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Fender Japan creates a blistering new Telecaster model for Miyavi

Fender Japan creates a blistering new Telecaster model for Miyavi

Fender Japan has created a monster of a Telecaster for Miyavi, with a Maverick Super Vee trem and built-in sustainer. Check out this beast! The post Fender Japan creates a blistering new Telecaster model for Miyavi appeared first on gearnews.com.

Epiphone showers Jared James Nichols with Gold Glory

Epiphone showers Jared James Nichols with Gold Glory

At last! Epiphone's Jared James Nichols Gold Glory P90-loaded signature model is official and it looks and sounds as good as we'd hoped. The post Epiphone showers Jared James Nichols with Gold Glory appeared first on gearnews.com.

Midiphy gives us a glimpse into the MatriX

Midiphy gives us a glimpse into the MatriX

A MatriX mechanical grid controller with a huge board of lit keys emerges from the Midiphy workshop. The post Midiphy gives us a glimpse into the MatriX appeared first on gearnews.com.

Bi-Colour LED PatchCables for visualising voltage in Eurorack

Bi-Colour LED PatchCables for visualising voltage in Eurorack

These natty cable jacks glow red for positive and green for negative polarity. Pretty and very useful in visualising voltages. The post Bi-Colour LED PatchCables for visualising voltage in Eurorack appeared first on gearnews.com.

Dunlop debuts double-inductor Custom Badass Cry Baby wah

Dunlop debuts double-inductor Custom Badass Cry Baby wah

Dunlop launches the Custom Badass Cry Baby wah, with twice the fun thanks to double inductors, a red Fasel and a Halo inductor to give you more choice. The post Dunlop debuts double-inductor Custom Badass Cry Baby wah appeared first on gearnews.com.

Rivolta Guitars Regata VII new semi-hollow offset model

Rivolta Guitars Regata VII new semi-hollow offset model

Rivolta Guitars' Regata VII is one of the most intriguing guitars we've seen in a while, a semi-hollow offset with two PAF-style pickups, dripping with retro cool. The post Rivolta Guitars Regata VII new semi-hollow offset model appeared first on gearnews.com.

1BITDRAGON 2.0: A Mesh of Matrix Music Making

1BITDRAGON 2.0: A Mesh of Matrix Music Making

1BITDRAGON is all about the grid, lots of grids all running together generating patterns and rhythms and version 2.0 now has MIDI export for taking things further. The post 1BITDRAGON 2.0: A Mesh of Matrix Music Making appeared first on gearnews.com.

A comprehensive guide to single-coil pickups

Since their introduction to the market in the early ’50s, single-coil pickups have retained their status as one of the most popular and malleable tools any electric player can have in their bag of tricks. Today, we’re getting stuck deep into the story of the...

Best free plug-ins this week: Tiny Dist, WarmApp and 3x Deluxe

Best free plug-ins this week: Tiny Dist, WarmApp and 3x Deluxe

This week’s collection of free plug-ins features a distortion pedal, a one-knob plug-in for adding warmth and a 3-oscillator synth. Here’s Tiny Dist, WarmApp and 3x Deluxe. The post Best free plug-ins this week: Tiny Dist, WarmApp and 3x Deluxe appeared first on...

Leak: Is Line 6 about to drop the HX Stomp XL?

Leak: Is Line 6 about to drop the HX Stomp XL?

The new Line 6 HX Stomp XL has been leaked and it appears it now even more stomp-able with more footswitches to assign! The post Leak: Is Line 6 about to drop the HX Stomp XL? appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: ProCo to introduce a Lil Rat

NAMM 2021: ProCo to introduce a Lil Rat

ProCo wants to infest your pedalboard with the Lil Rat, the same circuit as the famous Rat 2 pedal, just a lot smaller! Here's what we know so far. The post NAMM 2021: ProCo to introduce a Lil Rat appeared first on gearnews.com.

Bicep, Logic1000 + more: our five favourite records of the week

Friday is here, which means it’s release day for a bunch of artists at home and around the world. With so many hot releases out there to tuck into, we’ve compiled some of the best to present to you for the weekend. This week, we’re taking you to the dancefloor with...

Remote Tv Mixing With Digico S21

Sound BAFTA Winner Robert Edwards is one of the UK’s biggest television sound supervisor/directors and an elected Fellow of the Institute of Professional Sound. This accolade is the result of 45 years of exceptional work and a credit list of productions that includes...

NAMM 2021: Gibson App with Audio Augmented Reality

NAMM 2021: Gibson App with Audio Augmented Reality

The new Gibson app is touted as 'the only guitar app you need' - and it certainly packs in the features, including Augmented Reality learning! The post NAMM 2021: Gibson App with Audio Augmented Reality appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: Tech 21 announces the SansAmp Classic

NAMM 2021: Tech 21 announces the SansAmp Classic

The Tech 21 Sansamp Classic is back after a five year absence, and ready to take on the DSP and IR driven recording world. The post NAMM 2021: Tech 21 announces the SansAmp Classic appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: Gibson Official Line-up Revealed!

NAMM 2021: Gibson Official Line-up Revealed!

The Gibson official announcement for NAMM has been revealed and includes Custom Shop '61 SG models, ES models and Non Reverse Thunderbird Bass The post NAMM 2021: Gibson Official Line-up Revealed! appeared first on gearnews.com.

Mixdown’s Picks: Back to School

Whether you’re a bright-eyed beginner or a seasoned audio professional, one never stops learning in the music world. It’s one of the endless joys of making music: even if you’ve mastered one instrument or field of study, there’s always another one ready for you to...

Review: Jupiter JAS500A Alto Saxophone

Key Features: For years, Jupiter have been a mainstay in the beginner brass and wind market – there’s a good chance that some of the biggest players in the country busted their chops on Jupiter instruments as they honed their skills, and their prevalence in the...

Review: KRK Rokit G4 Studio Monitor Range

The distinctive yellow cones of KRK Rokit monitors are a familiar sight in home studio setups, the obvious choice for a first pair of monitors for many students, and will no doubt continue to be so for years to come. The Rokit have more than earned this reputation as...

Review: Beale TR200 Trumpet and SR200 Alto Saxophone

Key Features: If you a familiar with the history of instrument manufacturing in this country, you would no doubt be familiar with Beale.  The Sydney company has been a fixture on the Australian musical landscape since 1883, when a gentleman by the name of Octavious...

Review: Jupiter JCL700NA Bb Clarinet

Key Features: Of all the instruments that make up the woodwind section, it is often said that it is the clarinet that is most versatile – not only in its range, but also in terms of timbre and emotive scope. A stalwart of orchestral education, it is this versatility...

Review: Yamaha THR10II Guitar Amplifier

Key Features: If you’re getting serious about learning guitar, a quality practise amp should be high up on your list of priorities. There’s nothing quite as discouraging as an amplifier that sounds too flat, lifeless or shrill, and it’s all too easy to just give up...

Review: Jupiter JTR500 Trumpet

Key Features: Sure, the saxophone might get all the cool solos, but any music fan knows that there’s no instrument that tops the trumpet. The iconic shape and unique tone of the trumpet has enamoured many a player over the years – think Miles, Dizzy, Satchmo and any...

Review: Jupiter JFL700E Flute

Key Features: The flute is one of the more flattering choices of instrument for the absolute beginner: it tends to produce silence rather than cacophony when blown into by the uninitiated. However, it is also one of the more difficult instruments to play in terms of...

Review: Jupiter JTB730A Trombone

Key Features: Trombones can often prove to be quite a daunting instrument for first time buyers. Unlike guitars, violins or keyboards, there’s far less online resources to help you make a decision about what kind of trombone is suitable for an entry-level player,...

Get the Plugin Alliance Ampeg SVT-VR Classic plug-in for free!

Get the Plugin Alliance Ampeg SVT-VR Classic plug-in for free!

Plugin Alliance has released the Ampeg SVT-VR Classic bass amp plug-in. And here's great news: During the first month, it's available for free! The post Get the Plugin Alliance Ampeg SVT-VR Classic plug-in for free! appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: Walrus Audio R1 Reverb

NAMM 2021: Walrus Audio R1 Reverb

Walrus Audio has just announced the new R1 Reverb pedal that packs in lots of rich reverb sounds in premium quality - and has a price tag to match. The post NAMM 2021: Walrus Audio R1 Reverb appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: New Epiphone Slash Signature J-45 spotted on Instagram

NAMM 2021: New Epiphone Slash Signature J-45 spotted on Instagram

New Epiphone Slash Signature J-45 acoustic guitars on the horizon. No specs yet, but we know they'll come in Vermillion Burst and November Burst finishes. The post NAMM 2021: New Epiphone Slash Signature J-45 spotted on Instagram appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: Korg Gadget VR – Ready Player One?

NAMM 2021: Korg Gadget VR – Ready Player One?

Korg has released a preview video of the forthcoming Gadget VR which takes their cool iOS synths and beatboxes into the virtual realm. Grab a helmet and let's go! The post NAMM 2021: Korg Gadget VR – Ready Player One? appeared first on gearnews.com.

Gearslutz forum to change its name after sexism row

Gearslutz forum to change its name after sexism row

Gearslutz founder Julian Standen has had a revelation: the website name might be a bit dated and it's time for a change. The post Gearslutz forum to change its name after sexism row appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: Gibson Signature Guitars for 2021 leaked!

NAMM 2021: Gibson Signature Guitars for 2021 leaked!

Trogly has shared the official Gibson Signature Release 2021 video and it looks like new models for Emily Wolfe, Tracii Gunns, Peter Frampton, Tom Petty, Alex Lifeson, Orianthi and more! The post NAMM 2021: Gibson Signature Guitars for 2021 leaked! appeared first on...

NAMM 2021: PreSonus Analog Effects Collection plug-in bundle

NAMM 2021: PreSonus Analog Effects Collection plug-in bundle

PreSonus has released the Analog Effects Collection. The bundle makes five retro-inspired plug-ins from Studio One available in VST3, AU and AAX formats. The post NAMM 2021: PreSonus Analog Effects Collection plug-in bundle appeared first on gearnews.com.

Namm: Nugen Vsts Released As “elements” Budget Edition

In recognition of Believe in Music Week, NUGEN Audio announces that it will soon make available its “Focus Elements” solutions, which are ideally suited for small/home studios. Powered by NUGEN technology, these offerings are budget friendly, streamlined versions of...

NAMM 2021: The Blackstar Studio 10 6L6 – now in Surf Green

NAMM 2021: The Blackstar Studio 10 6L6 – now in Surf Green

Blackstar has added a new finish to its Studio 10 6L6 combo. The American-voiced amp is now available in a vintage-inspired Surf Green look. The post NAMM 2021: The Blackstar Studio 10 6L6 – now in Surf Green appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: Nugen Stereoizer Elements announced

NAMM 2021: Nugen Stereoizer Elements announced

New Sound On Sound App launched New stereo width plug-in combines powerful processing with ease of use.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/namm-2021-nugen-stereoizer-elements-announced

NAMM 2021: Ibanez Joe Satriani JS2410 now in Sky Blue

NAMM 2021: Ibanez Joe Satriani JS2410 now in Sky Blue

Ibanez is offering the Joe Satriani JS2410 signature model in a funky new Sky Blue finish in 2021 - check out Satch's new model here. The post NAMM 2021: Ibanez Joe Satriani JS2410 now in Sky Blue appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: Gibson re-releases Kirk Douglas SG in new finishes

NAMM 2021: Gibson re-releases Kirk Douglas SG in new finishes

Gibson will re-releases the eye-catching Kirk Douglas signature SG - fitted with three humbuckers - in two swish new finishes for this year. The post NAMM 2021: Gibson re-releases Kirk Douglas SG in new finishes appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: New Collings 470 JL electric model for Julian Lage

NAMM 2021: New Collings 470 JL electric model for Julian Lage

The new Collings 470 JL Julian Lage signature with Ron Ellis Ellisonics' Dynasonic-style pickups looks stunning, and sounds as good as it looks. The post NAMM 2021: New Collings 470 JL electric model for Julian Lage appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: The Ibanez Steve Vai PIA3761 goes dark

NAMM 2021: The Ibanez Steve Vai PIA3761 goes dark

Ibanez has announced a new Flat Black finish for the PIA3761, a more refined, darker look for Mr Steve Vai's rather flowery model introduced in 2020. The post NAMM 2021: The Ibanez Steve Vai PIA3761 goes dark appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: Bus-powered Zen Go interface from Antelope

NAMM 2021: Bus-powered Zen Go interface from Antelope

New Sound On Sound App launched The new Zen Go is a compact, bus-powered interface that features Antelope's now-familiar Synery Core processing engine.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/namm-2021-bus-powered-zen-go-interface-antelope

NAMM 2021: Ashdown debut studio monitors

NAMM 2021: Ashdown debut studio monitors

New Sound On Sound App launched Bass-amp brand Ashdown's new monitors aim to offer a modern take on the classic BBC LS3/5a.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/namm-2021-ashdown-debut-studio-monitors

NAMM 2021: Dean delivers a more affordable Kerry King Signature V

NAMM 2021: Dean delivers a more affordable Kerry King Signature V

Dean debuts a new version of the Kerry King Signature V, with many of the epic things of the limited edition but at a far more accessible price point. The post NAMM 2021: Dean delivers a more affordable Kerry King Signature V appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: Black Lion Audio Revolution 2×2 USB audio interface

NAMM 2021: Black Lion Audio Revolution 2×2 USB audio interface

Black Lion Audio has announced the first audio interface of its own making. What makes the BLA Revolution 2x2 USB-C audio interface revolutionary? The post NAMM 2021: Black Lion Audio Revolution 2×2 USB audio interface appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: Two new APB processors from McDSP

NAMM 2021: Two new APB processors from McDSP

New Sound On Sound App launched Royal Mu compressor and Royal Q equaliser join the APB module line-up.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/namm-2021-two-new-apb-processors-mcdsp

NAMM 2021: Amp routers and re-amper from Radial

NAMM 2021: Amp routers and re-amper from Radial

New Sound On Sound App launched The Canadian DI masters have released three new devices that bridge the gap between studio and guitar technology.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/namm-2021-amp-routers-and-re-amper-radial

NAMM 2021: The Boss BCB pedalboard series gets an update for 2021

NAMM 2021: The Boss BCB pedalboard series gets an update for 2021

Boss has revamped its BCB pedalboard range for 2021 with three updated models, and a new range of low-profile patch cables and MIDI cables to go with them. The post NAMM 2021: The Boss BCB pedalboard series gets an update for 2021 appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: New Mackie Onyx Mixers add Multitrack Recording

NAMM 2021: New Mackie Onyx Mixers add Multitrack Recording

Mackie is back in the game with the new Onyx analogue mixer series, with what looks like an assured, well-priced offering from the makers of the VLZ. The post NAMM 2021: New Mackie Onyx Mixers add Multitrack Recording appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: Kurzweil K2700 Workstation Monster

NAMM 2021: Kurzweil K2700 Workstation Monster

Kurzweil invites us to witness the arrival of the heavyweight K2700 Workstation which continues the long and legendary K2 series of mammoth musical machines. The post NAMM 2021: Kurzweil K2700 Workstation Monster appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: Korg’s synth trio

NAMM 2021: Korg’s synth trio

NAMM 2021: Oktava MK-207 Three new hardware synths pay homage to the 2600, the MiniKorg-700S and the DW-8000 wavetable keyboard.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/namm-2021-korgs-synth-trio

NAMM 2021: The new Korg ARP 2600 M is compact, cool and classy

NAMM 2021: The new Korg ARP 2600 M is compact, cool and classy

We knew it! Korg has announced a smaller version of their ARP 2600 reissue that brings the iconic sound and look in a more convenient size and achievable price tag. The post NAMM 2021: The new Korg ARP 2600 M is compact, cool and classy appeared first on gearnews.com.

NAMM 2021: Korg debuts miniKORG 700 FS

NAMM 2021: Korg debuts miniKORG 700 FS

What a beauty! The Korg miniKORG 700 FS has more funkiness than any other vintage synthesizer we've ever seen. Comes in a suitcase, looks fabulous, sounds classic and is so weird that we love it! The post NAMM 2021: Korg debuts miniKORG 700 FS appeared first on...

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