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Product leak: The Ikea Vappeby outdoor Bluetooth speaker!

Product leak: The Ikea Vappeby outdoor Bluetooth speaker!

FCC filing reveals a new product leak, the Ikea Vappeby outdoor Bluetooth speaker, the first of its kind to be equipped with Spotify Tap. The post Product leak: The Ikea Vappeby outdoor Bluetooth speaker! appeared first on gearnews.com.

Bunch of Behringer modules becomes available for preorder

Bunch of Behringer modules becomes available for preorder

Behringer's recently announced Eurorack modules including the last two 2500 modules and the 2600 VCO turn up on Thomann for preorder. The post Bunch of Behringer modules becomes available for preorder appeared first on gearnews.com.

The new Kazrog Ampcraft 1992: A virtual 5150 for your DAW

The new Kazrog Ampcraft 1992: A virtual 5150 for your DAW

Kazrog's new Ampcraft 1992 plugin models the classic high-gain tones of the Peavey 5150 amp head and brings them to your favourite DAW. The post The new Kazrog Ampcraft 1992: A virtual 5150 for your DAW appeared first on gearnews.com.

Instruō re-emerges with three new modules

Instruō re-emerges with three new modules

After a long quiet period, Instruō is back with a Through-Zero analogue oscillator, a Logic module, and an update on their Fader module. The post Instruō re-emerges with three new modules appeared first on gearnews.com.

DEAL: Band Industries Roadie 2 Tuner

DEAL: Band Industries Roadie 2 Tuner

Thomann currently has a deal on the Band Industries Roadie 2 Tuner. But if you're interested you better act fast, as once they're gone, they're gone! The post DEAL: Band Industries Roadie 2 Tuner appeared first on gearnews.com.

Crafting sound and embroidering circuits with Sam Topley

Crafting sound and embroidering circuits with Sam Topley

Sound artist Sam Topley works with textiles to create interactive musical experiments and instruments. Her latest is a fabulously embroidered noise machine. The post Crafting sound and embroidering circuits with Sam Topley appeared first on gearnews.com.

Gear Every Guitar Player Needs in Their Gig Bag

Gear Every Guitar Player Needs in Their Gig Bag

As guitarists and bassists, we’re often moving our instruments around, getting ready for concerts or meeting up with other musicians to play. Be it gigs or rehearsals, jam sessions or composition sessions, here are a few essential items you should always have with...

Review: Electro-Voice Evolve 50M

As one of the most revered names in all of audio (and especially in PA), it’s an understatement to say that Electro-Voice knows a thing or two about speakers. The American brand has been there since the very beginning, with a reputation for sound and build quality...

Baker Boy, James Blake + more, our favourite records of the week

This week, Baker Boy dazzles in his debut album Gela, James Blake continues to produce incredible music on Friends That Break Your Heart and Danika shows her true colours on a raw debut EP When Love Comes. This week’s top picks: Baker Boy – Gela James Blake – Friends...

Review: NUX Mighty Bass 50BT

It wasn’t that long ago when modelling technology was a myth. Something that was used by niche audio professionals in specific applications that required lots of computing power for something and provided nothing anywhere close to the feel, response and natural...

Roland releases its first earphones: the new V-MODA Hexamove

Roland releases its first earphones: the new V-MODA Hexamove

The new V-MODA Hexamove Pro and Hexamove Lite mark the first earphones from Roland's subsidiary company. But does style come with substance? The post Roland releases its first earphones: the new V-MODA Hexamove appeared first on gearnews.com.

Revv Amplification G8 Noise Gate: Enjoy the silence

Revv Amplification G8 Noise Gate: Enjoy the silence

The new Revv Amplification G8 Noise Gate is based on the company's Generator Series 120 MKIII amp-head, and opitimised for all guitars rigs. The post Revv Amplification G8 Noise Gate: Enjoy the silence appeared first on gearnews.com.

iZotope RX9, now with even more spectral editing options

iZotope RX9, now with even more spectral editing options

iZotope followed up on its September announcement with the release of RX9 and Post Production Suite 6. Here's what's hot in post-production! The post iZotope RX9, now with even more spectral editing options appeared first on gearnews.com.

The new Boss RC-600: The ultimate looper?

The new Boss RC-600: The ultimate looper?

The Boss RC-600 is the company's new flagship looper system and has some serious power inside that bright red metal chassis The post The new Boss RC-600: The ultimate looper? appeared first on gearnews.com.

Active Noise Cancelling (ANC): What is it and how does it work?

Originally developed by Bose, Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) has become one of the most used features in headphones and earbuds on the market currently. From small to large manufacturers, it has been a staple in recent years, ensuring that when you’re listening to...

Tannoy Gold and the birth of ‘The London Sound’

Tannoy Gold and the birth of ‘The London Sound’

It cannot be overstated the kind of massive sonic influence that geography plays in the conception, capture and playback of all recorded material. Whether it be culturally, in the veritable melting pot of local and overseas musical traditions that inform all artists...

Electro-Harmonix Nano Deluxe Memory Man: New pedal new tricks

There’s no shortage of delay pedals on the market, but this all analog small stature pedal, deserves to be here. The Electro Harmonix Nano Deluxe Memory Man is a recreation of a classic that defined what delay effects pedals should be, in a smaller enclosure with...

Fender Jag-Stang: A re-release of Kurt Cobain’s odd guitar

Fender Jag-Stang: A re-release of Kurt Cobain’s odd guitar

With the 30th anniversary of Nevermind approaching, Fender have decided to reissue Kurt Cobain’s famous Jag-Stang hybrid oddity. The Nirvana lead signer and guitarist had the idea to mesh the two guitars (which were his favourites) together to create this strange...

Review: Baby Audio TAIP – Tape saturation plugin

‘There’s just something about Tape’ is a phrase so often thrown around, that it has well and truly crossed into cliche at this point. Not that this isn’t ultimately a truism (rest assured, there definitely is something about Tape—many things in fact which the Baby...

Roland SP-404 MKII: an update to the veteran sampler arrives

Roland SP-404 MKII: an update to the veteran sampler arrives

Word on the street is that Roland is dishing out an extensive update for the SP-404, a 16-year old sampler that still rocks - in its own way. The post Roland SP-404 MKII: an update to the veteran sampler arrives appeared first on gearnews.com.

Cableguys NoiseShaper plug-in: the science of noise in 2021

Cableguys NoiseShaper plug-in: the science of noise in 2021

For Cableguys, the “special sauce” for lo-fi beats and exciting mixes is a bunch of noise, and NoiseShaper certainly offers lots of it! The post Cableguys NoiseShaper plug-in: the science of noise in 2021 appeared first on gearnews.com.

Schecter Machine Gun Kelly Signature PT: Pretty in Pink?

Schecter Machine Gun Kelly Signature PT: Pretty in Pink?

Schecter's new Machine Gun Kelly Signature PT model is a single-humbucker T-style guitar in a very striking pink and black finish. The post Schecter Machine Gun Kelly Signature PT: Pretty in Pink? appeared first on gearnews.com.

Blackstar Dept 10: A new valve-based pedal range

Blackstar Dept 10: A new valve-based pedal range

Blackstar's new Dept 10 valve-based pedal range with Cab Rig simulator technology gives you ultimate control over your tone. The post Blackstar Dept 10: A new valve-based pedal range appeared first on gearnews.com.

Waves V13: Apple M1 and Windows 11 compatibility for the full suite

Waves plugins have just received a quality of life update which allows them to be used on new Apple and Windows systems.  The new Waves V13 plugins are officially compatible with M1 and Windows 11 which is fantastic news for those who are using the newer systems. What...

Is TikTok the future of the music industry?

There’s no doubt that sites like Instagram and Facebook are some of the most important when it comes to the music industry, but TikTok is quickly becoming one of the most important promotional tools for both beloved and emerging artists. If you’re unaware of the app,...

Kali Audio IN-8 2nd Wave: Improved transient response with new DSP

Californian based Kali Audio have unveiled the newest version of their Independence IN-8 studio monitor. The new iteration improves on transient response, signal to noise ratio and features a new DSP for better optimisation of the loudspeaker. What you need to know:...

What is DSP? Digital Signal Processing explained

Within the modern age of recording, mixing and mastering, built-in DSP effects are becoming a more regular feature for audio interfaces. Universal Audio has been leading the charge in this respect but there are now a plethora of manufacturers creating interfaces with...

Noise Engineering new modules, firmware and plugins

Noise Engineering new modules, firmware and plugins

A new Versio firmware offers twisted auto-wah while the Melotus Versio brings grain delay and transformation. Vice Virga is out and the plugins are officially released. The post Noise Engineering new modules, firmware and plugins appeared first on gearnews.com.

SOLAR 5 and Joystick modules coming soon from ELTA Music

SOLAR 5 and Joystick modules coming soon from ELTA Music

ELTA Music is squeezing their SOLAR 50 drone synth into a 5 oscillator SOLAR 5 Eurorack module and has a Joystick Dual CV Fader module on the way. The post SOLAR 5 and Joystick modules coming soon from ELTA Music appeared first on gearnews.com.

NUGEN Audio’s Paragon reverb goes musical

NUGEN Audio’s Paragon reverb goes musical

SOS Awards: Voting now open! Powerful convolution-based reverb processor is now available in a stereo-only, music-oriented edition.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/nugen-audios-paragon-reverb-goes-musical

Blackstar Fly 3 JJN Ltd: Blues Power for your desktop!

Blackstar Fly 3 JJN Ltd: Blues Power for your desktop!

The new Blackstar Fly 3 JJN Ltd is a desktop version of Jared James Nichols' amp tone, perfect for when you feel the Blues Power take hold! The post Blackstar Fly 3 JJN Ltd: Blues Power for your desktop! appeared first on gearnews.com.

Pond, Client Liaison + more, our favourite records of the week

This week, a bunch of beloved acts are back with new music. From psych-pop favourites Pond delivering their ninth studio album to Melbourne’s beloved electro-pop outfit Client Liaison returning with the highly-anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2016...

Audio Test Kitchen unveil ATK Player

Audio Test Kitchen have pioneered a new approach to testing products remotely, offering a range of information including audio samples for a range of audio products. The 2021 TEC Award nominees have just launched an embeddable version of the player ATK Player, for...

JBL Eon One Mk2: The Ultimate Busking PA System?

JBL Eon One Mk2: The Ultimate Busking PA System?

Need a lightweight, portable and powerful PA? Seemingly JBL has the solution with the Eon ONE Mk2! Is this the ultimate busker's live audio rig? The post JBL Eon One Mk2: The Ultimate Busking PA System? appeared first on gearnews.com.

UVI Falcon 2.5: New presets, sequencers, effects and modulators

UVI Falcon 2.5: New presets, sequencers, effects and modulators

UVI's Falcon hybrid synthesizer and massive multisample instrument get a decent update that expands the synthesis engine and widens the palette of processing and manipulation. The post UVI Falcon 2.5: New presets, sequencers, effects and modulators appeared first on...

Slate MetaTune now available

Slate MetaTune now available

SOS Awards: Voting now open! Hotly anticipated Auto-Tune rival is pitched as “the best automatic tuner on earth”.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/slate-metatune-now-available

Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard

Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard

The new Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard comes loaded with Gibson Burstbuckers and a cool story The post Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard appeared first on gearnews.com.

Audio Test Kitchen release ATK Player

Audio Test Kitchen release ATK Player

SOS Awards: Voting now open! New microphone sample playback engine can be embedded into any website.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/audio-test-kitchen-release-atk-player

Harley Benton Fusion-III Run#3 adds hot new colours!

Harley Benton Fusion-III Run#3 adds hot new colours!

Run#3 of Harley Benton's Fusion-III introduces hot new colours to its series of modern high performance guitars for players on a budget. The post Harley Benton Fusion-III Run#3 adds hot new colours! appeared first on gearnews.com.

IK ships AmpliTube X-GEAR, its first effect pedals

IK ships AmpliTube X-GEAR, its first effect pedals

With IK Multimedia's new AmpliTube X-GEAR effect pedals, you can take your AmpliTube sounds direct on to the stage or into the studio. The post IK ships AmpliTube X-GEAR, its first effect pedals appeared first on gearnews.com.

Martinic takes on the underrated AKAI AX73 analog synthesizer

Martinic takes on the underrated AKAI AX73 analog synthesizer

A comprehensive emulation of the AKAI AX73 analogue synthesizer by Martinic with modern enhancements that aim to rekindle interest in an underrated classic. The post Martinic takes on the underrated AKAI AX73 analog synthesizer appeared first on gearnews.com.

Tyso Daiko: Dual 12-Bit Digital Wavetable Drum Voice

Tyso Daiko: Dual 12-Bit Digital Wavetable Drum Voice

Two independently triggered wavetable voices that share pitch, envelope and morphing and then split one voice into a tilt EQ and the other through a wavefolder for maximum versatility. The post Tyso Daiko: Dual 12-Bit Digital Wavetable Drum Voice appeared first on...

Beyerdynamic launch Pro X range of mics & headphones

Beyerdynamic launch Pro X range of mics & headphones

SOS Awards: Voting now open! New series of products aimed at content creators includes two microphones and both closed- and open-backed headphones.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/beyerdynamic-launch-pro-x-range-mics-headphones

Gear Rundown: Monitor Edition

Gear Rundown: Monitor Edition

Continuing our journey into all things Monitoring this month, today we’re diving into the bevy of monitors that your favourite musos use. We’ve got metallers, DJ’s, rappers, and a whole lot more in store for you. Check out the guide below, and see which monitors...

My Rig: Matt Sweeney

My Rig: Matt Sweeney

“It’s a fucking chessboard,” exclaims Matt Sweeney, itinerate indie axeman (and lifelong champion of the guitar), from his cozy New York abode. “That’s what’s cool about the guitar… the fact that it is both so limiting and then at the same time, the possibilities are...

Lauten offer discounts until 19th October

Lauten offer discounts until 19th October

SOS Awards: Voting now open! Lauten Audio are offering up to 20 percent off selected microphones this month.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/lauten-offer-discounts-until-19th-october

t.akustik introduces new PET wall and ceiling absorbers

t.akustik introduces new PET wall and ceiling absorbers

t.akustik has introduced a new line of PET wall and ceiling absorbers for your studio, podcasting room or rehearsal room. Choose from various sizes and colors. The post t.akustik introduces new PET wall and ceiling absorbers appeared first on gearnews.com.

MadeOnEarth Analog Chorus 60: An authentic Juno chorus?

MadeOnEarth Analog Chorus 60: An authentic Juno chorus?

The new MadeOnEarth Analog Chorus 60 pedal recreates the classic '80s Roland synth effect and is now available for pre-order. But it's not cheap. The post MadeOnEarth Analog Chorus 60: An authentic Juno chorus? appeared first on gearnews.com.

Is this the first photo of the Rhodes MK8?

Is this the first photo of the Rhodes MK8?

Casually thrown into a Rhodes update email is a photo of Chief Product Officer Dan Goldman and Grammy award-winning Bill Laurance leaning on what looks like the new Rhodes MK8. The post Is this the first photo of the Rhodes MK8? appeared first on gearnews.com.

Rode update microphone boom arm

Rode update microphone boom arm

SOS Awards: Voting now open! PSA1+ features silent movement, extended reach and increased payload capacity.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/rode-update-microphone-boom-arm

Pro7ect returns to Rockfield Studios

Pro7ect returns to Rockfield Studios

SOS Awards: Voting now open! Full-day songwriting masterclass takes place Saturday November 13th, and will be hosted by renowned producer Gethin Pearson.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/pro7ect-returns-rockfield-studios

5 studio monitors you may have missed

With regards to the densely populated space of studio monitors on the market currently there’s plenty that have flown way under the radar. Ranging from decades old speakers that are still available to brands you may not have even heard of, we’ve put together this list...

Fender team up with Lexus for a limited run LC Stratocaster

In the latest of collaborations happening at Fender Custom Shop is a new guitar designed in collaboration with car manufacturer Lexus. The Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster is a custom-built guitar which uses paint from the Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series automobiles. What...

Zoom B6: A dedicated multi-effects floor unit for bass

Zoom B6: A dedicated multi-effects floor unit for bass

With the new B6 all-in-one floor pedal, it looks like Zoom has possibly made its best multi-effects/preamp for bass players yet. The post Zoom B6: A dedicated multi-effects floor unit for bass appeared first on gearnews.com.

UA announce Volt series of affordable audio interfaces

UA announce Volt series of affordable audio interfaces

SOS Awards: Voting now open! Universal Audio's new USB interfaces boast vintage preamp emulation, built-in analogue compression and more.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/ua-announce-volt-series-affordable-audio-interfaces

Zoom unveil B6 bass processor

Zoom unveil B6 bass processor

SOS Awards: Voting now open! New bass processor features amp and cab modelling, impulse-response loader, input switching, DI emulations, and much more!https://www.soundonsound.com/news/zoom-unveil-b6-bass-processor

RTL Utility for measuring audio latency gets an official release

RTL Utility for measuring audio latency gets an official release

The RTL Utility is a tool for measuring the Round Trip Latency (RTL) of your audio interface through your DAW. It's just got an official release with lots of updates. The post RTL Utility for measuring audio latency gets an official release appeared first on...

Warm Audio release WA-8000

Warm Audio release WA-8000

SOS Awards: Voting now open! WA's latest mic takes on the classic Sony C-800G. Click to read our exclusive review!https://www.soundonsound.com/news/warm-audio-release-wa-8000

SoundGirls Virtual Conference announced

SoundGirls Virtual Conference announced

SOS Awards: Voting now open! Online event aims to provide education, networking and mentoring opportunities for women and non-binary persons in the audio industries.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/soundgirls-virtual-conference-announced

The SynthFactory HoriZEN: Multi engine hybrid rompler

The SynthFactory HoriZEN: Multi engine hybrid rompler

HoriZEN is the forthcoming software synth from TheSynthFactory that features sampling and virtual analogue in a matrix infused approach to sound design. The post The SynthFactory HoriZEN: Multi engine hybrid rompler appeared first on gearnews.com.

Deal: Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32 for only EUR 89

Deal: Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32 for only EUR 89

The Komplete Kontrol M32 is 25% off until November 4, 2021. At just EUR 89, it's a mighty capable little keyboard for its affordable price. The post Deal: Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32 for only EUR 89 appeared first on gearnews.com.

Alesis update V Series keyboard controllers

Alesis update V Series keyboard controllers

SOS Awards: Voting now open! MkII keyboards feature drum pads, synth-action keybed and a built-in arpeggiator.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/alesis-update-v-series-keyboard-controllers

Alesis update V Series keyboard controllers

Alesis update V Series controllers

SOS Awards: Voting now open! MkII keyboards feature drum pads, synth-action keybed and a built-in arpeggiator.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/alesis-update-v-series-controllers

Focusrite celebrate a decade of Scarletts

Focusrite celebrate a decade of Scarletts

SOS Awards: Voting now open! This week marks the 10th anniversary of the venerable Scarlett range of audio interfaces. To celebrate, Focusrite are running a week's worth of online competitions and giveaways! Click to find out...

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