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Mod Sound Velvetverb: A modern algorithmic reverb plug-in with 4 modes

Mod Sound Velvetverb: A modern algorithmic reverb plug-in with 4 modes

Velvetverb's 4 algorithms include Velvet Room, Hall Effect, Plate Glass, and Dark Energy; there's plenty to tweak and experiment with, but not too much... The post Mod Sound Velvetverb: A modern algorithmic reverb plug-in with 4 modes appeared first on gearnews.com.

Deal: ASM Hydrasynth Desktop on sale for EUR 745 (15% off)

Deal: ASM Hydrasynth Desktop on sale for EUR 745 (15% off)

The opportunity to save EUR 150 on the Hydrasynth is a godsend for anyone who has been interested in the synth but hasn't pulled the trigger yet. The post Deal: ASM Hydrasynth Desktop on sale for EUR 745 (15% off) appeared first on gearnews.com.

Deal: 50% off Arturia software effects, synths and sound banks

Deal: 50% off Arturia software effects, synths and sound banks

Arturia is selling its software heavy hitters at half price until August 8, 2021. Plugin Boutique throws in a free iZotope reverb with your purchase! The post Deal: 50% off Arturia software effects, synths and sound banks appeared first on gearnews.com.

Best free plug-ins this week: Chow Kick, AMP and GFilter

Best free plug-ins this week: Chow Kick, AMP and GFilter

This week, Chowdhury DSP is back with an awesome kick drum synthesizer. We’ve also got an all-in-one drum fattener and a useful multi-mode filter. The post Best free plug-ins this week: Chow Kick, AMP and GFilter appeared first on gearnews.com.

Ten Good Touring Habits you Might Have Forgotten

Ten Good Touring Habits you Might Have Forgotten

It's been a long time since any of us went out on tour. We're here to remind you about ten good touring habits you might have forgotten! The post Ten Good Touring Habits you Might Have Forgotten appeared first on gearnews.com.

Leak: AKAI Pro MPC Key 61 sampling workstation found in 2.10 update

Leak: AKAI Pro MPC Key 61 sampling workstation found in 2.10 update

A new render of the 61-key sampling keyboard AKAI is building as a key-driven variant of its MPCs, has been discovered. Here's what we know so far. The post Leak: AKAI Pro MPC Key 61 sampling workstation found in 2.10 update appeared first on gearnews.com.

Seven songs ahead of their time from music production pioneers

With the world continuously evolving, musicians are constantly creating new and imaginative sounds. With the constant supply of new synths, new DAWs, new ways to create our music is evolving faster than ever, but did you know the heritage of Trap rappers started in...

SOMA LABS ENNER: Wonderfully weird analog synthesizer

SOMA LABS ENNER: Wonderfully weird analog synthesizer

Enner is a jungle of exploration for your fingers, toes and inner being. You become part of the patch as the voltage courses through your veins in search of musical inspiration. The post SOMA LABS ENNER: Wonderfully weird analog synthesizer appeared first on...

Erica Synths: Enter the Matrix Mixer!

Erica Synths: Enter the Matrix Mixer!

Erica Synths issues the Syntrx modulation matrix as a recallable 16x16 Matrix Mixer for audio and CV. This thing could run your whole show. The post Erica Synths: Enter the Matrix Mixer! appeared first on gearnews.com.

Enner is a complex synthesiser you control by touch alone

Enner is a complex synthesiser you control by touch alone

Soma Laboratory have returned to the synth game with another interesting instrument. Enner is an FX unit and instrument that responds to human touch by connecting various pads which allow access to a large sound palette. It’s basically a modular synthesiser with...

Ocean Way Audio unveil Pro3 Reference Monitor at great price

You may have heard of Ocean Way Studios if you use UAD or Waves plugins. Their emulation of the legendary studio is a popular plugin that lets you dial in their studio sound into your productions, but did you know they also make monitors? What you need to know:...

Squier Affinity guitars out now with stacks of affordable options

Squier Affinity guitars out now with stacks of affordable options

Squier have hit the blocks running, announcing 11 new guitars and basses to the world. The range of electric instruments includes iterations of their iconic Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazzmaster and more! What you need to know: Fender’s entry level brand Squier has...

TH-U Eric Gales Pack: Modern blues tones for your DAW

TH-U Eric Gales Pack: Modern blues tones for your DAW

Overloud's new TH-U Eric Gales Pack gives you access to the guitarist's favourite gear. You can get it for your DAW or as a standalone pack. The post TH-U Eric Gales Pack: Modern blues tones for your DAW appeared first on gearnews.com.

Modal Electronics updates ARGON8 range to V2.4

Modal Electronics updates ARGON8 range to V2.4

A new firmware update for the ARGON8 range of wavetable synthesizers also brings volume 2 of Modal Electronics ARGON Factory Library. The post Modal Electronics updates ARGON8 range to V2.4 appeared first on gearnews.com.

Noise Engineering plug-ins for free? Where do I sign?

Noise Engineering plug-ins for free? Where do I sign?

Noise Engineering is busy developing VST, AU and AAX plugins and is offering beta versions for free to anyone who signs up to their Customer Portal. The post Noise Engineering plug-ins for free? Where do I sign? appeared first on gearnews.com.

The Gibson Non-Reverse Thunderbird bass is back!

The Gibson Non-Reverse Thunderbird bass is back!

Originally released back in 1965, Gibson has brought back the Non-Reverse Thunderbird bass in three fantastic finishes. The post The Gibson Non-Reverse Thunderbird bass is back! appeared first on gearnews.com.

You can now finally buy the Epiphone Slash Collection models

You can now finally buy the Epiphone Slash Collection models

The Epiphone Slash Collection has been officially announced. It includes both solidbody and acoustic versions, but is it good value for money? The post You can now finally buy the Epiphone Slash Collection models appeared first on gearnews.com.

CAD Podcast Microphones offer bargain USB connectivity

CAD Podcast Microphones offer bargain USB connectivity

Thinking about getting into podcasting? Then the new range of CAD Podcast microphones might be of interest, especially at this low price point. The post CAD Podcast Microphones offer bargain USB connectivity appeared first on gearnews.com.

New Kemper Profiler Rig Manager iOS tutorial video

New Kemper Profiler Rig Manager iOS tutorial video

Kemper has released a tutorial video on how to set up the WIfi control using its new Profiler Rig Manager app for Apple's iPodOS. The post New Kemper Profiler Rig Manager iOS tutorial video appeared first on gearnews.com.

New nearfield from Ocean Way

New nearfield from Ocean Way

New nearfield from Ocean Way Two-way active monitor boasts a frequency response that extends down to 45Hz.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/new-nearfield-ocean-way

HOFA Song Contest closes soon

HOFA Song Contest closes soon

New nearfield from Ocean Way Sixth annual song competition will see the winners bag €20,000 worth of prizes.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/hofa-song-contest-closes-soon

Times of Grace chat about new record Songs of Loss and Separation

In hawaiian surfing culture, you will often hear people talk about the ‘Waterman’ with reverence and respect. It’s a term used to describe someone who (on top of their elite board riding abilities), also exhibits an extremely high proficiency in various other aspects...

Wavefonix W314 is a perfect modular synth starter kit

For many, modular synthesis is an unattainable goal. The idea of purchasing a case and building up slowly may seem benign as apposed to buying a working synth with everything in order at the start. With the release of the W314, Wavefonix have bridged the gap, creating...

G-Storm Electro SH5-VCF captures the Roland dual filter

G-Storm Electro SH5-VCF captures the Roland dual filter

G-Storm Electro has worked on a lot of classic circuits and will soon be releasing the SH5-VCF based on the Roland SH-5 dual multi-mode and bandpass filter. The post G-Storm Electro SH5-VCF captures the Roland dual filter appeared first on gearnews.com.

Neumann Kh 750 Aes67 Subwoofer

German studio specialist Neumann.Berlin presents the KH 750 AES67 subwoofer, a product variant of the highly acclaimed KH 750 DSP for AES67-based environments. Thanks to its DSP power, the KH 750 AES67, too, is more than “just” a subwoofer. It also provides access to...

Review: Universal Audio Luna Recording System

If there was ever a brand that embodies exactly where we are at in regards to the evolution of the recording studio, it would be Universal Audio. A multi-generational family business who have been on the cutting edge of studio technology since the late ‘50s – from...

Review: Sennheiser Evolution Wireless Digital (EW-D)

There are few names in pro audio that hold such reverence as Sennheiser. When it comes to the world of wireless systems the German company unarguably take a healthy bite of the pie. What’s something that’s always held Sennheiser in such high esteem from pro-sumer to...

Abasi Concepts updates its Space T models

Abasi Concepts updates its Space T models

Abasi Concepts has updated its Space T models with new tonewoods, hardware, pickup choices and colours for 2021. The post Abasi Concepts updates its Space T models appeared first on gearnews.com.

Why sampling is still relevant in modern music production

Why sampling is still relevant in modern music production

Love it or hate it, sampling has always been a part of music. Today, we take a look into what makes this concept popular, and some ways you can use it. The post Why sampling is still relevant in modern music production appeared first on gearnews.com.

Best free plug-ins this week: CHANNEV, Emergence and FourHead

Best free plug-ins this week: CHANNEV, Emergence and FourHead

This week’s collection of freebies features a full-blown Neve channel strip and two very cool granular effects. Here's CHANNEV, Emergence and FourHead. The post Best free plug-ins this week: CHANNEV, Emergence and FourHead appeared first on gearnews.com.

Red Panda Raster 2 – now with modulation, stereo and more!

Red Panda Raster 2 – now with modulation, stereo and more!

Red Panda unveiled its Raster 2 digital delay at Summer NAMM. It improves on the original with longer delay times, modulation, presets, MIDI and stereo! The post Red Panda Raster 2 – now with modulation, stereo and more! appeared first on gearnews.com.

Review: Fender Jason Isbell Custom Telecaster

Since hitting the market 70 years ago, the Telecaster has constantly found a warm welcome in the hands of country players around the world thanks to its workhorse design and distinctive twang, and that relationship remains steadfast to this day. Country, as a genre,...

Lzzy Hale joins Gibson as Brand Ambassador

Lzzy Hale joins Gibson as Brand Ambassador

Guitarist and singer Lzzy Hale of Halestorm has been announced as Gibson's first-ever female Brand Ambassador. The post Lzzy Hale joins Gibson as Brand Ambassador appeared first on gearnews.com.

Ernie Ball Music Man Axis: New finishes for 2021

Ernie Ball Music Man Axis: New finishes for 2021

Ernie Ball Music Man launches new Axis 2021 models in Roasted Amber and Yucatan Blue finishes, with either flame or quilt maple tops. The post Ernie Ball Music Man Axis: New finishes for 2021 appeared first on gearnews.com.

Genelec release GLM 4.1

Genelec release GLM 4.1

New nearfield from Ocean Way Finnish speaker makers' DSP optimisation system gets major update, including a 'next-generation' room calibration algorithm.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/genelec-release-glm-41

Behringer announce Polivoks partnership

Behringer announce Polivoks partnership

Genelec release GLM 4.1 Vladimir Kuzmin, designer of the Formanta Polivoks, will oversee production of a 'reimagined' Polivoks by Behringer.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/behringer-announce-polivoks-partnership

Arkinaut: Plucked Resonator electroacoustic instrument

Arkinaut: Plucked Resonator electroacoustic instrument

The Karplus-Strong driven Arkinaut from Puremagnetik is a virtual electroacoustic instrument inspired by ancient sounds and materials. The post Arkinaut: Plucked Resonator electroacoustic instrument appeared first on gearnews.com.

The 10 best rated active studio monitors under €500

The 10 best rated active studio monitors under €500

Can't decide on a new pair of monitors? We've put together a list of the 10 best rated active monitors that you can buy for less than €500. The post The 10 best rated active studio monitors under €500 appeared first on gearnews.com.

Chet Faker, Clairo + more, our 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. Chet Faker returns after six years with Hotel...

$10,000 up for grabs with UpStart Singer Songwriter Award

Attention up and coming Melbourne based musicians, the Upstart Singer Songwriter award has opened for submissions. The annual competition gives you an opportunity to receive a cool $10,000 by submitting a few songs to their judges panel for consideration. What you...

Memorymode: Cherry Audio takes on the big poly

Memorymode: Cherry Audio takes on the big poly

Cherry Audio continues their virtual synthesizer emulation series with the mother of all polysynths - the Moog Memorymoog. The post Memorymode: Cherry Audio takes on the big poly appeared first on gearnews.com.

Gibson confirms the Epiphone Slash Collection and more

Gibson confirms the Epiphone Slash Collection and more

Gibson has officially announced the Epiphone Slash Collection, along with signature models for Tony Iommi, Jerry Cantrell and Nathaniel Rateliff. The post Gibson confirms the Epiphone Slash Collection and more appeared first on gearnews.com.

Gullfoss Master edition unveiled

Gullfoss Master edition unveiled

Genelec release GLM 4.1 Soundtheory's innovative EQ plug-in is now available in a special mastering version, alongside the Standard and Live editions. Click for an exclusive 30% SOS discount code!https://www.soundonsound.com/news/gullfoss-master-edition-unveiled

Neumann KH 750 AES67: Your gateway to Audio-over-IP

Neumann KH 750 AES67: Your gateway to Audio-over-IP

Are you ready for networked audio in your studio? The Neumann KH 750 AES67 subwoofer serves as a gateway between your monitors and the network. The post Neumann KH 750 AES67: Your gateway to Audio-over-IP appeared first on gearnews.com.

IK Multimedia announce pedal range

IK Multimedia announce pedal range

Genelec release GLM 4.1 X-Gear stompboxes offer distortion, modulation, delay and reverb treatments, and computer integration via USB.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/ik-multimedia-announce-pedal-range

Review: Avid ProTools | Carbon

There was a time when Avid sat upon the summit of the consumer audio interface market with their beloved early gen Mbox, Mbox 2, and later the Mbox 3/Mbox Pro, before quietly retiring the beloved product line in 2015. The reasons for this were as numerous as they were...

EVH unveils affordable new Iconic 5150 tube amplifiers

Amplifier and Guitar manufacturer EVH deliver a new amp with the Iconic 5150. Originally an Eddie Van Halen amp designed by Peavey, the 5150 is named after Halen’s home recording studio and receives a reimagining with original designer James Brown on board. What you...

Live Recording with Avid Pro Tools | Carbon

Mobile recording has come a long way in recent years- a fact that can no doubt largely be attributed to the ever growing maturation of small scale interface as a product category. Despite all the massive strides taken in regards to these kinds of small scale studio...

Limiter vs Compressor: What’s the difference and when to use them

Limiter vs Compressor: What’s the difference and when to use them

For those familiar with what compressors and limiters do, you might have asked the question, what’s the difference? The short and simple answer is that a compressor handles ratios below 10:1 while anything above 8:1 is bonafide limiter territory. Now before you...

New Self-optimising Array And Sub From Eaw

Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) announces its NTX Series Line Array and SBX Series Subwoofer, user-friendly, high-performance systems ideal for performing arts centres, theatres, medium to large outdoor festivals, corporate events and houses of worship. EAW’s NTX201L is...

Teenage Engineering OP-1 update adds USB audio streaming

Teenage Engineering OP-1 update adds USB audio streaming

Teenage Engineering updates the OP-1 OS to version #243 adding USB audio streaming and a few fixes you would have thought they'd have got right by now. The post Teenage Engineering OP-1 update adds USB audio streaming appeared first on gearnews.com.

Rode unveil Thread Adaptor

Rode unveil Thread Adaptor

Modern Music Expo - Free Online Conference Rode's new gizmo means you need never be caught without a thread adaptor ever again!https://www.soundonsound.com/news/rode-unveil-thread-adaptor

Live Lite 11 launched

Live Lite 11 launched

Modern Music Expo - Free Online Conference Ableton have released a major update to their entry-level DAW, adding new effects, MPE compatibility, and more.https://www.soundonsound.com/news/live-lite-11-launched

Bitwig Studio 4 now available

Bitwig Studio 4 now available

Modern Music Expo - Free Online Conference Final release of Bitwig Studio 4 introduces a new file format called 'Anti-Loops', which take advantage of the new Operators and comping features to offer intuitive loop...

Kramer Guitars drop ’80s style Custom Graphics Collection

Kramer Guitars, specialising in shred-ready guitars for rock and metal guitarists, have released their new Custom Graphics Collection. The selection of guitars is inspired by all things ’80s and reflect the fun and energised attitude of Kramer. What you need to know:...

Bitwig Studio 4

Bitwig Studio’s latest update saw the arrival of comping for audio clips and Operators for all sequenced events. Anti-Loops uses these features to push the idea of what a loop is to the breaking point. Because after all, maybe the best loops don’t. Get lost in the...

Nektar Impact Gxp Series

Impact GXP provides keyboard players with all the right expression options needed for live and studio work. At the core is a newly designed semi-weighted action featuring 49, 61 or 88 velocity- and aftertouch-sensitive full-size keys. The streamlined no-fuss control...

Gear Rundown: Finneas O’Connell

Gear Rundown: Finneas O’Connell

Billie Eilish’s older brother Finneas has been receiving a large amount of praise for writing and producing a large swathe of the pop stars music. The first album they made together was recorded in their family home with a nice but minimal setup in which Billie would...

Rhodes is back and could have a new piano on the way

Rhodes is back and could have a new piano on the way

The Rhodes name has been picked up in the UK to create the Rhodes Music Group Ltd and they plan to continue the development of high-quality musical instruments synonymous with the name. The post Rhodes is back and could have a new piano on the way appeared first on...

Heimdall: 8-step modulation sequencer from Bragi Modular

Heimdall: 8-step modulation sequencer from Bragi Modular

Heimdall is designed to throw steps of voltage through your rack for the modulation of oscillators, filters, VCAs or anything else with a CV input. The post Heimdall: 8-step modulation sequencer from Bragi Modular appeared first on gearnews.com.

Chibson USA Placebo pedal does absolutely nothing?

Haven’t you ever wanted a guitar pedal that looks pretty but does absolutely nothing? You’re in luck, the Chibson USA Placebo Effect Pedal made by Daredevil Pedals does exactly that, but you can turn it into a fuzz pedal if you really want to. What you need to know:...

Chibson USA Placebo Pedal: Literally does nothing. Or does it?

Chibson USA Placebo Pedal: Literally does nothing. Or does it?

The limited run Chibson USA Placebo Pedal, made by Daredevil Pedals, is the ultimate 'transparent' boutique pedal, as it does absolutely nothing! The post Chibson USA Placebo Pedal: Literally does nothing. Or does it? appeared first on gearnews.com.

IK Multimedia tease X: The finest tones ever finally break free

IK Multimedia tease X: The finest tones ever finally break free

A new teaser video from IK Multimedia shows X, which the company plans to reveal at this year's Summer NAMM. Any guesses as to what it might be? The post IK Multimedia tease X: The finest tones ever finally break free appeared first on gearnews.com.

Could we be about to see an 8-Voice Dreadbox Abyss?

Could we be about to see an 8-Voice Dreadbox Abyss?

A possible new version of the 4-voice Dreadbox Abyss was spotted on Instagram by our Gearnews.de team with 8 voices, a screen and a new layout.  The post Could we be about to see an 8-Voice Dreadbox Abyss? appeared first on gearnews.com.

Review: Shure Beta 98 AMP/C

Shure has a rich history of delivering amazing audio products. From humble beginnings, they started as a company selling AM kits and components in 1925. From there, Shure have grown exponentially in all facets of the audio industry to the point where Shure microphones...

Fender unveil heavy sounding Tone Master Super Reverb amplifier

Expanding on their Tone Master series, Fender have announced the Tone Master Super Reverb, which combines the best of digital physical amp modelling, quality components and modern features. What you need to know: Fender have announced a Tone Master version of their...

TD-3 MO: Behringer adds after market mods to their 303 clone

Behringer teased this new edition of the TD-3 early 2020 which was received poorly by the original Devil Fish creator, Robin Whittle who designed the mod back in 1993. But Behringer being the company they are, have followed through, continuing to reproduce old pieces...

Gibson teases new Adam Jones USA Standard Silverburst, and more!

Gibson teases new Adam Jones USA Standard Silverburst, and more!

New Gibson video shows a Silverburst Adam Jones USA Standard, along with a pair of highly limited edition, aged Tom Murphy Custom Shop Korina models. The post Gibson teases new Adam Jones USA Standard Silverburst, and more! appeared first on gearnews.com.

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