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Heil PR37: An all-new premium live vocal microphone

Heil PR37: An all-new premium live vocal microphone

The Heil PR37 dynamic vocal mic is a new release from the most famous microphone company you've never heard of! Does the world need yet another live vocal mic? We think it might. The post Heil PR37: An all-new premium live vocal microphone appeared first on...

Deal: Reduced prices on iZotope RX7 Elements and Insight 2

Deal: Reduced prices on iZotope RX7 Elements and Insight 2

Need to fix some damaged recordings? The iZotope RX7 Elements audio restoration and Insight 2 metering plug-ins are on sale. RX7 Elements repairs audio mistakes, while Insight 2 is a multi-meter. The post Deal: Reduced prices on iZotope RX7 Elements and Insight 2...

Deal: Get Accusonus ERA Bundle Standard and Pro editions for less

Deal: Get Accusonus ERA Bundle Standard and Pro editions for less

The Accusonus ERA Bundle Standard and Pro editions are on sale at Thomann until February 25. The bundles include a variety of plug-ins for repairing, restoring and enhancing your audio files. The post Deal: Get Accusonus ERA Bundle Standard and Pro editions for less...

TC Electronic Plethora X5 multi-FX board: Every TonePrint pedal in one

TC Electronic Plethora X5 multi-FX board: Every TonePrint pedal in one

TC Electronic's new Plethora X5 multi-FX board crams in every TonePrint algorithm yet released like the Flashback and Hall of Fame - and lets you combine these any way you like as "virtual boards". The post TC Electronic Plethora X5 multi-FX board: Every TonePrint...

Dean Guitars Exile Select Series: Shred guitars with extra bling!

Dean Guitars Exile Select Series: Shred guitars with extra bling!

Dean Guitars releases some new Exile Select Series guitars in six different flavours, with quilted maple or burled poplar tops and some intriguing colour choices. Shredders' paradise! The post Dean Guitars Exile Select Series: Shred guitars with extra bling! appeared...

Black Lion Audio remakes Chris Lord-Alge’s “Bluey” 1176 in hardware

Black Lion Audio remakes Chris Lord-Alge’s “Bluey” 1176 in hardware

Black Lion Audio's latest Bluey FET compressor recreates a modified “Blue Stripe” owned by Chris Lord-Alge based on the 1176; the company also debuts Eighteen, a new hardware channel strip. Tasty. The post Black Lion Audio remakes Chris Lord-Alge’s “Bluey” 1176 in...

IK go for the guitarists

IK go for the guitarists

IK go for the guitarists IK Multimedia's latest products include several aimed at guitarists, a super-affordable compact audio interface, and a modelled studio reverb.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/ik-go-guitarists

G-Storm Electro XaVCF: Oberheim OB-Xa Eurorack filter module

G-Storm Electro XaVCF: Oberheim OB-Xa Eurorack filter module

The G-Storm Electro XaVCF module brings the Oberheim OB-Xa filter into the Eurorack format. With new 1-pole band pass and low pass modes, the XaVCF offers some additional features. The post G-Storm Electro XaVCF: Oberheim OB-Xa Eurorack filter module appeared first on...

Deal: Get over 60% off the Plug And Mix Pro Series plug-in bundle

Deal: Get over 60% off the Plug And Mix Pro Series plug-in bundle

The Plug And Mix Pro Series bundle is on sale for a limited time. At over 60% off, this deal is a great opportunity to add the Emax EQ, OptoMax compressor and Tube Exciter plug-ins to your collection. The post Deal: Get over 60% off the Plug And Mix Pro Series plug-in...

Erica Synths SYNTRX analogue synthesizer: pre-orders are now open!

Erica Synths SYNTRX analogue synthesizer: pre-orders are now open!

Erica Synths has opened pre-orders for the SYNTRX analogue synthesizer. The EMS Synthi AKS inspired synth offers 3 VCOs and an LED patch matrix. You can now pre-order the SYNTRX for delivery in April. The post Erica Synths SYNTRX analogue synthesizer: pre-orders are...

VHT D-Fifty is a 50-Watt hand-wired Dumble amp clone… for $849!

VHT D-Fifty is a 50-Watt hand-wired Dumble amp clone… for $849!

Attention, tone hunters: The new VHT D-Fifty is a 50-Watt is a hand-wired clone of the legendary Dumble amp, one of the most highly sought-after and expensive guitar amps in the world... The post VHT D-Fifty is a 50-Watt hand-wired Dumble amp clone… for $849! appeared...

Deal: Huge savings on the Ina-GRM GRM Tools Complete II bundle

Deal: Huge savings on the Ina-GRM GRM Tools Complete II bundle

Thomann.de currently has a great deal on the Ina-GRM GRM Tools Complete II bundle. For a limited time, you can get the bundle with many specialized effects at 200 Euros off the regular price. The post Deal: Huge savings on the Ina-GRM GRM Tools Complete II bundle...

Project Symbiosis

Project Symbiosis

Project Symbiosis In 1975 hobbyist magazine Practical Electronics published a feature on Symbiosis, an electronic music composition by...https://www.soundonsound.com/news/project-symbiosis

Hologram Electronics unveil the marvelous Microcosm granular pedal

For those who tend to not stray far beyond a delay pedal, the Microcosm is probably the stuff of nightmares for you - Hologram Electronics gear is notoriously finicky, and you really have to put some work in to achieve those gorgeous ambient tones you hear on demos....

Caribou Seeks Peace Amidst The Chaos

Written during an overly chaotic period in his personal life, Suddenly is like The Life Of Pablo for the introverts: while jam-packed with classic Caribou colour and flair, it’s also an extremely emotional and disjointed feeling release. Every song constantly jolts...

A. Swayze & the Ghosts share new single ‘Mess Of Me’

'Mess Of Me' isn't anything we haven't heard before from A. Swayze, but that's the whole joy of it all: sometimes, you can't beat an exuberant, punky stomper. Frontman Andrew Swayze discussed the inspiration behind the track in a statement released today, saying that ...

Introducing: Nearly There

Tell us a bit about yourself and the Nearly There project. What are we hearing on this new track, and who’s performing it?   After years of working behind the scenes and gracing stages as a session musician I felt it was time to step out and do something of my own. I...

Poll: Is the analog mixer dead for live sound?

Poll: Is the analog mixer dead for live sound?

When was the last time you mixed live on an analogue desk? And when was the last time you saw an analogue desk either at a club or venue? Is the analogue mixer dead for live sound? The post Poll: Is the analog mixer dead for live sound? appeared first on gearnews.com.

Electric Spring – Sonic Exploration

Electric Spring – Sonic Exploration

Electric Spring - Sonic Exploration Electric Spring presents the third annual Creative Coding Lab Symposium plus Modular Meet...https://www.soundonsound.com/news/electric-spring-sonic-exploration

The Chats join Farmer & the Owl’s 2020 lineup

With less than two weeks to go till the festival sweeps Wollongong, few punters assumed that Fat White Family would be replaced on the lineup, so we're sure this will be a happy surprise for many. Given that The Chats have only just gotten off the touring circuit for...

Thundercat shares new track ‘Dragonball Durag’

The new single follows on from the announcement of his forthcoming LP It Is What It Is, which was supported by lead single 'Black Qualls'. 'Dragonball Durag' tones down on its predessecors hard funk for a much more soulful, jazzy aesthetic, with frequent collaborators...

Neo-soul queen Jill Scott announced to play Vivid LIVE

Leading the charge is none other than Jill Scott, a pivotal figure within the neo-soul movement that swept the globe twenty years ago. Alongside Erykah Badu, Common, D'Angelo and The Roots, Jill Scott popularised the soulful, swung tones that continue to seep into the...

Show & Tell: DRESS CODE’s Ollie Miller

What piece of equipment do you have to show us today? My 1978 Fender Musicmaster   How did you come across this particular item? I found this guitar in a guitar called Fannys Guitar Shop in Nashville while i was travelling across America last year. I went to a lot of...

Show & Tell: Luboku

What piece of equipment do you have to show us today? My Moog Sub Phatty.   How did you come across this particular item? It was gifted to me by a good friend actually. He had it sitting around gathering dust for a year beforehand, and at that time I was in the...

Neural DSP Granophyre: A new amp sim plug-in with EQD Plumes

Neural DSP Granophyre: A new amp sim plug-in with EQD Plumes

Can the new Omega Ampworks Granophyre virtual amp cut through in a crowded market? Maybe its output tube options, IRs and built-in EarthQuaker Devices Plumes boost pedal will help it get traction. The post Neural DSP Granophyre: A new amp sim plug-in with EQD Plumes...

Omsonic Stochastic Inspiration Generator open for preorders

Omsonic Stochastic Inspiration Generator open for preorders

The fascinatingly named Stochastic Inspiration Generator from Omsonic and dBs Music is ready to take you on a probabilistic journey of melodic discovery and has a new expander to take it 4 tracks The post Omsonic Stochastic Inspiration Generator open for preorders...

You Am I, Grinspoon, Magic Dirt + more announced for Spring Loaded

This year's lineup includes the likes of Grinspoon, You Am I, Frenzal Rhomb, Magic Dirt, Custard, Shihad and Regurgitator, with Screamfeeder, Caligula, The Meanies, The Fauves and Tumbleweed also jumping along for the ride. If you're one of those grizzled punters who...

Mad Professor debut the Germanium Fuzz 32 pedal

Essentially, the Fuzz 32 aims to provide players with an incredibly modern take on Germanium tones without the incredibly mean pricetag that usually accompanies them. This handwired pedal features a nifty boost feature to allow for mildly fizzy tones at high volumes,...

Fender detail limited edition Blonde Player Series Telecaster

Finished in that classic Butterscotch Blonde paint job, Fender's latest Limited Edition guitar is certainly one for the old heads. This new spin on the Nocaster sees Fender load the Mexican made Player Series Telecaster - their most affordable to date - with some...

Fender Japan tease new Art Gallery Collection

The Art Gallery Collection features two limited edition models: a Stratocaster and a Telecaster Custom, which have been painted by FACE and MHAK respectively. Both artists have had their work featured in high-end fashion collections, while MHAK's work tends to draw...

Reviewed: Steve Lacy – Melbourne, Friday February 14

As a line of teenagers snaked their way down a slippery Swanston Street waiting to pack into the venue, it dawned on me that the great thing about Lacy's status as a young over-achiever seems to be that other young people are drawn to him. Whether fascinated by his...

Best free plug-ins this week: KRETS, DigiVerb and EsPhaser

Best free plug-ins this week: KRETS, DigiVerb and EsPhaser

It's Sunday, and that means it's time for free plug-ins! Klevgränd KRETS is a modular effects environment. DigiVerb is a free reverb plug-in, and EsPhaser is an experimental phaser. The post Best free plug-ins this week: KRETS, DigiVerb and EsPhaser appeared first on...

Siren Pedals launches Airavata, Anvil and Midnight Train

Siren Pedals launches Airavata, Anvil and Midnight Train

Nashville based company Siren Pedal has announced three new hand-built and colourful boutique effects pedals: the Airavata, Anvil and Midnight Train. The post Siren Pedals launches Airavata, Anvil and Midnight Train appeared first on gearnews.com.

Fender does Pop Art with FACE Stratocaster and MHAK Tele

Fender does Pop Art with FACE Stratocaster and MHAK Tele

Fender Japan is releasing two limited edition Art Gallery Collection models, the FACE Stratocaster and MHAK Telecaster, with a unique look. Fancy some pop art on your new Fender? The post Fender does Pop Art with FACE Stratocaster and MHAK Tele appeared first on...

Fender Blonde Player Tele with Custom Shop ’51 Nocaster pickups

Fender Blonde Player Tele with Custom Shop ’51 Nocaster pickups

This limited-edition Mexican made Fender Butterscotch Blonde Player Tele comes with a set of Custom Shop '51 Nocaster pickups - expect some vintage Telecaster tones at a decent price. The post Fender Blonde Player Tele with Custom Shop ’51 Nocaster pickups appeared...

Wing Updates: Behringer adds Copilot app VSS3 reverb and Dante

Wing Updates: Behringer adds Copilot app VSS3 reverb and Dante

Behringer has just announced a firmware upgrades, a new Copilot app for Android and iOS and confirmation of a Dante networking card as the first hardware expansion. And a tasty reverb, too! The post Wing Updates: Behringer adds Copilot app VSS3 reverb and Dante...

Deal: 25% off the Neumann KH 750 DSP studio sub

Deal: 25% off the Neumann KH 750 DSP studio sub

Thomann has slashed the price of the KH 750 DSP subwoofer by 400 Euros! If you've been searching for a premium studio subwoofer, jump on this deal straight away. When they're gone, they're gone! The post Deal: 25% off the Neumann KH 750 DSP studio sub appeared first...

Deal: Huge discounts on Eventide Blackhole, Tverb, H3000 and H910

Deal: Huge discounts on Eventide Blackhole, Tverb, H3000 and H910

Eventide is offering big discounts on some of its plug-ins. It's a perfect opportunity to get the Blackhole reverb, H3000 Factory multi-effect, H910 Harmonizer and Toni Visconti Tverb plug-ins. The post Deal: Huge discounts on Eventide Blackhole, Tverb, H3000 and H910...

Black Corporation Deckard’s Dream MK2: the dream evolves

Black Corporation Deckard’s Dream MK2: the dream evolves

Black Corporation has announced Deckard's Dream MK2 in a sleek new desktop format with all the sound of the original CS-80 replicant plus some genetic enhancements. The post Black Corporation Deckard’s Dream MK2: the dream evolves appeared first on gearnews.com.

Fender launch limited edition Raw Ash American Performer models

Fender have launched a new limited edition run of American Performer Stratocasters and Telecasters which are totally void of any paint. These new Raw Ash guitars, which feature a bare satin finish, letting the natural grain of the ash peek out from beneath. It's a...

Grime don AJ Tracey locks in national tour

Since emerging on the scene in 2015 - arguably grime's most important breakout year - AJ's been consistently rolling out huge tracks, collaborating with the likes of Skepta, A$AP Rocky, Denzel Curry and Missy Elliot along the way. Last year's garage-interpolating...

Harris Street Late Night Sessions wants to make Sydney groove again

Tell us about the Harris Street Late Night Sessions - who’s involved, what influenced you to start it and where can we catch a show?   Harris Street Late Night Sessions is a series of gigs happening every friday night from 11.30pm at Foundry 616. Foundry616 is the top...

Soma Labs Quantum Ocean unravels the secret nature of consciousness

Soma Labs Quantum Ocean unravels the secret nature of consciousness

Soma Labs has turned their attention to the inner spaces of perception and is exploring new states of consciousness. Quantum Ocean embodies electro-shamanistic ritual as a living audio icon of chaos. The post Soma Labs Quantum Ocean unravels the secret nature of...

Control your acid with the TD-3 Pattern Tool sequence editor

Control your acid with the TD-3 Pattern Tool sequence editor

Whether you love or hate the authentically annoying TD-3 sequencer there's now an online TD-3 Pattern Tool that will let you create and edit patterns directly on your little box of acid. The post Control your acid with the TD-3 Pattern Tool sequence editor appeared...

Supergrass lock in Groovin The Moo sideshows

The band of brothers, who reformed last year after a ten year hiatus, are set to take their jangly live show around Australia in celebration of their 25th anniversary. It'll be the first time the band have visited Australia since 2008, and needless to say, we reckon...

Luboku shares Pale Blue Dot/Lift Off EP, announces national tour

The dark, synth-heavy EP shares a release date with the 30th anniversary of the iconic photograph taken by NASA's Voyager 1 space probe, with the title of the EP harking back to the words of US astrophysicist, astronomer and cosmologist Carl Sagan (sampled on the...

Clairo reveals Australian tour dates

The singer-songwriter, who released her debut LP Immunity last August to critical acclaim, will be taking her live show to intimate venues around the country, performing in Fremantle, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. What's more, she's set to donate 100% of proceeds...

DiMarzio debut new Fantom P90 pickups

Available in three different Soapbar, Dog Ear and Humbucker Cover varities, the new Fantom range projects that classic P-90 midrange growl with a saucy emphasis on the midrange. Their four coil design is perfect for nailing both single note runs and lush chords alike,...

Dope Lemon announces Groovin The Moo sideshows

Stone's been keeping himself pretty busy with Dope Lemon across the past 12 months, embarking on a solo tour last year as well as performing at Splendour In The Grass and Falls Music And Arts Festival. He'll be capping off his triumphant run behind Smooth Big Cat with...

Violent Soho detail new record Everything Is A-OK

Recorded at The Grove Studios in conjunction with producer Greg Wales, Everything Is A-OK will be released on Friday April 3, and marks the first Violent Soho full-length since 2016's WACO. The band confirmed that they'd be releasing new material in an exclusive...

Behringer gives us a walk-through of the forthcoming 2600

Behringer gives us a walk-through of the forthcoming 2600

In episode 3 of a series of introductory videos on the 2600, Behringer has asked Patrick to takes us through the machine and gives us a demo of the sound. Grab a coffee and take a look. The post Behringer gives us a walk-through of the forthcoming 2600 appeared first...

Behringer goes all in on the “Modded Out” TD-3 mods

Behringer goes all in on the “Modded Out” TD-3 mods

After a bit of an argument with the makers of the Devil Fish TB-303 mod Behringer is suggesting they could make a TD-3 that incorporates all the 303 mods that ever existed. The post Behringer goes all in on the “Modded Out” TD-3 mods appeared first on gearnews.com.

Behringer Eurorack Go case – full details and sliding nuts

Behringer Eurorack Go case – full details and sliding nuts

Behringer has released the full details of their Eurorack Go case. It can accommodate 280HP of Eurorack modules, has an integrated power supply, sliding nuts, foldable legs and a carry handle. The post Behringer Eurorack Go case – full details and sliding nuts...

Skills To Pay The Bills – Part 1

With sole traders making up a whopping 61 percent of Australian businesses, it’s little wonder that resources, information and assistance for small enterprises are abundant. Plug ‘small business podcast’ into a search engine and you’ll be overwhelmed by the sheer...

Fender launch Stories Collection with new Eric Johnson Stratocasters

To kick off the collection, the Big F are spotlighting Eric Johnson's 'Virginia' Stratocaster, a 1954 Sunburst Stratocaster with an illustrious history. Johnson famously used his 'Virginia' Stratocaster on his acclaimed records Tones and Ah Via Musicom (featuring the...

Spacey Jane announce massive Australian tour

Following last year's industry breakthrough, which saw the band make #80 on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2019 as well as perform at the likes of Splendour In The Grass and Laneway Festival, Spacey Jane are obviously taking no days off, diving head first into a nationwide...

Fugazi’s Ian Mackaye and Joe Lally debut new project Coriky

'Clean Kill' acts as the lead single from the band's self-titled debut Coriky, which is set to arrive via Mackaye's label Dischord Records on Friday March 27. Although the band actually formed back in 2015, they didn't perform live until 2018, so it seems like they've...

Big Pineapple Music Festival unveils its 2020 lineup

Adelaide hip-hop stalwarts Hilltop Hoods sit atop of the stacked bill, where they'll be treating punters to their lyrical miracles and dynamic live show. Set to join them are The Amity Affliction, Alison Wonderland, Dune Rats and UK producer Example, as well as G...

Phil Jones Bass introduce the Cub II amplifier

The Cub II features a new amplifier design to offer a superior transient attack, greater dynamic range and a reduction in harmonic distortion, with the loudspeaker cone acceleration also being improved to highlight a wider and smoother frequency response. This new...

RØDE introduce the NT-USB Mini microphone

Whether you're jotting down some melodies to turn into a demo with your DAW or you're simply looking for an easy method of podcast recording, the NT-USB Mini looks to be your best mate. Its high quality condenser capsule delivers all the warmth, clarity and presence...

The Strokes announce new album + debut new song ‘Bad Decisions’

At the end of a live performance in support of US Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, frontman Julian Casablancas mentioned that the band are set to release the new record on Friday April 10. It's presumed that the new LP is titled The New Abnormal, which the band...

T-Minus: A new free app to help tinnitus sufferers

T-Minus: A new free app to help tinnitus sufferers

The new T-Minus app was developed with Rupert Brown, a music industry veteran and long-time tinnitus sufferer to offer hope for the many musicians who suffer from tinnitus. The post T-Minus: A new free app to help tinnitus sufferers appeared first on gearnews.com.

Fender Telecaster vs Harley Benton TE: Can you tell the difference?

Fender Telecaster vs Harley Benton TE: Can you tell the difference?

YouTuber intheblues has done a blind test between the Fender Telecaster and Harley Benton TE-52 NA Vintage Series models. Can you tell which is which? Tell us in our poll. The post Fender Telecaster vs Harley Benton TE: Can you tell the difference? appeared first on...

Groovin The Moo reveals its 2020 lineup

It might be its oddest lineup to date, but Groovin The Moo has really mustered up quite the herd for its 2020 festival. Of course, there's all the big Triple J festival names you'd expect - Mallrat, Gang Of Youths, Tones And I, Ruby Fields, Kira Piru, Manu Crooks,...

I Prevail announce Australian shows

The band are set to bring their live show to Melbourne, Fremantle, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide this winter, giving Australian fans a chance to see cuts from Trauma and their prior album Lifelines in the flesh. They'll also be bringing out fellow heavy gurus...

Electro-Harmonix unveil the Oceans 12 Reverb

Building on from the blueprint of the Oceans Eleven, the latest offering from EHX packs a whole lot into a reasonably compact box - in fact, for a reverb pedal, it's insanely feature-packed. There's twelve titular reverb algorithms, which can be run in mono, stereo,...

A Little Thunder Version 2 pickups add a bass signal to your guitar

A Little Thunder Version 2 pickups add a bass signal to your guitar

Version 2 of A Little Thunder pickups are slated for release in 2020, and should be on your radar if you're a guitarist looking for a way to produce some serious low-end via your guitar. The post A Little Thunder Version 2 pickups add a bass signal to your guitar...

Best free plug-ins this week: Natasha, Mouthin’ Off and Drag

Best free plug-ins this week: Natasha, Mouthin’ Off and Drag

Ah, Sunday! Time for free plug-ins! This week, we've got a binaural ambience plug-in, a fun beat box rompler and a synth for Goa and Psytrance leads. Here's Natasha, Mouthin' Off and Drag. The post Best free plug-ins this week: Natasha, Mouthin’ Off and Drag appeared...

Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT Faded Cherry: Fat neck, more tones

Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT Faded Cherry: Fat neck, more tones

Grab yourself some classic guitar tone with this new Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT Faded Cherry model. Now available for pre-order and with some great features, it all stacks up to some great tone. The post Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT Faded Cherry: Fat neck, more tones...

Arpeggio: the cutest little box of melody from Tangible Instruments

Arpeggio: the cutest little box of melody from Tangible Instruments

Tangible Instruments has announced that they are taking preorders on their adorable little Arpeggio box. It's cute, portable, packed full of melody and could keep you making tunes for hours. The post Arpeggio: the cutest little box of melody from Tangible Instruments...

W.A. Production Dodge Pro: multi-band ducking on a budget

W.A. Production Dodge Pro: multi-band ducking on a budget

W.A. Production has released Dodge Pro. It lets you draw the volume envelope of an audio track and offers ducking, trance gates and many other volume effects. Currently on sale for under $10! The post W.A. Production Dodge Pro: multi-band ducking on a budget appeared...

Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster 1: A carbon-fibre supercar Strat

Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster 1: A carbon-fibre supercar Strat

Built by Master Builder Ron Thorn, the new Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster 1 mashes up a Strat with a Saleen 1 super car - including three footpedals to control volume, tone and the built-in wah! The post Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster 1: A carbon-fibre supercar...

Electro-Harmonix Oceans 12: A feature-rich dual stereo reverb pedal

Electro-Harmonix Oceans 12: A feature-rich dual stereo reverb pedal

Drive two stereo reverbs in parallel or in series! The Electro-Harmonix Oceans 12 pedal can do that and more. Dive into the full details of EHX's new reverb machine here. The post Electro-Harmonix Oceans 12: A feature-rich dual stereo reverb pedal appeared first on...

D16 Syntorus 2: the BBD chorus plug-in gets a big upgrade

D16 Syntorus 2: the BBD chorus plug-in gets a big upgrade

D16 Group is about to release Syntorus 2, an updated version of its analogue BBD chorus plug-in. The first edition of Syntorus already sounded very good, so this one looks like a keeper. The post D16 Syntorus 2: the BBD chorus plug-in gets a big upgrade appeared first...

Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer confirm Australian tour

The dynamic trio are trekking over the Pacific to play stadiums around Australia this November,  with The Beths set to open up for the alt-rock behemoths on all shows. Weirdly enough, they've left Adelaide off their tour path, which really goes to show how weird this...

Stone Temple Pilots, Bush & Live announce Melbourne show

The trio are taking the time away from their eleven date festival run to treat Melbournians to a lashing of nostalgia at the venue on Wednesday April 8. However, given that The Timber Yard only features a capacity of 1,500, it's fair to say it's a pretty small venue...

Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien details solo album Earth

Earth is set for release on Friday April 17 under Capitol Records, with O'Brien assuming the moniker EOB for his solo endeavours. The record features contributions from Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood (you can hear him playing on 'Brasil'), as well as Portishead's...

Introducing Sydney’s new late night live soul session

Kicking off next Friday, The Harris Street Late Night Sessions is a new intiative going down at Sydney jazz hub Foundry616, showcasing some of the country's finest up and coming groups. Hosted by DJ Aleks Mikics and placing an emphasis on all things groovy, jazzy,...

Gear Rundown: J Dilla

SAMPLERS/DRUM MACHINES/SEQUENCERS   E-MU SP-1200  Like many producers of the era, a teenage Dilla cut his teeth as a producer by learning to chop up on the E-Mu SP-1200; a classic machine first manufactured in 1987. Renowned for its crunchy sound and quirky interface,...

Twin Peaks announce Australian tour

The five-piece, who were previously announced to perform at Boogie Festival in Tallarok and Bad Friday Weekender in Marrickville, will be taking their live show to Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Wollongong, giving punters a chance to see the group away from...

The 2019 Australian Music Prize finalists have been revealed

There's only nine albums left in the running for the $30,000 prize now, and we've got to say, there's some pretty stiff competition - between Julia Jacklin, Sampa The Great and Nick Cave, we don't know who's gonna nab this one. However, we do reckon that Stella...

APRA unveils 2019 Song Of The Year finalists

Selected by APRA members, this year's shortlist features songs from 25 artists, including first time nominees Mallrat, Tropical Fuck Storm and Tones And I. There's also plenty of repeat offenders, with Paul Kelly, Sampa The Great, Tame Impala and Kate Miller-Heidke...

The Wailers sign on for Byron Bay Bluesfest 2020

With today being OG wailer and reggae icon Bob Marley's 75th birthday, it's a boss move from Bluesfest to drop this announcement today. The band, featuring longtime guitarist Donald Kinsey on guitar, will be performing a set of songs from the Marley record Legend, the...

Show & Tell: Laura Lee from Khruangbin

What piece of equipment do you have to show us today?   My SX Jazz Bass. I’ve been playing this bass, almost exclusively, since I picked up bass in 2009. And I haven’t changed the strings once. *knocks on wood*      How did you come across this particular item?   Mark...

Holy Holy are heading out on a regional tour

The dynamic duo of Oscar Dawson and Timothy Carroll are set to trek up the East Coast this April for eleven club shows, working their way from Torquay all the way up to Birtiyana on the Sunshine Coast. They're also locked in to play Sydney's Bad Friday Festival with...

StaffPad makes it to iPad with a huge 2020 update

StaffPad makes it to iPad with a huge 2020 update

A significant update to StaffPad scoring and hand-writing recognition software takes it to iPad for the first time and can now split parts to other devices over Wi-Fi. The post StaffPad makes it to iPad with a huge 2020 update appeared first on gearnews.com.

Moog reintroduces its legendary 16 Channel Vocoder

Moog reintroduces its legendary 16 Channel Vocoder

It's been 40 years since Moog last manufactured their 16 Channel Vocoder and they've decided the time is right to bring this chunk of vocal filtering magic back to life. The post Moog reintroduces its legendary 16 Channel Vocoder appeared first on gearnews.com.

Korg Volca Nubass Vacuum Tube Synthesiser

Korg Volca Nubass Vacuum Tube Synthesiser

My first drum machine back in the ‘80s was a Roland TR-606. It was what I could afford at the time and it didn’t stay in its original form for more than one day – it soon had separate outputs and tunable toms, and it was quite unique. At the same time, I was never...

Dr Z debuts the Z Wreck Jr, a 15-Watt amp that reins in the power

Dr Z debuts the Z Wreck Jr, a 15-Watt amp that reins in the power

Dr Z's new stripped-back 15-Watt amp, the Z Wreck Junior, is based on the larger Z Wreck and dials back the power while retaining the "chiming cleans and blooming overdrive". No frills, just tubes! The post Dr Z debuts the Z Wreck Jr, a 15-Watt amp that reins in the...

Faith No More confirm Australian tour

While the legendary alternative rock outfit, comprised of Mike Patton, Billy Gould, Roddy Bottum, Mike Bordin and Jon Hudson, previously headlined Soundwave back in 2010 and 2015, it's been a long time since the band have taken their live show around the country...

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