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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…

Paul Smith's Songwriting Survival Kit

23/10/2018

Paul Smith’s Songwriting Survival Kit

The singer from British indie rock group Maxïmo Park talks us through the items that he can’t possibly live without…

McGoozer's piano

18/10/2018

McGoozer’s Songwriting Survival Kit

When this Scottish songwriter can’t find inspiration in his books and gear, he seeks it out on the open road…

Emma King's guitars

22/09/2018

Emma King’s Songwriting Survival Kit

When it comes to her essential writing gear, this soulful artist from Hull has a secret weapon up her sleeves…

Enhancia

09/06/2018

Enhancia impresses at music start-up contest

Record number of future tech companies battled it out at Midemlab 2018, attempting to win over judges and attract investment…

Fender Jazzmaster 60th anniversary

21/05/2018

Fender celebrates 60 years of the Jazzmaster

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

Orange Amplification OMEC Teleport

11/05/2018

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

05/05/2018

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…

Gretchen Peters Songwriting Survival Kit

03/05/2018

Gretchen Peters’ Songwriting Survival Kit

We find out the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee’s indispensable tools of her trade include coffee, naps and solitude…

05/04/2018

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…

Frankie Cosmos' (Greta Kline) #SongwritingSurvivalKit

30/03/2018

Frankie Cosmos’ Songwriting Survival Kit

New York indie-pop singer-songwriter, Greta Kline – aka Frankie Cosmos – talks through the items that she can’t do without…

Darlingside #SongwritingSurvivalKit

26/03/2018

Harris Paseltiner of Darlingside’s Songwriting Survival Kit

Want to know what the Boston alt-rocker couldn’t write without, then look no further as he reveals their 10 essentials…

songwriting books

01/03/2018

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?

17/02/2018

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…

Rebecca Nelson of Faeland’s #songwritingsurvivalkit

05/02/2018

Rebecca Nelson of Faeland’s Songwriting Survival Kit

Fuelled by a cup of cacao, one half of the Bristol group Faeland shares her crucial songwriting kit with us…

RØDE AI-1

05/12/2017

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

27/11/2017

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

15/11/2017

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

06/11/2017

‘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

04/10/2017

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

11/09/2017

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…

 


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