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LOOPEREYE: A new and smarter way to loop?

LOOPEREYE: A new and smarter way to loop?

If you're a fan of looper pedals, check out the new LOOPEREYE, a smart looper system powered by an app and combined with a configurable stompbox interface. The post LOOPEREYE: A new and smarter way to loop? appeared first on gearnews.com.

The best studio gear of 2020: compressors, preamps and more

The best studio gear of 2020: compressors, preamps and more

There's no doubt that 2020 was a tough year for hardware manufacturers. But the year still brought us many fine compressors, preamps and other studio gear. The post The best studio gear of 2020: compressors, preamps and more appeared first on gearnews.com.

Reunion Blues Gear Case Giveaway

Need to store your favourite piece of gear? Never fear – we’ve got the perfect solution for you. Thanks to DI Music, we’ve got four amazing Reunion Blues Continental and Oxford gig bags and cases to give away to celebrate this issue, with something to suit every...

Tash Sultana: Australia’s guitar superstar

Tash Sultana: Australia’s guitar superstar

Five years ago, you might have been fortunate enough to stumble upon a lone busker performing for small change amid the hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s Bourke Street shopping precinct.  Wielding an electric guitar and expertly navigating their way around a loop...

Reviewed: Shure MV7

With the ever-increasing army of podcast producers hungry for the highest calibre podcast microphone they can afford, Shure have delivered with the MV7. Taking inspiration from the immortal SM7B (famous for being used to capture vocals on Michael Jackson’s...

Good Things Festival announce dates and venues for 2021

Good Things Festival, Australia’s favourite alternative music festival, has today revealed the dates and venues planned for next year’s events. Good Things 2021 will go down in the first week of December 2021, with large outdoor events being planned over three days in...

Abbey Road Institute Australia to open at Studios 301 in 2021

Abbey Road Institute Australia has today announced that they’ll be partnering with Studios 301, one of the most historic recording studios in the Southern Hemisphere, to deliver an unparalleled audio education experience for students in 2021. Studios 301, who play...

Tash Sultana teams up with Fender for new Signature Stratocaster

Tash Sultana teams up with Fender for new Signature Stratocaster

Few artists have experienced the career trajectory Tash Sultana has within the space of five years. From their early days busking in Melbourne through to spellbinding crowds in their thousands at festivals around the world, Sultana has risen to become one of the...

Low Frequency Expander 2.0 now works with Rev 4 Prophets

Low Frequency Expander 2.0 now works with Rev 4 Prophets

Big update to the LFE module that brings additional LFOs and envelopes to Sequential synthesizers and more, now supports the new Prophets. The post Low Frequency Expander 2.0 now works with Rev 4 Prophets appeared first on gearnews.com.

Elektron, HEDD Audio + more: our top five gear releases of the week

This week, we’re checking out a limited new Octatrack from Swedish juggernauts Elektron plus a new monitor range from Berlin titans HEDD, as well as new gear from PreSonus, Bad Cat and Mr. Black. 1. Elektron Octatrack MKII Anniversary Edition  Released to the public...

First Look: Ableton Live 11

First Look: Ableton Live 11

Ableton, a staple in the electronic music scene, builds upon past iterations to deliver its best product yet, with a clear focus on user interaction and improved sound quality for its native plugins. You’d have to be living under a rock to be in the music biz and not...

GekkoSound G.Boost Pedal Giveaway

GekkoSound are a recently minted Melbourne boutique pedal company, specialising in all-analogue gear to spruce up your tones something special. To celebrate their launch, we’re giving away one of their handmade G.Boost pedals – providing up to 26dB of ultra clean...

Gibson unleash the Slash ‘Victoria’ Les Paul Standard Goldtop

Gibson unleash the Slash ‘Victoria’ Les Paul Standard Goldtop

Guns N’ Roses guitar hero Slash has once again partnered with Gibson to debut the ‘Victoria’ Les Paul Standard Goldtop, paying tribute to one of the top-hatted guitarist’s most iconic riff machines. Packing a hefty mahogany body with a dark finish on the sides and...

Sunbury Festival ’73 to be reissued on vinyl this January

Deemed to be one of the most significant events in the shaping of Australia’s musical identity, Sunbury 1973 is set to receive a triple vinyl reissue this summer. Held across January 27, 28 and 29, Sunbury ’73 was attended by an estimated 30,000 music fans, with an $8...

Flip! It’s a sampler app by Andrew Huang

Flip! It’s a sampler app by Andrew Huang

Flip is designed for easy music-making on the go and features 9 channels of sampling, sequencer and performance tools. The post Flip! It’s a sampler app by Andrew Huang appeared first on gearnews.com.

The top five Sennheiser products for musicians these holidays

The top five Sennheiser products for musicians these holidays

It’s hard to believe, but once again, the festive season has snuck right up on all of us, giving us the perfect chance to give back to our friends and family with a whole swag of fun gifts. If you’re hunting for the perfect present to give to a musician these...

Holy Holy share new single, announce East Coast tour

Acclaimed Aussie duo Holy Holy have returned with a brand new single and details of an East Coast tour, set to go down in January and February of next year. Inspired by an essay about pandemics penned by Arundhati Roy, ‘Port Rd’, sees Oscar Dawson and Tim Carrol team...

Melbourne Music Week unveil massive lineup for 2020/21 event

Melbourne Music Week will take on a different role and identity across its three-month lifespan in 2020/21, serving as an industry kickstart for a live music scene only just emerging from an extended hibernation. The festival, to be reconceived as Melbourne Music...

HEDD Audio unveils the MK2 Monitor Series and new subwoofers

HEDD Audio unveils the MK2 Monitor Series and new subwoofers

HEDD Audio has announced the MK2 Monitor Series, comprised of four MK2 studio monitors and two brand new subwoofers – the company's first. The post HEDD Audio unveils the MK2 Monitor Series and new subwoofers appeared first on gearnews.com.

ESP Pyrograph Series – Playing with fire

ESP Pyrograph Series – Playing with fire

The ESP Pyrograph Series guitars have complex designs that are hand-made using fire! Made by artist Dumitru “Dino” Muradian, these guitars look amazing. The post ESP Pyrograph Series – Playing with fire appeared first on gearnews.com.

Neumann MA 1: Automatic room correction and acoustic calibration

Neumann MA 1: Automatic room correction and acoustic calibration

If you own Neumann monitors, here's a great way to improve the sound. The new MA 1 system automatically analyzes the room and calibrates the speakers. The post Neumann MA 1: Automatic room correction and acoustic calibration appeared first on gearnews.com.

Anyma Phi: Physical modelling synth in a compact hardware box

Anyma Phi: Physical modelling synth in a compact hardware box

Just arrived on Kickstarter is the Anyma Phi, a monophonic physical acoustic modelling synthesizer with an exciting array of controls and possibilities. The post Anyma Phi: Physical modelling synth in a compact hardware box appeared first on gearnews.com.

The 15 greatest FIFA soundtrack songs from 2006 – 2020

The FIFA series is undoubtedly one of the most popular video game franchises of the last 25 years, with an estimated 280 million copies being sold to countless football fans all over the globe. Perhaps one of the franchise’s most memorable features – alongside its...

Wildlands is returning to Brisbane for a big weekend bash in 2021

As Australia begins to look forward to a summer full of live music events, Untitled Group has today unleashed the lineup for the second edition of Brisbane’s Wildlands Festival, promising two days of back-to-back action from some of Australia’s hottest musical talent....

Waves Now Shipping The Cla Epic Plugin

Waves Audio, developer of professional audio signal processing technologies and audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production and live sound, is now shipping the CLA Epic plugin, designed with legendary GRAMMY...

Ian Moss announces Australian acoustic tour

Firebrand Cold Chisel guitarist Ian Moss has announced a string of solo acoustic shows around the country next June as part of The One Guitar, One Night Only 2021 National Tour. Marking his first run of acoustic shows in five years, Mossy is set to trek across to...

The Bad Cat Double Drive – an updated and refined Siamese Drive

The Bad Cat Double Drive – an updated and refined Siamese Drive

With its new Double Drive pedal, Bad Cat aims to deliver its boutique, hand-wired amp tones in a package that's both light on your back and your wallet. The post The Bad Cat Double Drive – an updated and refined Siamese Drive appeared first on gearnews.com.

Coopers and Live Nation team up for Live, Loud and Local shows

To help welcome live music back into bars and pubs around the country, Coopers Brewery are teaming up with Live Nation for a run of Live, Loud and Local shows, seeing some of Australia’s best bands play shows around the country this summer. Kicking off in January,...

Strymon NightSky Review: Reinventing the Reverb?

Strymon NightSky Review: Reinventing the Reverb?

Strymon was lent us their latest reverb unit, the NightSky "Time-warped Reverberator" with a step sequencer, for a test run. Here's our review. The post Strymon NightSky Review: Reinventing the Reverb? appeared first on gearnews.com.

Sine Vibes Node: 4-Operator FM for Korg logue synths

Sine Vibes Node: 4-Operator FM for Korg logue synths

The magic of that Korg multi-engine custom oscillator just gets better and better with the Node 4-operator FM for Prologue, Minilogue XD and NTS-1. The post Sine Vibes Node: 4-Operator FM for Korg logue synths appeared first on gearnews.com.

Boss announce Waza Craft reissue of the legendary HM-2

If there’s any singular stompbox that we can thank for instigating the down-tuned phenomenon of Swedish death metal, it’s the humble HM-2 from Boss. The Boss HM-2 is a rather simple affair: like most Boss stompboxes, it’s housed in a rather utilitarian, yet rugged,...

SOS Tutorials – Black Friday Deal

SOS Tutorials – Black Friday Deal

SOS Tutorials - Black Friday Deal For our fantastic Black Friday deal we’re cutting the usual $25.00 USD per month price by 50%. Offer ends Tuesday 1st December 2020.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/sos-tutorials-black-friday-deal

OPZILLA: it’s a monster of an FM Synthesizer

OPZILLA: it’s a monster of an FM Synthesizer

2getheraudio has released OpZilla and it will destroy Tokyo with its FM synthesis, 4-operator algorithms and pitch envelopes. The post OPZILLA: it’s a monster of an FM Synthesizer appeared first on gearnews.com.

Prism Sound: Leaders in Pristine High-Definition Audio

Prism Sound has an established reputation as a developer of high-end audio equipment with flawless digital signal conversion.  The founders of the company Graham Boswell and Ian Dennis began working on digital audio technology for Rupert Neve in the early years of...

Tame Impala, Sampa The Great sweep the 2020 ARIA Awards

It’s been a year unlike any other, but nonetheless, the ARIA Awards went down in Sydney last night, celebrating the achievements of Australian artists over the course of the year. The night’s big winner came in the form of Kevin Parker, who won five of the seven...

MIA Laboratories releases the 409 Opto Compressor plug-in

MIA Laboratories releases the 409 Opto Compressor plug-in

MIA Laboratories has released the 409 Opto Compressor plug-in. Based on physical modeling, it offers a comprehensive set of controls and features. The post MIA Laboratories releases the 409 Opto Compressor plug-in appeared first on gearnews.com.

Crazy Synth Kids ParipiDestroyer: mini synth huge sound

Crazy Synth Kids ParipiDestroyer: mini synth huge sound

ParipiDestroyer has no right to sound so awesome in its tiny credit-card-sized form - it's an ultra-tiny acid bass machine. The post Crazy Synth Kids ParipiDestroyer: mini synth huge sound appeared first on gearnews.com.

New Vlogger Kit from Rode

New Vlogger Kit from Rode

SOS Tutorials - Black Friday Deal Rode's new accessory pack aims to raise the bar for mobile phone audio and video capture.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/new-vlogger-kit-rode-0

Vital: stunning virtual Wavetable synthesizer from Matt Tytel

Vital: stunning virtual Wavetable synthesizer from Matt Tytel

Matt Tytel has been releasing small feature videos of his forthcoming Vital wavetable synthesizer and it's looking pretty fabulous and should be getting near to release. The post Vital: stunning virtual Wavetable synthesizer from Matt Tytel appeared first on...

Face to Face with Mark Opitz: Dissecting the sound of Australian rock

Mark Opitz is a name synonymous with classic Australian rock. In a career spanning decades, he’s produced, mixed, and engineered numerous classic Australian rock albums for iconic acts such as The Angels, INXS, Divinyls and Cold Chisel.  Recently awarded the Order of...

Here’s all the Grammy Award nominees for 2021

The nominees for the 63rd Grammy Awards have today been announced, celebrating the most significant artists and releases of the 2019 – 2020 period. This year’s nominations are led by none other than Beyoncé, who netted nine nominations despite not releasing a...

HOFA IQ-Series Reverb V2: The perfect hybrid reverb plug-in?

HOFA IQ-Series Reverb V2: The perfect hybrid reverb plug-in?

HOFA's IQ-Series Reverb V2 is a massive hybrid reverb plug-in with a total of six convolution and algorithmic engines. Have they created the perfect software reverb? The post HOFA IQ-Series Reverb V2: The perfect hybrid reverb plug-in? appeared first on gearnews.com.

Epiphone adds new Casino models and resurrects the Riviera

Epiphone adds new Casino models and resurrects the Riviera

Epiphone explores its hollow-body heritage with new finishes for the Casino and a stylish Riviera model. Pre-orders are open now. The post Epiphone adds new Casino models and resurrects the Riviera appeared first on gearnews.com.

Modal Cobalt 8m & 8x unveiled

Modal Cobalt 8m & 8x unveiled

New Vlogger Kit from Rode Bristol synth-makers Modal have released desktop module and extended-keyboard versions of their hotly anticipated Cobalt 8 instrument.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/modal-cobalt-8m-8x-unveiled

Arturia takes a swing at Behringer; Music Tribe responds

Arturia takes a swing at Behringer; Music Tribe responds

When news broke that Behringer has cloned Arturia's KeyStep, the internet had quite a bit to say about it. Now it's Arturia's turn. The post Arturia takes a swing at Behringer; Music Tribe responds appeared first on gearnews.com.

Black Friday 2020 – Software, Plug-ins And More

Black Friday 2020 – Software, Plug-ins And More

♫’Tis the season to spend money, And buy lots of crap, that we don’t need♫ And there’s no better time to do it! Crack out your wallets and dust off those security codes because Black Friday is nearly upon us. To save you the trouble, AT has amassed all the very best...

Fender gear up for the festive season with four new effects pedals

Fender gear up for the festive season with four new effects pedals

Fender have today continued their expansion into the world of effects with four new stompboxes, including wah and volume/expression units and a pair of pedals for bass and acoustic guitars. Taking design cues from the glory days of beige, the new Fender Tread-Light...

Eric Clapton’s 1954 ‘Slowhand’ Stratocaster is up for auction

A 1954 Fender Stratocaster played by Eric Clapton throughout the 1970s and 1980s is set to go under the hammer later this month, with punters expecting it to go down as one of the most expensive guitars of all time. The guitar, nicknamed ‘Slowhand’ by Clapton and his...

Pedal Power For The Desktop

Eventide Audio introduces the H9 Plug-in Series Bundle, bringing DAW users a powerful collection of iconic effects from the H9 Harmonizer Effects Processor. The H9 Harmonizer – a complete pedalboard in one stompbox – is relied on by artists ranging from St. Vincent to...

Thomann Cyber Week: The best deals on software and plug-ins

Thomann Cyber Week: The best deals on software and plug-ins

Thomann's Cyber Week promotion means that you can save big on selected software titles. Stock up on plug-ins or upgrade your DAW for less! The post Thomann Cyber Week: The best deals on software and plug-ins appeared first on gearnews.com.

Thomann Cyber ​​Week: Top Deals on Studio and Podcast Gear

Thomann Cyber ​​Week: Top Deals on Studio and Podcast Gear

The Thomann Cyber ​​Week sale means deals, deals, deals! You have until November 30th to enjoy some great bargains on studio and podcasting gear... The post Thomann Cyber ​​Week: Top Deals on Studio and Podcast Gear appeared first on gearnews.com.

Thomann Cyber Week: Top 10 Synthesizer Deals

Thomann Cyber Week: Top 10 Synthesizer Deals

It's Cyber at Thomann Music Superstore and there are some bargains to be had in the Synthesizer department. Up to 28% off until the 30th of November. The post Thomann Cyber Week: Top 10 Synthesizer Deals appeared first on gearnews.com.

Update: Is Guitar Center finally headed for bankruptcy?

Update: Is Guitar Center finally headed for bankruptcy?

Guitar Center in trouble again. According to a recent New York Times article, the US mega instrument retailer missed an interest payment earlier this month, and may have to file for bankruptcy. The post Update: Is Guitar Center finally headed for bankruptcy? appeared...

Rudiments – come on, they’re good for you!

Rudiments – come on, they’re good for you!

 Many of us don’t realise why they might be good for us but anyone that’s studied will have usually practiced rudiments for some part of their learning. Yes, it’s pretty clear that say, practicing a single stroke roll or a double stroke roll is necessary because...

Boss launch the feature-packed Nextone Special guitar amplifier

Boss have revealed the latest entry into their Nextone amplifier series with the Nextone Special, a modern solid-state combo that seeks to deliver a boutique amp experience at a cost-effective budget. Packing a single 12″ Waza B12W speaker and two independent...

Maton reveal new Joe Robinson signature acoustic guitar

Melbourne’s own Maton Guitars have teamed up with Aussie acoustic virtuoso Joe Robinson for a new signature guitar, pairing a small-bodied shape with a cutaway design and bespoke appointments to appease finger-style players. Robinson, who initially sprung onto the...

Best free plug-ins this week: dearVR MICRO, Crack and Vinyl

Best free plug-ins this week: dearVR MICRO, Crack and Vinyl

This week’s roundup of the best free plug-ins features a 3D panner, a transient designer and a reissue of one of the most beloved free plug-ins of all time. The post Best free plug-ins this week: dearVR MICRO, Crack and Vinyl appeared first on gearnews.com.

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