Kevlar and treated silk domes among their engineering innovations…


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